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Positive Quotes about Equality

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nobody really believes in equality anyway.
- Warren Farrell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All imaginable futures are not equally possible.
- Kevin Kelly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Virtue can only flourish among equals.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

And think of how we challenged the idea of a male dominated
Parliament with All-Women shortlists and made the cause
of gender equality central to our government.
We were right to do so.
- Ed Miliband

The civil rights movement in the United States was about the same thing,
about equality of treatment for all sections of the people,
and that is precisely what our movement was about.
- John Hume

All sports must be treated on the basis of equality.
- Pierre de Coubertin

Socialism values equality more than liberty.
- Dennis Prager

It is crucial that members of Congress cast votes that
are supportive of the values upon which our nation was founded:
equality,
freedom, and opportunity for all people.
- Joe Baca

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

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

In science, all facts, no matter how trivial or banal,
enjoy democratic equality.
- Mary McCarthy

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

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

If money, education, and honesty will not bring to me as much privilege,
as much equality as they bring to any American citizen,
then they are to me a curse, and not a blessing.
- John Hope


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