Equality Quotes

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
Marquis de vauvenargues - it is not true that equality is a law of nature....

Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.
Kahlil Gibran
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
Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - It only guarantees equality of opportunity.
Irving Kristol
Englishmen hate Liberty and Equality too much to understand them. But every Englishman loves a pedigree.
George Bernard Shaw

If the objects who serve us feel ecstacy, they are much more often concerned with themselves than with us, and our own enjoyment is consequently impaired. The idea of seeing another person experience the same pleasure reduces one to a kind of equality which spoils the unutterable charms that come from despotism.
Marquis de Sade
Aristotle, politics - if liberty and equality, as is thought by some...
The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone.
Pope John XXIII
Anatole france - the law, in its majestic equality, forbids the...
Equality... is the result of human organization. We are not born equal.
Hannah Arendt
Long ago we stated the reason for labour organizations. We said that union was essential to give labourers opportunity to deal on an equality with their employers.
US Supreme Court
Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.
Honore de Balzac
The love of democracy is that of equality.
Charles de Montesquieu
Liberty, equality - Bad principles! The only true principle for humanity is justice; and justice to the feeble is protection and kindness.
Henri - Fr? d? ric Amiel
Popular Christianity has for its emblem a gibbet, for its chief sensation a sanginary execution after torture, for its central mystery is an insane vengeance bought off by a trumpery expiation. But there is a nobler and profounder Christianity which affirms the sacred mystery of equality and forbids the glaring futility and folly of vengeance.
George Bernard Shaw
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 Red Lily, 1894, chapter 7
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 Charles Henri Clrel de Tocqueville
The principle of liberty and equality, if coupled with mere selfishness, will make men only devils, each trying to be independent that he may fight only for his own interest. And here is the need of religion and its power, to bring in the principle of benevolence and love to men.
John Randolph
Only now did I become throughly acquainted with the seducer of our people. It is not the inequality which is the real misfortune, it is the dependance.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
A society that puts equality... ahead of freedom will end up with neither.
Milton Friedman
I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.
Mahatma Gandhi
The cry of equality pulls everyone down.
Iris Murdoch
Liberty, equality - Bad principles The only true principle for humanity is justice and justice to the feeble is protection and kindness.
Henri Frdric Amiel
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 Jr. Powell
All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.
Bob Dylan