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Discrimination Quotes

Starting from gender discrimination to racial discrimination, discrimination is a social disease that can affect a person both physically and emotionally. Discrimination can make a working place a living hell. Different types of discrimination have been a societal issue for several decades. With the implementation of new laws to protect potential victims, the problem is addressed to a certain degree, but still it happens frequently resulting in devastating effects. Read this collection of discrimination quotes to understand the subject in depth.

James Baldwin

It is a great shock at the age of five or six to find that in a world of Gary Coopers you are the Indian.

D. H. Lawrence

Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar.

Erich Fromm

Just as modern mass production requires the standardization of commodities, so the social process requires standardization of man, and this standardization is called equality.

John Greenleaf Whittier

You don't always win your battles, but it's good to know you fought.

Thomas Jefferson

Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.

Karl Marx

Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society.

Gloria Steinem

For much of the female half of the world, food is the first signal of our inferiority. It lets us know that our own families may consider female bodies to be less deserving, less needy, less valuable.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.

Paulo Coelho

The wise are wise only because they love. The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love.

Joe Rogan

I don't care if you're gay, black, Chinese, straight. That means nothing to me. It's all an illusion.

Malcolm X

I am for violence if non-violence means we continue postponing a solution to the American black man's problem just to avoid violence.

Gloria Steinem

Work is valued by the social value of the worker.

James Madison

All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.

Adam Smith

As soon as the land of any country has all become private property, the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent even for its natural produce.

Bill Maher

Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them.

Nikki Giovanni

I think one of the nicest things that we created as a generation was just the fact that we could say, 'Hey, I don't like white people.'

Anatole France

It is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but because they are refused credit.

Maya Angelou

As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.

Pearl S. Buck

A man is educated and turned out to work. But a woman is educated and turned out to grass.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

No matter the nationality, no matter the religion, no matter the ethnic background, America brings out the best in people.

Malcolm X

I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.

George Eliot

A woman's heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed recipe.

Gloria Steinem

Clearly no one knows what leadership has gone undiscovered in women of all races, and in black and other minority men.

Alexander Hamilton

Learn to think continentally.

Robin Williams

We have a president for whom English is a second language. He's like 'We have to get rid of dictators,' but he's pretty much one himself.

Malcolm X

Truth is on the side of the oppressed.

Billie Jean King

Women get the attention when we get into the men's arena, and that's sad.

Patrick Jake O'Rourke

Making fun of born-again Christians is like hunting dairy cows with a high powered rifle and scope.

Hippocrates

If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.

Marvin Olasky

Today, unless women gain jobs and athletic scholarships commensurate with their percentage of the population, feminists scream discrimination.

Billie Jean King

A girl didn't get an athletic scholarship until the fall of 1972 for the very first time.

John F. Kennedy

Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder.

Jimmy Carter

We must make it clear that a platform of 'I hate gay men and women' is not a way to become president of the United States.

James Baldwin

The reason people think it's important to be white is that they think it's important not to be black.

Henry James

The superiority of one man's opinion over another's is never so great as when the opinion is about a woman.

Audre Lorde

I remember how being young and black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely hell.

Jimmy Carter

I say to you quite frankly that the time for racial discrimination is over.

Courtney Love

I'll always prefer to play with women and hang out with women, and I'll always be a feminist.

Billie Jean King

It is very hard to be a female leader. While it is assumed that any man, no matter how tough, has a soft side... and female leader is assumed to be one-dimensional.

Audre Lorde

Black women are programmed to define ourselves within this male attention and to compete with each other for it rather than to recognize and move upon our common interests.

Nikki Giovanni

There are two people in the world that are not likable: a master and a slave.

Desmond Tutu

Racism, xenophobia and unfair discrimination have spawned slavery, when human beings have bought and sold and owned and branded fellow human beings as if they were so many beasts of burden.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

All I can say is I am sensitive to discrimination on any basis because I have experienced that upset.

Mike Pence

I abhor discrimination. The way I was raised was like most Hoosiers, with the golden rule, that you should do unto others what you'd have them do unto you.

Mike Pence

Hoosiers don't believe in discrimination.

Donald Trump

I like the idea of amending the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include a ban of discrimination based on sexual orientation. It would be simple. It would be straightforward.

Mike Pence

As governor of Indiana, if I were presented a bill that legalized discrimination against any person or group, I would veto it.