Quotations About / On:
Reason transformed into prejudice is the worst form of prejudice, because reason is the only instrument for liberation from prejudice.
(Allan Bloom (1930-1992), U.S. educator, author. "From Socrates' Apology to Heidegger's Rektoratsrede," pt. 3, The Closing of the American Mind (1987).)
There is no prejudice so strong as that which arises from a fancied exemption from all prejudice.
(William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. "On the Tendency of Sects," The Round Table (1817).)
Prejudice is the sole author of infamies: how many acts are so qualified by an opinion forged out of nought but prejudice!
(Marquis de Sade (1740-1814), French author. Mme Delbène, in L'Histoire de Juliette, ou les Prospérités du Vice, pt. 1 (1797).)
Prejudices in disfavor of a person fix deeper, and are much more difficult to be removed, than prejudices in favor.
(Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Clarissa, in Clarissa, vol. 7, p. 233, AMS Press (1990).)
... all Americans are the prisoners of racial prejudice.
(Shirley Chisholm (b. 1924), African American politician. Unbought and Unbossed, ch. 13 (1970).
Chisholm was a Congresswoman from a poor African American district in Brooklyn.)
Every word is a prejudice.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 577, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). The Wanderer and His Shadow, aphorism 55, "The Danger Language Poses to Intellectual Freedom," (1880).)
... prejudice marks a mental land mine.
(Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. feminist, author, and editor. Moving Beyond Words, part 2 (1994).)
Propaganda = the attempt to convince people that their ill-informed prejudice about a group is not worth the effort to reconsider.
(Flip the script)
Marxism is not scientific: at the best, it has scientific prejudices.
(Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "State Terrorism and Rational Terror," pt. 3, The Rebel (1951, trans. 1953).)
Seeing their children touched and seared and wounded by race prejudice is one of the heaviest crosses which colored women have to bear.
(Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954), African American author, speaker, and social reformer. A Colored Woman in a White World, ch. 2 (1940).)