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Equality Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Equality.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nobody really believes in equality anyway.
- Warren Farrell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The cry of equality pulls everyone down.
- Iris Murdoch

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

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

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

Virtue can only flourish among equals.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All imaginable futures are not equally possible.
- Kevin Kelly

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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 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.

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

Jackie Robinson, as an athlete and as someone who was
trying to make a stand for equality,
he was exemplary.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Again, it may be said, that to love justice and equality
the people need no great effort of virtue;
it is sufficient that they love themselves.
- Maximilien Robespierre

Unless man is committed to the belief that all mankind are his brothers,
then he labors in vain and hypocritically in the vineyards of equality.
- Adam Clayton

Women will only have true equality when men share with
them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A woman's asking for equality in the church would be
comparable to a black person's demanding equality in the Ku Klux Klan.
- Mary Daly

As soon as man enters into a state of society he loses
the sense of his weakness;
equality ceases,
and then commences the state of war.
- Charles de Secondat

I am a universalist, passionately devoted to the cause
of equality within the human family.
- Theodore Bikel

Distinctions between citizens solely because of their
ancestry are by their very nature odious to a free
people whose institutions are founded upon the doctrine of equality.
- Harlan Stone

The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I said on the equality side of it, that it is essential
to a woman's equality with man that she be the decision-maker,
that her choice be controlling.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Unless there is recognition that women are most vulnerable...
and you do something about social and cultural equality for women,
you're never going to defeat this pandemic.
- Stephen Lewis

Inequality can have a bad downside, but equality,
for its part, sure does get in the way of coordination.
- Mary Douglas

From the naturalistic point of view,
all men are equal.
There are only two exceptions to this rule of naturalistic equality:
geniuses and idiots.
- Mikhail Bakunin

The main business of religions is to purify,
control, and restrain that excessive and exclusive
taste for well-being which men acquire in times of equality.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

We are also further than ever from equality of opportunity.
- Ferdinand Mount


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