110 Quotes About Equality

Quotes About Equality

1. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed; We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal – Martin Luther King, Jr.

2. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

3. Before God we are all equally wise – and equally foolish. – Albert Einstein

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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

7. 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

8. I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers. – Mahatma Gandhi

9. 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

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

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

12. We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others. – Will Rogers

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

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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

17. 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

18. Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome. – Rosa Parks

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

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

21. 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

22. The battle for women’s rights has been largely won. – Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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

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

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

28. I am totally against the idea that a Muslim woman should not have the same opportunities as a Muslim man to learn, to open up, to work, help shape the future. To close Islam down to a sexist approach is totally intolerable and ridiculous. It’s not Islam. – King Hussein I

29. The year was 2081, and everyone was finally equal. – Kurt Vonnegut

30. 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

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

32. It is better that some should be unhappy rather than that none should be happy, which would be the case in a general state of equality. – Samuel Johnson

33. 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

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

35. No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men. – Muhammad Ali Jinnah

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

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

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

39. 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

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

41. The cry of equality pulls everyone down. – Iris Murdoch

42. I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

43. More countries have understood that women’s equality is a prerequisite for development. – Kofi Annan

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

45. 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

46. Private religious speech can’t be discriminated against. It has to be treated equally with secular speech. – Samuel Alito

47. Virtue can only flourish among equals. – Mary Wollstonecraft

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

49. 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

50. 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

51. All imaginable futures are not equally possible. – Kevin Kelly

52. Nobody really believes in equality anyway. – Warren Farrell

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

54. 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

55. I want to work on respecting individuals’ dignity. Equal rights, that’s where my heart is. That means equal rights and benefits, and that’s what we need. – Christine Gregoire

56. All men are born equally free. – Salmon P. Chase

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

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

59. 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

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

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

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

63. 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

64. 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

65. I am an aristocrat. I love liberty I hate equality. – John Randolph

66. The extension of women’s rights is the basic principle of all social progress. – Charles Fourier

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

68. Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude. – Alexis de Tocqueville

69. Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it. – Malcolm X

70. Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom. – Alexis de Tocqueville

71. Here are the values that I stand for: honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values. – Ellen DeGeneres

72. Democracy… is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike. – Plato

73. I believe in the equality of man and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy. – Thomas Paine

74. With patient and firm determination, I am going to press on for jobs. I’m going to press on for equality. I’m going to press on for the sake of our children. I’m going to press on for the sake of all those families who are struggling right now. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I am going to press on. – Barack Obama

75. Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice, and that justice is equality. – Plato

76. Just as modern mass production requires the standardization of commodities, so the social process requires standardization of man, and this standardization is called equality. – Erich Fromm

77. The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. – Anatole France

78. No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer. – George Orwell

79. The land is ours. It’s not European and we have taken it, we have given it to the rightful people… Those of white extraction who happen to be in the country and are farming are welcome to do so, but they must do so on the basis of equality. – Robert Mugabe

80. A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers. – Friedrich August von Hayek

81. I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity. – B. R. Ambedkar

82. 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

83. Half a century ago, the amazing courage of Rosa Parks, the visionary leadership of Martin Luther King, and the inspirational actions of the civil rights movement led politicians to write equality into the law and make real the promise of America for all her citizens. – David Cameron

84. Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them. – B. R. Ambedkar

85. Small natures require despotism to exercise their sinews, as great souls thirst for equality to give play to their heart. – Honore de Balzac

86. Subordination tends greatly to human happiness. Were we all upon an equality, we should have no other enjoyment than mere animal pleasure. – Samuel Johnson

87. The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone. – Pope John XXIII

88. Disease generally begins that equality which death completes. – Samuel Johnson

89. Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace. – Simone Weil

90. 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

91. Proclaim human equality as loudly as you like, Witless will serve his brother. – Thomas Huxley

92. Candor is a compliment it implies equality. It’s how true friends talk. – Peggy Noonan

93. 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

94. The poor have to labour in the face of the majestic equality of the law, which forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. – Anatole France

95. Even the striving for equality by means of a directed economy can result only in an officially enforced inequality – an authoritarian determination of the status of each individual in the new hierarchical order. – Friedrich August von Hayek

96. You see, Africa makes a fool of our idea of justice. It makes a farce of our idea of equality. It mocks our pieties. It doubts our concern. It questions our commitment. Because there is no way we can look at what’s happening in Africa, and if we’re honest, conclude that it would ever be allowed to happen anywhere else. – Bono

97. A fundamentalist can’t bring himself or herself to negotiate with people who disagree with them because the negotiating process itself is an indication of implied equality. – Jimmy Carter

98. I believe there is complete equality between men and women. And I believe those passages in the New Testament, not by Jesus, but by Paul, that say women should not adorn themselves, they should always wear hats or color their hair in church – things like that – I think they are signs of the times and should not apply to modern-day life. – Jimmy Carter

99. I don’t believe that if I came out as bisexual the world will change. But it’s really important for people to be truthful about who they are and fight for equality. We need to help the world usher itself into the next phase. – Olivia Thirlby

100. Socialism values equality more than liberty. – Dennis Prager

101. His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants hall. – James M. Barrie

102. Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed in institutions and manners, of the principle that an equal degree of attention is due to the needs of all human beings. – Simone Weil

103. You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of Islamic democracy, Islamic social justice and the equality of manhood in your own native soil. – Muhammad Ali Jinnah

104. For a modern woman it is important to be supported and that there is equality in every aspect, and that it’s not two halves that make a whole – it’s two wholes that make a whole. – Katy Perry

105. OK, in all seriousness, I would say I couldn’t be in a relationship without equality, generosity, integrity, spirit, kindness and humor. And awesomeness. – Jennifer Aniston

106. I happen to agree with many of the liberal emphasis on compassion, justice and equality. I just disagree that it’s the government’s role to provide everything. – Rick Warren

107. Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else. – Allen West

108. The perfection of our union, especially our commitment to equality of opportunity, has been a story of constant striving to live up to our Founding principles. This is what Abraham Lincoln meant when he said, ‘In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free – honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve.’ – Paul Ryan

109. Marriage equality is about more than just marriage. It’s about something greater. It’s about acceptance. – Charlize Theron

110. A commitment to sexual equality with males is a commitment to becoming the rich instead of the poor, the rapist instead of the raped, the murderer instead of the murdered. – Andrea Dworkin

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