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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.

Tags: Best, Government  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

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

Tags: Men, Power  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Fourscore 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.

Tags: Liberty, Men  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

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

Tags: God, Wise  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

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

Tags: Learn, Love  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.

Tags: Freedom, Until  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.

Tags: Dream, Together  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

Tags: Character, Children  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

Tags: Freedom, Nation  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

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.

Tags: Getting, Women  ✍ Author: Michelle Bachelet

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

Tags: Economic, Shows  ✍ Author: Michelle Bachelet

U.N. Women was created due to the acknowledgement that gender equality and women's empowerment was still, despite progress, far from what it should be. Transforming political will and decisions, such as the Member States creating U.N. Women, into concrete steps towards gender equality and women's empowerment, I think is one of the main challenges.

Tags: Political, Women  ✍ Author: Michelle Bachelet

One of the factors a country's economy depends on is human capital. If you don't provide women with adequate access to healthcare, education and employment, you lose at least half of your potential. So, gender equality and women's empowerment bring huge economic benefits.

Tags: Education, Women  ✍ Author: Michelle Bachelet

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

Tags: Able, Women  ✍ Author: Michelle Bachelet

The sole equality on earth is death.

Tags: Death, Earth  ✍ Author: Philip James Bailey

From the naturalistic point of view, all men are equal. There are only two exceptions to this rule of naturalistic equality: geniuses and idiots.

Tags: Men, Point  ✍ Author: Mikhail Bakunin

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

Tags: Freedom, Political  ✍ Author: Mikhail Bakunin

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

Tags: Great, Heart  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.

Tags: May, Power  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

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.

Tags: Courage, Leadership  ✍ Author: David Cameron

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.

Tags: Care, Future  ✍ Author: Anne Campbell

Canada is the homeland of equality, justice and tolerance.

Tags: Justice, Tolerance  ✍ Author: Kim Campbell

I believe in unconditional love and equality. Jesus Christ exemplified these qualities.

Tags: Jesus, Love  ✍ Author: Jack Canfield

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.

Tags: Honesty, Kindness  ✍ Author: Ellen DeGeneres

All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.

Tags: Die, Talk  ✍ Author: Bob Dylan
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Until women learn to want economic independence, and until they work out a way to get this independence without denying themselves the joys of love and motherhood, it seems to me feminism has no roots.

Tags: Love, Work  ✍ Author: Crystal Eastman

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

Tags: Alike, Pretty  ✍ Author: Linda Ellerbee

You know, my mum's always encouraged me and never made my gender an issue, I guess. She brought me up to believe in equality, as opposed to feminism or sexism - so it just meant that my gender was not relevant to what I was capable of achieving.

Tags: Achieving, She  ✍ Author: Paloma Faith

Nobody really believes in equality anyway.

Tags: Believes, Nobody  ✍ Author: Warren Farrell

Well, my personal mission statement is that we want marriage equality in all 50 states. We want it not to be a state-by-state issue. We don't want it to be something the majority is voting on. I don't think the civil rights of any minority should be in the hands of any majority.

Tags: Marriage, Voting  ✍ Author: Jesse Tyler Ferguson

I think it is important that you have people from all different vanguards, from all different walks of society and different viewpoints to be focused on the struggle for equality and democracy. We need as many champions for the cause and as many events as possible to help keep this in focus.

Tags: Society, Struggle  ✍ Author: Lupe Fiasco

I am free of all prejudices. I hate every one equally.

Tags: Free, Hate  ✍ Author: W. C. Fields

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.

Tags: Law, Sleep  ✍ Author: Anatole France

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.

Tags: Law, Sleep  ✍ Author: Anatole France

Just as modern mass production requires the standardization of commodities, so the social process requires standardization of man, and this standardization is called equality.

Tags: Process, Social  ✍ Author: Erich Fromm

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

Tags: Everyone, Except  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

In order to be great, you just have to care. You have to care about your world, community, and equality.

Tags: Care, Great  ✍ Author: Katori Hall

We are a model country where gender equality is concerned.

Tags: Concerned, Country  ✍ Author: Tarja Halonen

The goal of the EU is to form a region of freedom, security and justice. Freedom in this connection cannot be just the freedom of the strong, but it must be combined with fraternity and equality.

Tags: Freedom, Strong  ✍ Author: Tarja Halonen

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

Tags: Brother, Human  ✍ Author: Thomas Huxley

I want to organize so that women see ourselves as people who are entitled to power, entitled to leadership.

Tags: Leadership, Women  ✍ Author: Patricia Ireland

Stewardesses are still paid so little that in many cases, new hires qualify for food stamps.

Tags: Food, Paid  ✍ Author: Patricia Ireland

In 1965, I marched for equality.

 ✍ Author: Alphonso Jackson

The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.

Tags: Perfect, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Andrew Jackson

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

Tags: Dreams, Words  ✍ Author: Bianca Jagger

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.

Tags: Democracy, Justice  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali Jinnah

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

Tags: Men, Women  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali Jinnah

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

Tags: Peace, Trust  ✍ Author: Pope John XXIII

Subordination tends greatly to human happiness. Were we all upon an equality, we should have no other enjoyment than mere animal pleasure.

Tags: Happiness, Human  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

It is better that some should be unhappy rather than that none should be happy, which would be the case in a general state of equality.

Tags: Happy, Rather  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

Disease generally begins that equality which death completes.

Tags: Begins, Death  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

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.

Tags: Change, Him  ✍ Author: Robert Kennedy

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

Tags: Else, Everyone  ✍ Author: Rudyard Kipling

Scotland is my country, the nation that shaped me, that taught me my values. A nation whose achievements inspired and inspire me, a community whose failings drive me - drive my overwhelming desire to fight for social justice and equality.

Tags: Fight, Justice  ✍ Author: Johann Lamont

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.

Tags: Society, Words  ✍ Author: Catharine MacKinnon

'Vote Love' means vote equality. It means vote change. It means vote what's right for humanity.

Tags: Change, Love  ✍ Author: Macklemore

I want for myself what I want for other women, absolute equality.

Tags: Absolute, Women  ✍ Author: Agnes Macphail

If you have a dog, I must have a dog. If you have a rifle, I must have a rifle. If you have a club, I must have a club. This is equality.

Tags: Club, Dog  ✍ Author: Malcolm X

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

Tags: Freedom, Justice  ✍ Author: Malcolm X

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

Tags: Clearly, Women  ✍ Author: Carolyn Maloney

Effective use of Braille is as important to the blind as independent mobility, knowledge in the use of adaptive technology, and the core belief that equality, opportunity and security are truly possible for all people who are blind.

Tags: Knowledge, Technology  ✍ Author: Bob Ney

The equality that we are all entitled to, as citizens of this democracy, can't be avoided by some religious dogma of a President who's is supposed to believe in the notion of separation of church and state. And he frankly doesn't.

Tags: Democracy, State  ✍ Author: Rosie O\'Donnell

When I look at my daughter, who's 24, she is much more confident than I ever was and her expectations are higher. But I worry that there is a backlash brewing against progress on equality.

Tags: Her, Worry  ✍ Author: Frances O\'Grady

I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.

Tags: Best, Mistakes  ✍ Author: Barack Obama

With patient and firm determination, I am going to press on for jobs. I'm going to press on for equality. I'm going to press on for the sake of our children. I'm going to press on for the sake of all those families who are struggling right now. I don't have time to feel sorry for myself. I don't have time to complain. I am going to press on.

Tags: Sorry, Time  ✍ Author: Barack Obama

I'll never understand how destroying families through deportation benefits our society. How we treat the undocumented says a great deal about us as a people and whether or not we'll continue to fulfill the fundamental American promise of equality and opportunity for all.

Tags: Great, Society  ✍ Author: Conor Oberst

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

Tags: Human, Revolution  ✍ Author: George Orwell

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.

Tags: Happy, Justice  ✍ Author: Thomas Paine

Equality of rights means that some people cannot simply impose obligations on others, for the moral agency and rights of those others would then be violated.

Tags: Cannot, Others  ✍ Author: Teresa Palmer

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.

Tags: Men, Women  ✍ Author: Graham Parker

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.

Tags: Children, Racism  ✍ Author: Rosa Parks

Women have talent and intelligence but, due to social constraints and prejudices, it is still a long distance away from the goal of gender equality.

Tags: Goal, Women  ✍ Author: Pratibha Patil

Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice, and that justice is equality.

Tags: Justice, Nature  ✍ Author: Sylvia Plath

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

Tags: Democracy, Government  ✍ Author: Sylvia Plath

I think we have to keep working enormously hard to see that every single Indigenous child - every Australian child - has true equality of opportunity. We've got to work harder at it. I think, you know, the heartland issue for us is the gap; the gap in life expectancy in this country.

Tags: Life, Work  ✍ Author: Quentin Bryce

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

Tags: Gay, Society  ✍ Author: Zachary Quinto

It became clear to me in an instant that living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it is simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to complete equality.

Tags: Life, Work  ✍ Author: Zachary Quinto

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

Tags: Law, Liberty  ✍ Author: Nick Rahall

America, 5 years after this brutal attack, is testament that a Nation conceived in liberty and equality will endure. It is a triumph of millions of Americans but it is also the triumph of an idea larger than any one person, larger than any one nation.

Tags: After, America  ✍ Author: Nick Rahall

This simple truth is the essence of my message to Muslims throughout the world: know who you are, who you want to be, and start talking and working with whom you are not. Find common values and build with fellow citizens a society based on diversity and equality.

Tags: Society, Truth  ✍ Author: Tariq Ramadan

I am an aristocrat. I love liberty; I hate equality.

Tags: Hate, Love  ✍ Author: A. Philip Randolph

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.

Tags: Fear, Justice  ✍ Author: Charles Rangel

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.

Tags: Freedom, Power  ✍ Author: Stephen Rea

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.

Tags: Men, Women  ✍ Author: Maureen Reagan

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

Tags: Learned, True  ✍ Author: Will Rogers

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.

Tags: Men, Time  ✍ Author: Bertrand Russell

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.

Tags: Home, Single  ✍ Author: Sheryl Sandberg

Democracy does not require perfect equality, but it does require that citizens share a common life. What matters is that people of different backgrounds and social positions encounter one another, and bump up against one another, in the course of ordinary life.

Tags: Democracy, Life  ✍ Author: Michael Sandel

The battle for women's rights has been largely won.

Tags: Battle, Women  ✍ Author: Margaret Thatcher

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

Tags: Acceptance, Marriage  ✍ Author: Charlize Theron

The main business of religions is to purify, control, and restrain that excessive and exclusive taste for well-being which men acquire in times of equality.

Tags: Business, Men  ✍ Author: Alexis de Tocqueville

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.

Tags: Democracy, Liberty  ✍ Author: Alexis de Tocqueville

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

Tags: Freedom, Rather  ✍ Author: Alexis de Tocqueville

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

Tags: Democratic, Freedom  ✍ Author: Luther Vandross

The year was 2081, and everyone was finally equal.

Tags: Everyone, Year  ✍ Author: Kurt Vonnegut

There cannot be enduring peace, prosperity, equality and brotherhood in this world if our aims are so separate and divergent, if we do not accept that in the end we are people, all alike, sharing the Earth among ourselves and also with other sentient beings, all of whom have an equal role and stake in the state of this planet and its players.

Tags: End, Peace  ✍ Author: Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

Democratic principles are the result of equality of condition.

Tags: Democratic, Result  ✍ Author: Mercy Otis Warren

I happen to agree with many of the liberal emphasis on compassion, justice and equality. I just disagree that it's the government's role to provide everything.

Tags: Government, Justice  ✍ Author: Rau\'Shee Warren

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.

Tags: Beauty, Truth  ✍ Author: Simone Weil

Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed in institutions and manners, of the principle that an equal degree of attention is due to the needs of all human beings.

Tags: Attention, Human  ✍ Author: Simone Weil

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