Equality Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Equality

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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.
~By Barack Obama ~


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.
~By Thomas Mann ~


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


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.
~By Alexis de Tocqueville ~


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.
~By Harlan Stone ~


The bill neither confers nor abridges the rights of anyone but simply declares that in civil rights there shall be equality among all classes of citizens and that all alike shall be subject to the same punishment.
~By Lyman Trumbull ~


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.
~By Ruth Bader Ginsburg ~


The people of Canada have worked hard to build a country that opens its doors to include all, regardless of their differences; a country that respects all, regardless of their differences; a country that demands equality for all, regardless of their differences.
~By Paul Martin ~


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time to honor the greatest champion of racial equality who taught a nation - through compassion and courage - about democracy, nonviolence and racial justice.
~By Mark Pryor ~


The advocates of abortion on demand falsely assume two things: that women must suffer if the lives of unborn children are legally protected; and that women can only attain equality by having the legal option of destroying their innocent offspring in the womb.
~By Robert Casey ~


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


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.
~By Ed Miliband ~


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


God touches and moves, warns and desires all equally, and He wants one quite as much as another. The inequality lies in the way in which His touch, His warnings, and His gifts are received.
~By Johannes Tauler ~


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


I remember becoming aware of women's issues and inequality. It became glaringly clear to me when I was living in America that women are regarded as less intelligent than men.
~By Julie Christie ~


We must recover the element of quality in our traditional pursuit of equality. We must not, in opening our schools to everyone, confuse the idea that all should have equal chance with the notion that all have equal endowments.
~By Adlai E. Stevenson ~


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.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


On the one hand we publicly pronounce the equality of all peoples; on the other hand, in our immigration laws, we embrace in practice these very theories we abhor and verbally condemn.
~By Emanuel Celler ~


I do not think white America is committed to granting equality to the American Negro. This is a passionately racist country; it will continue to be so in the foreseeable future.
~By Susan Sontag ~


Communism is inequality, but not as property is. Property is exploitation of the weak by the strong. Communism is exploitation of the strong by the weak.
~By Pierre-Joseph Proudhon ~


The focus of tolerance education is to deal with the concept of equality and fairness. We need to establish confidence with children that there is more goodness than horror in this world.
~By Morris Dees ~


Most of all, we should remember all of us are capable of individually helping advance the spirit of equality for all.
~By Mike Rogers ~


It's much more acceptable for men to work and father kids. There's an inherent inequality, because we want to do it all, and I don't know how we can do this all.
~By Julia Louis Dreyfus ~


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


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


The increase in inequality in income is a longtime trend, but the pressure on middle- and low-income workers is going up rapidly. Especially if they live in an area where there are high housing and gas prices, like California.
~By Alice Rivlin ~


And it also became clear that these conditions of inequality and historical injustice have given rise to a feeling of hate in the world - a deeply felt hate that cannot easily be overcome with a few good words.
~By Ulrich Beck ~


In a society in which equality is a fact, not merely a word, words of racial or sexual assault and humiliation will be nonsense syllables.
~By Catharine MacKinnon ~


So what we're talking about here is human rights. The right to live like a human. The right to live, period. And what we're facing in Africa is an unprecedented threat to human dignity and equality.
~By Bono ~


A formally recognized equality does, however, accord the smaller nations a position which they should be able to use increasingly in the interest of humanity as a whole and in the service of the ideal.
~By Hjalmar Branting ~


There is always inequality in life. Some men are killed in a war and some men are wounded and some men never leave the country. Life is unfair.
~By John F. Kennedy ~


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


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


But it is also clear that left entirely untouched by public policy, the capitalist system will produce more inequality than is socially healthy or than is necessary for maximum efficiency.
~By Barney Frank ~


The state controlling a woman would mean denying her full autonomy and full equality.
~By Ruth Bader Ginsburg ~


What is being called the UN 'gender architecture' is more like a shack. Women need a bigger global house if equality is ever to become a reality.
~By Charlotte Bunch ~


From a viable economy to the full funding of Headstart, from a clean environment to true equality for women, from a strong military to a commitment to racial brotherhood, from schools that are honored to streets free of excessive violence.
~By Paul Tsongas ~


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.
~By Thomas Paine ~


Everyone has an equal right to inequality.
~By John Ralston Saul ~


It is a wise man who said that there is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals.
~By Felix Frankfurter ~


The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


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


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.
~By Leonard Boswell ~


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.
~By Maximilien Robespierre ~


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.
~By B. R. Ambedkar ~


The equality that we are all entitled to, as citizens of this democracy, can't be avoided by some religious dogma of a President who's is supposed to believe in the notion of separation of church and state. And he frankly doesn't.
~By Rosie O'Donnell ~


On the road to equality there is no better place for blacks to detour around American values than in forgoing its example in the treatment of its women and the organization of its family.
~By Eleanor Holmes Norton ~


The highest political buzz word is not liberty, equality, fraternity or solidarity; it is service.
~By Arthur Hugh Clough ~


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.
~By Friedrich August von Hayek ~


Elections are also about the future - the pledges that we are making for this country. For those who care about equality and fairness in the UK, and beyond, Labour really is the only choice.
~By Anne Campbell ~


We will have bigger bureaucracies, bigger labor unions, and bigger state-run corporations. It will be harder to be an entrepreneur because of punitive taxes and regulations. The rewards of success will be expropriated for the sake of attaining greater income equality.
~By Arthur C. Brooks ~


As a result of America's efforts to realize the ideals of equality and freedom, blacks in America are now the freest and richest black people anywhere on the face of the earth including all of the nations that are ruled by blacks.
~By David Horowitz ~


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


In Nicaragua, liberty, equality and the rule of law were the stuff of dreams. But in Paris I discovered the value of those words.
~By Bianca Jagger ~


Yugoslavia is a multinational community and it can survive only under the conditions of full equality for all nations that live in it.
~By Slobodan Milosevic ~


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


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.
~By Woodrow Wilson ~


In 1965, I marched for equality.
~By Alphonso Jackson ~


The unionists also for their part, want to minimise the potential for change, not only on the equality agenda but on the issues of sovereignty and ending the union.
~By Gerry Adams ~


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


Now they have come to the place where their faith can no longer feed on the bread of repression and violence. They ask for the bread of liberty, of public equality, and public responsibility. It must not be denied them.
~By Mordecai Wyatt Johnson ~


Friendship is something that creates equality and mutuality, not a reward for finding equality or a way of intensifying existing mutuality.
~By Rowan D. Williams ~


Under-representation of women and other inequality among researchers is a problem that will not solve itself as women acquire competence.
~By Tarja Halonen ~


I would point out that Japan's proposal at the Versailles Peace Conference on the principle of racial equality was rejected by delegates such as those from Britain and the United States.
~By Hideki Tojo ~


The purpose that brought the fourteenth amendment into being was equality before the law, and equality, not separation, was written into the law.
~By Robert Bork ~


The Klan had used fear, intimidation and murder to brutally oppress over African-Americans who sought justice and equality and it sought to respond to the young workers of the civil rights movement in Mississippi in the same way.
~By Charles Rangel ~


I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


Among the best traitors Ireland has ever had, Mother Church ranks at the very top, a massive obstacle in the path to equality and freedom. She has been a force for conservatism... to ward off threats to her own security and influence.
~By Bernadette Devlin ~


I think it has other roots, has to do, in part, with a general anxiety in contemporary life... nuclear bombs, inequality of possibility and chance, inequality of goods allotted to us, a kind of general racist, unjust attitude that is pervasive.
~By Leonard Baskin ~


The more equality women have, the fairer, more civilized and tolerant society will be. Sexual equality is a lot more effective against terrorism than military strength.
~By Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero ~


Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.
~By Malcolm X ~


Prosperity or egalitarianism - you have to choose. I favor freedom - you never achieve real equality anyway: you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion.
~By Mario Vargas Llosa ~


In a world of increasing inequality, the legitimacy of institutions that give precedence to the property rights of "the Haves" over the human rights of "the Have Nots" is inevitably called into serious question.
~By David Korten ~


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.
~By Marlo Thomas ~


Similarly, gender-equality, supremacy of law, political participation, civil society, and transparency are among the indispensable elements that are the imperatives of democratization.
~By Recep Tayyip Erdogan ~


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.
~By Maureen Reagan ~


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.
~By Simone Weil ~


We are all different. Yet we are all God's children. We are all united behind this country and the common cause of freedom, justice, fairness, and equality. That is what unites us.
~By Barbara Boxer ~


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.
~By Mary Douglas ~


There will always be a place for us somewhere, somehow, as long as we see to it that working people fight for everything they have, everything they hope to get, for dignity, equality, democracy, to oppose war and to bring to the world a better life.
~By Harry Bridges ~


Earlier feminists were almost universally pro-choice and have dominated political debate until now. Having access to abortion was viewed as the only way women could have full equality with men, who, until recently, couldn't get pregnant.
~By Kathleen Parker ~


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


Increasing inequality in income distribution in this country has broader policy implications, and there is also the growing problem of perverse incentives that result from executives receiving grossly disproportionate compensation based on decisions they themselves take.
~By Barney Frank ~


Diversity on the bench is critical. As practitioners, you need judges who 'get it!' We need judges who understand what discrimination feels like. We need judges who understand what inequality feels like. We need judges who understand the subtleties of unfair treatment and who are willing to call it out when they see it!
~By Debbie Wasserman Schultz ~


I don't believe in social equality, and they know it.
~By George Smathers ~


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.
~By Muhammad Ali Jinnah ~


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.
~By Barry Goldwater ~


Political Freedom without economic equality is a pretense, a fraud, a lie; and the workers want no lying.
~By Mikhail Bakunin ~


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


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.
~By Andrea Dworkin ~


Another example of the educational inequality is the current debate over publicly financed school vouchers which will provide educational opportunities to a privileged handful, but deprive public schools of desperately needed resources.
~By Bobby Scott ~


I do not want to be the angel of any home: I want for myself what I want for other women, absolute equality. After that is secured, then men and women can take turns being angels.
~By Agnes Macphail ~


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


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.
~By Adam Clayton ~


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


How are men to be secured in any rights without instruction; how to be secured in the equal exercise of those rights without equality of instruction? By instruction understand me to mean knowledge - just knowledge; not talent, not genius, not inventive mental powers.
~By Frances Wright ~


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.
~By John Hope ~


I think men are allowed to be fat and bald and ugly and women aren't. And it's just not - there is no equality there.
~By Connie Chung ~


I am fiscally prudent and socially progressive. I believe in protecting a woman's right to choose. I believe in marriage equality.
~By Andrew Cuomo ~

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