A Quote by Robert Benchley on prejudice, arabs, and japanese

We are constantly being surprised that people did things well before we were born.  We are constantly remarking on the fact that things are done well by people other than ourselves. "The Japanese are a remarkable little people," we say, as if we were doing them a favor. "He is an Arab, but you ought to hear him play the zither." Why "but"?

Robert Benchley

Source: "Isn't It Remarkable?"

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A Quote by Mr. on disrespect, intollerance, prejudice, and mr prophet


Your true spiritual nature is to trust. Your true spiritual nature is to respect. Your true spiritual nature is to love unconditionally. As you go through your life, however, things happen to you and you develop an ego as a reaction of the things that happen to you. People take advantage of your trust and you learn to trust a little less. While respect is natural, disrespect is also learned. Your loving heart is repeatedly broken and love is no longer unconditional. Is it any wonder that people develop prejudices and hatreds for those who are different?  Is it any wonder that religions fight against each other to obtain or defend spiritual conquests? Is it any wonder that nations should declare war, genocide and ethnic cleansing upon each other?

Mr. Prophet

Source: Mr. Prophet

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A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on judgement, prejudice, wisdom, and know thyself

It is much more difficult to judge oneself than to judge others. If you succeed in judging yourself rightly, then you are indeed a man of true wisdom.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

Source: Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) in French

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A Quote by C.S. Lewis on educator, prejudice, teaching, and good teacher

The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.

C.S. Lewis

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A Quote by Jane Austen on pride and prejudice

From the very beginning- from the first moment, I may almost say- of my acquaintance with you, your manners, impressing me with the fullest belief of your arrogance, your conceit, and your selfish disdain of the feelings of others, were such as to form the groundwork of disapprobation on which succeeding events have built so immovable a dislike; and I had not known you a month before I felt that you were the last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry."

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

Source: Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" by Elizabeth

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A Quote by Mr. on prejudice, ignorance, and symptom

Prejudice is not a symptom of evil nor is it a symptom of stupidity, It is a symptom of ignorance.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Mr. Prophet speaks

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A Quote by Earon on religion, life, hope, faith, inspiration, prejudice, fear, and ego

So you call yourself religious?  Please don't do that if you're stuck in only one of the many traditions that manifest divine love.  When you've found connection and inspiration from many religions, then you probably know more about divine love, and less about prejudice, ego and fear.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon S. Davis

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A Quote by unknown on prejudice and hate

Anti-Catholicism is the last respectable prejudice. You can't hate black people anymore, of course, and you can't hate homosexuals anymore, but you can hate all the Catholics you want.



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A Quote by Sherrilene on prejudice, disconnection, humanity, and love

Ignorance is the biggest deficit within humanity.


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A Quote by Dean Radin on bias, rational man mistake, prejudice, rational, and evidence

            “… ‘You’re making the ‘rational man’ mistake.’  He meant that we usually assume that science is a rational process, but it’s not.  When we’re presented with evidence that counters our prior beliefs, instead of the new evidence swaying us toward a new or revised belief, it tends to reaffirm our prior beliefs.  Well, I thought, that’s completely ridiculous.  It’s got to be a mistake.  Unfortunately, after witnessing precisely these reactions to the data for twenty years, I have reluctantly concluded that the ‘rational man’ hypothesis is indeed false.

            The technical term for one form of this irrational phenomena is the ‘confirmation bias.’  This psychological quirk causes evidence supporting your beliefs to be perceived as plausible, and evidence challenging your beliefs to be perceived as implausible.  Studies in social psychology have repeatedly demonstrated that journal reviewers invariably judge articles being submitted got publication according to their prior beliefs.  Those who agree with a hypothesis tend to judge a paper reporting positive results as an excellent piece of work, and those who disagree judge the very same paper and a flawed failure.  The former referees recommend publication and the latter don’t.  The final decision to publish is left up to the editor, so if the editor doesn’t happen to agree with the paper’s hypothesis then there’s a good chance it won’t appear on the journal.  And then the evidence doesn’t exist as far as the rest of the scientific community is concerned.  In science, this tends to create a genteel ‘good old boys’ club of acceptable ideas, while unacceptable ideas are consigned to the biker’s bar lounge on the wrong side of the tracks.  Fortunately, most scientists also tend to have high curiosity, so the club’s rules can change with sufficient persistence (and after the retirement of some of the older good old boys).

Dean Radin

Source: Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality, Pages: 101..2

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