Equality Quotes

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Matthew Arnold

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

Plato

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

Plato

Subordination tends greatly to human happiness. Were we all upon an equality, we should have no other enjoyment than mere animal pleasure.

Samuel Johnson

Give us equality of enjoyment, equal right to expansion - it is as necessary to our prosperity as yours.

Robert Toombs

As a first step there must be an offer to achieve equality of rights in disarmament by abolishing the weapons forbidden to the Central Powers by the Peace Treaties

Arthur Henderson

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

Gender equality is a precondition to overcoming starvation, poverty and epidemics.

Khalid Malik

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

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 may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact

Honore de Balzac

Equality of opportunity is an equal opportunity to prove unequal talents.

Viscount Samuel

Equality, in a social sense, may be divided into that of condition and that of rights. Equality of condition is incompatible with civilization, and is found only to exist in those communities that are but slightly removed from the savage state. In practice, it can only mean a common misery.

James Fenimore Cooper

I am leaving this legacy to all of you ... to bring peace, justice, equality, love and a fulfillment of what our lives should be. Without vision, the people will perish, and without courage and inspiration, dreams will die-- the dream of freedom and peace.

Rosa Parks

Whatever reforms are carried out in the economy, without deep going changes in men’s mentality – in their opinion about femininity – women’s equality may not be possible.

Vellupillai Pirapakaran

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

Irving Kristol

It is surely worse in this, that here, in one sense, it never can end. An African slave, even when made free, supposing him to be possessed even of talents and of virtue, can never, in these colonies, be quite on terms of equality with a free white man.

Jonathan Boucher

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

John Dryden

Your grand-father taught me the politics of pride, your grandmother taught me the politics of poverty. I am beholden to both for the fine synthesis. To you, my darling daughter, I give only one message. It is the message of the morrow, the message of history. Believe only in the people, work only for their emancipation and equality. The paradise of God lies under the feet of your mother. The paradise of politics lies under the feet of the people.

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

In science, all facts, no matter how trivial or banal, enjoy democratic equality

Mary McCarthy

If (the) empire of superstition and hypocrisy should be overthrown, happy indeed will it be for the world; but if all religion and morality should be overthrown with it, what advantages will be gained? The doctrine of human equality is founded entire

John Adams

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

Equality is the share of every one at their advent upon earth, and equality is also theirs when placed beneath it.

Ninon de L'Enclos

Liberty and equality--lovely and sacred words!

Giuseppe Mazzini
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