Equality quotes and quotations
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
All the people like us are we, And everyone else is They.
That all men are equal is a proposition to which, at ordinary times, no sane individual has ever given his assent.
More countries have understood that women's equality is a prerequisite for development.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.
The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says: It's a girl.
There has to be positive action that allows the most disadvantaged people to get their fair share of job opportunities.
No man is above the law, and no man is below it.
Equal opportunity is good, but special privilege is better.
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.
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.
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
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.
It was a wise man who said that there is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals.
The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law.
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.
Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
There is no saint without a past, and no sinner without a future.
Shri Haidakhan Babaji
In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal. There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave.
John James Ingalls
Equality...is the result of human organization. We are not born equal.
Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.
That all men are equal is a proposition which, at ordinary times, no sane individual has ever given his assent.
The love of democracy is that of equality.
Charles de Montesquieu
If any man claims the Negro should be content... let him say he would willingly change the color of his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city. Then and only then has he a right to such a claim.
Robert F. Kennedy
The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.
All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.
Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.
we are all of 1 accord Strike all our souls the same notechord It is only God whom we'll call Lord not those of butcher stock or warlords.
O Anna Niemus
The defect of equality is that we only desire it with our superiors.
Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons.
All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.
Men are born equal but they are also born different.