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    Science, almost from its beginnings, has been truly international in character. National prejudices disappear completely in the scientist's search for truth.

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    Seeing their children touched and seared and wounded by race prejudice is one of the heaviest crosses which colored women have to bear.

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    Socialism is the triumph of people's prejudices over their reason.

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    She goes in with a prejudice and comes out with a statistic.

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    Taiwan is an independent, sovereign country.

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    Sometimes we feel the loss of a prejudice as a loss of vigor.

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    Susan is just great. I know I'm biased, but she's a great actress.

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    Sydney Smith playfully says that common sense was invented by Socrates, that philosopher having been one of its most conspicuous exemplars in conducting the contest of practical sagacity against stupid prejudice and illusory beliefs.

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    Socrates called beauty a short-lived tyranny; Plato, a privilege of nature; Theophrastus, a silent cheat; Theocritus, a delightful prejudice; Carneades, a solitary kingdom; Aristotle, that it was better than all the letters of recommendation in the world; Homer, that it was a glorious gift of nature; and Ovid, that it was favor bestowed by the gods.

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    Some men, under the notion of weeding out prejudice, eradicate virtue, honesty and religion.

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    Some one has said that most of us don't think, we just occasionally rearrange our prejudices.

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    Someone said: "I have been prejudiced against myself from my earliest childhood: hence I find some truth in all blame and some stupidity in all praise. I generally estimate praise too poorly and blame too highly.

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    That which corrodes the souls of the persecuted is the monstrous inner agreement with the prevailing prejudice against them.

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    That is why I come forward tonight without any political label, without any bias, but just simply as an Englishman to say to you: a crime is being committed against civilization.

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    That's the cool thing about horses - they don't have prejudice. They don't care if you're tall or thin or if you're dark or if you're light, or if you're rich or you're poor, if you're handsome or not so handsome.

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    That will do extremely well, child. You have delighted us long enough. Let the other young ladies have time to exhibit.

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    The absence on the panel of anyone who could become pregnant accidentally or discover her salary was five thousand dollars a yearless than that of her male counterpart meant there was a hole in the consciousness of the committee that empathy, however welcome, could not entirely fill.

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    The ‘absorbent mind’ welcomes everything, puts its hope in everything, accepts poverty equally with wealth, adopts any religion and the prejudices and habits of its countrymen, incarnating all in itself. This is the child!

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    The academic world is one of the few places where prejudice is supposed to be totally banned, and we're politically correct on everything, but it's still a place where you can attack religion out of utter, complete, bottomless ignorance and not be considered to have done anything wrong.

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    The arrogance of race prejudice is an arrogance which defies what is scientifically known of human races.

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    The bond of our common humanity is stronger than the divisiveness of our fears and prejudices.

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    The belief that married-couple families are superior is probably the most pervasive prejudice in the Western world.

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    The best antidote to prejudice is reality.

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    The biggest straitjacket is all the prejudices that we carry around, and all the fears. But what if we just surrender to the fear? There are things greater than fear. The great, wonderful quality of human beings is that we can overcome even absolute terror, and we do.

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    The British are supposed to be particularly averse to intellectuals, a prejudice closely bound up with their dislike of foreigners. Indeed, one important source of this Anglo-Saxon distaste for highbrows and eggheads was the French revolution, which was seen as an attempt to reconstruct society on the basis of abstract rational principles.

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    The churches that are most obviously democratic are most obviously given to race prejudice. I mean the churches that have absolute congregational control.

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    ...the cosmology of a given age is not the result of unilinear, "scientific" development, but rather the most striking, imaginative symbol of its mentality- the projection of its conflicts, prejudice and specific ways of double-think onto the graceful sky.

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    The common prejudice against philosophy is the result of the incapacity of the multitude to deal with the highest problems.

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    The election result is not a victory that belongs to me or my party.

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    The deliberate union of so great and various a people in such a place, is without all partiality or prejudice, if not the greatest exertion of human understanding, the greatest single effort of national deliberation that the world has ever seen.

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    The dramatic critic who is without prejudice is on the plane with the general who does not believe in taking human life.

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    The emancipation of women from intemperance, injustice, prejudice, and bigotry. see Edgar Y. Harburg, We Gotta be Free

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    The emancipated woman has to fight something worse than the crusted prejudices of her uncles; she has to fight the bewilderment in her own soul.

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    The Europeans are all deeply tainted with prejudices, both ecclesiastical and temporal, which they can never get rid of. They are all infected with episcopal and presbyterian creeds, and confessions of faith. They all believe that great Principle which has produced this boundless universe, Newton's universe and Herschell's universe, came down to this little ball, to be spit upon by Jews. And until this awful blasphemy is got rid of, there never will be any liberal science in the world.

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    The ethic of the journalist is to recognize one's prejudices, biases, and avoid getting them into print.

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    The First Law of Journalism: to confirm existing prejudice, rather than contradict it.

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    The feminists had destroyed the old image of woman, but they could not erase the hostility, the prejudice, the discrimination that still remained.

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    The grandeur and strength or our people and democracy are as big as a forest.

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    The Fondness we have for Self, and the Relation which other Persons and Things have to ourselves, furnish us with another long Rank of Prejudices.

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    The mind will ever be unstable that has only prejudices to rest on, and the current will run with destructive fury when there are no barriers to break its force.

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    The insane do not share the normal prejudice in favor of external reality.

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    The main objection to the 'scientistic' claim that physics describes the world as it is in itself is that you 'can't weed out' the human contribution. That is, the scientific image of the world, like any other, is indelibly shaped by our interests, practices and prejudices.

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    The measure of any man's virtue is what he would do, if he had neither the laws nor public opinion, nor even his own prejudices, to control him.

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    The mind will ever be unstable that has only prejudices to rest on.

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    The modification of prejudice takes a long time, and occurs as the result of a thousand things that happen to the prejudiced person - things he sees and hears and reads, people he talks to, and places he visits. Any given reformer must be content to take a small and obscure place in a chain of cumulative pressures.

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    The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it.

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    The greatest and noblest pleasure we have in this world is to discover new truths, and the next is to shake off old prejudices... A man who seeks truth and loves it must be reckoned precious to any human society.

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    The heightened public clamor resulting from radio and television coverage will inevitably result in prejudice. Trial by television is, therefore, foreign to our system.

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    The Ku Klux Klan never dies. They just stop wearing sheets because sheets cost too much.

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    The most damaging prejudice consists of banning any kind of investigation of nature.