53 Xenophobia Quotes : Xenophobia Thoughts In Life

These Xenophobia quotes will inspire you. Xenophobia is the fear or hatred of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Xenophobia quotes, Xenophobia sayings, and Xenophobia proverbs.

Best Xenophobia Quotes

  1. “What a sad era when it is easier to smash an atom than a prejudice.” ~ Albert Einstein
  2. “Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  3. “There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  4. “Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.” ~ Bertrand Russell

  5. “It is sad to witness the persistence in our society of the racism and xenophobia that seems to be a permanent part of our political culture. It is shameful to see politicians exploiting these human weaknesses in order to gain political power. It is most depressing of all to contemplate a future in which politicians who do this will continue to have influence over people’s lives.” ~ Allen W. Wood
  6. “Xenophobia doesn’t benefit anybody unless you’re playing high-stakes Scrabble.” ~ Dennis Miller
  7. “Our love of lockstep is our greatest curse, the source of all that bedevils us. It is the source of homophobia, xenophobia, racism, sexism, terrorism, bigotry of every variety and hue, because it tells us there is one right way to do things, to look, to behave, to feel, when the only right way is to feel your heart hammering inside you and to listen to what its timpani is saying.” ~ Anna Quindlen
  8. “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.” ~ Desmond Tutu

  9. “I resolutely believe that respect for diversity is a fundamental pillar in the eradication of racism, xenophobia and intolerance. There is no excuse for evading the responsibility of finding the most suitable path toward the elimination of any expression of discrimination against indigenous peoples.” ~ Rigoberta Menchu
  10. “Many people who are forced into emigration suffer and often die tragically; many of their rights are violated, they are obliged to separate from their families and, unfortunately, continue to be subjected to racist attitudes and xenophobia.” ~ Pope Francis
  11. “We can`t allow racism and xenophobia to gain traction.” ~ Bernie Sanders
  12. “Xenophobia manifests itself especially against civilizations and cultures that are weak because they lack economic resources, means of subsistence, or land. So nomadic people are the first targets of this kind of aggression.” ~ Antonio Tabucchi

  13. “When people are not sure about their future, when their economies are suffering, when their personal fortunes are flagging, we have often in this country turned to nativism and xenophobia and racism and anti-immigrant sensibilities and passions to express our sense of outrage at what we can’t control – and to forge a kind of fitful solidarity that turns out to be rather insular – we look inward and not outward.” ~ Michael Eric Dyson
  14. “I sometimes think that courage is the thing that you need more than any other thing. It’s fear that cripples us. It’s fear that accounts for racism, it’s fear that accounts for sexism, for xenophobia.” ~ Anna Quindlen
  15. “Xenophobia looks like becoming the mass ideology of the 20th-century fin-de-siecle.” ~ Eric Hobsbawm
  16. “As the global expansion of Indian and Chinese restaurants suggests, xenophobia is directed against foreign people, not foreign cultural imports.” ~ Eric Hobsbawm

  17. “Time and again we see leaders and members of religions incite aggression, fanaticism, hate, and xenophobia – even inspire and legitimate violent and bloody conflicts.” ~ Hans Kung
  18. “Our greatest responsibility is to be good ancestors.” ~ Jonas Salk
  19. “Bigotry dwarfs the soul by shutting out the truth.” ~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin
  20. “Human nature provides sufficient distrust of all that is alien so that there is no need of any artificial supply.” ~ Calvin Coolidge

  21. “We`ve got to stand with those people who are being attacked today, but at the same time, it`s not good enough to say that racism and xenophobia is bad. We`ve got to reach those people today who are so angry, who are so hateful, and say, yes, you have a right to be angry, don`t take it out on the Muslims. Work with us to create an agenda and political movement that will make your life better, not just other people`s life worse.” ~ Bernie Sanders
  22. “Whatever the evolutionary basis of religion, the xenophobia it now generates is clearly maladaptive.” ~ Lawrence M. Krauss
  23. “Immigrants have been coming here for a long time. The Americans that are afraid of others coming were immigrants once themselves, so they have a lot of nerve. We have a lot of nerve as a country. The only people that should have xenophobia are Native Americans. Everyone else should shut up.” ~ Godfrey
  24. “I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that’s how I operate my life.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

  25. “The library card is a passport to wonders and miracles, glimpses into other lives, religions, experiences, the hopes and dreams and strivings of ALL human beings, and it is this passport that opens our eyes and hearts to the world beyond our front doors, that is one of our best hopes against tyranny, xenophobia, hopelessness, despair, anarchy, and ignorance.” ~ Libba Bray
  26. “I hear a lot of talk today about xenophobia. Is it really phobia if you have something to be afraid of?” ~ Bill Maher
  27. “Growing inequality is a huge problem, and of course is intimately connected to xenophobia and racism.” ~ Adam Hochschild
  28. “Xenophobia is the hatred of foreigners. I don’t hate anyone.” ~ Marine Le Pen

  29. “Last September 16th, I was walking in downtown Seattle when this pick-up truck pulls up in front of me. Guy leans out the window and yells, “Go back to your own country,” and I was laughing so hard because it wasn’t so much a hate crime as a crime of irony.” ~ Sherman Alexie
  30. “The underpinning of immigration concerns is xenophobia and racism and nationalism.” ~ David Cross
  31. “That’s unfortunately common – to blame immigrants, to blame the African-Americans who are being helped by federal programs, to blame anyone available, to direct attention away from the roots of the distress which you’re suffering. This combines with xenophobia, white supremacy, racism, misogyny, and other quite unpleasant phenomena which are far from being eradicated. All of this makes for a pretty dangerous brew. But economic issues are right in the center of it. And you can see this in the fact that so many former Obama voters now voted for Trump, or just didn’t bother voting.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  32. “I wish she’d said something different, but patriarchy is as prevalent around the world as racism and xenophobia are. We can’t hide from it, not even here.” ~ Raquel Cepeda

  33. “”Oppression” or “systems of oppression” operate as a shorthand terms in much writing and speaking so that we do not have to list all these systems of meaning and control each time (i.e. racism, ableism, xenophobia, etc.). I needed a term like that, but “oppression” implies a kind of top-down understanding of power that is at odds with the Foucaultian model I rely on in my work.” ~ Dean Spade
  34. “Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
  35. “The Trump phenomenon has a lot of really good stuff in it, the anti-elitism, the concern for America’s economy in the Rust Belt, the desire to see better days for the country. That’s all great stuff. Some of that stuff is Bernie Sanders stuff. The problem is that it’s marbled through with xenophobia and misogyny and bigotry.” ~ Van Jones
  36. “Xenophobia is fairly widespread in Russia.” ~ Alexei Navalny

  37. “To exclude groups of people because of their faith, this isn’t worthy of the free state in which we live. It isn’t compatible with our essential values. And it’s humanly reprehensible, xenophobia, racism, extremism have no place here. We are fighting to ensure that they don’t have a place elsewhere either.” ~ Angela Merkel
  38. “Diversity means, when the left teaches it, the people responsible for building America and maintaining it get the short end of the stick from now on. With this singular American culture that people came and wanted to be part of, they were proud, couldn’t wait to become Americans, tears in their eyes when it happened. It was a special place. Defending it now, defending that America, defending our cultural, defending our founding, defending all of the things that made this country great is now called racism or xenophobia or hate.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  39. “God is great”). Conversations about the practical impossibility of God’s existence and the science-based irrationality of an afterlife slid seamlessly into xenophobia over Muslim immigration or the practice of veiling. The New Atheists became the new Islamophobes, their invectives against Muslims resembling the rowdy, uneducated ramblings of backwoods racists rather than appraisals based on intellect, rationality and reason. “Islam, more than any other religion human beings have devised, has all the makings of a thoroughgoing cult of death.” ~ Sam Harris
  40. “What we have got to do immediately is to say that racism and xenophobia is totally unacceptable and we will stand with the 1 percent of our population who are Muslims, for undocumented people in this country. Absolutely, we will stand.” ~ Bernie Sanders

  41. “Reconciliation is a long process. We don’t have the kind of race clashes that we thought would happen. What we have is xenophobia, and it’s very distressing. But maybe you ought to be lenient with us. We’ve been free for just 12 years.” ~ Desmond Tutu
  42. “In Europe, there’s an dangerous growth of ultra xenophobia which is pretty threatening to anyone who remembers the history of Europe… and an attack on the remnants of the welfare state. It’s hard to interpret the austerity-in-the-midst-of-recession policy as anything other than attack on the social contract.” ~ Noam Chomsky , Xenophobia quotes attack
  43. “The U. S. is becoming more hostile to Black people and other people of color. Racism is running rampant and xenophobia is on the rise” ~ Assata Shakur
  44. Donald Trump‘s impulsivity concerns me. He’s fanning the flames of xenophobia and Islamophobia and the American people are speaking out against it.” ~ Andre Carson

  45. “In the ’30s and ’40s, the search for Hungarian national identity led famously to an alliance with Hitler and the destruction of more than a half-million of the nation’s Jews. And here we are now, more than 70 years later, witnessing a resurgence of xenophobia and authoritarianism, and not just in Eastern Europe.” ~ Susan Faludi
  46. “You go to a lot of small communities in rural Alberta and you’ll find a degree of diversity that probably hasn’t existed in terms of immigration for a century – you’ll find the Filipino grocery store, and the African Pentecostal church and maybe a mosque. Albertans are pro-immigration; they’re also pro-integration. In my years in this province, I cannot recall more than a handful of expressions of xenophobia or nativism that I’ve encountered. It’s the land of new beginnings and fresh starts – it is rare Albertans who trace their roots here back more than a generation or two.” ~ Jason Kenney
  47. “I think it’s fair to say there is a demagogic path that Europeans, South Americans, Asians have pursued, and we know where that leads. It uses xenophobia, it uses paranoia, it uses prejudice, it uses nationalism to really stir people up and to, you know, begin an us-versus-them contrast, which is dangerous and is not something we’ve had in our politics at a presidential level in America.” ~ Hillary Clinton
  48. “To out-group-members, oxytocin makes you crappier – less cooperative and more preemptively aggressive. It’s not the luv hormone. It’s the in-group parochialism/xenophobia hormone.” ~ Robert M. Sapolsky

  49. “We are social beings who make communities with an urgency, and it is a stern charge to make us take refuge in the lonely world of oneself. …Racism attempts to occlude our cosmopolitanism (of the songs in and out of our bones), and it often appropriates our mild forms of xenophobia into its own virulent project. Difference among peoples is something that we negotiate in our everyday interactions, asking questions and being better informed of our mutual realities. To transform difference into the body is an act of bad faith, a denial of our shared nakedness.” ~ Vijay Prashad
  50. “The horrifying thing is that nearly half of America seems in synch with xenophobia and race-baiting.” ~ Gene Weingarten
  51. “It is with great satisfaction that I learned of the adoption by consensus of the Durban Declaration against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and the intolerance associated with it” ~ Lionel Jospin

  52. “I made the rules I figured I could be the one to break them. I thought I would write about xenophobia, a hatred of foreigners. After I stated writing the story there was not a foreigner to be had. I did not want to just stick one in there so I could get a title out of it since it seemed like cheating. I never figured out how I could get out of this dilemma so I just called it X and weaved X traits into the story.” ~ Sue Grafton
  53. “I think that what Donald Trump is doing, the way in which racism, xenophobia, anti-Muslim belief and the like are being expressed through the campaign of Donald Trump, calls for, I think, a very vigorous and aggressive response to what he’s saying.” ~ Michael Eric Dyson

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