Equality Quotes

The principle of liberty and equality, if coupled with mere selfishness, will make men only devils, each trying to be independent that he may fight only for his own interest. And here is the need of religion and its power, to bring in the principle of benevolence and love to men.

John Randolph

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

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

Courage consists in equality to the problem before us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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 result of human organization. We are not born equal.

Hannah Arendt

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

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

Kofi Annan

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

Bob Dylan

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

Kahlil Gibran

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

All men have an equal right to the free development of their faculties; they have an equal right to the impartial protection of the state; but it is not true, it is against all the laws of reason and equity, it is against the eternal nature of things

Victor Cousin

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

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Updated On : December 22, 2013
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