60+ Best Double Standard Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Double standard is a set of principles that applies differently and usually more rigorously to one group of people or circumstances than to another. Inspirational double standard quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Powerful Collection of Most Famous Double Standard Quotes

Treat all as your own self. Do not have a double standard. Sathya Sai Baba

The moral world has no particular objection to vice, but an insuperable repugnance to hearing vice called by its proper name. William Makepeace Thackeray

When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch. Bette Davis

There is a double-standard between men and women. My father was a major league baseball player, and I grew up thinking I could have the same attitude on the field that he did. When I did that in real life, people thought I was a total bi-atch. Katie Uhlaender

I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being good all the time. That would be hypocrisy. Oscar Wilde

Let’s not have a double standard. One standard will do just fine. George Carlin

We cannot negotiate with people who say what’s mine is mine and what’s yours is negotiable. John F. Kennedy

There is this double standard. The losses are larger in other areas of the tax code, but somehow a different standard gets applied to this. Robert Greenstein

My mother told me, you don’t have to put anything in your mouth you don’t want to. Then she made me eat broccoli, which felt like double standards. Sarah Millican

I’m shocked at the sexism and double standard coming out of the far right. Barbara Mikulski

If you’re gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty. Marilyn Monroe

When I kiss a girl for a part, people think it’s sexy. But if two guys kiss, suddenly there’s a backlash. It’s a double standard. Olivia Wilde

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one? Abraham Lincoln

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It is forbidden to kill; therefore, all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. Voltaire

I think it sucks that in our country [the USA] there is such a double standard education-wise. Which part of the city you live in, or something like that, determines if you’ll be successful, and that’s not fair. Charles Barkley

A politician is a man who will double-cross that bridge when he comes to it. Oscar Levant

If I knew me as somebody else, I would hate me just as much. Why have a double standard? David Wong

There’s a double standard between writers and readers. Readers can be unfaithful to writers anytime they like, but writers must never ever be unfaithful to the readers. Peter Schjeldahl

The women always get blamed. Have you noticed that? The wives are nags. The mistress is a bitch for betraying the sisterhood. And the men just fall through the cracks in between. We expect so little from our boys, don’t we, Grace? Louise O’Neill

You hear things like, ‘People shouldn’t know about your life because you’re creating an illusion on-screen.’ But I don’t see other actresses going to great lengths to hide their heterosexuality. That’s an unfair double standard. Elliott Page

We live behind our faces, while they front for us. Michael Korda

Amazing Double Standard Quotes

I think we cannot have a double standard. We cannot see our art as different from the reality. We cannot use two different sets of judgment. Ai Weiwei

Most people sell their souls and live with a good conscience on the proceeds. Logan Pearsall Smith

Many women have made the mistake of changing their beliefs to accommodate their work; it must be the other way around. No circumstance is so unusual that it demands a double standard or separates us from our faith. No matter how fast the world changes, exemplary values must remain constant. Mary Kay Ash

All I can say is, if you cannot ride two horses, you have no right in the circus. James Maxton

People of double standards never experience happiness. Sam Veda

The double standard of morality will survive in this world so long as the woman whose husband has been lured away is favored with the sympathetic tears of other women, and a man whose wife has made off is laughed at by other men. H. L. Mencken

Beauty provokes harassment, the law says, but it looks through men’s eyes when deciding what provokes it. Naomi Wolf

When I see you, I think I wonder which face she sees when she looks into the mirror. C. JoyBell C.

We always blame the woman when a man falls in love, as though no man had the courage of his inclinations. Samuel Taylor

A man can define many things beautifully in his life, but his character is one beautiful thing that can define him instantly and completely. Anuj Somany

Many of us believe that wrongs aren’t wrong if it’s done by nice people like ourselves. Unknown

All a woman has to do is to slip once and she’s a tramp. A man can kill, lie, cheat… Joan Crawford

I will not calm down! Women are allowed to get angrier than men about double standards. Liz

I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives. Jane Austen

There is a double-standard. And quite often if you’re from Africa, if you’re from a developing country, you’ll be executed. There aren’t that many people protesting or making a big fuss. But our State Department and the media if you’re a Westerner will make a big fuss Dick Atkins

Single vision produces worse illusions than double vision or many-headed monsters. Donna J. Haraway

I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being really good all the time. That would be hypocrisy. Oscar Wilde

No one is talking about the man behind the ass. It was a lot of ‘Miley twerks on Robin Thicke,’ but never, ‘Robin Thicke grinds up on Miley.’ They’re only talking about the one that bent over. So, obviously, there’s a double standard. Miley Cyrus

Now look, all I’m trying to say is that there are lots of things that a man can do, and in society’s eyes it’s all hunky-dory. A woman does the same things—the same thing mind you—and she’s an outcast…All I’m saying is why let this deplorable system seep into our courts of law where women are supposed to be equal. Katharine Hepburn

It’s true that in Cuba there are double standards, there’s opportunism, and there is a lack of freedom in some ways. Fernando Perez

Top Double Standard Quotes

It is vain to expect virtue from women till they are in some degree independent of men. Mary Wollstonecraft

We cannot use a double standard for measuring our own and other people’s policies. Our demands for democratic practices in other lands will be no more effective than the guarantees of those practiced in our own country. Hubert H. Humphrey

Once you’ve lived the inside-out world of espionage, you never shed it. It’s a mentality, a double standard of existence. John Le Carre

If liberals didn’t have double standards, they wouldn’t have any standards at all. Burt Prelutsky

For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit. Noam Chomsky

We have a double standard, which is to say, a man can show how much he cares by being violent see, he’s jealous, he cares a woman shows how much she cares by how much she’s willing to be hurt; by how much she will take; how much she will endure; how suicidal she’s prepared to be. Andrea Dworkin

Some people’s blameless lives are to blame for a good deal. Dorothy L. Sayers, Gaudy Night

Leaders scan the future so it can be free of doubts and fear. They do so by not living a double standard life in the present. Israelmore Ayivor

Apparently, when it’s two people, it’s quirky and funny, but when it’s a person doing the same stuff on her own, it’s rebellious and antisocial. Katie Alender

I spend some of my time brooding about people who seem addicted to double standards. Those who take an allegedly principled stand on a Monday, then switch firmly to the opposite principle on Tuesday if it is to their advantage. John Leonard

People can’t handle the truth unless you speak to them with a mirror. Lakia Echols

Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend. Oliver Wendell Holmes

Ye are like unto whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. St. Matthew

We weep for a bird’s cry, but not for a fish’s blood. Blessed are those with a voice. Mamoru Oshii

In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be unfaithful to him as often as they like, but he must never, never be unfaithful to them. W. H. Auden

She was flabbergasted by the backward thinking of humankind. The damaging double standards that fueled gender disparity infuriated her. Wiss Auguste

If I dare to tear up or shed a tear, then I’m criticized for that as well! It’s a horrible double standard, but quite frankly, I don’t have time enough to fight that battle and fight crime. I chose to fight crime and ignore the rest. I just keep going to the best I can. Nancy Grace

I think there will always be a double standard between males and females, so I think that an actress is more likely to protect her public persona, so to speak, than an actor would be. Mila Kunis

There’s definitely a whole double standard. I don’t understand it. A guy can be sexy and good looking, and it totally just enhances his credibility as an athlete. Lolo Jones

Michelle Pfeiffer hasn’t been finding a lot of work recently because she doesn’t like what a woman her age is offered. That’s a real double standard. You get Sean Connery, who gets older and older, still playing opposite young ladies, but it doesn’t work the other way around. Denzel Washington

I love young men, lots of them, your ancient masculine double standard. Vera Miles

Fox doesn’t treat me any differently, and that’s one thing I’m very lucky with – my network treats me like a woman, but they never make me feel like I don’t fit in or anything like that, which is great. But within the industry, yeah. It’s a double standard, but it’s something that you have to deal with or try to make better; turn into a positive. Erin Andrews

I’m amazed at the adolescent nature of some of the religious fanatics in our government. And they’re full of double standards. Dar Williams

Wherever you find a great man, you will find a great mother or a great wife standing behind him or so they used to say. It would be interesting to know how many great women have had great fathers and husbands behind them. Dorothy L. Sayers

Morality is what the queen expects from the hive, not from herself. Marty Rubin

It’s a double standard. They say these management guys are so valuable. They are not. This is typical corporate greed. Bobby De Pace

We have two kinds of morality side by side: one which we preach but do not practice and another which we practice but seldom preach. Bertrand Russell

History is filled with double standards: a man who uses a woman is colored an ass, yet a woman who uses a man is hailed as resourceful. Ken Poirot