Quotation Explorer - 'Prejudices'

It is never too late to give up our prejudices. - Henry David Thoreau
Common-sense appears to be only another name for the thoughtlessness of the unthinking. It is made of the prejudices of childhood, the idiosyncrasies of individual character and the opinion of the newspapers. - W. Somerset Maugham
It is an infirmity of our nature to mingle our interests and prejudices with the operation of our reasoning powers, and attribute to the objects of our likes and dislikes qualities they do not possess and effects they can not produce. - Andrew Jackson
But in terms of "psychological" time, most of us are still living in centuries past, stirred by ancient grudges, controlled by obsolete prejudices, driven by buried fears. - Sydney J. Harris
The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what's true. - Carl Sagan
The greatest and noblest pleasure which men can have in this world is to discover new truths; and the next is to shake off old prejudices. - Frederick The Great
I don't like principles. I prefer prejudices. - Oscar Wilde
It is never too late to give up your prejudices. - Henry David Thoreau
Facts are much more malleable than prejudices. - Theodore Dalrymple
Comedy should provoke! It should blast through prejudices, challenge preconceptions; comedy should always leave you different than when it found you. - Duckman (Jason Alexander)
From their experience or from the recorded experience of others (history), men learn only what their passions and their metaphysical prejudices allow them to learn. - Aldous Huxley
Those who don't like thinking should at least rearrange their prejudices from time to time.
There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified and new prejudices to be opposed. - Samuel Johnson
It is easier for a man to burn down his own house than to get rid of his prejudices. - Roger Bacon
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence. - Albert Einstein
There is nothing respecting which a man may be so long unconscious as of the extent and strength of his prejudices. - Francis Jeffrey
I'm free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.
When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bustling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity. - Dale Carnegie
I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. I seek to preserve property and to respect order, and I equally decry the appeal to the passions of the many or the prejudices of the few. - Benjamin Disraeli
I’m not beholden to the confirmation of your prejudices; to be perfectly frank, the prospect of confining the female characters in my story to placid, helpless secondary places in the narrative is so goddamn boring that I would rather not write at all. - Scott Lynch
Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them. - Edward R. Murrow
Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions. - Albert Einstein
Are you going to cater to the whims and prejudices of people who have no intelligent knowledge of what they condemn? - Susan B Anthony Collection
Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices. - Laurence J. Peter
I'm free of all prejudices. I hate all people equally. - W.C. Fields
[I]n my own case at least I feel my professional need for freedom of speech and expression prejudices me toward a government whose constitution guarantees it. - John Updike
If I set out to prove something I am no real scientist-- I have to learn to follow where the facts lead me-- I have to learn to whip my prejudices... - Spallanzani
Noah had transformed in my eyes, too, butt it wasn't because he had changed. It was my perception of him had changed. He'd always been the cool person I'd come to know and respect, I'd just been blinded by my prejudices. - Lee Strauss
Somebody who only reads newspapers and at best books of contemporary authors looks to me like an extremely near-sighted person who scorns eyeglasses. He is completely dependent on the prejudices and fashions of his times, since he never gets to see or hear anything else. - Albert Einstein
I Grew Up In A Family With No Prejudices. My Father Always Believed There Were Good And Bad In Every Ethnic Background, And Nationality. - Chris Mentillo
You cannot give out one frequency, that of disrespect, and expect respect to flow toward you. Neither can you hold on to your biases, prejudices, and negative thinking toward something, and expect that something positive will return to you. - Stephen Richards
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. - William James
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. - Albert Einstein
I believe I have no prejudices whatsoever. All I need to know is that a man is a member of the human race. That's bad enough for me. - Mark Twain
Error always addresses the passions and prejudices; truth scorns such mean intrigue, and only addresses the understanding and the conscience.
The love I see in this world is hate and prejudices. - Jonathan Page Acabo
Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly. - Albert Einstein
Moreover, in order to understand any man one must be deliberate and careful to avoid forming prejudices and mistaken ideas, which are very difficult to correct and get over afterwards. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your own failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see. - Bernard M. Baruch
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices, but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence and fulfills the duty to express the results of his thought in clear form. - Albert Einstein
A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices. - William James
We are not sent into the world to air our moral prejudices. - Oscar Wilde
Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social enviroment. Most people are incapable of forming such opinions."(Essay to Leo Baeck, 1953) - Albert Einstein
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