Discrimination Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old discrimination quotes, discrimination sayings, and discrimination proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

There should be no discrimination against languages people speak, skin color, or religion.     

Malala Yousafzai

Discrimination has a lot of layers that make it tough for minorities to get a leg up.     

Bill Gates

Discrimination is a disease.     

Roger Staubach

No change can come if those who are impacted the most by discrimination are not willing to stand up for themselves.     

Zainab Salbi

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.     

Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you believe that discrimination exists, it will.     

Anthony J. D'Angelo

How I wish we lived in a time when laws were not necessary to safeguard us from discrimination.     

Barbra Streisand

It is not discrimination to treat different things differently.     

Maggie Gallagher

Humans are naturally elusioned in discrimination; it starts when we look for the first time in mirror.     

M.F. Moonzajer

Discrimination is discrimination, even when people claim it's "tradition.     

DaShanne Stokes

Reducing a group to a slur or stereotype reduces us all.     

DaShanne Stokes

At the end of the game, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.     

Italian Proverb

Men's skins have many colors, but human blood is always red.     


White, black and yellow men - they all cry salt tears.     

Claude Aveline

When you introduce discrimination of any kind, it's anti-innovative.     

David Isenberg

We should be doing our utmost to ensure that all are protected against discrimination.     

Henry A. Waxman

I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.     

Malcolm X

Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.     

John Donne

Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.     

Muhammad Ali

And each of us can practice rights ourselves, treating each other without discrimination, respecting each other's dignity and rights.     

Carol Bellamy

Our true nationality is mankind.     

H.G. Wells

Achievement has no color.     

Abraham Lincoln

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his 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

The color of the skin is in no way connected with strength of the mind or intellectual powers.     

Benjamin Banneker

When we're unemployed, we're called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression.     

Jesse Jackson

Be nice to whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity.     

Desmond Tutu

The way to stop Discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.     

John Roberts

It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and Discrimination half a block from home.     

Carl T. Rowan

The law prohibits Discrimination on the basis of race, gender, marital status, political beliefs, disability, or age, and the government effectively enforced these prohibitions.     

U.S. State Department Report, 2010

Discrimination due to age is one of the great tragedies of modern life. The desire to work and be useful is what makes life worth living, and to be told your efforts are not needed because you are the wrong age is a crime.     

Johnny Ball