If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
– John F. Kennedy
There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.
– Susan B. Anthony
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.
– Bob Dylan
Democracy… is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.
The smaller the planets are, they are, other things being equal, of so much the greater density; for so the powers of gravity on their several surfaces come nearer to equality. They are likewise, other things being equal, of the greater density, as they are nearer to the sun.
– Isaac Newton
A fundamentalist can’t bring himself or herself to negotiate with people who disagree with them because the negotiating process itself is an indication of implied equality.
– Jimmy Carter
We came equals into this world, and equals shall we go out of it.
– George Mason
If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
– J. K. Rowling
Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.
– Thomas Jefferson
Most of all, we should remember all of us are capable of individually helping advance the spirit of equality for all.
– Mike Rogers
Equality under the law is the slow triumph of hope over history.
– Jim Cooper
A formally recognized equality does, however, accord the smaller nations a position which they should be able to use increasingly in the interest of humanity as a whole and in the service of the ideal.
– Hjalmar Branting
The storm and stress period of women and the new social and psychological formations thereby entailed must indeed extend far into the twentieth century. This period of conflict will cease only when woman within and out of marriage shall have received legal equality with man.
– Ellen Key
Our socialism does not include extreme materialistic concepts, since Indonesia is primarily a God-fearing, God-loving nation. Our socialism is a mixture. We draw political equality from the American Declaration of Independence. We draw spiritual equality from Islam and Christianity. We draw scientific equality from Marx.
The basic Buddhist stand on the question of equality between the genders is age-old. At the highest tantric levels, at the highest esoteric level, you must respect women: every woman.
– Dalai Lama
Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome.
– Rosa Parks
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
Gender equality is not only an issue for women and girls.
– Justin Trudeau
My dad’s from that generation like a lot of immigrants where he feels like if you come to this country, you pay this thing like the American dream tax: like you’re going to endure some racism, and if it doesn’t cost you your life, well hey, you lucked out. Pay it; there you go, Uncle Sam. I was born here, so I actually had the audacity of equality.
– Hasan Minhaj
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
Equality implies individuality.
– Trey Anastasio
The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.
– Andrew Jackson
Before God we are all equally wise – and equally foolish.
– Albert Einstein
Canada is the homeland of equality, justice and tolerance.
– Kim Campbell
We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. It is time now to write the next chapter – and to write it in the books of law.
– Lyndon B. Johnson
Let us remember we are all part of one American family. We are united in common values, and that includes belief in equality under the law, basic respect for public order, and the right of peaceful protest.
– Barack Obama
It is clear that not in one thing alone, but in many ways equality and freedom of speech are a good thing.
The year was 2081, and everyone was finally equal.
– Kurt Vonnegut
Genuine equality between the sexes can only be realized in the process of the socialist transformation of society as a whole.
– Mao Zedong
How are men to be secured in any rights without instruction; how to be secured in the equal exercise of those rights without equality of instruction? By instruction understand me to mean knowledge – just knowledge; not talent, not genius, not inventive mental powers.
– Frances Wright
Equality and separation cannot exist in the same space.
– Jason Mraz
Today, Negroes play on every big league club and in every minor league. With millions of other Negroes in other walks of life, we are willing to stand up and be counted for what we believe in. In baseball or out, we are no longer willing to wait until Judgment Day for equality – we want it here on earth as well as in Heaven.
– Jackie Robinson
Citizens standing up for equality and freedom can never be equated with white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and the KKK.
– Gary Cohn
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.
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
In science, all facts, no matter how trivial or banal, enjoy democratic equality.
– Mary McCarthy
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
– B. R. Ambedkar
Proclaim human equality as loudly as you like, Witless will serve his brother.
– Thomas Huxley
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
– George Orwell
Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice, and that justice is equality.
If you believe in equality, if you believe in standing up for the rights of all, especially for people most affected by bigotry and discrimination, then you have no choice but to be present and accounted for when it comes to standing up for gays and lesbians in our society.
– Michael Moore
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.
No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men.
– Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.
– Kofi Annan
Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.
– Malcolm X
I believe every child has the right to a mother and a father. Men and women are not the same. That’s not to say they’re not entitled to equal rights, but they are not the same.
– Mark Davis
I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.
– Alice Paul
Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women.
– Joss Whedon