Bias means having preconceived notions, prejudices, or preferences, and can influence your judgment or decision-making process. Bias can be conscious or unconscious. Bias is influenced by culture, experience, and influence. Read what some thinkers have said about bias in these bias quotations.

Not talking about race and racism has been a strategy our society has used in the past, but it has not worked. People continue to have biases that they act on, with the biggest impact falling upon communities of color.

— Carolyn B. Helsel

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experience. No one can eliminate prejudices — just recognize them.

— Edward R. Murrow

It is assumed that the skeptic has no bias; whereas he has a very obvious bias in favour of skepticism.

— G. K. Chesterton

Nobody outside of a baby carriage or a judge's chamber believes in an unprejudiced point of view.

— Lillian Hellman

Storytelling can be the most potent way to celebrate progress, inspire change, and bring about a more diverse world. If stories shape our perceptions, then perhaps the stories we never hear shape our biases through the lack of awareness they enable.

— Rohit Bhargava, Beyond Diversity

Sit down before facts like a child, and be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.

— Thomas Henry Huxley

The tendency of the casual mind is to pick out or stumble upon a sample which supports or defies its prejudices, and then to make it the representative of a whole class.

— Walter Lippmann

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

— William James
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