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Prejudice squints when it looks and lies when it talks.

Author: Duchess Abrantes


Prejudice and self-sufficiency naturally proceed from inexperience of the world, and ignorance of mankind.

Author: Joseph Addison (1672-1719)

Profession: British Essayist, Poet, Statesman

All colors will agree in the dark.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

A prejudice is a vagrant opinion without visible means of support.

Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"

Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow there, firm as weeds among stones.

Author: Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

Profession: British Novelist

For those who do not think, it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in a while.

Author: Luther Burbank (1849-1926)

Profession: American Horticulturist

It is just as impossible to help reform by conciliating prejudice as it is by buying votes. Prejudice is the enemy. Whoever is not for you is against you.

Author: John Jay Chapman (1862-1933)

Profession: American Author

Our prejudices are our mistresses; reason is at best our wife, very often heard indeed, but seldom minded.

Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Profession: British Statesman, Author

Of my two handicaps, being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black.

Author: Shirley Chisholm (1924)

Profession: American Social activist

America owes most of its social prejudices to the exaggerated religious opinions of the different sects which were so instrumental in establishing the colonies.

Author: James F. Cooper (1789-1851)

Profession: American Novelist

It is not the simple statement of facts that ushers in freedom; it is the constant repetition of them that has this liberating effect. Tolerance is the result not of enlightenment, but of boredom.

Author: Quentin Crisp (1908)

Profession: British Author

Destroy it. There may be a redistribution of the land, but the natural inequality of men soon re-creates an inequality of possessions and privileges, and raises to power a new minority with essentially the same instincts as the old.

Author: William J. Durant (1885-1981)

Profession: American Historian, Essayist

I'm interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.

Author: Clint Eastwood (1930)

Profession: American Actor, Director, Politician, Composer, Musician, Producer

I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.

Author: W. C. Fields (1879-1946)

Profession: American Actor

There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome.

Author: Andre Gide (1869-1951)

Profession: French Author