quotes tagged with 'prejudice'
Author: George Aiken, Source: Unknown
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 of prejudice by noon.
Author: William James, Source: Unknown
A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices.
We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders. Author: Maya Angelou, Source: unknown
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.Author: Mark Twain, Source: Unknown
But while one portion of the human race is judging and condemning the other without mercy, the Great Parent of the universe looks upon the whole of the human family with a fatherly care and paternal regard; He views them as His offspring, and without any of those contracted feelings that influence the children of men, causes “His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” He holds the reins of judgment in His hands; He is a wise Lawgiver, and will judge all men, not according to the narrow, contracted notions of men, but, “according to the deeds done in the body whether they be good or evil,” or whether these deeds were done in England, America, Spain, Turkey, or India. He will judge them, “not according to what they have not, but according to what they have,” those who have lived without law, will be judged without law, and those who have a law, will be judged by that law. We need not doubt the wisdom and intelligence of the Great Jehovah; He will award judgment or mercy to all nations according to their several deserts, their means of obtaining intelligence, the laws by which they are governed, the facilities afforded them of obtaining correct information, and His inscrutable designs in relation to the human family; and when the designs of God shall be made manifest, and the curtain of futurity be withdrawn, we shall all of us eventually have to confess that the Judge of all the earth has done right.Author: Joseph Smith, Jr, Source: Teachings of the Prphet Joseph Smith
Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.Author: Bertrand Russell, Source: Unknown
Imagined danger always produces the most trouble.Author: Brigham Young, Source: Journal of Discourses 1:105
[Take] these wild Indians; we call them savages; we call them heathens. Let yourselves be divested of prejudice . . . and let your minds be in open vision before the Almighty, seeing things as they are, [and] you will find that that very people know just as much about the Lord as anybody else.Author: Brigham Young, Source: Journal of Discourses 3:87
I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.Author: Martin Luther King, Jr, Source: Speech at Riverside Church in New York City (4 April 1967)
When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!Author: Martin Luther King, Jr, Source: I have a dream 1963