Last Updated on 21 June 2024

Quotes from various sources talking about equality

  • All the people like us are “we”, and everyone else is “they.”
    – Rudyard Kipling
  • As equality increases, so does the number of people struggling for predominance.
    – Mason Cooley
  • The demand for equal rights in every vocation of life is just and fair; but, after all, the most vital right is the right to love and be loved.
    – Emma Goldman
  • 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
  • Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal.
    – Aristotle
  • Democracy not only requires equality but also an unshakable conviction in the value of each person, who is then equal.
    – Jeane Kirkpatrick
  • Equal pay isn’t just a women’s issue; when women get equal pay, their family incomes rise and the whole family benefits.
    – Mike Honda
  • Equality and self-determination should never be divided in the name of religious or ideological fervor.
    – Rita Dove
  • Equality and separation cannot exist in the same space.
    – Jason Mraz
  • Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
    – Abraham Lincoln
  • Here are the values that I stand for: honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values.
    – Ellen DeGeneres
  • The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality.
    – Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.
    – W. C. Fields
  • I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.
    – Thomas Paine
  • I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
    – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.
    – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
    – John F. Kennedy
  • If we were to select the most intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind, all races would be present.
    – Franz Boas
  • If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
    – J.K. Rowling
  • It’s just better to promote love and fairness and equality than it is to promote something you think is based on your religious beliefs.
    – Jane Wiedlin
  • The man who didn’t want his wife to work has been succeeded by the man who asks about her chances of getting a raise.
    – Earl Wilson
  • To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man.
    – Golda Meir
  • 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
  • We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others.
    – Will Rogers
  • Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness.
    – Erica Jong
  • Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.
    – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • The word ‘equality’ shows up too much in our founding documents for anyone to pretend it’s not the American way.
    – Martha Plimpton
  • You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that.
    – Arthur Ashe