Equality Quotes

We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us.
– Lionel Trilling
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
The year was 2081, and everyone was finally equal.
– Kurt Vonnegut
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.
– Simone Weil
The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says: 'It's a girl.'
– Shirley Chisholm
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 Powell Jr.
You see, Africa makes a fool of our idea of justice. It makes a farce of our idea of equality. It mocks our pieties. It doubts our concern. It questions our commitment. Because there is no way we can look at what's happening in Africa, and if we're honest, conclude that it would ever be allowed to happen anywhere else.
– Bono
You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that.
– Arthur Ashe
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
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
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
Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.
– Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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.
– Pratibha Patil
Women have a lot to say about how to advance women's rights, and governments need to learn from that, listen to the movement and respond.
– Charlotte Bunch
Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness.
– Erica Jong
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.
– Barack Obama
Where terrorists offer injustice, disorder and destruction, the United States and its allies stand for freedom, fairness, equality, hope, and opportunity.
– John O. Brennan
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.
– Frances O'Grady
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
Well, my view before was a Western view, and I certainly understand marriage equality and civil rights, equal rights for all, but having visited developing nations and some of the poorest nations in the world, I realize how deep it goes and how much work really needs to be done to create equality for all.
– Jason Mraz