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I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."

Man can never be a woman's equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her.

Seek patience and passion in equal amounts. Patience alone will not build the temple. Passion alone will destroy its walls.

Maya Angelou

We are not actually equal - humanity - if we are not allowed to freely love one another.

Lady Gaga

Should a seeker not find a companion who is better or equal, let them resolutely pursue a solitary course.

A cat will look down to a man. A dog will look up to a man. But a pig will look you straight in the eye and see his equal.

One person with a belief is equal to ninety-nine who have only interests.

Until the philosophy which hold one race superior, and another inferior, is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned - everywhere is war!

Bob Marley

Until the colour of a man's skin is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes - Me say war.

Bob Marley

There should not be any trace of dislike or distrust on the score of nationality language, caste, economic status, scholarship, age or sex.

Those who know the truth are not equal to those who love it.

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

Albert Einstein

In itself homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man, either a human being without feeling fear, restraint or obligation.

Simone de Beauvoir

I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.

There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.

It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art.

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

Jealousy is that pain which a man feels from the apprehension that he is not equally beloved by the person whom he entirely loves.

Joseph Addison

I want to see freedom and equality through my eyes and your eyes, Coretta Scott King. I opened my mouth to the lord and I won't turn back no!

I believe in equality for everyone except reporters and photographers.

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

Kahlil Gibran

I'm free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.

I'm black, I don't feel burdened by it and I don't think it's a huge responsibility. It's part of who I am. It does not define me.

The assertion that "all men are created equal" was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain, and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use.

Abraham Lincoln

The best political community is formed by citizens of the middle class.

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

Pope John XXIII

Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons.

She cherished her race. She cherished women. She cared for gay and straight people. She prayed nightly for Palestine and equally for Israel.

A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do you know that his future will not be equal to our present?

A whole stack of memories never equal one little hope.

Charles M. Schulz

I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery.

The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law.


There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.

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.

We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry ,and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value, no matter what their color.

Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex.

On his two younger sisters he then bestowed an equal portion of his fraternal tenderness, for he asked each of them how they did and observed that they both looked very ugly.

It is not the possessions, but the desires of mankind which require to be equalized.

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.


Isn't it amazing that we are all made in God's image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people?

Desmond Tutu

Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range some people are loathsome and some are delightful.

When our thoughts - which bring actions - are filled with hate against anyone, negro or white, we are in a living hell. That is as real as hell will ever be.

Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men's skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact.

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

Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.

Muhammad Ali

That until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all, without regard to race - Dis a war.

Bob Marley

There's no evidence whatsoever that men are more rational than women. Both sexes seem to be equally irrational.

Albert Ellis

Have no friends not equal to yourself.

We do not hate as long as we still attach a lesser value, but only when we attach an equal or a greater value.

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.

Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior.


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

Observe the life by cause and consequence. Explore the life by wisdom. Treat the life by equality. Complete the life by love.

The more vulnerable and the more confused the song is, the equal and opposite effect is how I feel after having written it.

He shifted his weight from foot to foot but it was equally uncomfortable on each.

There is only one caste, the caste of humanity. All of us belong to the human race, so everyone is equal. Therefore, love each one equally.

The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more, and to prevent the lower from getting more.

Before printing was discovered a century was equal to a thousand years.

The planter the farmer the mechanic and the laborer... form the great body of the people of the United States they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws.

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

There is nothing to equal the peace and joy that you get.

Conciliate a strong man by submission a wicked man by opposition and the one whose power is equal to yours by politeness or force.

Action and reaction are equal and opposite.

There is no discipline equal to service to smother the ego and to fill the heart with genuine joy. To condemn service as demeaning and inferior is to forego these benefits.

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

The woman who thinks she is intelligent demands equal rights with men. A woman who is intelligent does not.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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

Anyone can escape into sleep we are all geniuses when we dream the butcher's the poet's equal there.

All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman, and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.

When you meet someone better than yourself turn your thoughts to becoming his equal. When you meet someone not as good as you are, look within and examine your own self.

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.

Because your own strength is unequal to the task do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man, but if anything is within the powers and province of man believe that it is within your own compass also.

Controversy equalizes fools and wise men - and the fools know it.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.

Choose a subject equal to your abilities, think carefully what your shoulders may refuse and what they are capable of bearing.

If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion most people would be contented to take their own and depart.

Human society minus God is equal to a forest of brutes.

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.

Socialism is a philosophy of failure the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century.

Hillary Clinton

The man whose action habitually bears the stamp of his mind is a genius but the greatest genius is not always equal to himself or he would cease to be human.

Behold a worthy sight to which the God turning his attention to his own work may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing worthy of a God a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.

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.

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

The doctrine that all men are in any sense or have been at any time free and equal is an utterly baseless fiction.

Thomas Huxley

Your goals minus your doubts equal your reality.

Almost half of the population of the world lives in rural regions and mostly in a state of poverty. Such inequalities in human development have been one of the primary reasons for unrest and in some parts of the world even violence.

Now it's $200 billion. If we don't change the course the rest of the world could own $15 trillion of us. That's pretty substantial. That's equal to the value of all American stock.

Warren Buffett

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings, the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

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.

The coward wretch whose hand and heart can bear to torture aught below, is ever first to quail and start from the slightest pain or equal foe.

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.

I don't need equal time I am equal time!

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

By preparing a garland for a Deity with one's own hand, by grinding sandal paste for the Lord with one's own hand, and by writing sacred texts with one's own hand - one becomes blessed with opulence equal to that of Indra.

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

All too will bear in mind this sacred principle that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail that will to be rightful must be reasonable, that the minority possess their equal rights which equal law must protect and to violate would be oppression.

Forty for you sixty for me. And equal partners we will be.

The desire to annoy no one to harm no one can equally well be the sign of a just as of an anxious disposition.

I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal and I never loved any other man as much.

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

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.

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

When we see persons of worth we should think of equaling them, when we see persons of a contrary character we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.

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.

It is the dissimilarities and inequalities among men which give rise to the notion of honor, as such differences become less it grows feeble, and when they disappear it will vanish too.

As a man is said to have a right to his property he may be equally said to have a property in his rights.

You are not doing service for others. You are doing it always for yourselves to the God in you the God who is equally present in others.

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.

A wise man should marry a virgin of a respectable family even if she is deformed. He should not marry one of a low-class family through beauty. Marriage in a family of equal status is preferable.

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

Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings.

Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals, nay it is treachery to comrades.

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

If co-operation is a duty, I hold that non-co-operation also under certain conditions is equally a duty.

Their insatiable lust for power is only equaled by their incurable impotence in exercising it.

There is not any present moment that is unconnected with some future one. The life of every man is a continued chain of incidents each link of which hangs upon the former. The transition from cause to effect from event to event is often carried on by secret steps which our foresight cannot divine and our sagacity is unable to trace. Evil may at some future period bring forth good, and good may bring forth evil both equally unexpected.

Joseph Addison

They [Young People] have exalted notions because they have not been humbled by life or learned its necessary limitations, moreover their hopeful disposition makes them think themselves equal to great things / and that means having exalted notions. They would always rather do noble deeds than useful ones: Their lives are regulated more by moral feeling than by reasoning / all their mistakes are in the direction of doing things excessively and vehemently. They overdo everything / they love too much hate too much and the same with everything else.

Thou ought to be nice even to superstition in keeping thy promises and therefore equally cautious in making them.

The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.

It is not true that people are naturally equal for no two people can be together for even a half an hour without one acquiring an evident superiority over the other.

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

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Speech is the twin of my vision it is unequal to measure itself it provokes me forever it says sarcastically Walt you contain enough why don't you let it out then?

In black neighborhoods everybody appreciated comedy about real life. In the white community fantasy was funnier. I started looking for the jokes that were equally hilarious across the board for totally different reasons.

Women have equal chances and equal rights to attain Godhead

Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent.

You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization.

To reform means to shatter one form and to create another, but the two sides of this act are not always equally intended nor equally successful.

Animals whom we have made our slaves we do not like to consider our equal.

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.

Nothing destroys authority more than the unequal and untimely interchange of power stretched too far and relaxed too much.

The passing minute is every man's equal possession but what has once gone by is not ours

Money differs from an automobile or mistress in being equally important to those who have it and those who do not.

Democracies are indeed slow to make war but once embarked upon a martial venture are equally slow to make peace and reluctant to make a tolerable rather than a vindictive peace.

I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities.

The human understanding from its peculiar nature easily supposes a greater degree of order and equality in things than it really finds

All men are not created equal but should be treated as though they were under the law.

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.

So far is it from being true that men are naturally equal that no two people can be half an hour together but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other.

I do not wonder that British youth is in revolt against the morbid doctrine that nothing matters but the equal sharing of miseries, that what used to be called the submerged tenth can only be rescued by bringing the other nine-tenths down to their le

Ambidextrous adj.: Able to pick with equal skill a right-hand pocket or a left.

To equal a predecessor one must have twice they worth.

Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.

A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.

Success and failure are equally disastrous.

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

An act has no ethical quality whatever unless it be chosen out of several all equally possible.

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.

Once made equal to man woman becomes his superior.

In every power of which taste is the foundation, excellence is pretty fairly divided among the sexes.

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.

All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.

Where divinity is sought after one ought always to behave in the spirit of Love devoid of the slightest trace of hate envy and anger. When one cultivates the inner look one attains the conviction of the basic equality of all.

By nature all men are equal in liberty but not in other endowments.

Thomas Aquinas

While civilization has been improving our houses it has not equally improved the men who are to inhabit them. It has created palaces but it was not so easy to create noblemen and kings.

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.

In the usual progress of things the necessities of a nation in every stage of its existence will be found at least equal to its resources.

In politics as in religion it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.

Extremes in nature equal ends produce, In man they join to some mysterious use.

Alexander Pope

There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind and there is no happiness equal to contentment, there is no disease like covetousness and no virtue like mercy.

That strange feeling we had in the war. Have you found anything in your lives since to equal it in strength? A sort of splendid carelessness it was holding us together.

That all men are equal is a proposition to which at ordinary times no sane human being has ever given his assent.

I look on all with an equal eye.

It is funny that men who are supposed to be scientific cannot get themselves to realise the basic principle of physics that action and reaction are equal and opposite that when you persecute people you always rouse them to be strong and stronger.

Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect they are equal absolutely.

Self-hatred and self-love are equally self-centered.

Mason Cooley

Any government that supports protects or harbours terrorists is complicit in the murder of the innocent and equally guilty of terrorist crimes.

There is always inequality in life. Some men are killed in a war and some men are wounded and some men never leave the country. Life is unfair.

It is better to have too much courtesy than too little provided you are not equally courteous to all for that would be injustice.

Eve was not taken out of Adam's head to top him neither out of his feet to be trampled on by him but out of his side to be equal with him under his arm to be protected by him and near his heart to be loved by him.

Matthew Henry

To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.

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.

For success attitude is equally as important as ability.

He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.


Honor and respect all religions equally.

One wanders to the left another to the right. Both are equally in error but are seduced by different delusions.

Do we believe that the goal of government is to promote equal opportunity for all Americans to make the most of their lives? Or do we now believe that government's role is to equalize the results of peoples lives?

Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.

In government-directed economies the collective takes priority over the individual. The moral ideal is equal results. That approach could not be further removed from the real world.

A man willing to work and unable to find work is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun.

Thomas Carlyle

Every one's voice was given equal weight in the empire ruled over by Rama.

Conventional wisdom on government's role in inequality often has it backwards. Tax reforms have resulted in a more progressive federal income tax, government transfer payments have become less progressive.

We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. It is time now to write the next chapter - and to write it in the books of law.

That equals to being a fool having fame and no fortune. A lot of guys out there have fame doing this and doing that but they are broke.

Honest good humor is the oil and wine of a merry meeting and there is no jovial companionship equal to that where the jokes are rather small and laughter abundant.

Washington Irving

Even as you are a citizen of your motherland but respect all countries, also respect all religions equally.

Disease generally begins that equality which death completes.

The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.

George Bernard Shaw

Marriage is like a cage, one sees the birds outside desperate to get in and those inside equally desperate to get out.

There is little friendship in the world and least of all between equals.

In the arithmetic of love one plus one equals everything and two minus one equals nothing.

It is for us to pray, not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire, forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.

Friendship between equals flourishes service under a king is respectable it is good to be business-minded in public dealings and a handsome lady is safe in her own home.


You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break.

I cannot understand how the education of this United States of America has been fooled, time and time again. Either make it separate but equal, or integrate, therefore it will be equal. And it has been separate and unequal.

Grant me thirty years of equal division of inheritances and a free press and I will provide you with a republic.

Our necessities never equal our wants.

We're taught to be ashamed of confusion anger fear and sadness and to me they're of equal value to happiness excitement and inspiration.

Every adversity every failure every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit.

When a match has equal partners then I fear not.

Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.

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

Mr. Wickham is blessed with such happy manners as may ensure his making friends - whether he may be equally capable of retaining them is less certain.

True love is eternal infinite and always like itself. It is equal and pure without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.

God equals man minus ego.

There is no necessity to separate the monarch from the mob, all authority is equally bad.

The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.

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

Internet does not equal sodium pentothal.

Trouble is the common denominator of living. It is the great equalizer.

No matter what Aristotle and the Philosophers say nothing is equal to tobacco, it's the passion of the well-bred and he who lives without tobacco lives a life not worth living.

People in general are equally horrified at hearing the Christian religion doubted and at seeing it practiced.

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.

All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.

In the end the love you take is equal to the love you make.

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

The perfection of our union especially our commitment to equality of opportunity has been a story of constant striving to live up to our Founding principles. This is what Abraham Lincoln meant when he said 'In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve.'

Paul Ryan