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These men ask for just the same thing: fairness, and fairness only. This is, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.  Abraham Lincoln

Equality is the soul of liberty; there is, in fact, no liberty without it. Frances Wright

Before God, we are all equally wise, and equally foolish. Albert Einstein

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People are pretty much alike. It’s only that our differences are more susceptible to definition than our similarities. Linda Ellerbee

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, for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards, not downwards. Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays, 1950

Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven. Yiddish Proverb

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

When equality is the aim, mediocrity is the result; when excellence is the aim, equality finds its true place. Dr. Idel Dreimer

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There should be no discrimination against languages people speak, skin color, or religion. Malala Yousafzai

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

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

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

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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

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

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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 Shurz

Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power. Barbara Jordan

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

Women’s rights is not only an abstraction, a cause; it is also a personal affair. It is not only about us; it is also about me and you. Just the two of us. Toni Morrison

If we were to select the most intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind, all races would be present. Franz Boas

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Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box. Italian Proverb

In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal. There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave. John James Ingalls

A crown is no cure for the headache. German Proverb

Equal distribution of wealth does not mean we all should be millionaires — it only means no one should die of hunger.  Dodinsky

We didn’t all come over on the same ship, but we’re all in the same boat. Bernard M. Baruch

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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

We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others. Will Rogers

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

If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. J. K. Rowling

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

If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. John F. Kennedy

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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

The word ‘equality’ shows up too much in our founding documents for anyone to pretend it’s not the American way. Martha Plimpton

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

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

Half a century ago, the amazing courage of Rosa Parks, the visionary leadership of Martin Luther King, and the inspirational actions of the civil rights movement led politicians to write equality into the law and make real the promise of America for all her citizens. David Cameron

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As experience widens, one begins to see how much upon a level all human things are. Joseph Farrell

Don’t be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn’t do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didn’t know what you know today. Malcolm X

I look into the faces of people struggling with their own lives, and I do not see strangers. Robert Brault

Before God we are all equally wise and equally foolish. Albert Einstein

The longer we live, the more we find we are like other persons. Oliver Wendell Holmes

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The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. Aristotle



Equality and development will not be achieved however if peace is not understood from women’s’ point of view. Jenny Shipley

The extension of women’s rights is the basic principle of all social progress. Charles Fourier

In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors, for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards, not downwards. Bertrand Russell

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

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

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In science, all facts, no matter how trivial or banal, enjoy democratic equality. Mary McCarthy

Equality implies individuality. Trey Anastasio

Equality means nothing unless incorporated into the institutions. Slobodan Milosevic

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

Martin Luther King, Jr. didn’t carry just a piece of cloth to symbolize his belief in racial equality; he carried the American flag.  Adrian Cronauer

Candor is a compliment; it implies equality. It’s how true friends talk. Peggy Noonan

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The souls of emperors and cobblers are cast in the same mold…. The same reason that makes us wrangle with a neighbour causes a war betwixt princes. Michel de Montaigne

It is well to know something of the manners of various peoples, in order more sanely to judge our own, and that we do not think that everything against our modes is ridiculous, and against reason, as those who have seen nothing are accustomed to think.  René Descartes, Discourse on the Method, 1637 (translated)

All the people like us are We,
And everyone else is They.
Rudyard Kipling, We and They, 1926

While there is a lower class I am in it, while there is a criminal element I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.  Eugene V. Debs, Cleveland, 1917

Whatever you may be sure of, be sure of this: That you are dreadfully like other people. James Russell Lowell

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No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men. Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Before God we are all equally wise – and equally foolish. Albert Einstein

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

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

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

All the people like us are we, and everyone else is They. Rudyard Kipling

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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

Social media are a catalyst for the advancement of everyone’s rights. It’s where we’re reminded that we’re all human and all equal. It’s where people can find and fight for a cause, global or local, popular or specialized, even when there are hundreds of miles between them. Queen Rania of Jordan

Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism. Barry Goldwater

When we reach the point where the women athletes are getting their pick of dates just as easily as the men athletes, then we’ve really and truly arrived. Parity at last! Billie Jean King

Even the striving for equality by means of a directed economy can result only in an officially enforced inequality – an authoritarian determination of the status of each individual in the new hierarchical order. Friedrich August von Hayek

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The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it. Chief Joseph

The year was 2081, and everyone was finally equal. Kurt Vonnegut

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

Equality and self-determination should never be divided in the name of religious or ideological fervor. Rita Dove

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

Democratic principles are the result of equality of condition. Mercy Otis Warren

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There is no saint without a past, and no sinner without a future. Shri Haidakhan Babaji

The tears of the red, yellow, black, brown and white man are all the same. Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)

Who sees all beings in his own Self, and his own Self in all beings, loses all fear. Isa Upanishad

Death and dice level all distinction. Samuel Foote, The Minor

There is so much good in the worst of us,
And so much bad in the best of us,
That it hardly becomes any of us
To talk about the rest of us.
Edward Wallis Hoch

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Martin Luther King, Jr. didn’t carry just a piece of cloth to symbolize his belief in racial equality; he carried the American flag. Adrian Cronauer

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

If we were to select the most intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind, all races would be present. Franz Boas

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

If any man claims the Negro should be content… let him say he would willingly change the color of his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city. Then and only then has he a right to such a claim. Robert Kennedy

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

It’s an odd thing about this universe that, though we all disagree with each other, we are all of us always in the right. Logan Pearsall Smith