prejudice Quotes

Prejudices of all kinds have their strongest holds in the minds of the vulgar and the ignorant.
 
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— Lydia M. Child
For those who do not think, it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in a while.
 
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— Luther Burbank
The serenity produced by the contemplation and philosophy of nature is the only remedy for prejudice, superstition, and inordinate self-importance, teaching us that we are all a part of Nature herself, strengthening the bond of sympathy which should exist between ourselves and our brother man. . .
 
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— Luther Burbank
All scientists have found that preconceived notions, dogmas, and all personal prejudice and bias, must be set aside, listening patiently, quietly and reverently to the lessons, one by one, which Mother Nature has to teach, shedding light on that which was before a mystery, so that all who will may see and know. She conveys her truths only to those who are passive and receptive.
 
— Luther Burbank
A lot of the public responses are based on the prejudices and ignorance, they've been inherited from previous generations. California has always been a multicultural state, but the thing is, you've got to open your eyes and people in general need to get over their own prejudices.
 
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— Luis Valdez
One cannot guess how a word functions. One has to look at its use and learn from that. But the difficulty is to remove the prejudice which stands in the way of doing this. It is not a stupid prejudice.
 
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— Ludwig Wittgenstein
In reality no food is valued solely for its nutritive power and no garment or house solely for the protection it affords against cold weather and rain.... the demand for goods is widely influenced by metaphysical, religious, and ethical considerations, by aesthetic value judgments, by customs, habits, prejudice, tradition, changing fashions, and many other things.
 
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— Ludwig von Mises
When your mind is empty of prejudices you can see the Tao. When your heart is empty of desires you can follow the Tao.
 
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— Lu Jun Hong
There is a decided prejudice on the part of the general public against being piloted by a woman, and as great an aversion, partially because of this, by executives of those companies whose activities require employing pilots.
 
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— Louise Thaden
In my own prejudice.. I would have of a poet...whose worlds would not be too esoteric..fond of talking....capable of pity and laughter..appreciative of womem..involved in personal relationships...susceptible to physical impressions
 
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— Louis MacNeice
I try to support groups that are about educating people about different races, different religions, different cultures and different situations so that we can break down the barriers of prejudice and bigotry.
 
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— Loretta Sanchez
Absolute power can only be supported by error, ignorance and prejudice.
 
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— Lord Chesterfield
Our prejudices are our mistresses; reason is at best our wife, very often heard indeed, but seldom minded.
 
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— Lord Chesterfield
My great comfort is, that the temporary celebrity I have wrung from the world has been in the very teeth of all opinions and prejudices. I have flattered no ruling powers; I have never concealed a single thought that tempted me.
 
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— Lord Byron
A liberal is only a bundle of prejudices until he has mastered, has understood, experienced the philosophy of Conservatism.
 
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— Lord Acton
Sometimes, the way around prejudice is education.
 
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— Liza Mundy
The greatness of non-violent resistance is that even as man is faced with tyranny, and the resulting suffering, he responds to hate with love, to prejudice with tolerance, to arrogance with humility, to humiliation with dignity, and to violence with reason.
 
— Liu Xia
I've heard it said that the first law of journalism is to confirm existing prejudice, rather than contradict it.
 
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— Linda Ellerbee
Their prejudice allowed white Southerners to look the other way when blacks were denied their most basic human rights, and it encouraged the worst of them to engage in unspeakable acts of cruelty and violence.
 
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— Linda Chavez
When I was younger, I definitely did face anti-ginger prejudice. As a child, all teasing hurts, whether it's because you're fat or a different race or have red hair. I had enough comments from a couple of people to make it a sore point.
 
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— Lily Cole
Cats are cats . . . the world over! These intelligent, peace-loving, four-footed friends- who are without prejudice, without hate, without greed- may someday teach us something. -James Mackintosh Qwilleran
 
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— Lilian Jackson Braun
I can only imagine how difficult it must be for someone facing racial or social prejudices to add autism to their list of struggles. It might be less stressful and at times, easier, to ignore the autism.
 
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— Liane Holliday Willey
I grew up in a modern business environment and did not experience the kind of prejudice that my mother and grandfather experienced.
 
— Lewis Schiff
The chief enemy of peace is the spirit of unreason itself: an inability to conceive alternatives, an unwillingness to reconsider old prejudices, to part with ideological obsessions, to entertain new ideas or to improve new plans.
 
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— Lewis Mumford
More than illness or death, the American journalist fears standing alone against the whim of his owners or the prejudices of his audience. Deprive William Safire of the insignia of the New York Times, and he would have a hard time selling his truths to a weekly broadsheet in suburban Duluth.
 
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— Lewis H. Lapham
Christianity has always looked on sex as in some way indecent and sinful; and for that reason Christians cannot possibly associate a truly religious nature 'with an unsuppressed libido. But that is more than a prejudice.'
 
— Lewis Browne
I have a respect for family pride. If it be a prejudice, it is a prejudice in its most picturesque shape. But I hold it is connected with some of the noblest feelings in our nature.
 
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— Letitia Elizabeth Landon
To heal will require real effort, and a change of heart, from all of us. To heal means that we will begin to look upon one another with respect and tolerance instead of prejudice, distrust and hatred. We will have to teach our children-as well as ourselves-to love the diversity of humanity....We can do it. Yes, you and I and all of us together. Now is the time. Now is the only possible time. Let the Great Healing begin.
 
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— Leonard Peltier
I know nothing about this subject, but I do have prejudices, which I am more than happy to share with you.
 
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— Leon Botstein
No group of people has been more unjustly maligned in the twentieth century than the Puritans. As a result, we approach the Puritans with an enormous baggage of culturally ingrained prejudice.
 
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— Leland Ryken
I grew up reading 'Sense and Sensibility' and 'Pride and Prejudice' - girly kind of books.
 
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— Leighton Meester
I have a half-brother who is very, very, very gay, many cousins, best friends who are all members of the LGBT community, and for me to not say anything would be hypocritical. There is a lot of prejudice. People think it is abnormal. No, its just another normal.
 
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— Lea Salonga
Prejudices and preferences exist and will continue to. When you learn how to market yourself, you become less of a victim.
 
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— Lavrenti Lopes
Prejudice is one of the world's greatest labor-saving devices; it enables you to form an opinion without having to dig up the facts.
 
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— Laurence J. Peter
Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame. Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices. In spite of the cost of living, it's still popular.
 
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— Laurence J. Peter
Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
 
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— Laurence J. Peter
We know that passion, prejudice, party, and even good-will, tempt many who preserve a fair character with the world to deviate from truth in the laxity of conversation.
 
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— Laurence Fishburne
Prejudice squints when it looks and lies when it talks.
 
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— Laure Junot, Duchess of Abrantes
the distinction between 'prejudice' and 'principle' is itself a matter of prejudice.
 
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— Laura Bohannan
A good example of how it must have been is today's world of conducting, which is still utterly dominated by men, and the prejudice the few female conductors have to battle even today is astounding.
 
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— Lara St. John