Equality Quotes

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.

 

 

If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.-J. K. Rowling

 

 

The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.-Chief Joseph

 

 

Until we get equality in education, we won’t have an equal society.-Sonia Sotomayor

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

There should be no discrimination against languages people speak, skin color, or religion. – Malala Yousafzai

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Socialism values equality more than liberty.-Dennis Prager

 

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. didn’t carry just a piece of cloth to symbolize his belief in racial equality; he carried the American flag.-Adrian Cronauer

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.-Aristotle

 

 

 

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.-
Thomas Jefferson

 

 

You can’t state difference and also state equality. We have to state sameness to understand equality.-Zadie Smith

 

 

 

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

 

 

I speak not for myself but for those without voice… those who have fought for their rights… their right to live in peace, their right to be treated with dignity, their right to equality of opportunity, their right to be educated.-Malala Yousafzai

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

We came equals into this world, and equals shall we go out of it. – George Mason

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Virtue can only flourish among equals.-Mary Wollstonecraft

 

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

 

 

We are not supposed to be all equal. Let’s just forget that. We are supposed to have equal rights under law. If we do that, we have done enough.-Ben Stein

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.-George Orwell

 

 

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

 

 

 

The sole equality on earth is death.-Philip James Bailey

 

 

Nature has made men free and equal. The distinctions necessary for social order are only founded on general utility.-Marquis de Lafayette

 

 

You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that.-Arthur Ashe

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive.-Thomas Mann

 

 

 

If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.-John F. Kennedy

 

 

Equality and separation cannot exist in the same space.-Jason Mraz

 

 

Equality and self-determination should never be divided in the name of religious or ideological fervor.-Rita Dove

 

 

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.

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

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 believe the equal rights amendment is a necessity of life for all citizens. The cabinet sometimes felt that I shouldn’t be so outspoken. – Betty Ford

 

 

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

 

We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. It is time now to write the next chapter – and to write it in the books of law.-Lyndon B. Johnson

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