Equality Quotes Quotes

The sole equality on earth is death

Philip James Bailey

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

Henry Becque

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kofi Annan

In the state of nature...all men are born equal, but they cannot continue in this equality. Society makes them lose it, and they recover it only by the protection of the law.

Charles de Montesquieu

Equality...is the result of human organization. We are not born equal.

Hannah Arendt

Equality is. one of the most consummate scoundrels that ever crept from the brain of a political juggler--a fellow who thrusts his hand into the pocket of honest industry or enterprising talent, and squanders their hard-earned profits on profligate idleness or indolent stupidity.

James Kirke Paulding

Equality is the life of conversation; and he is as much out who assumes to himself any part above another, as he who considers himself below the rest of society.

Sir Richard Steele

Come forward, some great marshal, and organize equality in society, and your rod shall swallow up all the juggling old court gold-sticks

William Makepeace Thackeray

Courage consists in equality to the problem before us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

One of the things about equality is not just that you be treated equally to man, but that you treat yourself equally to the way you treat a man.

Marlo Thomas

We have a problem for those who advocate competitive equality of opportunity: the prizes won in the competitions of the first generation will tend to defeat the requirements of equality of opportunity for the next.

Lloyd Thomas
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