Quotes Examining Prejudice

How about posting a daily or weekly quote for your students to ponder. Here are a few on prejudice to use.                                                                                     Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices – just recognize them. Edward R. Murrow (1908 – 1965), television broadcast, December 31, 1955

 Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest of violence. Francis Jeffrey (1773 – 1850)

 If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon. George Aiken

 When the judgement’s weak, the prejudice is strong. Kane O’Hara

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified and new prejudices to be opposed. Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784)

 Prejudice is opinion without judgement. Voltaire (1694 – 1778)

 A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices. William James (1842 – 1910)

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. Mark Twain quotes

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


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