Xenophobia Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old xenophobia quotes, xenophobia sayings, and xenophobia proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Beneath the armor of skin/and/bone/and/mind most of our colors are amazingly the same.     


What a sad era when it is easier to smash an atom than a prejudice.     

Albert Einstein

The world is full of people who think different is synonymous with wrong.     

David Levithan

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

My brothers and sisters in south Africa, no human being is an island. Unless you want to re-do the experiment over again expecting different results. If you think love is expensive, try hate.     


Whether it is tribalism, racism, xenophobia, or anti-Muslim backlash we're talking about, we spend so much time and energy fighting ways to divide ourselves from others.     

Loretta Lynch

Refugees don't make our country less safe. But xenophobia, fear and hate do.     

Ted Lieu

We must maximize our efforts to counter violent extremism, radicalization and recruitment in the United States and stop using xenophobia and ethnic stereotyping.     

Bennie Thompson

Human nature provides sufficient distrust of all that is alien, so that there is no need of any artificial supply.     

Calvin Coolidge

In worshipping their nationhood men worship themselves and scorn others, and that is no healthy thing.     

C.J. Sansom

History shows that it is not only senseless and cruel, but also difficult to state who is a foreigner.     

Claudio Magris

Xenophobia doesn't benefit anybody unless you're playing high-stakes Scrabble.     

Dennis Miller

Xenophobia is defined as the uncontrollable fear of foreigners. That fear should not dictate the immigration dialogue any longer.     

Elizabeth Flock

As the global expansion of Indian and Chinese restaurants suggests, xenophobia is directed against foreign people, not foreign cultural imports.     

Eric Hobsbawm

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Whatever the evolutionary basis of religion, the xenophobia it now generates is clearly maladaptive.     

Lawrence M. Krauss

Most people have extremely high tolerance levels for intolerance.     

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.     

Oprah Winfrey

No one needs to be reminded of racism in soccer: the xenophobia, the nativism and, yes, nationalism.     

Rabih Alameddine

All good people agree, And all good people say, All nice people, like Us, are We And every one else is They: But if you cross over the sea, Instead of over the way, You may end by (think of it!) looking on We As only a sort of They!     

Rudyard Kipling

When we image borders, we fail at imaging God.     

Tristan Sherwin

In the days when hyenas of hate suckle the babes of men, and jackals of hypocrisy pimp their mothers’ broken hearts, may children not look to demons of ignorance for hope.     


We can`t allow racism and xenophobia to gain traction.     

Bernie Sanders

Our greatest responsibility is to be good ancestors.     

Jonas Salk

Xenophobia is the hatred of foreigners. I don't hate anyone.     

Marine Le Pen

We can reach a global harmony if we remove xenophobia     

Neda Aria

Those who stole and loot from ShopRite in the reprisal attacks of Xenophobia in South Africa left the bookshelf untouched. Readers don't steal and thieves don't read.     

Olawale Daniel

No nation is immune to anti-Semitism and xenophobia.     

Reuven Rivlin