118+ Best Equality Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational equality quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

Famous Equality Quotes

Before God, we are all equally wise, and equally foolish. – Albert Einstein

Equality is the soul of liberty; there is, in fact, no liberty without it. – Frances Wright

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 likelihood that inborn differences are one contributor to social status does not mean that it is the only contributor. – Steven Pinker

Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance. – Kofi Annan

It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals. – Emma Watson

Gender equality is not something we should have to fight for, it should have always been. – Robyn Oyeniyi

I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. – Winston Churchill

A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men. – Gloria Steinem

Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we’re opened, we’re red. – Clive Barker

Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another. – Thomas Paine

I believe in equality for everyone. – Mahatma Gandhi

Race, gender, religion, sexuality, we are all people and that’s it. – Connor Franta

When I look at a person, I see a person not a rank, not a class, not a title. – Criss Jami

The parts of me that used to think I was different or smarter or whatever, almost made me die. – David Foster

It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences. – Audre Lorder

We are all equal in the fact that we are all different. – C. Joybell C.

Don’t let your luggage define your travels, each life unravels differently. – Shane Koyczan

Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit. – Shannon Alder

Our differences do matter, but our common humanity matters more. – Bill Clinton

As much as I live I shall not imitate them or hate myself for being different to them. – Orhan Pamuk

If you hate difference, you’ll be bored to death. – Toba Beta

Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. – Jane Goodall

Understanding languages and other cultures builds bridges. – Suzy Kassem

People will be able to see their similarities before differences. – Suzy Kassem

We must allow difference of taste. – Jane Austen

Love is a snowflake for no two are ever the same. – Kamand Kojouri

Difference in opinion does not imply difference in principle. – Mike Klepper

You can’t make a difference unless you are different. – Chris Hodges

With so muchMoos from the herd, how you gon’ get heard. – Chinonye Chidolue

We’re all on different paths but headed in the same direction. – Marty Rubin

The world doesn’t celebrate your similarity but your difference. – Bernard Clive

Let me be me, or let me be. – Anthony Liccione

Though a sea of difference may divide us, an entire world of commonality lies beneath. – James Rozoff

In order to make a difference you would have to somehow be different. – Johnnie Dent

Sporting events like the Olympics have developed and maintained a clear message of promoting gender equality as an essential criterion in the success of any international event. – Richard Attias

All men are created equal, it is only men themselves who place themselves above equality. – David Allan Coe

How is it women have equality when it comes to taking a hit but the rest of the time they’re just some guy’s property? – Joanna Wylde

Genuine equality means not treating everyone the same, but attending equally to everyone’s different needs. – Terry Eagleton

The difference between men and women is getting harder and harder to invent. Marty Rubin

I believe I’ve always been a big believer in equality. No one has ever been able to tell me I couldn’t do something because I was a girl. – Anne Hathaway

Perfect love cannot be without equality. – Scottish Proverb

Six feet of earth make all men equal. – Proverb

Women have been trained to speak softly and carry a lipstick. Those days are over. – Bella Abzug

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

I will feel equality has arrived when we can elect to office women who are as unqualified as some of the men who are already there. – Maureen Reagan

More countries have understood that women’s equality is a prerequisite for development. – Kofi Annan

The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says: It’s a girl. – Shirley Chisholm

We didn’t all come over on the same ship, but we’re all in the same boat. – Bernard M. Baruch

When the sun rises, it rises for everyone. – Aldous Huxley

You just wish sometimes that people would treat you like a human being rather than seeing your gender first and who you are second. – Frances Ogrady

As men, we are all equal in the presence of death. – Publilius Syrus

All the citizens of a state cannot be equally powerful, but they may be equally free. Voltaire

Gender equality is critical to the development and peace of every nation. – Kofi Annan

The only way to solve the problem of women’s subordination is to change people’s mindset and to plant the new idea of gender equality into every mind. – Qingrong Ma

No country in the world can yet say they have achieved gender equality. – Emma Watson

Gender equality must become a lived reality. – Michelle Bachelet

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

Gender equality is a precondition to overcoming starvation, poverty and epidemics. – Khalid Malik

What happened on the road to gender equality? A lot of work happened. – Suzanne Bianchi

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior. – Socrates

If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves? – Mary Astell

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. – Marilyn Monroe

If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things. – Plato

A woman who thinks she is intelligent demands the same rights as man. An intelligent woman gives up. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Any serious shift towards more sustainable societies has to include gender equality. – Helen Clark

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! – Maya Angelou

I don’t see gender as the most significant fact of human existence. – Jim Harrison

I would gladly admit women are superior to men if only they would stop trying to be the same as us. – Sacha Guitry

When men are oppressed it’s a tragedy, when women are oppressed it’s a tradition. – Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Women want to be treated as equals, not sequels! – Kathy Lette

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

A man of quality is never threatened by a woman of equality. – Jill Briscoe

And finally, in our time a beard is the one thing that a woman cannot do better than a man, or if she can her success is assured only in a circus. – John Steinbeck

It may be a man’s world, but men are easily controlled by women. – Ashly Lorenzana

All through life there were distinctions – toilets for men, toilets for women; clothes for men, clothes for women – then, at the end, the graves are identical. – Leila Aboulela

Man will never understand woman and vice versa. We are oil and water. An equal level can never be maintained, as one will always excel where the other doesn’t, and that breeds resentment. – Dionne Warwick

Men are not from Mars and women are not from Venus instead we are all people. Deal with it. – Shahla Khan

I know of no industrial society where women are the economic equals of men. Of everything that economics measures, women get less. – Ivan Illich

Liberty, equality – bad principles! The only true principle for humanity is justice; and justice to the feeble is protection and kindness. – Henri-Frederic Amiel

The mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few to ride them. – Thomas Jefferson

You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that. – Arthur Ashe

All imaginable futures are not equally possible. – Kevin Kelly

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

People are pretty much alike. It’s only that our differences are more susceptible to definition than our similarities. – Linda Ellerbee

As equality increases, so does the number of people struggling for predominance. – Mason Cooley

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

No man is above the law, and no man is below it. – Theodore Roosevelt

We are all alike, on the inside. – Mark Twain

The principle of equality does not destroy the imagination, but lowers its flight to the level of the earth. – Alexis de Tocqueville

Some will always be above others. Destroy the inequality today, and it will appear again tomorrow. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your chromosomes. – Bella Abzug

The rich man in his castle, the poor man at his gate, God made them, high or lowly, and ordered their estate. – Cecil Frances Alexander

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

There has to be positive action that allows the most disadvantaged people to get their fair share of job opportunities. – Paul Burton

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

From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor’s rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own. – Carl Shurz

Equality is not in regarding different things similarly, equality is in regarding different things differently. – Tom Robbins

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. – Thomas Jefferson

Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons. – Aristotle

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

The defect of equality is that we only desire it with our superiors. – Henry Becque

Men are born equal but they are also born different. – Erich Fromm

To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality because of race or color is like living in Alaska and being against snow. – William Faulkner

All people are equal, it is not birth, it is virtue alone that makes the difference. – Voltaire

By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments. – St. Thomas Aquinas

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

Equality of opportunity is an equal opportunity to prove unequal talents. – Viscount Samuel

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.

That all men are equal is a proposition which, at ordinary times, no sane individual has ever given his assent. – Aldous Huxley

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 the government to the utmost. – Aristotle

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

It is not true that equality is a law of nature. Nature has no equality. Its sovereign law is subordination and dependence. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

Equality before the law is probably forever unattainable. It is a noble ideal, but it can never be realized, for what men value in this world is not rights but privileges. – H. L. Mencken

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. – Samuel Johnson

If all things were equally in all men, nothing would be prized. – Thomas Hobbes

Equality is the share of every one at their advent upon earth, and equality is also theirs, when placed beneath it. – Ninon de L’Enclos

Equality and freedom are not luxuries to lightly cast aside. Without them, order cannot long endure before approaching depths beyond imagining. – Alan Moore

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