Talk:Prejudice

From Wikiquote
Jump to: navigation, search

Merged from Anti-Polonism, attached is history:

   * (cur) (last)  07:13, 14 August 2005 MosheZadka m (cat)
   * (cur) (last) 23:02, 13 August 2005 69.245.192.52
   * (cur) (last) 23:00, 13 August 2005 69.245.192.52 (wikilinks)
   * (cur) (last) 22:58, 13 August 2005 69.245.192.52 (+ def from wikipedia article)
   * (cur) (last) 22:55, 13 August 2005 69.245.192.52 (wikipedia links)
   * (cur) (last) 22:51, 13 August 2005 69.245.192.52
   * (cur) (last) 22:50, 13 August 2005 69.245.192.52 (moving here from wikipedia)

~ MosheZadka (Talk) 05:20, 14 August 2005 (UTC)

I am 69.245.192.52 (sorry, forgot to sign-in). Are you sure we want to move this here instead of leaving it at anti-Polonism? If we add every conceivable ethnic group, and then other social groups to this list, it will end up being so long that no one will read it. Maybe we should sample the "greatest hits" here and have a link to a full quotes page? --Jpbrenna 23:02, 14 August 2005 (UTC)

i moved it back --Witkacy 08:21, 15 August 2005 (UTC)

Why did you move it back? As it is, the name is problematic (neologism). Can't we wait until we actually have enough quotes to split them? Thanks ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 08:40, 15 August 2005 (UTC)

Unsourced[edit]

  • I am proud to say that I am free of all predjudices. I hate everybody equally.
  • Prejudice is the reason of fools
  • If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
  • Prejudice is never easy unless it passes itself off as reason
  • Prejudice, which sees what it pleases, cannot see what is plain
  • Never try and reason the prejudice out of a man. It was not reasoned into him, and cannot be reasoned out.
  • Deep-seated preferences cannot be argued about — you cannot argue a man into liking a glass of beer — and therefore, when differences are sufficiently far reaching, we try to kill the other man rather than let him have his way. But that is perfectly consistent with admitting that, so far as appears, his grounds are just as good as ours.
  • The greatest prejudice that exists in the modern world, the only one almost universally accepted, is the prejudice against children.
  • As those who believe in the visibility of ghosts can easily see them, so it is always easy to see repulsive qualities in those we despise and hate.
  • Human nature is so constituted that all see and judge better in the affairs of other men than in their own.
  • To all intents and purposes, he who will not open his eyes is, for the present, as blind as he who cannot.
  • The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed than the prejudices of interest; the first are all blindly adopted, the second willfully preferred.
  • Prejudice may be considered as a continual false medium of viewing things, for prejudiced persons not only never speak well, but also never think well, of those whom they dislike, and the whole character and conduct is considered with an eye to that particular thing which offends them.
  • Prejudice and self-sufficiency naturally proceed from inexperience of the world and ignorance of mankind.
  • In my experience, people are often kinder than their ideologies, and always more complicated. Yet individual decency can dissolve when groups are mobilized against diabolized enemies, especially when they believe they're under attack.
    • Michelle Goldberg in 2006. Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism. 1st ed. W. W. Norton. p. 22.

General[edit]

  • Einstein was an immigrant
    • Seen on an anti-hate poster.