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Timothy LearyWomen who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

—  Timothy Leary, 1920-1996, American psychologist

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AristotleInferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.

—  Aristotle, 384-322 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher

AristotleBut that the unequal should be given to equals, and the unlike to those who are like, is contrary to nature, and nothing which is contrary to nature is good.

—  Aristotle, 384-322 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher

Pierre de CoubertinSport must be the heritage of all men and of all social classes.

—  Pierre de Coubertin, 1863-1937, French, father of the Olympic Games

George Bernard ShawIn heaven, an angel is no one in particular.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Winston ChurchillThe inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Laurence J PeterEqual opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent.

—  Laurence J Peter, 1919-1990, Canadian writer & educator

George OrwellAll animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

—  George Orwell, 1903-1950, British writer

VauvenarguesIt is not true that equality is a law of nature. Nature has made nothing equal, her sovereign law is subordination and dependence.

—  Vauvenargues, 1715-1747, French author of maxims

Will DurantNature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make us unequal.

—  Will Durant, 1885-1981, American historian & philosopher

Martin Luther KingI want to be the white man's brother, not his brother-in-law.

—  Martin Luther King, 1929-1968, American leader in the Civil Rights Movement

Martin Luther KingWe may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.

—  Martin Luther King, 1929-1968, American leader in the Civil Rights Movement

Karl KrausTo me all men are equal: there are jackasses everywhere, and I have the same contempt for them all.

—  Karl Kraus, 1874-1936, Austrian writer

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

—  Bob Dylan, 1941-, American singer [Nobel 2016]

Thomas JeffersonThere is nothing more unequal than the equal treatment of unequal people.

—  Thomas Jefferson, 1749-1826, American President [1801-1809]

Dwight EisenhowerI believe as long as we allow conditions to exist that make for second-class citizens, we are making of ourselves less than first-class citizens.

—  Dwight Eisenhower, 1890-1969, American general & President

Harry TrumanWe believe that all men are created equal because they are created in the image of God

—  Harry Truman, 1884-1972, American President [1945-1953]


Proverbs

Italian proverbAfter the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box.

—  Italian proverb

American Indian proverbAll who have died are equal.

—  American Indian proverb ‐ Comanche


Special Quotes

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity

Liberté, égalité, fraternité.

—  National motto of France and a slogan of the French Revolution










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