Quotation Explorer - 'Equality'

Civilization is built on a number of ultimate principles...respect for human life, the punishment of crimes against property and persons, the equality of all good citizens before the law...or, in a word justice. - Max Nordau
Freedom is essentially a condition of inequality, not equality. It recognizes as a fact of nature the structural differences inherent in man -in temperament, character, and capacity - and it respects those differences. We are not alike and no law can make us so. - Frank Chodorov
Even the poorest among us deserves the dignity of equality. - The Prophet of Life
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
I do not believe in equality of results. I believe in "equal opportunity" and "equality before the law". - A.E. Samaan
There is no equality while privileges enjoyed by the many are denied to the few. - Robert Cubitt
Independent radical women often live lonely lives if they expect equality. - Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Conservatives believe in equality of opportunity. Liberals believe in equality of outcome. - Mike Rosen
Nature smiles at the union of freedom and equality in our utopias. For freedom and equality are sworn and everlasting enemies, and when one prevails the other dies. - Will Durant
Equality cannot be imagined outside of tyranny. - Charles Forbes René de Montalembert
Y’know, it’s not that we need equality. Because everyone’s already equal, it’s just that a ton of idiots lost the memo. Indeed, everyone just needs to be TREATED like the equal they already are. - Ellie Rose McKee
You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that. - Arthur Ashe
The principle of equality, which is at the core of democratic values, has very little meaning in a world in which global oligarchy is taking over. - bell hooks
The very success of the internet itself is due to its openness, equality of opportunity and innovation. Platforms like Facebook itself would not have been created if Mr. Mark Zuckerberg was accessing the internet via free basics. - Arzak Khan
NO TRUTH, NO LIGHTNo truth, no equality. No equality, no justice. No justice, no peace. No peace, no love. No love, only darkness. - Suzy Kassem
What is the end of our revolution? The tranquil enjoyment of liberty and equality; the reign of that eternal justice, the laws of which are graven, not on marble or stone, but in the hearts of men, even in the heart of the slave who has forgotten them, and in that of the tyrant who disowns them. - Maximilien Robespierre
As many political writers have pointed out, commitment to political equality is not an empirical claim that people are clones. - Steven Pinker
Even when repressed, inequality grows; only the man who is below the average in economic ability desires equality; those who are conscious of superior ability desire freedom, and in the end superior ability has its way. - Will Durant
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal their bread. - Anatole France
i believe in the freedom of state where every people have to right develop their culture and maintain the democracy while two things are very essential justice and equality - Long Live Pakistan and Happy Independence Day - Avinash Advani
Democracy is in the blood of the Muslims, who look upon complete equality of mankind, and believe in fraternity, equality, and liberty. - Muhammad Ali Jinnah
How can you put human rights to a popular vote and call it democracy? How many times do you need to redefine or haggle about the meaning of the word EQUALITY. - Christina Engela
Equality before the law is probably forever unattainable. It is a noble ideal, but it can never be realized, for what men value in this world is not rights but privileges. - H.L. Mencken
His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants hall. - James M. Barrie
Husband and wife both are works together as two wheels in a vehicle. Here is equality between both. - Kusum Manjeshri
The craving for equality can express itself either as a desire to pull everyone down to our own level (by belittling them, excluding them, tripping them up) or as a desire to raise ourselves up along with everyone else (by acknowledging them, helping them, and rejoicing in their success). - Friedrich Nietzsche
I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
The cry of equality pulls everyone down. - Iris Murdoch
You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of Islamic democracy, Islamic social justice and the equality of manhood in your own native soil. - Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Somewhere along the way, Capitalism reduced the idea of justice to mean just "human rights," and the idea of dreaming of equality became blasphemous. We are not fighting to tinker with reforming a system that needs to be replaced. - Arundhati Roy
Tact is the knack of keeping quiet at the right time; of being so agreeable yourself that no one can be disagreeable to you; of making inferiority feel like equality. A tactful man can pull the stinger from a bee without getting stung. - George Horace Lorimer
Although the principle of equality has always been self-evident, it has never been self-executing. - Barack Obama
Unless man is committed to the belief that all mankind are his brothers, then he labors in vain and hypocritically in the vineyards of equality. - Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
Long ago we stated the reason for labour organizations. We said that union was essential to give labourers opportunity to deal on an equality with their employers. - US Supreme Court
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
Freedom is essentially a condition of inequality, not equality. It recognizes as a fact of nature the structural differences inherent in man in temperament, character, and capacity and it respects those differences. We are not alike and no law can make us so. - Frank Chodorov
Pay equality is not going to happen because we scream and yell about it, it's going to happen when we start demanding it."(On Beauty: , Vogue, January 8, 2016) - Susan Sarandon
In a world of complete economic equality, you get and keep the affections you deserve. You can’t buy love with gifts or favors, you can’t hold love by raising an inadequate child, and you can’t be secure in love by serving as a good scrub woman or a good provider. - B.F. Skinner
Equality has no place for genius. - Allen Bloom
All men are created equal, it is only men themselves who place themselves above equality. - David Allan Coe
Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact. - Honore de Balzac
Feminism is not a dirty word. It does not mean you hate men, it does not mean you hate girls that have nice legs and a tan, and it does not mean you are a bitch or a dyke. It means you believe in equality. - Kate Nash
I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people. - Rosa Parks
A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men. - Gloria Steinem
Muhammad introduced the concept of such Glorious and Omnipotent God in Whose eyes all worldly systems are pieces of straw. Islamic equality of mankind is no fiction as it is in Christianity. No human mind has ever thought of such total freedom as established by Muhammad. - Mawde Royden
Those fighting to be included in the ideal of equality are not divisive.Those fighting to keep those people out - are. - Jon Stewart
Today women have the rights and equality our Victorian sisters could only dream of, and with those privileges comes the responsibility of standing up and being counted. - Sara Sheridan
I pray every single moment of my life; not on my knees but with my work. My prayer is to lift women to equality with men. Work and worship are one with me. - Susan B. Anthony
Just as modern mass production requires the standardization of commodities, so the social process requires standardization of man, and this standardization is called equality. - Erich Fromm
A society that puts equality... ahead of freedom will end up with neither. - Milton Friedman
Years ago a black man spoke about love and was crucified. Then Martin Luther King spoke about equality and was shot. Can you SEE why? - Daniel Marques
A commitment to sexual equality with men is a commitment to becoming the rich instead of the poor, the rapist instead of the raped, the murderer instead of the murdered. - Andrea Dworkin
A federation of all humanity, together with a sufficient measure of social justice, to ensure health, education, and a rough equality of opportunity to most of the children born into the world, would mean such a release and increase of human energy as to open a new phase in human history. - H.G. Wells
Men—I would like to take this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue too. - Emma Watson
The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone.
Liberty will never yield equality. Freewill produces a mess that you either accept or reject in favor of slavery. - A.E. Samaan
In a society in which equality is a fact, not merely a word, words of racial or sexual assault and humiliation will be nonsense syllables. - Catharine A. MacKinnon
I would argue that a truly developed country would be beyond Presidents and Kings. In a world with some semblance of equality, each liberal-minded woman, each gay person, and indeed almost every person could be their own President. In a world of equals, what real service does a ruler provide? - Isaac Asimov
In the state of nature, indeed, 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 laws. - Charles de Montesquieu
One of the things about equality is not just that you be treated equally to a man, but that you treat yourself equally to the way you treat a man. - Marlo Thomas
The fundamental Law of The Universe states that all human beings are fundamentally the same and therefore have an equal right to live in equality. - Anthony Pan
I believe in equality. Equality for everybody. No matter how stupid they are or how superior I am to them. - Steve Martin
Who talks most about freedom and equality? Is it not those who hold the bill of rights in one hand and a whip for affrighted slaves in the other? - Alexander Hamilton
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. - Anatole France
No reason for a feverish rush For we will all arrive in the same place At the right time. Justice will be served. There will be no better or worse, No big and small, no rewards, no punishment, No guilt, no judges, no hierarchies; Only silent equality. - Dejan Stojanovic
Command and obedience are but unfortunate necessities of human life: society in equality is its normal state. - John Stuart Mill
Those who oppose equality, compassion and social justice have been on the wrong side of history time and time again. - Laurence Overmire
Yeshua was a feminist. A feminist is a person who is in favor of, and promotes, the equality of women with men, who advocates and practices treating women primarily as human persons (as men are so treated) and willingly contravenes social customs in so acting. - Leonard Swidler
Good Relationship Always Want Equality - pravinbh
Once machines performed all the servile functions formerly performed by the lower classes, the population immediately achieved equality, ending over ten thousand years of class systems. - Charles Edward Stoll
I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers. - Mahatma Gandhi
I believe that there is an equality to all humanity. We all suck. - Bill Hicks
A fair and just society offers equality of opportunity to all. But it cannot promise, and should not try to enforce, sameness. - Christina Hoff Sommers
It is not in the shallow physical imitation of men that women will assert first their equality and later their superiority, but in the awakening of the intellect of women. - Nikola Tesla
Each creature is a unique piece of art to be respected and believed in. once we realise this, equality follows. - Sameh Elsayed
A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both. - Milton Friedman
Equality is humanity. - Rashmit Kalra
The immense appetite we have for biography comes from a deep-seated sense of equality. - Charles Baudelaire
It is not true that equality is a law of nature. Nature has no equality. Its sovereign law is subordination and dependence. - Marquis de Vauvenargues
Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it. - Malcolm X
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets and to steal bread. - Anatole France
Only a peace between equals can last. Only a peace the very principle of which is equality and a common participation in a common benefit. - Woodrow Wilson
The only hope for civilization is the greater freedom, development and equality of women. - William Moulton Marston
I think there’s a ton of fear in the perception of romance in part because there’s something very realistic in great romance namely, that women have the right to demand relationships that are based on equality and honesty and trust and, yes, a great sex life. - Sarah MacLean
The love of democracy is that of equality. - Charles de Montesquieu
He leaned forward and opened his door, politely standing aside to let me by before following me in. There are some advantages to dating a guy from another era, I thought. Though I am a big believer in gender equality, chivalry scores high in my book. - Amy Plum
Choose a leader who will build bridges - not walls. A leader who will promote peace - not wars. A leader who believes in equality - not discrimination. A leader who is transparent - not secretive. A leader who will speak for all - not just animals. - Mizan Chaudhury
Gender empowerment doesn't mean discrimination, It only means equality. - Mohith Agadi
Candor is a compliment; it implies equality. It's how true friends talk. - Peggy Noonan
The two things he most valued, which is to say liberty and equality, were not natural allies. - Christopher Hitchens
Like other women who sought equality, the amount of trouble I cause is inversely proportional to my physical size. - Cassandra Duffy
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
The only true forms of equality are equality at the Last Judgment and equality before a just court of law; all other attempts at levelling must lead, at best, to social stagnation. - Russel Kirk
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