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Equal pay isn't just a women's issue;
by Mike Honda

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

Related topics: Equality

It's amazing to me that, in the 42 years since President
Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law,
women today still receive fewer wages than men for the same work.
- Mike Honda

My own mother always taught me that fairness was a family value -
I think equal pay is about fairness for everyone.
- Mike Honda

The Patriot Act addresses various subjects.
Some sections are beneficial and enhance our national security.
- Mike Honda

 

My own family and thousands of other Japanese Americans
were interned during World War II.
It took our nation over 40 years to apologize.
- Mike Honda

The Constitution is never tested during times of tranquility;
it is during times of tension,
turmoil, tragedy, trauma, and terrorism that it is sorely tested.
- Mike Honda

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

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Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

The past does not equal the future.
- Anthony Robbins

Suspended between earth and sky,
my humanity draws from both,
my tendrils reach for the energies of each.
Spirit and Ground - equal yet opposite,
the lightness and the solidarity,
the ephemeral and the substantial.
The substantial is no more and no less
than the ephemeral - merely different.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap
whence everyone must take an equal portion,
most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
- Socrates

Animals, whom we have made our slaves,
we do not like to consider our equal.
- Charles Darwin

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
- Peter Marshall

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

Poetry is an orphan of silence.
The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
- Charles Simic

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

I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal,
and I never loved any other man as much.
- Hedy Lamarr

Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers.
Pray for power equal to your tasks.
- Phillips Brooks

Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly.
- George MacDonald

All of the books in the world contain no more information
than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year.
Not all bits have equal value.
- Carl Sagan

All other things being equal,
the simplest explanation is the most likely.
- a statement of Occam's Razor

The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as
long as I am President that is what it will remain.
They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.
- Harry S. Truman

To some lawyers, all facts are created equal.
- Felix Frankfurter

Monopolists who fear competition and who distrust democracy
because it stands for equal opportunity would like
to secure their position against small and energetic enterprise.
- Henry A. Wallace

A woman is always younger than a man at equal years.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Never make a companion equal to a brother.
- Hesiod

Everyone has an equal right to inequality.
- John Ralston Saul

I don't need equal time, I am equal time!
- Rush Limbaugh

The "takings" clause of the Fifth Amendment is for
conservatives what the equal protection clause of the 14th is for liberals.
- Michael Kinsley

I was number one in the ratings four times last year and twice this season.
What could be more damn equal than that? If they get any more equal,
I don't want it.
- Flip Wilson

In a world of prayer, we are all equal in the sense
that each of us is a unique person,
with a unique perspective on the world,
a member of a class of one.
- W. H. Auden

It's always good when women win things in fiction because
it tends to be more male-dominated,
unlike poetry, which is more equal.
- Carol Ann Duffy

The United Nations, whose membership comprises almost
all the states in the world,
is founded on the principle of the equal worth of every human being.
- Kofi Annan

I have equal contempt for both left and right radicals.
- Aleksandr Lebed

I see heaven's glories shine and faith shines equal.
- Emily Bronte

One person with a belief is equal to ninety-nine who have only interests.
- John Stuart Mill

Medicare provided guaranteed equal coverage,
something that the private sector could not.
- Bennie Thompson

I want, in this school, that one sex shall have equal
advantage with the other,
and I want particularly that females shall have open
to them every employment suitable to their sex.
- Leland Stanford

It is giving me a great satisfaction,
because I had the notion that we could make great wines
equal to the greatest wines in the world,
and everybody said it was impossible.
- Robert Mondavi

No passion in the world is equal to the passion to
alter someone else's draft.
- H. G. Wells

I thought that the chief thing to be done in order
to equal boys was to be learned and courageous.
So I decided to study Greek and learn to manage a horse.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

And I spoke out on women's rights, like equal pay for equal work.
- Karen Morley

All men are not created equal but should be treated
as though they were under the law.
- Andy Rooney

The dream was not to put one black family in the White house,
the dream was to make everything equal in everybody's house.
- Al Sharpton

It is wrong to use equal language for unequal actions.
- Peter Akinola

Jefferson owned slaves.
He did not believe that all were created equal.
He was a racist.
- Stephen Ambrose

It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers,
but for powers equal to our tasks,
to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door
of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.
- Helen Keller

We are all equal on this floor, and a senator must keep his word.
- Mike Mansfield

To be among people one loves, that's sufficient;
to dream,
to speak to them, to be silent among them,
to think of indifferent things; but among them,
everything is equal.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Some values must be universal, like human rights and
the equal worth of every human being.
- Bjorn Ulvaeus

Ambidextrous, adj.: Able to pick with equal skill a
right-hand pocket or a left.
- Ambrose Bierce

Enable every woman who can work to take her place on the labour front,
under the principle of equal pay for equal work.
- Mao Tse-Tung

So, the struggle for equal educational opportunity continues.
- Bobby Scott

Prudence is but experience, which equal time,
equally bestows on all men, in those things they equally apply themselves unto.
- Thomas Hobbes

Those 3,000 jobs in Sioux Falls, based on our population
back then in Sioux Falls,
would have taken 300,000 jobs in New York City to equal it at Citibank.
- Bill Janklow

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

Men and women were declared equal one morning and everybody
could divorce each other by postcard.
- Kate Millett

In science, "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such
a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent."
I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow,
but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
- Stephen Jay Gould

If you say, I'm for equal pay, that's a reform.
But if you say.
I'm a feminist, that's a transformation of society.
- Gloria Steinem

Now all we need is to continue to speak the truth fearlessly,
and we shall add to our number those who will turn
the scale to the side of equal and full justice in all things.
- Lucy Stone

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

Choose a subject equal to your abilities;
think carefully what your shoulders may refuse,
and what they are capable of bearing.
- Horace

A man is free to go up as high as he can reach up to;
but I,
with all my style and pep, can't get a man my equal
because a girl is always judged by her mother.
- Anzia Yezierska

What will we do in a globalised world? All human beings are equal,
so they have the same right to have the same lifestyle-the same social security,
jobs, education.
- Joschka Fischer

The rights of the weak are not weaker rights,
but are completely equal to the rights of the strong.
- Dionigi Tettamanzi

The Queen is usually reckoned equal,
in average situations,
to two Rooks and a Pawn, but towards the end of a game
she is hardly so valuable as two Rooks.
- Howard Staunton

It is equally demonstrable that so far as Texas is concerned,
there have been equal confusion, insecurity and injustice
in the administration of the State governments.
- William H. Wharton

Each individual is unique.
We all have equal worth.
Young and old, those who can cope and those who need help.
- Kjell Magne Bondevik

In a man, I look for a friend, someone who's equal,
with whom I'm comfortable.
- Jennifer Aniston

Do not gain basely; base gain is equal to ruin.
- Hesiod

Sometimes it leads me even to hesitate whether I am
strictly correct in my idea that all men are born to equal rights,
for their conduct seems to me to contravene the doctrine.
- Benjamin F. Wade


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