Equality Quotes

It is untrue that equality is a law of nature. Nature has no equality; its sovereign law is subordination and dependence.

Luc de Clapier de Vauvanargues

Genuine equality between the sexes can only be realized in the process of the socialist transformation of society as a whole.

Mao Tse-Tung

I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

The first step in providing economic equality for women is to ensure a stable economy in which every person who wants to work can work.

Jimmy Carter

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Arthur Ashe

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, or to steal bread.

Anatole France

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

Is there equality before the law? At every stage of the judicial process--facing the policeman, appearing in court, being freed on bond, being sentenced by the judge--the poor person is treated worse than the rich, the black treated worse than the white, the politically or personally odd character is treated worse than the orthodox.

Howard Zinn

Englishmen hate Liberty and Equality too much to understand them. But every Englishman loves a pedigree.

George Bernard Shaw

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

Alexis de Tocqueville

The sole equality on earth is death

Philip James Bailey

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

Irving Kristol

The defect of equality is that we desire it only with our superiors.

Henry Becque

To refuse political equality is to rob the ostracized of all self-respect.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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 the government to the utmost.

Aristotle

It is the mark of the cultured man that he is aware of the fact that equality is an ethical and not a biological principle

Ashley Montagu

Men of culture are the true apostles of equality.

Matthew Arnold

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

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 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.

Simone Weil

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 Hayek

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

Kahlil Gibran

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

Bob Dylan
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