337 Inspiring Quotes about Equality

Are you looking for inspirational quotes about equality? Inspiring Lizard has got you covered! In this article we present the 337 most beautiful equality quotes we could find. Let’s get inspired!

Equality quotes

It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive.

— Thomas Mann

In terms of my involvement in ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ and marriage equality and anti-bullying and social emotional learning in schools – these are all things that arise out of my relationship with the world and with my fans.

— Lady Gaga

There needs to be radical development in equality law to create the environment to allow women to stay in work.

— Ken Livingstone

Gender equality and women’s empowerment have been a top priority for me from day one as Secretary-General. And I am committed to making sure that the U.N. leads by example.

— Ban Ki-moon

Marriage equality is coming, and not merely to a theater near you.

— Suzanne Brockmann

When people ask me do I believe in feminism – well, I didn’t even know I was a feminist. I was the top of the bill; I’ve always been the top of the bill. So I don’t know what equality is.

— Cilla Black

Any government I lead will continue with the equality of gay and lesbian people.

— David Cameron

I would point out that Japan’s proposal at the Versailles Peace Conference on the principle of racial equality was rejected by delegates such as those from Britain and the United States.

— Hideki Tojo

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

Some women are smarter than men, and some aren’t. But to suggest to women that they deserve dominance instead of equality is at best a cheap applause line.

— Campbell Brown

We want order and security, and we want liberty. And we want not only liberty but equality as well.

— David Souter

Our new vice president, Mike Pence, is one of the most blatantly anti-LGBT politicians in the country, and most, if not all, of Trump’s cabinet is anti LGBT equality as well.

— Billy Eichner

As a partner in a firm full of women who work outside of the home as well as stay at home mothers, all with plenty of children, gender equality is not a talking point for me. It is an issue I live every day.

— Hilary Rosen

I am a universalist, passionately devoted to the cause of equality within the human family.

— Theodore Bikel

We really need to come behind and press for marriage equality in Northern Ireland.

— Leo Varadkar

It’s well proven that if you have equality in society, society flourishes, and if you have inequality, it doesn’t. So it’s good for everybody.

— Sarah Gavron

I wanted to get far away from those who believed in cruelty, so then I went to France, a land of true freedom, democracy, equality and fraternity.

— Josephine Baker

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

It is clear that not in one thing alone, but in many ways equality and freedom of speech are a good thing.

— Herodotus

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

— Maureen Reagan

If we say we believe in equality for all then we must fight for equality for all, not betray our immigrant sisters.

— Christine Pelosi

the conscience of universe itself lies in the path of equality and so is the gods

— shashidhar sa

I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.

— B. R. Ambedkar

It would seem that the right to equality and human rights is far more an exclusive thing than an inclusive thing.

— Christina Engela, Black Sunrise

Political Freedom without economic equality is a pretense, a fraud, a lie; and the workers want no lying.

— Mikhail Bakunin

In 1919, at the Paris Peace Conference, Japan had put forward a proposal to guarantee racial equality at the League of Nations, but Woodrow Wilson overturned it in the face of majority support.

— Pankaj Mishra

There’s a beauty in being part of a band, when there’s equality and trust.

— Scott Weiland

The Good Friday Agreement was an incredible breakthrough. But it’s my view that the Hillsborough Agreement could see politics in the north come of age, and see us all move forwards on the basis of equality and partnership.

— Martin McGuinness

The basis, the corner-stone of this Government, was the perfect equality of the free, sovereign, and independent States which made it.

— Robert Toombs

We have equality of men and women in western society, whereas in Islamic culture, women are inferior to men.

— Pim Fortuyn

There are a lot of things that fit on a bumper sticker in terms of either liberty or equality or progress that when made more concrete just don’t pan out.

— Laurence Tribe

If speech always wins, even if it’s an atomic secret that’s going to be broadcast to our enemies, it’s easy to make a decision. Speech always wins. But it doesn’t… Liberty doesn’t always trump equality or equality always trump liberty.

— David Souter

I just believe in equality for all.

— Ashley Wagner

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

Genuine equality means not treating everyone the same, but attending equally to everyone’s different needs.

— Terry Eagleton, Why Marx Was Right

Also, somehow, there doesn’t seem to be any old-fashioned gender roles in place, or any gender roles at all. The priest who condemned me to the mob was a woman. I’ll cheer for equality later.

— Claudia Gray, Ten Thousand Skies Above You

You got to fight for quality art and equality and all the things that we’re fighting for, the things we believe in. Choice and preference and all those things that we support. We don’t want to give up that fight. You got to keep doing it.

— Christopher Cross

Despite great advances in women’s rights, statistics show that when it comes to the balance of power between the sexes, equality is far from being a global reality.

— Sam Taylor-Johnson

No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer.

— George Orwell

Sometimes I wonder if there is any hope left for an Israeli-Palestinian discourse that is built on equality and liberty rather than a fruitless discourse of master and servant.

— Sayed Kashua

The Klan had used fear, intimidation and murder to brutally oppress over African-Americans who sought justice and equality and it sought to respond to the young workers of the civil rights movement in Mississippi in the same way.

— Charles B. Rangel

As soon as man enters into a state of society he loses the sense of his weakness; equality ceases, and then commences the state of war.

— Charles de Secondat

Justice in a fallen world is not equality of outcome but equal treatment under a fair law.

— Kevin DeYoung, What is the Mission of the Church?: Making sense of social justice, Shalom and the Great Commission

Unless there is recognition that women are most vulnerable… and you do something about social and cultural equality for women, you’re never going to defeat this pandemic.

— Stephen Lewis

The single greatest tool for making moral people commit atrocities is group affiliation. The single greatest tool for promoting global human rights and equality is to end group affiliation.

— Heather Marsh, Binding Chaos

All women, whatever be their position, should demand political equality as a means of a freer life, and one calculated to yield rich blessings to society.

— Clara Zetkin

Men—I would like to take this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue too.

— Emma Watson

I would definitely say I’m a feminist. To me, it just means being attentive and mindful. It’s about equality and equal treatment. It feels like a gut instinct.

— Hattie Morahan

More countries have understood that women’s equality is a prerequisite for development.

— Kofi Annan

We march on toward the realization of the American Dream. We are not diverted by those who would deny opportunity based on what we look like or where we came from or who would deny equality based on who we love.

— Donna Brazile

Is numerical equality (forced by the use of specific physical units) the same as conceptual equality? Of course NOT!

— Felix Alba-Juez, E=mc^2: The Most Famous Equation in History… and its Folklore

Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.

— Simone Weil

The only way to ensure equality for women is to clearly declare it in our Constitution.

— Carolyn Maloney

There can be no equality or opportunity if men and women and children be not shielded in their lives from the consequences of great industrial and social processes which they cannot alter, control, or singly cope with.

— Woodrow Wilson

If money, education, and honesty will not bring to me as much privilege, as much equality as they bring to any American citizen, then they are to me a curse, and not a blessing.

— John Hope

Democracy… is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.

— Plato

Humanistic values of equality and equal rights for all nations and individuals as crystallized in the principles of the United Nations Charter are mankind’s great achievements in the 20th century.

— Tran Duc Luong

I think preaching equality among unequals is the worst form of discrimination.

— Palaniappan Chidambaram

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

I pray every single moment of my life not on my knees but with my work. My prayer is to lift women to equality with men. Work and worship are one with me.

— Susan B. Anthony

A proper distribution of weight allows equality on each support.

— Jonah Books.com, I’ve Tried Everything, Except

The equality of tolerance is not that far from indifference, and very far from the equality of opportunity that LBJ envisioned.

— Jedediah Purdy, A Tolerable Anarchy: Rebels, Reactionaries, and the Making of American Freedom

I don’t think we really think about where we get our equality from. There is a sense of feminism and women become passe, in my opinion.

— Anastasia Griffith

I see social mobility and equality of opportunity as really successful Canadian values.

— Chrystia Freeland

There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.

— Susan B. Anthony

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

I’m a firm believer in equality at all times—”“At all times, ” he repeated. “However, in the bedroom or in the club, I am a lot more equal than you.

— Cherise Sinclair, Dark Citadel

In the end no segregationist scheme has withstood the force of a simple idea: equality under law.

— Eric Liu

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

Until we get equality in education, we won’t have an equal society.

— Sonia Sotomayor

Years ago a black man spoke about love and was crucified. Then Martin Luther King spoke about equality and was shot. Can you SEE why?

— Daniel Marques

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

Seeking social equality for disabilities doesn’t come from bullying or militancy, seeking social equality for disabilities comes is from realising the open-mindedness and acknowledgement of each person’s reality

— Paul Isaacs

It’s not equality that counts, it’s reprocity that counts. Love is not like a balance sheet. There’s no such thing as double-entry accounting when it comes to love.

— Debra Ollivier, What French Women Know About Love, Sex and Other Matters of the Heart and Mind

Our world needs brutality and cruelty to sustain its equality and justice. Without it, handsome guys and beautiful ladies will fuck everyone they want. And we all ugly people will wait holding our dicks in our hands.


Despite all of the social advances in women’s rights and the push for gender equality in the workplace, it seems like modern men still want a woman that they can take care of at home.

— Shannon Mullen, See What Flowers

The arc of our history is toward more equality being expanded to more and more people.

— George Takei

I support anything that broadens the message of gender equality and tempers the stigma of the feminist label. We run into trouble, though, when we celebrate celebrity feminism while avoiding the actual work of feminism.

— Roxane Gay

When we begin to see the equality of our biology then our ideology is exposed

— Christopher Zzenn Loren, Unspirituality: Permission to Be Human

My commitment to gender equality is rooted in the quintessentially American principle of equal justice under law.

— Eric Schneiderman

I am living in world full of lost hope and discrimination. I am living a life in which social equality does not exist and I am not sure that it ever can, or if once upon a time it ever did.

— Ciore Taylor, The Conversation Starts Here: A Perspective of Self, Culture, and the American Society

Democracy is in the blood of the Muslims, who look upon complete equality of mankind, and believe in fraternity, equality, and liberty.

— Muhammad Ali Jinnah

I can’t explain exactly why it lives within me for so long and passionately. But race matters to me; racial equality matters to me, as does gender. There is something about these kinds of social injustices that go to the deep of me.

— Sue Monk Kidd

I realized everyone around me was wearing a uniform. Black pants, white button-down shirts, green ties. Gotta love the smell of institutional equality in the morning.

— Francesca Zappia, Made You Up

Right now though, there is little that concerns me more than the impending assault on the human rights and equality of women and the pink community in South Africa. Right now there are events afoot in this country which justify my concern.

— Christina Engela, The Time Saving Agency

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

Sinn Fein has demonstrated the ability to play a leadership role as part of a popular movement towards peace, equality and justice.

— Gerry Adams

True equality means holding everyone accountable in the same way, regardless of race, gender, faith, ethnicity – or political ideology.

— Monica Crowley

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

In a state therefore of great equality and virtue, where pure and simple manners prevailed, the increase of the human species would evidently be much greater than any increase that has been hitherto known.

— Thomas Malthus

Our society needs to recognize the unstoppable momentum toward unequivocal civil equality for every gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered citizen of this country.

— Zachary Quinto

Just as Jews in the U.S. joined Martin Luther King, I’m sure hundreds of thousands of Jews will join the struggle for civil equality in Israel.

— Ayman Odeh

Democracy not only requires equality but also an unshakable conviction in the value of each person, who is then equal.

— Jeane Kirkpatrick

I believe that as women, we must commit ourselves to sustaining the progress made by our foremothers who fought so hard for women’s equality and liberation.

— Carre Otis

Because freedom and liberty and equality are as vital as breath, we only notice their absence when we are left gasping when the colors of diversity and individual liberty are drained from the world around us.

— Christina Engela, Bugspray

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions – it only guarantees equality of opportunity.

— Irving Kristol

Again, it may be said, that to love justice and equality the people need no great effort of virtue; it is sufficient that they love themselves.

— Maximilien Robespierre

Sports are a great place to show that equality can happen.

— Venus Williams

Become the destroyer of sects – become the breaker of privileges – become the messenger of equality – become the prophet of goodness.

— Abhijit Naskar, Illusion of Religion: A Treatise on Religious Fundamentalism

Each creature is a unique piece of art to be respected and believed in. once we realise this, equality follows.

— Sameh Elsayed

If you think equality will stop the fighting, you’re deluding yourself! If everyone receives the same compensation, they will stop working for it, which will lead to the weakening of our nation! The only result will be conflict born from poverty!

— Adachitoka

And think of how we challenged the idea of a male dominated Parliament with All-Women shortlists and made the cause of gender equality central to our government. We were right to do so.

— Ed Miliband

Marriage equality – I think that it’s a constitutionally guaranteed right. Let’s end the drug wars. Let’s balance the federal budget, and that means reforming the entitlements – Medicaid, Medicare.

— Gary Johnson

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 am a social democrat – I believe in pursuing greater equality and tackling social justice – but… you can’t do that unless you have got a strong economy, unless you have got a vibrant business base earning the wealth that makes that possible.

— Nicola Sturgeon

I want girls to know that equality exists in this world. You can do anything you want.

— Yuna

For us to progress, we must be community in liberty, equality and fraternity.

— Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

If a guy is put off by you being a feminist, you need to ask yourself how put off you are by someone who doesn’t believe in equality for women.

— Laura Bates, Girl Up

It’s not a bad thing fighting for equality and helping the poor. It’s not a bad thing to have on your professional tombstone: ‘He believed in equality and he helped the poor.’

— Joe Jamail

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

Disease generally begins that equality which death completes.

— Samuel Johnson

There is no equality while privileges enjoyed by the many are denied to the few.

— Robert Cubitt

If we are to give the people of China complete self-government we must first solve the problem of livelihood for all, and give real freedom to the races within China. If the foundations of democracy are secure, then true equality can be achieved.

— Chiang Kai-shek

America operates under the notion of equality before the law. Basic fairness is an article of faith. We may not agree on everything all of the time, but we select our leaders together. And when we don’t want them anymore, we get rid of them.

— Keith Ellison, My Country ‘Tis of Thee

Equality is not in regarding different things similarly, equality is in regarding different things differently.

— Tom Robbins

Although the principle of equality has always been self-evident, it has never been self-executing.

— Barack Obama

The nations of our time cannot prevent the conditions of men from becoming equal; but it depends upon themselves whether the principle of equality is to lead them to servitude or freedom, to knowledge or barbarism, to prosperity or to wretchedness.

— Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

The search for justice and security, the struggle for equality of opportunity, the quest for tolerance and harmony, the pursuit of human dignity – these are moral imperatives which we must work towards and think about on a daily basis.

— Aga Khan IV

Democratic principles are the result of equality of condition.

— Mercy Otis Warren

Negroes must be free in order to be equal, and they must be equal in order to be free… Men cannot win freedom unless they win equality. They cannot win equality unless they win freedom.

— A. Philip Randolph

Marriage equality is not a choice. It is a legal right.

— Cory Booker

In the natural equation (Natural Society) freedom, is but the only element of equality commonly shared by all species”.

— -Daryavesh Rothmensch

Achieving gender equality requires the engagement of women and men, girls and boys. It is everyone’s responsibility.

— Ban Ki-moon

We shall find that every effort to realize equality necessitates a sacrifice of liberty.

— William Graham Sumner, What Social Classes Owe to Each Other

Sporting events like the Olympics have developed and maintained a clear message of promoting gender equality as an essential criterion in the success of any international event.

— Richard Attias

The only thing I advocate for is for equality for female athletes because we train just as hard, and we’re always having a lot of head-to-head clashes, always competing against each other.

— Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

All of us, wherever we happen to stand on the marriage equality issue, can agree that all our children deserve the opportunity to live in a loving, caring, committed, and stable home, protected equally under the law.

— Martin O’Malley

My goal is to show girls that I’m fighting so they don’t have to, so they don’t have to fight the same battles, so they don’t have to fight for wage equality or whatever it may be.

— Alex Morgan

As a first step there must be an offer to achieve equality of rights in disarmament by abolishing the weapons forbidden to the Central Powers by the Peace Treaties.

— Arthur Henderson

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

We need everyone to be a feminist. Feminism is the fight for the equality of sexes, not for the domination of one sex over another.

— Najat Vallaud-Belkacem

Feminism is just an idea. It’s a philosophy. It’s about the equality of women in all realms. It’s not about man-hating. It’s not about being humorless. We have to let go of these misconceptions that have plagued feminism for 40, 50 years.

— Roxane Gay

We know we cannot achieve our twin goals of ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity without ending poverty and creating equality for women and girls.

— Sri Mulyani Indrawati

When we talk about feminism – equality without apology for all – we can’t be talking about for all white women or all highly educated women but all women, regardless of color, class, creed, sexual orientation or identity.

— Christine Pelosi

Think of submitting our measure to the advice of politicians! I would as soon submit the subject of the equality of a goose to a fox.

— Anna Howard Shaw

A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.

— Milton Friedman

Nobody can give you freedom, nobody can give you equality or justice. If you are a man, you take it.

— Malcolm X

Command and obedience are but unfortunate necessities of human life: society in equality is its normal state.

— John Stuart Mill

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

We are a model country where gender equality is concerned.

— Tarja Halonen

I’m not pretending I can give advice to every single person or every single couple for every situation I’m making the point that we are not going to get to equality in the workforce before we get to equality in the home. Not going to happen.

— Sheryl Sandberg

Genuine equality between the sexes can only be realized in the process of the socialist transformation of society as a whole.

— Mao Zedong

The focus of tolerance education is to deal with the concept of equality and fairness. We need to establish confidence with children that there is more goodness than horror in this world.

— Morris Dees

Women will have achieved true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.

— Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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

I would love for women to be focused on maximum wage, and I have fought to be recognized with equality for a long time.

— Marsha Blackburn

BDSM is not liberating nor does it promote equality between men and women.

— J.F. Kelly, A Woman’s Pleasure

i believe in the freedom of state where every people have to right develop their culture and maintain the democracy while two things are very essential justice and equality – Long Live Pakistan and Happy Independence Day

— Avinash Advani

A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.

— Gloria Steinem

It’s terribly important that we extend the promise of equality that the Supreme Court and that the district court articulated in the DOMA case and in the Perry case to all Americans in all 50 states.

— David Boies

Small natures require despotism to exercise their sinews, as great souls thirst for equality to give play to their heart.

— Honore de Balzac

Finding your bliss in true equality and great quality can only benefit others

— Ana Claudia Antunes, The Tao of Physical and Spiritual

I believe in the spirit of equality and the spirit of this country as one of love and compassion and kindness.

— Lady Gaga

I want everyone to know what they deserve in relationships: that they can demand equality and kindness. Because everyone will have a relationship at some point in their life. It’s what we all do, every day, and we need to know how to do it.

— Olivia Colman

Love is the natural constitution of life. Its main clause; the sex and others such as respect, equality and tolerance are the essential terms to succeed the pleasure of life.

— Ehsan Sehgal

Too often, we fall into the trap of thinking ‘equal’ means ‘the same’ and that we achieve equality by treating everyone identically.

— Stella Young

Everybody thinks that equality comes from identifying people, and that’s not where equality comes from.

— Matt Bomer

Marriage equality changed life for people.

— Andrew Cuomo

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

My brother had the courage to come out in 1978, when equality was still a distant dream.

— Elizabeth Esty

Socialism values equality more than liberty.

— Dennis Prager

The poor have to labour in the face of the majestic equality of the law, which forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

— Anatole France

The civil rights movement in the United States was about the same thing, about equality of treatment for all sections of the people, and that is precisely what our movement was about.

— John Hume

You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that.

— Arthur Ashe

Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else.

— Allen West

From a viable economy to the full funding of Headstart, from a clean environment to true equality for women, from a strong military to a commitment to racial brotherhood, from schools that are honored to streets free of excessive violence.

— Paul Tsongas

I have heard that all ideas of equality are visionary—that they can never be realized—and I believe it. But surely, though there must be hewers of wood, and drawers of water, they ought to have the absolute necessaries of life.

— Charlotte Turner Smith, Marchmont

In the kingdom of consumption the citizen is king. A democratic monarchy: equality before consumption, fraternity in consumption, and freedom through consumption.

— Raoul Vaneigem

The media says that equality for women has arrived, but if you look around, you still don’t see girls playing guitars and having success with it.

— Joan Jett

Nature smiles at the union of freedom and equality in our utopias. For freedom and equality are sworn and everlasting enemies, and when one prevails the other dies.

— Will Durant

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time to honor the greatest champion of racial equality who taught a nation – through compassion and courage – about democracy, nonviolence and racial justice.

— Mark Pryor

I do not believe in equality of results. I believe in “equal opportunity” and “equality before the law”.

— A.E. Samaan

We come to Selma to be renewed. We come to be inspired. We come to be reminded that we must do the work that justice and equality calls us to do.

— John Lewis

To allow injustice and inequality invites a Ferguson to your community. We must stand together, black, white, brown, red, and yellow and fight for justice and equality for all. It’s the only way to avoid more Fergusons.

— Jesse Jackson

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

I’m a firm believer in equality at all times

— Cherise Sinclair, Dark Citadel

In Nicaragua, liberty, equality and the rule of law were the stuff of dreams. But in Paris I discovered the value of those words.

— Bianca Jagger

Together, we can build the kind of world in which we all seek to live, one of universal equality and justice.

— Lynn Schusterman

Educational equality doesn’t guarantee equality on the labor market. Even the most developed countries are not gender-equal. There are still glass ceilings and ‘leaky pipelines’ that prevent women from getting ahead in the workplace.

— Michelle Bachelet

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

Dr. Sun Yat-sen, Father of the Republic, made it his great aim in his revolutionary leadership to secure freedom and equality of status for China among the nations of the world.

— Chiang Kai-shek

I’m an American. We’ve translated democracy and brotherhood and equality into enterprise and opportunity and success – and that’s getting Americanised.

— Susan Glaspell

As equality increases, so does the number of people struggling for predominance.

— Mason Cooley

There have been some gains made in terms of more equality for women in the workplace and in the way the legal system deals with issues of violence against women.

— Tracy Chapman

She was not a woman likely to settle for equality when sex gave her an advantage.

— Anthony Delano

Could we not argue that America is about freedom, whether we live it out or not, but it really is about freedom, equality and the pursuit of happiness. And that’s what church is all about.

— Clementa C. Pinckney

After much deliberation, and after reviewing the legal, public policy and civil-rights questions presented, I support marriage equality for same-sex couples and believe that DOMA should be repealed.

— Bob Casey, Jr.

For forty years, I have devoted myself to the cause of the people’s revolution with but one aim in view – the elevation of China to a position of freedom and equality among the nations.

— Sun Yat-sen

Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.

— Khalil Gibran

The worst form of equality is to try to make equal things that are their reciprocal opposite complimentary.

— Nityananda Das, Divine Union

The essence of all human rights is the equality of the entire human race, which the Qur’ān assumed, affirmed, and confirmed. It obliterated all distinctions among men except goodness and virtue (taqwā)

— Fazlur Rahman, Major Themes of the Qur’an

Liberty and equality are captivating sounds, but they often captivate to destroy.

— John Tyler

Yugoslavia is a multinational community and it can survive only under the conditions of full equality for all nations that live in it.

— Slobodan Milosevic

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

It’s clear that equality doesn’t quite cut it. Asking for a sliver of disproportionate power is too polite a request. I don’t want to be included. Instead, I want to question who created the standard in the first place.

— Reni Eddo-Lodge, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race

Such security is equal liberty. But it is not necessarily equality in the use of the earth.

— Benjamin Tucker

Real equality is immensely difficult to achieve, it needs continual revision and monitoring of distributions. And it does not provide buffers between members, so they are continually colliding or frustrating each other.

— Mary Douglas

The 2010 global gender gap report by the World Economic Forum shows that countries with better gender equality have faster-growing, more competitive economies.

— Michelle Bachelet

The way the Democrats go about seeking equality is to lower people at the top.

— Rush Limbaugh

Our equality bill is specifically designed to protect religion and belief on exactly the same terms as race or gender or sexuality.

— Gordon Brown

A feminist is someone who believes in social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.

— Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

I do not doubt your intellectual or spiritual equality with me, mate. When I saw you belong to me, it is only because I belong so utterly to you, as well.

— Christine Warren, Hard as a Rock

I build no system. I ask an end to privilege, the abolition of slavery, equality of rights, and the reign of law. Justice, nothing else; that is the alpha and omega of my argument: to others I leave the business of governing the world.

— Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Proclaim human equality as loudly as you like, Witless will serve his brother.

— Thomas Huxley

The anti-feminism bacllash has been set off not by women’s achievement of full equality but by the increased possibility that they might win it. It is a pre-emptive strike that stops women long before they reach the finishing line.

— Susan Faludi, Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women

Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.

— Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The biggest deficit in terms of gender equality at Ozon lay in our IT department. So we made a decision, along with our key IT leaders, to remove all filters and systemically interview all the women who apply.

— Maelle Gavet

Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

— Alexis de Tocqueville

Among the best traitors Ireland has ever had, Mother Church ranks at the very top, a massive obstacle in the path to equality and freedom. She has been a force for conservatism… to ward off threats to her own security and influence.

— Bernadette Devlin

When I voted, my equality tumbled into the box with my ballot; they disappeared together.

— Louis Veuillot

Most of all, we should remember all of us are capable of individually helping advance the spirit of equality for all.

— Mike Rogers

Looking for equality everywhere is a huge mistake because equals are terrible and boring. But a sense of fairness and justice is a totally different thing and a much more complex thing.

— Josh Homme

There is no justice in social justice, and there is no equality in social equality.

— Brad Thor

The cry of equality pulls everyone down.

— Iris Murdoch

Transgender folks have been part of the push for LGBT equality from the beginning, and we’ve spoken with loud and intelligent voices and have found political and personal success and advancement all over the world.

— Chelsea Manning

Gender equality will only be reached if we are able to empower women.

— Michelle Bachelet

I do not think white America is committed to granting equality to the American Negro. This is a passionately racist country it will continue to be so in the foreseeable future.

— Susan Sontag

An earthquake achieves what the law promises but does not in practice maintain – the equality of all men.

— Ignazio Silone

I’m an activist for gay marriage equality and children’s rights. I’m the face of Share Our Strength.

— Sandra Lee

What’s really sad is that so many young women between the ages of 16 and 25 are ignorant and they already believe that women get the same pay as men. They don’t even really understand that equality hasn’t happened with the pay force.

— bell hooks

Clearly, only very unequal intellectual and moral standing could justify having equality imposed, whether the people want it or not, as Dworkin suggests, and only very unequal power would make it possible.

— Thomas Sowell, A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles

Somewhere along the way, Capitalism reduced the idea of justice to mean just “human rights, ” and the idea of dreaming of equality became blasphemous. We are not fighting to tinker with reforming a system that needs to be replaced.

— Arundhati Roy

Is it written that equality between men and women means one can change sex? Obviously not.

— Najat Vallaud-Belkacem

I never understood why women wanted equality in the workplace when in fact, that would be selling them short.

— Jay Samit

A compassionate mind is very difficult to cultivate because compassion demands a sense of equality between all living beings.

— Lobsang Tenzin

The greatest problem is not with flat-out white racists, but rather with the far larger number of Americans who believe intellectually in racial equality but are quietly oblivious to injustice around them.

— Nicholas Kristof

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

— Anatole France

The MLK Shabbat Suppers focused on the theme of educational inequity, which Dr. King considered inextricably linked to the struggle for equality and justice.

— Lynn Schusterman

By in large in this country the issue of gay rights and equality should be past the point of debate. Really, there should be no debate anymore.

— Scott Fujita

If human equality is to be for ever averted — if the High, as we have called them, are to keep their places permanently — then the prevailing mental condition must be controlled insanity.

— George Orwell, 1984

Political democracy cannot last unless there lies at the base of it social democracy. What does social democracy mean? It means a way of life which recognizes liberty, equality and fraternity as the principles of life.

— B. R. Ambedkar

One hour devoted to mourning and lamenting theStolen equality of the weak is nobler than aCentury filled with greed and usurpation.

— Kahlil Gibran, The Treasured Writings of Kahlil Gibran

Both the IDB and Fundacion ALAS believe that the future of prosperity and equality that we hope for has to start today with higher investment and higher quality in Early Childhood Development programs throughout the region.

— Shakira

Conservatives believe in equality of opportunity. Liberals believe in equality of outcome.

— Mike Rosen

A commitment to sexual equality with men is a commitment to becoming the rich instead of the poor, the rapist instead of the raped, the murderer instead of the murdered.

— Andrea Dworkin

I wouldn’t really call myself a feminist. I obviously want equality and equal opportunities to the men.

— Katie Taylor

I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people.

— Rosa Parks

Demands for equality for women are threats to men’s self-esteem and sense of sexual turf.

— Alice S. Rossi

You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of Islamic democracy, Islamic social justice and the equality of manhood in your own native soil.

— Muhammad Ali Jinnah

‘Garage Magazine’ has a strong track record of promoting diversity and racial and gender equality in the worlds of art and fashion and will continue in our mission to stir positive debate on these and other issues.

— Dasha Zhukova

An earthquake achieves what the law promises but does not in practice maintain, ” one of the survivors wrote. “The equality of all men”.

— Sebastian Junger, Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

It’s annoying, but justice and equality are mates. Aren’t they? Justice always wants to hang out with equality. And equality is a real pain.

— Bono

I believe that our democratic values are also born out of our Jewish faith, a ‘love for the stranger, ‘ and equality before the law – these are not foreign values: this is Judaism.

— Reuven Rivlin

It is not my ambition to marry a white woman or swim in a white pool. It is political equality that we want.

— Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

My views on equality are pretty obvious. I mean, I did play a highly complex lesbian techno DJ on TV, but I know it’s not always easy to come out and tell the world where you stand.

— Sarah Shahi

Pay equality is not going to happen because we scream and yell about it, it’s going to happen when we start demandin

— Susan Sarandon

A resilient people cherishing liberty and equality and the rule of law will endure.

— Nick Rahall

Choose a leader who will build bridges – not walls. A leader who will promote peace – not wars. A leader who believes in equality – not discrimination. A leader who is transparent – not secretive. A leader who will speak for all – not just animals.

— Mizan Chaudhury

Marriage equality is a term so ridiculous on its face that when you hear it mentioned, you would think you were in Riyadh. Years from now, perhaps we can lose the equality part, the same-sex part and call it what it is – marriage.

— Henry Rollins

If you are interested in equality at all costs, you should never have gone looking for your power in the first place. Holding authority with integrity is more important than making others feel good.

— Anne Hill, The Baby and the Bathwater

I speak not for myself but for those without voice… those who have fought for their rights… their right to live in peace, their right to be treated with dignity, their right to equality of opportunity, their right to be educated.

— Malala Yousafzai

For a modern woman it is important to be supported and that there is equality in every aspect, and that it’s not two halves that make a whole – it’s two wholes that make a whole.

— Katy Perry

Until we command the exact same salary as every male counterpart, I feel a political desire to stand by other women. If we don’t stand together, that equality will never be fully realized, and that bothers me.

— Shirley Manson

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

Family law is institutionally anti-male. I’ve been lobbying MPs, and I’m not going to give up campaigning for equality until I get equality.

— Louis de Bernieres

The king knows with what ardor and perseverance I have at all times been devoted to the cause of liberty and to the principles of humanity, equality and justice.

— Marquis de Lafayette

The sole equality on earth is death.

— Philip James Bailey

The rule of the people has the fairest name of all, equality (isonomia), and does none of the things that a monarch does. The lot determines offices, power is held accountable, and deliberation is conducted in public.

— Herodotus, The Histories

Well I mean… I thought peace and equality was the point of the truce. Obviously equality was a bunch of crap, but there was this big ‘togetherness’ campaign which, while being totally dorky, was admittedly at the root a nice idea

— Liz Maverick

The rights of one sex, political and otherwise, are the same as those of the other sex, and this equality of rights ought to be fully recognized.

— Leland Stanford

Conservatives often say that we should care not about equality of outcomes but about equality of opportunity.

— Timothy Noah

My feeling is, having lived in different classes, that people want equality of opportunity… that’s the thing that makes me despair: the idea that people aren’t given equality of opportunity.

— Zadie Smith

America is not perfect. It took a bloody civil war to free over 4 million African Americans who lived enslaved. It took another hundred years after that before they achieved full equality under the law.

— Marco Rubio

Nobody really believes in equality anyway.

— Warren Farrell

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

It is right that people should have a statuary right to holidays and a maximum working week. It is right that part-time workers should have the same equality when it comes to hourly rates.

— John Reid

The very success of the internet itself is due to its openness, equality of opportunity and innovation. Platforms like Facebook itself would not have been created if Mr. Mark Zuckerberg was accessing the internet via free basics.

— Arzak Khan

The religious right sees every group trying to achieve equality with them as a threat, because obviously if they become equal to them, THEY won’t be able to abuse their human rights anymore.

— Christina Engela, All That Remains

An idea like equality between men and women, which is now accepted in the West, is quite new.

— Antonio Munoz Molina

absolute equality not possible . what is possible , we can honour the qualities in each person .that would reduce this gap

— litymunshi

On the road to equality there is no better place for blacks to detour around American values than in forgoing its example in the treatment of its women and the organization of its family.

— Eleanor Holmes Norton

In a unified and diverse Spain, based on the equality of and solidarity between its people, there is room for all of us. And for all of our feelings and sensitivities and our distinct ways of being Spaniards.

— Felipe VI of Spain

The liberal ideal is that everyone should have fair access and fair opportunity. This is not equality of result. It’s equality of opportunity. There’s a fundamental difference.

— Robert Reich

Reggae music is a music of integrity; reggae’s consciousness was built on a message. My music speaks of love, equality and spirituality, and I would hope that one finds this integrity in my music.

— Stephen Marley

Those fighting to be included in the ideal of equality are not divisive.Those fighting to keep those people out – are.

— Jon Stewart

As long as there is rape… there is not going to be any peace or justice or equality or freedom. You are not going to become what you want to become or who you want to become. You are not going to live in the world you want to live in.

— Andrea Dworkin

I said on the equality side of it, that it is essential to a woman’s equality with man that she be the decision-maker, that her choice be controlling.

— Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I have always said that I want Malawi to attain growth that should not just be seen in GDP, but in the growth of opportunities for all, protection for all, and equality for all.

— Joyce Banda

Earlier feminists were almost universally pro-choice and have dominated political debate until now. Having access to abortion was viewed as the only way women could have full equality with men, who, until recently, couldn’t get pregnant.

— Kathleen Parker

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

As a result of America’s efforts to realize the ideals of equality and freedom, blacks in America are now the freest and richest black people anywhere on the face of the earth including all of the nations that are ruled by blacks.

— David Horowitz

The eye of true equality often seems to have some degree of disrespect for the supposedly accomplished, privileged high and lofty to the supposedly accomplished, privileged high and lofty, although in reality, it’s simply irrespectiveness.

— Criss Jami, Killosophy

We are also further than ever from equality of opportunity.

— Ferdinand Mount

We will not build a society that reflects who we are and that has opportunities for equality or justice if we don’t make progress for all participants.

— Mitchell Baker

The struggle for equality is really a struggle for democracy, and that’s why it’s a struggle for all the population.

— Ayman Odeh

In Canada, women’s rights are a vital part of our effort to build a society of real equality – not just for some, but for all Canadians. A society in which women no longer encounter discrimination nor are shut out from opportunities open to others.

— Paul Martin

The only true forms of equality are equality at the Last Judgment and equality before a just court of law; all other attempts at levelling must lead, at best, to social stagnation.

— Russel Kirk

The bill neither confers nor abridges the rights of anyone but simply declares that in civil rights there shall be equality among all classes of citizens and that all alike shall be subject to the same punishment.

— Lyman Trumbull

Today women have the rights and equality our Victorian sisters could only dream of, and with those privileges comes the responsibility of standing up and being counted.

— Sara Sheridan

If inequalities of taxable wealth backing up a government service are construed as denying equality before the law, then there is no solution but to have every government service whatever financed out of Washington.

— M. Stanton Evans

I am for 100% equality across the board for everybody, in all walks of life.

— David Furnish

Friendship is something that creates equality and mutuality, not a reward for finding equality or a way of intensifying existing mutuality.

— Rowan Williams

If supporters of equality for women want to vote for the best candidate, they must look to a person regardless of gender and must disregard the gender of political opponents.

— Karen DeCrow

A few British suffragettes everybody laughed at started the cause of equality between men and women.

— Antonio Munoz Molina

At a time when efforts are being made to eradicate discrimination between the sexes in the search for social equality and justice, the differences between the sexes are being rediscovered.

— Carol Gilligan

Freedom means equality. If you don’t believe in equality for all, you don’t believe in freedom.

— DaShanne Stokes

How could I insist on equality when I was unwilling to do what life demanded to be equal?

— Charlie Courtland, The Hidden Will of the Dragon

The only hope for civilization is the greater freedom, development and equality of women.

— William Moulton Marston

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

Marriage equality is about more than just marriage. It’s about something greater. It’s about acceptance.

— Charlize Theron

The happy and powerful do not go into exile, and there are no surer guarantees of equality among men than poverty and misfortune.

— Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

The spirit of rebellion can only exist in a society where a theoretical equality conceals great factual inequalities. The problem of rebellion, therefore, has no meaning except within our own Western society.

— Albert Camus, The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt

As we celebrate the considerable progress we’ve made toward full equality in our military, we cannot forget about those who continue to suffer because of the discriminatory policies of our past.

— Mark Pocan

My pledge to you is that the SNP will put women and gender equality right at the heart of the Westminster agenda.

— Nicola Sturgeon

Demands for equality need to be as complicated as the inequalities they seek to address.

— Reni Eddo-Lodge, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race

To realize that new world we must prefer the values of freedom and equality above all other values – above personal wealth, technical power and nationalism.

— Herbert Read

Those of us focused on issues related to social justice and equality are grateful for the significant steps President Obama has made to advance women’s equality and status all over the world.

— Christy Turlington

We live in a world where equality is pretty important.

— John Key

A fair and just society offers equality of opportunity to all. But it cannot promise, and should not try to enforce, sameness.

— Christina Hoff Sommers

True gender equality in Scotland – and elsewhere – is still some way off.

— Nicola Sturgeon

The prescription of the equality of human beings is not a description of an alleged actual equality among humans: it is a prescription of how we should treat human beings.

— Peter Singer, Animal Liberation

I’m trying to create the world around myself to be a place of as much equality and openheartedness as possible.

— Robin Thicke

The virtue of gay equality has become increasingly recognized in the U.S. because people have been persuaded of its merits, not because state officials, acting like Inquisitors, forced people to accept it by punishing them for their refusal.

— Glenn Greenwald

Worrying about the poor is one thing. To contend that equality is necessary for growth is an altogether different and more radical idea.

— Chrystia Freeland

To a mankind that recognizes the equality of man everywhere, every war becomes a civil war.

— Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, Out of Revolution: Autobiography of Western Man

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

The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone.

— Pope John XXIII

Husband and wife both are works together as two wheels in a vehicle. Here is equality between both.

— Kusum Manjeshri

Gender equality is not a belief, it is not an idea – it is a key element of the society that will define whether we the humans shall march ahead towards glory and advancement, or sink into the abyss of an existential doom.

— Abhijit Naskar, The Bengal Tigress: A Treatise on Gender Equality

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

— Mahatma Gandhi

We have been sold a Muslim boogeyman. We are buying into it, and we are terrified, and that terror is causing people to lash out at comedians like myself or women wearing hijabs, or anyone who seems to defend equality for Muslims worldwide.

— Maysoon Zayid

As many political writers have pointed out, commitment to political equality is not an empirical claim that people are clones.

— Steven Pinker

Education promotes equality and lifts people out of poverty. It teaches children how to become good citizens. Education is not just for a privileged few, it is for everyone. It is a fundamental human right.

— Ban Ki-moon

I believe that there is an equality to all humanity. We all suck.

— Bill Hicks

I believe and support the feminist movement, but I am not generally interested in considering women’s rights in relation to equality with men, or in a competition with men, but rather within their own rights and feminine space.

— Shirin Neshat

Outside the Olympics, there are massive discrepancies within all sports. But the positive side for me is that the Olympics are the biggest platform there is, and there’s total equality across all sports.

— Lizzie Armitstead

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

In ’42, ‘ it’s like the ’40s where racial equality had come into the consciousness of a lot of people, whereas in the 1900s it was sort of a new thing.

— Andre Holland

If you ask me, my ideal would be the society based on liberty, equality and fraternity. An ideal society should be mobile and full of channels of conveying a change taking place in one part to other parts.

— B.R. Ambedkar, Writings And Speeches: A Ready Reference Manual

Dreams from 1991 are becoming reality. We will build good relations between nations and people. We will strive towards mutual respect and equality of every individual, sex, race and national or any other minority.

— Janez Drnovsek

The only way to get gay issues off the front pages of Canadian newspapers is to grant gay and lesbian people our full civil equality and leave it alone.

— Dan Savage

Give us equality of enjoyment, equal right to expansion – it is as necessary to our prosperity as yours.

— Robert Toombs

In a society in which equality is a fact, not merely a word, words of racial or sexual assault and humiliation will be nonsense syllables.

— Catharine A. MacKinnon

Our goals for this nation must be nothing less than to double the size of our economy and bring prosperity and jobs, ownership and equality of opportunity to all Americans, especially those living in our nation’s pockets of poverty.

— Jack Kemp

His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants hall.

— James M. Barrie

Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.

— Malcolm X

Civilization is built on a number of ultimate principles… respect for human life, the punishment of crimes against property and persons, the equality of all good citizens before the law… or, in a word justice.

— Max Nordau