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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.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Women have talent and intelligence but, due to social constraints and prejudices, it is still a long distance away from the goal of gender equality.
I can and do aspire to be greater than the sum total of my experiences, but I accept my limitations. I willingly accept that we who judge must not deny the differences resulting from experience and heritage but attempt, as the Supreme Court suggests, continuously to judge when those opinions, sympathies and prejudices are appropriate.
Most Christian 'believers' tend to echo the cultural prejudices and worldviews of the dominant group in their country, with only a minority revealing any real transformation of attitudes or consciousness. It has been true of slavery and racism, classism and consumerism and issues of immigration and health care for the poor.
The greatest and noblest pleasure which we have in this world is to discover new truths, and the next is to shake off old prejudices.
Frederick the Great
I am opposed to the laying down of rules or conditions to be observed in the construction of bridges lest the progress of improvement tomorrow might be embarrassed or shackled by recording or registering as law the prejudices or errors of today.
Isambard K. Brunel
Prejudices are what fools use for reason.
I have plenty of political views and plenty of social and personal prejudices. I do not, however, value them.
It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
Henry David Thoreau
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.
Edward R. Murrow
Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
Laurence J. Peter
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 firm there, firm as weeds among stones.
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.
There is something so amiable in the prejudices of a young mind, that one is sorry to see them give way to the reception of more general opinions.
There are weapons that are simply thoughts. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy.
Survival requires us to leave our prejudices at home. It's about doing whatever it takes - and ultimately those with the biggest heart will win.
The design of Rhetoric is to remove those Prejudices that lie in the way of Truth, to Reduce the Passions to the Government of Reasons; to place our Subject in a Right Light, and excite our Hearers to a due consideration of it.
Bad company is as instructive as licentiousness. One makes up for the loss of one's innocence with the loss of one's prejudices.
People's ideas and fears can make them small but they cannot make you small. People's prejudices can diminish them but they cannot diminish you. Small-minded people can think they determine your worth. But only you can determine your worth.
We are addicted to our egotism, our likes and dislikes and prejudices, and depend upon them for our own sense of identity.
I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.
W. C. Fields
Most men, when they think they are thinking, are merely rearranging their prejudices.
Racists are irrational and illogical in their attempts to justify their prejudices.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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