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Equality Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Equality

Please enjoy these Equality Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Nobody really believes in equality anyway.
- Warren Farrell

The cry of equality pulls everyone down.
- Iris Murdoch

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Virtue can only flourish among equals.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Equality of rights means that some people cannot simply
impose obligations on others,
for the moral agency and rights of those others would then be violated.
- Tom G. Palmer

Such security is equal liberty.
But it is not necessarily equality in the use of the earth.
- Benjamin Tucker

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.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah

The basis, the corner-stone of this Government,
was the perfect equality of the free,
sovereign, and independent States which made it.
- Robert Toombs

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

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

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.
- Agnes Macphail

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

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.
- Susan Sontag

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

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

Inequality can have a bad downside, but equality,
for its part, sure does get in the way of coordination.
- Mary Douglas

Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth,
beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value,
but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
- Simone Weil

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

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich
as well as the poor to sleep under bridges,
to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
- Anatole France

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

I had explained that a woman's asking for equality
in the church would be comparable to a black person's
demanding equality in the Ku Klux Klan.
- Mary Daly


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