Quotations on Equality

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Jackie Robinson, as an athlete and as someone who was trying to make a stand for equality, he was exemplary.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Keywords: Equality, Trying)

Republican patience with how unionism deals with the political institutions, and with key issues like equality and human rights, will be tested because, obviously, there will be a battle a day on these matters. So lets face up to all of this with our eyes wide open.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Equality, Battle, Day, Deals, Eyes, Rights, Human rights, Key, Open, Patience, Republican, Will)

Sinn Fein has demonstrated the ability to play a leadership role as part of a popular movement towards peace, equality and justice.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Equality, Leadership, Peace, Ability, Justice, Play, Popular)

The unionists also for their part, want to minimise the potential for change, not only on the equality agenda but on the issues of sovereignty and ending the union.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Equality, Change, Ending, Potential, Want)

Is there an equality of power between America and Iraq? Definitely not; however, the Iraqi people are standing fast and are defending their land courageously.
- Bashar al-Assad
(Keywords: Equality, Power, People, America, Iraq, Land)

What are we having this liberty for? We are having this liberty in order to reform our social system, which is full of inequality, discrimination and other things, which conflict with our fundamental rights.
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Keywords: Conflict, Discrimination, Rights, Inequality, Liberty, Order, Reform)

Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them.
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Keywords: Equality, Life, Religion, Constitution, Liberty, Today)

I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Keywords: Equality, Religion, Liberty)

More countries have understood that women's equality is a prerequisite for development.
- Kofi Annan
(Keywords: Equality, Women, Development, Countries)

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
(Keywords: Equality, Development, Goal, Building, Challenge, Gender, Gender equality, Meeting, Poverty)

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 government to the utmost.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Government, Equality, Thought, Democracy, Liberty, Will)

You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Equality, History, Life)

It is crucial that members of Congress cast votes that are supportive of the values upon which our nation was founded: equality, freedom, and opportunity for all people.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: Equality, People, Opportunity, Values, Congress, Freedom, Nation)

The sole equality on earth is death.
- Philip James Bailey
(Keywords: Death, Equality, Earth)

Political Freedom without economic equality is a pretense, a fraud, a lie; and the workers want no lying.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: Equality, Lie, Fraud, Freedom, Lying, Want, Workers)

Small natures require despotism to exercise their sinews, as great souls thirst for equality to give play to their heart.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Equality, Heart, Exercise, Play)

Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Equality, Power, Earth, Fact, May, Right)

His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants' hall.
- J. M. Barrie
(Keywords: Equality, May, Will)

His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants hall.
- James M. Barrie
(Keywords: Equality, May, Will)

And it also became clear that these conditions of inequality and historical injustice have given rise to a feeling of hate in the world - a deeply felt hate that cannot easily be overcome with a few good words.
- Ulrich Beck
(Keywords: Feeling, Hate, Inequality, Injustice, Words, World)

In choosing global corporate partners UNICEF emphasises compatibility with our core values and looks to build alliances that advance our mission of ensuring the health, education, equality and protection for all the world's children.
- Carol Bellamy
(Keywords: Equality, Education, Health, Values, Children, Corporate, Mission, Protection, World)

I am a universalist, passionately devoted to the cause of equality within the human family.
- Theodore Bikel
(Keywords: Equality, Family, Cause)

So what we're talking about here is human rights. The right to live like a human. The right to live, period. And what we're facing in Africa is an unprecedented threat to human dignity and equality.
- Bono
(Keywords: Equality, Dignity, Rights, Human rights, Talking)

You see, Africa makes a fool of our idea of justice. It makes a farce of our idea of equality. It mocks our pieties. It doubts our concern. It questions our commitment. Because there is no way we can look at what's happening in Africa, and if we're honest, conclude that it would ever be allowed to happen anywhere else.
- Bono
(Keywords: Equality, Idea, Commitment, Concern, Fool, Justice, Questions)

The purpose that brought the fourteenth amendment into being was equality before the law, and equality, not separation, was written into the law.
- Robert Bork
(Keywords: Equality, Purpose, Being, Law, Separation)

The March on Washington affirmed our values as a people: equality and opportunity for all. Forty-one years ago, during a time of segregation, these were an ideal.
- Leonard Boswell
(Keywords: Equality, Time, Opportunity, Values, March, Washington, Years)

The vision that the founding fathers had of rule of law and equality before the law and no one above the law, that is a very viable vision, but instead of that, we have quasi mob rule.
- James Bovard
(Keywords: Equality, Vision, Fathers, Founding, Law, Mob)

We are all different. Yet we are all God's children. We are all united behind this country and the common cause of freedom, justice, fairness, and equality. That is what unites us.
- Barbara Boxer
(Keywords: God, Equality, Cause, Children, Country, Freedom, Justice, United)

The equality among all members of the League, which is provided in the statutes giving each state only one vote, cannot of course abolish the actual material inequality of the powers concerned.
- Hjalmar Branting
(Keywords: Equality, Giving, Inequality, State, Vote)

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
(Keywords: Equality, Humanity, Interest, Nations, Service)

There will always be a place for us somewhere, somehow, as long as we see to it that working people fight for everything they have, everything they hope to get, for dignity, equality, democracy, to oppose war and to bring to the world a better life.
- Harry Bridges
(Keywords: Life, War, Equality, People, Hope, Democracy, Dignity, Fight, Will, World)

We will have bigger bureaucracies, bigger labor unions, and bigger state-run corporations. It will be harder to be an entrepreneur because of punitive taxes and regulations. The rewards of success will be expropriated for the sake of attaining greater income equality.
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Keywords: Equality, Success, Corporations, Income, Labor, State, Taxes, Will)

We have to restore power to the family, to the neighborhood, and the community with a non-market principle, a principle of equality, of charity, of let's-take-care-of-one-another. That's the creative challenge.
- Jerry Brown
(Keywords: Power, Equality, Family, Challenge, Charity, Community)

The work that must be done for each woman to reconnect with her psyche and to give herself a chance to live her own life is essentially the same. The realization of the equality of all races, the equality of all beings is essential.
- Betty Buckley
(Keywords: Equality, Life, Work, Chance, Woman)

What is being called the UN 'gender architecture' is more like a shack. Women need a bigger global house if equality is ever to become a reality.
- Charlotte Bunch
(Keywords: Equality, Women, Architecture, Being, Reality)

Elections are also about the future - the pledges that we are making for this country. For those who care about equality and fairness in the UK, and beyond, Labour really is the only choice.
- Anne Campbell
(Keywords: Equality, Care, Choice, Country, Elections, Future)

Canada is the homeland of equality, justice and tolerance.
- Kim Campbell
(Keywords: Equality, Canada, Justice, Tolerance)

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
(Keywords: Work, Fortune, Inequality, Man, Sight, Sun)

Abortion is defended today as a means of ensuring the equality and independence of women, and as a solution to the problems of single parenting, child abuse, and the feminization of poverty.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Equality, Parenting, Women, Abortion, Abuse, Independence, Poverty, Problems, Solution, Today)

The advocates of abortion on demand falsely assume two things: that women must suffer if the lives of unborn children are legally protected; and that women can only attain equality by having the legal option of destroying their innocent offspring in the womb.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Equality, Legal, Women, Abortion, Children)

On the one hand we publicly pronounce the equality of all peoples; on the other hand, in our immigration laws, we embrace in practice these very theories we abhor and verbally condemn.
- Emanuel Celler
(Keywords: Equality, Laws, Practice, Theories)

I remember becoming aware of women's issues and inequality. It became glaringly clear to me when I was living in America that women are regarded as less intelligent than men.
- Julie Christie
(Keywords: Men, Women, America, Inequality, Living)

I think men are allowed to be fat and bald and ugly and women aren't. And it's just not - there is no equality there.
- Connie Chung
(Keywords: Equality, Men, Women, Ugly)

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
(Keywords: Equality, Belief, Brothers, Man, Mankind)

The highest political buzz word is not liberty, equality, fraternity or solidarity; it is service.
- Arthur Hugh Clough
(Keywords: Equality, Liberty, Service, Solidarity, Word)

All men are created equal, it is only men themselves who place themselves above equality.
- David Allan Coe
(Keywords: Equality, Men)

As equality increases, so does the number of people struggling for predominance.
- Mason Cooley
(Keywords: Equality, People)

The very existence of government at all, infers inequality. The citizen who is preferred to office becomes the superior to those who are not, so long as he is the repository of power, and the child inherits the wealth of the parent as a controlling law of society.
- James F. Cooper
(Keywords: Government, Society, Power, Wealth, Existence, Inequality, Law, Office)

All sports must be treated on the basis of equality.
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Keywords: Equality, Sports)

The American economic, political, and social organization has given to its citizens the benefits of material prosperity, political liberty, and a wholesome natural equality; and this achievement is a gain, not only to Americans, but to the world and to civilization.
- Herbert Croly
(Keywords: Equality, Civilization, Achievement, American, Americans, Benefits, Gain, Liberty, Prosperity, World)



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