Prejudice Sayings and Quotes

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

Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts.     

E. B. White

Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.     

Maya Angelou

Prejudice is a learned trait. You're not born prejudiced; you're taught it.     

Charles R. Swindoll

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

Prejudice is like a hair across your cheek. You can't see it, you can't find it with your fingers, but you keep brushing at it because the feel of it is irritating.     

Marian Anderson

Bias and prejudice are attitudes to be kept in hand, not attitudes to be avoided.     

Charles Curtis

Prejudice is a raft onto which the shipwrecked mind clambers and paddles to safety.     

Ben Hecht

Prejudice is the child of ignorance.     

William Hazlitt

Prejudice - a vagrant opinion without visible means of support.     

Ambrose Bierce

Bigotry or prejudice in any form is more than a problem; it is a deep-seated evil within our society.     

Judith Light

Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.     

Merry Browne

Judgments prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.     

Wayne W. Dyer

Our thoughts are unseen hands shaping the people we meet. Whatever we truly think them to be, that's what they'll become for us.     

Richard Cowper

Prejudices subsist in people's imagination long after they have been destroyed by their experience.     

Ernest Dimnet

If you judge people you have no time to love them.     

Mother Teresa

Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilised by education: they grow there, firm as weeds among stones.     

Charlotte Bronte

Prejudice is the glass through which most things are seen and judged.     

Edward Counsel

All prejudices are obstinate, like diseases of chronic tenacity, and require radical cures.     

Norman Macdonald

Prejudice is the sole author of infamies: how many acts are so qualified by an opinion forged out of naught but prejudice!     

Marquis De Sade

Prejudice squints when it looks and lies when it talks.     

Duchess d'Abrantes

Prejudices are what fools use for reason.     


Two things reduce prejudice: education and laughter.     

Laurence J. Peter

Race prejudice can't be talked down, it must be lived down.     

Francis J. Grimke

Prejudice not being funded on reason cannot be removed by argument.     

Samuel Johnson

Sometimes we feel the loss of a prejudice as a loss of vigor.     

Eric Hoffer

Prejudice cannot see the things that are because it is always looking for things that aren't.     

Mark Twain

Prejudices are the chains forged by ignorance to keep men apart.     

Marguerite Gardiner

Prejudice is opinion without judgement.     


Our prejudices are our robbers, they rob us valuable things in life.     


There is no prejudice so strong as that which arises from a fancied exemption from all prejudice.     

William Hazlitt