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equality quotes (58)

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

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

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   Category: Equality

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

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   Category: Equality

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

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

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   Category: Equality

All men are born equally free.
Salmon P. Chase   Category: Equality

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

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

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

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

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   Category: Equality

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

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   Category: Equality

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
Albert Einstein   Category: Equality

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

Nobody really believes in equality anyway.
Warren Farrell   Category: Equality

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   Category: Equality

I am free of all prejudices. I hate every one equally.
W. C. Fields   Category: Equality

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

Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.
Khalil Gibran   Category: Equality

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   Category: Equality

We are a model country where gender equality is concerned.
Tarja Halonen   Category: Equality

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   Category: Equality

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

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

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

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

Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power.
Barbara Jordan   Category: Equality

All imaginable futures are not equally possible.
Kevin Kelly   Category: Equality

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   Category: Equality

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.   Category: Equality

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.   Category: Equality

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.   Category: Equality

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

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

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   Category: Equality

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   Category: Equality

I want for myself what I want for other women, absolute equality.
Agnes Macphail   Category: Equality

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

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   Category: Equality

The cry of equality pulls everyone down.
Iris Murdoch   Category: Equality

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   Category: Equality

I am an aristocrat. I love liberty; I hate equality.
John Randolph   Category: Equality

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

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   Category: Equality

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   Category: Equality

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

The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
Margaret Thatcher   Category: Equality

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   Category: Equality

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   Category: Equality

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   Category: Equality

Democratic principles are the result of equality of condition.
Mercy Otis Warren   Category: Equality

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   Category: Equality

Virtue can only flourish among equals.
Mary Wollstonecraft   Category: Equality

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