70+ Best Prejudice Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational prejudice quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Famous Prejudice quotes

Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts. – E. B. White

We are each burdened with prejudice; against the poor or the rich, the smart or the slow, the gaunt or the obese. It is natural to develop prejudices. It is noble to rise above them. – Author Unknown

Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible. – Maya Angelou

Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom. – Merry Browne

Prejudice is a learned trait. You’re not born prejudiced; you’re taught it. – Charles R. Swindoll

The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority. – Ralph W. Sockman

Prejudice is a chain, it can hold you. If you prejudice, you can’t move, you keep prejudice for years. Never get nowhere with that. – Bob Marley

Prejudice is like a hair across your cheek. You can’t see it, you can’t find it with your fingers, but you keep brushing at it because the feel of it is irritating. – Marian Anderson

Bias and prejudice are attitudes to be kept in hand, not attitudes to be avoided. – Charles Curtis

Prejudice is weighing the facts with your thumb on the scales. – Alex Dreier, c.1956

Prejudice is a raft onto which the shipwrecked mind clambers and paddles to safety. – Ben Hecht

What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other’s folly — that is the first law of nature. – Voltaire

Prejudice is the child of ignorance. – William Hazlitt

Judge me all you want, just keep the verdict to yourself. – From a Winston advertisement

Prejudice – a vagrant opinion without visible means of support. – Ambrose Bierce

Bigotry or prejudice in any form is more than a problem; it is a deep-seated evil within our society. – Judith Light

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike. – Oscar Wilde

Judgments prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances. – Wayne W. Dyer

Our thoughts are unseen hands shaping the people we meet. Whatever we truly think them to be, that’s what they’ll become for us. – Richard Cowper

Prejudices subsist in people’s imagination long after they have been destroyed by their experience. – Ernest Dimnet

If you judge people you have no time to love them. – Mother Teresa

Prejudices are the chains forged by ignorance to keep men apart. – Countess of Blessington

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

Miss Judge, with a mind warped by the strongest prejudices, this lady exalts herself to pronounce sentence upon people’s words and actions. She is closely related to Miss Construe and Miss Conception, to whom she is warmly attached, and greatly influenced by their counsel. – Angeline E. Alexander

Prejudice is the glass through which most things are seen and judged. – Edward Counsel

If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other causes for prejudice by noon. – George Aiken

Prejudice is the sole author of infamies: how many acts are so qualified by an opinion forged out of naught but prejudice! – Marquis De Sade

Prejudice is more potent in the world’s religion than faith on calm judgment. – James Lendall Basford

Prejudice squints when it looks and lies when it talks. – Duchess d’Abrantes

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices — just recognize them. – Edward Roscoe Murrow

Prejudices are what fools use for reason. – Voltaire

Two things reduce prejudice: education and laughter. – Laurence J. Peter

Race prejudice can’t be talked down, it must be lived down. – Francis J. Grimke

Prejudice not being funded on reason cannot be removed by argument. – Samuel Johnson

Sometimes we feel the loss of a prejudice as a loss of vigor. – Eric Hoffer

It is never too late to give up our prejudices. – Henry David Thoreau

Prejudice cannot see the things that are because it is always looking for things that aren’t. – Mark Twain

Bigotry is stationary, while philosophy wings its flight into an amazing circumference. – James Lendall Basford

Prejudices are the chains forged by ignorance to keep men apart. – Marguerite Gardiner

One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings. – Franklin Thomas

Prejudice is opinion without judgement. – Voltaire

In overcoming prejudice, working together is even more effective than talking together. – Ralph W. Sockman

Our prejudices are our robbers, they rob us valuable things in life. – unknown

A minority group has “arrived” only when it has the right to produce some fools and scoundrels without the entire group paying for it. – Carl T. Rowan

There is no prejudice so strong as that which arises from a fancied exemption from all prejudice. – William Hazlitt

Do not judge and you will never be mistaken. – Jean Jacques Rousseau

Our prejudices are like physical infirmities – we cannot do what they prevent us from doing. – John Lancaster Spalding

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. – Golda Meir

Prejudice is being down on something you’re not up on. – unknown

I think people always believe what they want to believe, don’t you? – Lillian Hellman

I am an invisible man…. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids — and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. – Ralph Ellison

Too many of our prejudices are like pyramids upside down. They rest on tiny, trivial incidents, but they spread upward and outward until they fill our minds. – William McChesney Martin

No man has ever been born a Negro hater, a Jew hater, or any other kind of hater. Nature refuses to be involved in such suicidal practices. – Harry Bridges

Bigotry is the sacred disease. – Heraclitus

O Lord, help me not to despise or oppose what I do not understand. – William Penn

Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand – Rabindranath Tagore

Prejudice assumes the garb of reason, but the cheat is too thin. – Henry Wheeler Shaw

If your lens is prejudice, you’re wearing the wrong prescription. – Terri Guillemets

The prejudices of men emanate from the mind and may be overcome; the prejudices of women emanate from the heart and are impregnable. – Jean Baptiste de Boyer

Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity; and let us put aside all selfishness in consideration of language, nationality, or religion. – John Amos

Beware prejudices. They are like rats, and men’s minds are like traps; prejudices get in easily, but it is doubtful if they ever get out. – Lord Jeffrey

When we destroy an old prejudice, we have need of a new virtue. – Madame De Stael

Prejudices are the props of civilization. – Andre Gide

Prejudices are what rule the vulgar crowd. – Voltaire

Prejudice is the twin of illiberality. – G. D. Prentice

Prejudice is never easy unless it can pass itself off for reason. – William Hazlitt

Prejudice, which sees what it pleases, cannot see what is plain. – Aubrey de Vere

Rigid judgmental opinions can block descent of Spirit’s pinions. – Saiom Shriver

Prejudice is a houseplant which is very apt to wilt if you take it out-of-doors among folks. – H. W. SHAW

Prejudice is an equivocal term; and may as well mean right opinions have taken upon trust and deeply rooted in the mind, as false and absurd opinions so derived, and grown into it. – Richard Hurd

Prejudice is a mist, which in our journey through the world often dims the brightest and obscures the best of all the good and glorious objects that meet us on our way. – Shaftesbury

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