[PW] ? "Rearranging Their Prejudices" Quote (Quotation Query #751)

brian whatcott betwys1 at sbcglobal.net
Tue Sep 20 12:30:56 PDT 2016


Often attributed to James: I find no trace in Collected Writings 
1902-1910 however.

Brian W


On 9/20/2016 10:57 AM, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
> In the Yale Book of Quotations, 1st edition, I list the following quotation under Knute Rockne:
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> Most men, when they think they are thinking, are merely rearranging their prejudices.
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> Quoted in Reader's Digest, Oct. 1927
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> While working on the 2nd edition of the YBQ, I have realized that this quote was undoubtedly around before Rockne.  I would welcome any citations or leads pushing it back in time.  Probably "rearranging their prejudices", "rearrange their prejudices", "rearranging his prejudices," etc. are the key phrases to search for.
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> Fred Shapiro
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