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Equality Quotes

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From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests;
you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking
a dangerous blow at your own.
- Carl Schurz

One of the things about equality is not just that you
be treated equally to a man,
but that you treat yourself equally to the way you treat a man.
- Marlo Thomas

To live anywhere in the world today and be against
equality because of race or color is like living in
Alaska and being against snow.
- William Faulkner

All this talk about equality.
The only thing people really have in common is that
they are all going to die.
- Bob Dylan

 

Equality is the soul of liberty; there is,
in fact, no liberty without it.
- Frances Wright

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions -
it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
- Irving Kristol

There can be no equality or opportunity if men and
women and children be not shielded in their lives from
the consequences of great industrial and social processes which they cannot alter,
control, or singly cope with.
- Woodrow Wilson

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As equality increases, so does the number of people
struggling for predominance.
- Mason Cooley

Coming generations will learn equality from poverty,
and love from woes.
- Khalil Gibran

All men are created equal, it is only men themselves
who place themselves above equality.
- David Allan Coe

I want for myself what I want for other women,
absolute equality.
- Agnes Macphail

Equality and development will not be achieved however
if peace is not understood from women's' point of view.
- Jenny Shipley

The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent
will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am an aristocrat.
I love liberty; I hate equality.
- John Randolph

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some,
are chiefly to be found in democracy,
they will be best attained when all persons alike share
in government to the utmost.
- Aristotle

We are a model country where gender equality is concerned.
- Tarja Halonen

Equality is not in regarding different things similarly,
equality is in regarding different things differently.
- Tom Robbins

The cry of equality pulls everyone down.
- Iris Murdoch

I know my country has not perfected itself.
At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty
and equality for all of our people.
We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times
when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.
- Barack Obama

Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth
can ever turn it into a fact.
- Honore de Balzac

Democratic principles are the result of equality of condition.
- Mercy Otis Warren

Real equality is immensely difficult to achieve,
it needs continual revision and monitoring of distributions.
And it does not provide buffers between members,
so they are continually colliding or frustrating each other.
- Mary Douglas

Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it,
leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences;
wrongly understood,
as it has been so tragically in our time,
it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.
- Barry Goldwater

More countries have understood that women's equality
is a prerequisite for development.
- Kofi Annan

Nobody really believes in equality anyway.
- Warren Farrell

The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation
that would operate with perfect equality.
- Andrew Jackson

Until women learn to want economic independence,
and until they work out a way to get this independence
without denying themselves the joys of love and motherhood,
it seems to me feminism has no roots.
- Crystal Eastman

To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man.
- Golda Meir

People are pretty much alike.
It's only that our differences are more susceptible
to definition than our similarities.
- Linda Ellerbee

In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race.
There is no other way.
And in order to treat some persons equally,
we must treat them differently.
- Harry A. Blackmun

Women have a lot to say about how to advance women's rights,
and governments need to learn from that,
listen to the movement and respond.
- Charlotte Bunch

If any man claims the Negro should be content...
let him say he would willingly change the color of
his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city.
Then and only then has he a right to such a claim.
- Robert Kennedy

Do not call for black power or green power.
Call for brain power.
- Barbara Jordan

If we were to select the most intelligent,
imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind,
all races would be present.
- Franz Boas

A woman who thinks she is intelligent demands the same rights as man.
An intelligent woman gives up.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

All imaginable futures are not equally possible.
- Kevin Kelly

There is but one stage for the peasant and the actor.
- Henry David Thoreau

These men ask for just the same thing,
fairness, and fairness only.
This, so far as in my power, they, and all others,
shall have.
- Abraham Lincoln

Private religious speech can't be discriminated against.
It has to be treated equally with secular speech.
- Samuel Alito

The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
- Margaret Thatcher

All men are born equally free.
- Salmon P. Chase

Stewardesses are still paid so little that in many cases,
new hires qualify for food stamps.
- Patricia Ireland

In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors,
since all men are equal, but he does not admit that
he has no social inferiors,
for, from the time of Jefferson onward,
the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards,
not downwards.
- Bertrand Russell

The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
- Charles Fourier

All the people like us are we, and everyone else is They.
- Rudyard Kipling

Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent,
a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to
the proposition that all men are created equal.
- Abraham Lincoln

Women are the only exploited group in history to have
been idealized into powerlessness.
- Erica Jong

We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor
are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us.
- Lionel Trilling

Virtue can only flourish among equals.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

Women's rights is not only an abstraction,
a cause; it is also a personal affair.
It is not only about us; it is also about me and you.
Just the two of us.
- Toni Morrison

I refuse to consign the whole male sex to the nursery.
I insist on believing that some men are my equals.
- Brigid Brophy

Equal pay isn't just a women's issue;
when women get equal pay,
their family incomes rise and the whole family benefits.
- Mike Honda

The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping
of females begins when the doctor says:
It's a girl.
- Shirley Chisholm

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia,
the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave
owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

In the 1960s we were fighting to be recognized as equals in the marketplace,
in marriage, in education and on the playing field.
It was a very exciting, rebellious time.
- Marlo Thomas

I want to organize so that women see ourselves as people
who are entitled to power,
entitled to leadership.
- Patricia Ireland

I am free of all prejudices.
I hate every one equally.
- W. C. Fields

The past does not equal the future.
- Anthony Robbins

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

Animals, whom we have made our slaves,
we do not like to consider our equal.
- Charles Darwin

All other things being equal,
the simplest explanation is the most likely.
- a statement of Occam's Razor

I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal,
and I never loved any other man as much.
- Hedy Lamarr

In science, "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such
a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent."
I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow,
but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
- Stephen Jay Gould

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
- Peter Marshall

All of the books in the world contain no more information
than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year.
Not all bits have equal value.
- Carl Sagan

It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers,
but for powers equal to our tasks,
to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door
of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.
- Helen Keller

Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers.
Pray for power equal to your tasks.
- Phillips Brooks

Poetry is an orphan of silence.
The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
- Charles Simic

The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as
long as I am President that is what it will remain.
They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.
- Harry S. Truman

Suspended between earth and sky,
my humanity draws from both,
my tendrils reach for the energies of each.
Spirit and Ground - equal yet opposite,
the lightness and the solidarity,
the ephemeral and the substantial.
The substantial is no more and no less
than the ephemeral - merely different.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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