Equality Quotes

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

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

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

Irving Kristol

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

Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons.


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
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