A Quote by William Hazlitt on children, ignorance, and prejudice

Prejudice is the child of ignorance.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

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A Quote by W. C. Fields on prejudice

I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally.

W. C. Fields (1879 - 1946)

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on judgment and prejudice

Prejudice is an opinion without judgment.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Prejudices, in Philosophical Dictionary

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A Quote by Tryon Edwards on devil, errors, prejudice, and truth

He that is possessed with a prejudice is possessed with a devil, and one of the worst kinds of devils, for it shuts out the truth, and often leads to ruinous error.

Tryon Edwards (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Professor Stephen L. Clark on animals, manners, motivation, needs, prejudice, sharing, understanding, and world

If we are to understand the animals with whom we share the world, we need to watch them, interact with them, without too much prejudice. Undestanding them, we may also understand ourselves a little more. By seeing what constrains and motivates our kindred we may, perhaps, discover what the morals and manners of the human beasts might be.

Stephen L. Clark (1945 -)

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A Quote by Shaftesbury on good, journeys, prejudice, and world

Prejudice is a mist, which in our journey through the world often dims the brightest and obscures the best of all the good and glorious objects that meet us on our way.


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A Quote by René Descartes on acceptance, beginning, direction, doubt, failure, judgment, knowledge, mind, order, prejudice, problems, resolution, rules, solution, and thought

I thought the following four [rules] would be enough, provided that I made a firm and constant resolution not to fail even once in the observance of them. The first was never to accept anything as true if I had not evident knowledge of its being so; that is, carefully to avoid precipitancy and prejudice, and to embrace in my judgment only what presented itself to my mind so clearly and distinctly that I had no occasion to doubt it. The second, to divide each problem I examined into as many parts as was feasible, and as was requisite for its better solution. The third, to direct my thoughts in an orderly way; beginning with the simplest objects, those most apt to be known, and ascending little by little, in steps as it were, to the knowledge of the most complex; and establishing an order in thought even when the objects had no natural priority one to another. And the last, to make throughout such complete enumerations and such general surveys that I might be sure of leaving nothing out.

René Descartes (1596 - 1650)

Source: Discours de la Méthode. 1637.

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A Quote by Mark Twain on history and prejudice

The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Marian Anderson on prejudice

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 (1897 - 1993)

Source: c. 1966

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A Quote by Madam du Châtelet on happiness, health, passion, prejudice, and virtue

To be happy, one must rid oneself of prejudice, be virtuous, healthy, and have a capacity for enjoyment and for passion ...

Madam du Chatelet

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