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Funny Quotations about Prejudice

quotations about prejudice

Prejudice, an unfortunate facet of human society, has plagued our collective history for centuries. Rooted in ignorance, fear, and deeply ingrained biases, prejudice has the power to divide, marginalize, and perpetuate injustice. It manifests in various forms, such as racism, sexism, homophobia, religious intolerance, and countless other forms of discrimination. Overcoming prejudice requires a profound understanding of its mechanisms, its impact on individuals and communities, and a commitment to fostering empathy, compassion, and equality.

In our quest to comprehend the complexities of prejudice, we turn to the words of influential thinkers, activists, and leaders who have shed light on this destructive force. This collection of quotations presents a diverse range of perspectives, each capturing a fragment of the profound wisdom that has emerged from the battle against prejudice throughout history. These voices invite us to challenge our own preconceptions, confront our biases, and advocate for a world that celebrates diversity, inclusivity, and mutual respect.

"I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally." W. C. Fields (American humorist, 1880-1946)

"Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts." E. B. White (American humorist, 1899-1985)

"Prejudices are what fools use for reason." Voltaire (French writer and philosopher, 1694-1778)

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"Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present *inaccessible.*hilarious.*in white paint.* Maya Angelou (American writer, 1928-)

"No one is born hating because of skin color, background, or religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite." Nelson Mandela (South African President, 1918-2013)

"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 there, firm as weeds among stones." Charlotte Bronte (English novelist and poet, 1816-1855)

Prejudice is the child of *ignorance.*Richard and Judy.*wealth.* William Hazlitt (English essayist, 1778-1830)

"Prejudice is a *learned*funny*useful* trait. You're not born prejudiced; you're taught it." Charles R. Swindoll (Christian pastor, 1934-)

"Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices – just recognize them." Edward R. Murrow (American journalist, 1908-1965)

"Without the aid of prejudice and custom, I should not be able to find my way across the room." William Hazlitt (English essayist, 1778-1830)

"There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified and new prejudices to be opposed." Samuel Johnson (English lexicographer, 1709-84)

"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 (Jamaican singer, 1945-1981)

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts." Mark Twain (American writer, 1835-1910)

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"Ignorance and prejudice are the handmaidens of propaganda. Our mission is to confront ignorance with knowledge, bigotry with tolerance, and isolation with the outstretched hand of generosity." Kofi Annan (UN secretary-general, 1938-2018)

"In overcoming prejudice, working *together*with clowns*with lazy kids* is even more effective than talking together." Ralph W. Sockman (American pastor, 1889-1970)

"Prejudice comes from being in the dark; sunlight disinfects it." Muhammad Ali (American boxer, 1942-)

"Prejudice is a raft onto which the shipwrecked mind clambers and paddles to safety." Ben Hecht (American screenwriter, 1894-1964)

"Prejudice is the twin of illiberality." George Bancroft (American historian, 1800-1891)

"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." Anon

"Prejudice squints when it looks, and *lies*shouts*whispers* when it talks." Duchess D'Abrantes (French writer, 1784-1838)

"Being a star has made it possible for me to get insulted in places where the average Negro could never hope to go and get insulted." Sammy Davis Jnr. (American entertainer, 1925-90)

"You gotta say this for the white race- its self-confidence knows no bounds. Who else could go to a small island in the South Pacific where there's no poverty, no crime, no unemployment, no war and no worry – and call it a 'primitive society'?" Dick Gregory (American comedian and civil-rights activist, 1932-)

"Without the aid of prejudice and custom, I should not be able to find my way across the room." William Hazlitt (English essayist, 1778-1830)

"When they call you articulate, that's another way of saying 'He talks good for a black guy'." Ice-T (American rap musician, 1958-)

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