75+ Best Discrimination Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational discrimination quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Famous Discrimination Quotes

Let’s practice motivation and love, not discrimination and hate. Zendaya

Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me. Zora Neale Hurston

There should be no discrimination against languages people speak, skin color, or religion. Malala Yousafzai

For the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. They may allow us to temporarily beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change. Racism and homophobia are real conditions of all our lives in this place and time. I urge each one of us here to reach down into that deep place of knowledge inside herself and touch that terror and loathing of any difference that lives here. See whose face it wears. Then the personal as the political can begin to illuminate all our choices. Audre Lorde

Discrimination is not done by villains. It’s done by us. Vivienne Ming

Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd. Bertrand Russell

If you don’t have a lens that’s been trained to look at how various forms of discrimination come together, you’re unlikely to develop a set of policies that will be as inclusive as they need to be. Kimberle Williams Crenshaw

Our society tends to regard as a sickness any mode of thought or behavior that is inconvenient for the system and this is plausible because when an individual doesn’t fit into the system it causes pain to the individual as well as problems for the system. Thus the manipulation of an individual to adjust him to the system is seen as a cure for a sickness and therefore as good. Theodore Kaczynski

My attitude to peace is rather based on the Burmese definition of peace it really means removing all the negative factors that destroy peace in this world. So peace does not mean just putting an end to violence or to war, but to all other factors that threaten peace, such as discrimination, such as inequality, poverty. Aung San Suu Kyi

The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing. Eric Berne

Discrimination due to age is one of the great tragedies of modern life. The desire to work and be useful is what makes life worth living, and to be told your efforts are not needed because you are the wrong age is a crime. Johnny Ball

Each of us is a book waiting to be written, and that book, if written, results in a person explained. Thomas M. Cirignano

Lack of education, old age, bad health or discrimination these are causes of poverty, and the way to attack it is to go to the root. Robert Kennedy

White privilege is an absence of the consequences of racism. An absence of structural discrimination, an absence of your race being viewed as a problem first and foremost. Reni Eddo Lodge

 It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home. Carl T. Rowan

There is no deception on the part of the woman, where a man bewilders himself if he deludes his own wits, I can certainly acquit the women. Whatever man allows his mind to dwell upon the imprint his imagination has foolishly taken of women, is fanning the flames within himself and, since the woman knows nothing about it, she is not to blame. For if a man incites himself to drown, and will not restrain himself, it is not the water’s fault. John Gower

There are still traces of discrimination against race and gender, but it’s a lot different than when I started out. It just comes quietly, slowly, sometimes so quietly that you don’t realize it until you start looking back. Eddie Bernice Johnson

Equality is not the empirical claim that all groups of humans are interchangeable; it is the moral principle that individuals should not be judged or constrained by the average properties of their group. Steven Pinker

Knowledge born of the finest discrimination takes us to the farthest shore. It is intuitive, omniscient, and beyond all divisions of time and space. Patanjali

The only difference between man and man all the world over is one of degree, and not of kind, even as there is between trees of the same species. Where in is the cause for anger, envy or discrimination? Mahatma Gandhi

To abandon affirmative action is to say there is nothing more to be done about discrimination. Coretta Scott King

Institutionalized rejection of difference is an absolute necessity in a profit economy which needs outsiders as surplus people. Audre Lorde

Safe working conditions, fair wages, protection from forced labor, and freedom from harassment and discrimination these must become standard global operating conditions. Paul Polman

 I think people would live a bit longer if they didn’t know how old they were. Age puts restrictions on things. Karl Pilkington

I am against discrimination of any kind, but if I make snap judgments, no matter who it’s towards, aren’t I committing the same sin as someone who profiles? Jay Z

Calling it lunacy makes it easier to explain away the things we don’t understand. Megan Chance

Ending racial discrimination in jury selection can be accomplished only by eliminating peremptory challenges entirely. Thurgood Marshall

I swear from the bottom of my heart I want to be healed. I want to be like other men, not this outcast whom nobody wants. E.M. Forster

If you’re gay, that doesn’t mean I want to discriminate against you, belittle or bully you, abuse or offend you. Not at all. I don’t want to go back to the dark days of criminalisation and the imprisonment of gay men and women; of Section 28 and legalised discrimination. Mehdi Hasan

The Monster Ball is by nature a protest A youth church experience to speak out and celebrate against all forms of discrimination prejudice. Lady Gaga

I played an integral part in helpings formulating that new vision that we must abandon apartheid and accept one united South Africa with equal rights for all, with all forms of discrimination to be scrapped from the statute book. F. W. De Klerk

It may be shocking to some people in this country to realize that, without meaning to do so, they hold views in common with Hitler when they preach discrimination against other religious, racial or economic groups. Henry Wallace

If you accept that people are the products of evolution, then you have to have an open mind to the truth. Unfair discrimination exists whether we like it or not; I wouldn’t have married a gum-chewing vegetarian. James D. Watson

Wind does not discriminate it touches everyone, everything. He liked that about wind. Lish McBride

Discrimination has a lot of layers that make it tough for minorities to get a leg up. Bill Gates

Mental illness is among the most stigmatized of categories. People are ashamed of being mentally ill. They fear disclosing their condition to their friends and confidants and certainly to their employers. Elyn R. Saks

We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation, suffering, gender and other discrimination. Nelson Mandela

Agreeing to disagree isn’t license to hold hateful and condemning beliefs about me as though it doesn’t negatively impact our relationship. Jamie Arpin Ricci

All religions and all communities have the same rights, and it is my responsibility to ensure their complete and total protection. My government will not tolerate or accept any discrimination based on caste, creed and religion. Narendra Modi

Change was, indeed, possible, one person at a time. Mark M. Bello

Education is the key solution for change, for peace, and for help in the fight against racism and discrimination in general. Clarence Seedorf

The one thing that the racist can never manage is anything like discrimination: he is indiscriminate by definition. Christopher Hitchens

When it comes to racism, discrimination, corruption, public lies, dictatorships, and human rights, you have to take a stand as a reporter because I think our responsibility as journalist is to confront those who are abusing power. Jorge Ramos

We cannot keep turning our backs on gay and lesbian Americans. I have fought too hard and too long against discrimination based on race and color not to stand up against discrimination based on sexual orientation. John Lewis

It turns out that advancing equal opportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics, because discrimination, poverty and ignorance restrict growth, while investments in education, infrastructure and scientific and technological research increase it, creating more good jobs and new wealth for all of us. William J. Clinton

If we are to fight discrimination and injustice against women we must start from the home for if a woman cannot be safe in her own house then she cannot be expected to feel safe anywhere. Aysha Taryam

We’ve come a long way, but there is still a lot of discrimination. Aretha Franklin

People are always afraid of anything different. They are afraid of change, says Sensai. It is the same everywhere. Sandy Fussell

When growing up, I saw segregation. I saw racial discrimination. I saw those signs that said white men, colored men. White women, colored women. White waiting. And I didn’t like it. John Lewis

For nothing is more democratic than logic; it is no respecter of persons and makes no distinction between crooked and straight noses. Friedrich Nietzsche

Liberalism, above all, means emancipation emancipation from one’s fears, his inadequacies, from prejudice, from discrimination, from poverty. Hubert H. Humphrey

Henry, this isn’t about us. I mean it is, but they don’t define you by the button you wear. They define you by what you do, by what your actions say about you. And coming here, despite your parents, says a lot to them and me. And they’re Americans first. They don’t see you as the enemy. They see you as a person. Jamie Ford

Defeating racism, tribalism, intolerance and all forms of discrimination will liberate us all, victim and perpetrator alike. Ban Ki moon

Becoming conscious of racism does not mean you are a racist. Auliq Ice

Through love one acquires renunciation and discrimination naturally. Ramakrishna

I had people saying it’s all in your head. Do you honestly think I want to feel this way? Sonia Estrada

It is no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly, as a justification for discrimination, exclusion, and social contempt. So we don’t. Rather than rely on race, we use our criminal justice system to label people of color criminals and then engage in all the practices we supposedly left behind. Michelle Alexander

Through love, tribes have been intermixing colors to reveal a new rainbow world. And as more time passes, this racial and cultural blending will make it harder for humans to side with one race, nation or religion over another. Suzy Kassem

As I often say, we have come a long way from the days of slavery, but in 2014, discrimination and inequality still saturate our society in modern ways. Though racism may be less blatant now in many cases, its existence is undeniable. Al Sharpton

Being less discriminative shouldn’t mean protecting nasty people, then discriminating against the innocent. James Perrin

Discrimination must always be drawn out, like venom from the wound. Sharon Needles

The woods are full of poison berries but you don’t have to eat them. Marty Rubin

Disability simulation fails to capture the nuance and complexity of living in a disabled body. And it certainly fails to give a deep understanding of systemic discrimination and abuse faced by disabled people. Stella Young

It is difficult for men to measure the enormous extent of social discrimination that seems insignificant form the outside and whose moral and intellectual repercussions are so deep in woman that they appear to spring from an original nature. The man most sympathetic to women never knows her concrete situation fully. Simone de Beauvoir

We are starting in the days where there is no discrimination, no distinction between one community and another, no discrimination between one caste or creed and another. We are starting with this fundamental principle that we are all citizens, and equal citizens, of one State. Muhammad Ali Jinnah

The fear of offense is a really small price to pay for freedom. Andrena Sawyer

What is required of a working hypothesis is a fine capacity for discrimination. Jean Francois Lyotard

I don’t exactly get to be moody or snappy when I don’t feel like putting on a happy face, because when most people meet me, I’m already starting out with a deficit. Fat girls don’t get that luxury. Julie Murphy

There is no room in baseball for discrimination. It is our national pastime and a game for all. Lou Gehrig

Humans are naturally elusioned in discrimination; it starts when we look for the first time in mirror. M.F. Moonzajer

Because of the lack of education on AIDS, discrimination, fear, panic, and lies surrounded me. Ryan White

To positively discriminate in favour of groups that have been negatively discriminated against in the past. Ben Elton

If there’s age discrimination and there may be I’ve always felt that the person who discriminates is hurt more than the person being discriminated against, if the second person shucks it off and moves forward. Marv Levy

The culture you get is the behaviour you tolerate. Harriet Johnson