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Carl Schurz 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

Related topics: Equality

Our country, right or wrong.
When right, to be kept right; when wrong,
to be put right.
- Carl Schurz

Ideals are like the stars: we never reach them,
but like the mariners of the sea, we chart our course by them.
- Carl Schurz

My country right or wrong; when right,
to keep her right; when wrong, to put her right.
- Carl Schurz

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

The cry of equality pulls everyone down.
- Iris Murdoch

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

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

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

Nobody really believes in equality anyway.
- Warren Farrell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All imaginable futures are not equally possible.
- Kevin Kelly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I believe in equality for everyone,
except reporters and photographers.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Virtue can only flourish among equals.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Republicans many times can't get the words 'equality
of opportunity' out of their mouths.
Their lips do not form that way.
- Jack Kemp

Gender equality is more than a goal in itself.
It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty,
promoting sustainable development and building good governance.
- Kofi Annan

I don't believe in social equality, and they know it.
- George Smathers

The March on Washington affirmed our values as a people:
equality and opportunity for all.
Forty-one years ago, during a time of segregation,
these were an ideal.
- Leonard Boswell

American society will never completely understand the
true meaning of equality.
- Bryant H. McGill

In 1965, I marched for equality.
- Alphonso Jackson

Genuine equality between the sexes can only be realized
in the process of the socialist transformation of society as a whole.
- Mao Tse-Tung

I do not want to be the angel of any home:
I want for myself what I want for other women,
absolute equality.
After that is secured, then men and women can take turns being angels.
- Agnes Macphail

As a first step there must be an offer to achieve equality
of rights in disarmament by abolishing the weapons
forbidden to the Central Powers by the Peace Treaties.
- Arthur Henderson

Yugoslavia is a multinational community and it can
survive only under the conditions of full equality
for all nations that live in it.
- Slobodan Milosevic

Candor is a compliment; it implies equality.
It's how true friends talk.
- Peggy Noonan

I will feel equality has arrived when we can elect
to office women who are as incompetent as some of the
men who are already there.
- Maureen Reagan


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