Quotes of Equality

“ 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.

“ Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ That all men are equal is a proposition which, at ordinary times, no sane individual has ever given his assent. ”

- Aldous Huxley

“ 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

“ The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law. ”

- Aristotle

“ 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

“ The love of democracy is that of equality. ”

- Charles de Montesquieu

“ All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others. ”

- George Orwell

“ Equality...is the result of human organization. We are not born equal. ”

- Hannah Arendt

“ 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

“ As men, we are all equal in the presence of death. ”

- Publilius Syrus

“ We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. ”

- US Declaration of Independence

“ Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference. ”

- Voltaire

“ 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

“ From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own. ”

- Carl Schurz

“ I will feel equality has arrived when we can elect to office women who are as unqualified as some of the men who are already there. ”

- Maureen Reagan

“ 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

“ Prosperity or egalitarianism — you have to choose. I favor freedom — you never achieve real equality anyway: you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion. ”

- Mario Vargas Llosa

“ In America everybody is of opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors. ”

- Bertrand Russell

“ That all men are equal is a proposition to which, at ordinary times, no sane human being has ever given his assent. ”

- Aldous Huxley

“ Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe? ”

- Stephen Hawking

“ 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

“ Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions — it only guarantees equality of opportunity. ”

- Irving Kristol

“ The deadly Hydra now is the hydra of Equality. Liberty, Equality and Fraternity is the three-fanged serpent. ”

- D. H. Lawrence

“ I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“ The cry of equality pulls everyone down. ”

- Iris Murdoch

“ Equality…is the result of human organization. We are not born equal. ”

- Hannah Arendt

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

- Henri Frederic Amiel

“ 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

“ The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. ”

- Anatole France
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