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Quotations: Equality

Liberty, equality - bad principles! The only true principle for humanity is justice; and justice to the feeble is protection and kindness.
Henri-Frédéric Amiel

There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.
Susan B Anthony

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

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

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

Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.
Honore De Balzac

His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants hall.
James M Barrie

A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun.
Thomas Carlyle

Loyalty to the principles upon which our Government rests positively demands that the equality before the law which it guarantees to every citizen should be justly and in good faith conceded in all parts of the land.
Grover Cleveland

There is no human reason why a child should not admire and emulate his teacher's ability to do sums, rather than the village bum's ability to whittle sticks and smoke cigarettes. The reason why the child does not is plain enough - the bum has put himself on an equality with him and the teacher has not.
Floyd Dell

We've chosen the path to equality, don't let them turn us around.
Geraldine Ferraro

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

A society that puts equality... ahead of freedom will end up with neither.
Milton Friedman

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

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

The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone.
Pope John XXIII

Women cannot serve two masters at once who are urgently beaming antithetical orders.... Either we believe in patriarchy the rule of men over women -- or we believe in equality.
Sonia Johnson

That's part of American greatness, is discrimination. Yes, sir. Inequality, I think, breeds freedom and gives a man opportunity.
Lester Maddox

Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.
Malcolm X

Laws are often made by fools, and even more often by men who fail in equity because they hate equality: but always by men, vain authorities who can resolve nothing.
Michel De Montaigne

The love of democracy is that of equality.
Charles De Montesquieu

Candor is a compliment; it implies equality. It's how true friends talk.
Peggy Noonan

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

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.

We will have equality when a female schlemiel moves ahead as fast as a male schlemiel.
Estelle Ramey

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

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

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

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