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Equality is the soul of liberty; there is,
by Frances Wright

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

Related topics: Equality

I have been swamped with tremendous response.
I am expecting a huge crowd.
- Frances Wright

There is but one honest limit to the rights of a sentient being;
it is where they touch the rights of another sentient being.
- Frances Wright

Religion may be defined thus: a belief in,
and homage rendered to, existences unseen and causes unknown.
- Frances Wright

 

It is in vain that we would circumscribe the power of one half of our race,
and that half by far the most important and influential.
- Frances Wright

Let us unite on the safe and sure ground of fact and experiment,
and we can never err; yet better, we can never differ.
- Frances Wright

Pets, like their owners, tend to expand a little over the Christmas period.
- Frances Wright

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If they exert it not for good, they will for evil;
if they advance not knowledge,
they will perpetuate ignorance.
- Frances Wright

The sciences have ever been the surest guides to virtue.
- Frances Wright

These will vary in every human being;
but knowledge is the same for every mind,
and every mind may and ought to be trained to receive it.
- Frances Wright

However novel it may appear, I shall venture the assertion,
that, until women assume the place in society which
good sense and good feeling alike assign to them,
human improvement must advance but feebly.
- Frances Wright

Do we exert our own liberties without injury to others -
we exert them justly; do we exert them at the expense of others -
unjustly.
And, in thus doing, we step from the sure platform
of liberty upon the uncertain threshold of tyranny.
- Frances Wright

How are men to be secured in any rights without instruction;
how to be secured in the equal exercise of those rights
without equality of instruction? By instruction understand me to mean knowledge -
just knowledge; not talent,
not genius, not inventive mental powers.
- Frances Wright

All that I say is, examine, inquire.
Look into the nature of things.
Search out the grounds of your opinions,
the for and against.
Know why you believe, understand what you believe,
and possess a reason for the faith that is in you.
- Frances Wright

If we bring not the good courage of minds covetous of truth,
and truth only, prepared to hear all things,
and decide upon all things, according to evidence,
we should do more wisely to sit down contented in ignorance,
than to bestir ourselves only to reap disappointment.
- Frances Wright

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

Equality and development will not be achieved however
if peace is not understood from women's' point of view.
- Jenny Shipley

Democratic principles are the result of equality of condition.
- Mercy Otis Warren

I want for myself what I want for other women,
absolute equality.
- Agnes Macphail

I am an aristocrat.
I love liberty; I hate equality.
- John Randolph

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions -
it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
- Irving Kristol

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 Schurz

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

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

Nobody really believes in equality anyway.
- Warren Farrell

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Aristotle

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

The cry of equality pulls everyone down.
- Iris Murdoch

We are a model country where gender equality is concerned.
- Tarja Halonen

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

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

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.
- Barack Obama

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

Virtue can only flourish among equals.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

I am free of all prejudices.
I hate every one equally.
- W. C. Fields

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.
- Barry Goldwater

Equal pay isn't just a women's issue;
when women get equal pay,
their family incomes rise and the whole family benefits.
- Mike Honda

All the people like us are we, and everyone else is They.
- Rudyard Kipling

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

In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race.
There is no other way.
And in order to treat some persons equally,
we must treat them differently.
- Harry A. Blackmun

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

If we were to select the most intelligent,
imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind,
all races would be present.
- Franz Boas

I want to organize so that women see ourselves as people
who are entitled to power,
entitled to leadership.
- Patricia Ireland

Stewardesses are still paid so little that in many cases,
new hires qualify for food stamps.
- Patricia Ireland

Women are the only exploited group in history to have
been idealized into powerlessness.
- Erica Jong

The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
- Charles Fourier

The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
- Margaret Thatcher

All imaginable futures are not equally possible.
- Kevin Kelly

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

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.
- Woodrow Wilson

To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man.
- Golda Meir

I refuse to consign the whole male sex to the nursery.
I insist on believing that some men are my equals.
- Brigid Brophy

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

In the 1960s we were fighting to be recognized as equals in the marketplace,
in marriage, in education and on the playing field.
It was a very exciting, rebellious time.
- Marlo Thomas

All men are born equally free.
- Salmon P. Chase

There is but one stage for the peasant and the actor.
- Henry David Thoreau

Private religious speech can't be discriminated against.
It has to be treated equally with secular speech.
- Samuel Alito

Do not call for black power or green power.
Call for brain power.
- Barbara Jordan

Real equality is immensely difficult to achieve,
it needs continual revision and monitoring of distributions.
And it does not provide buffers between members,
so they are continually colliding or frustrating each other.
- Mary Douglas

If any man claims the Negro should be content...
let him say he would willingly change the color of
his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city.
Then and only then has he a right to such a claim.
- Robert Kennedy

Until women learn to want economic independence,
and until they work out a way to get this independence
without denying themselves the joys of love and motherhood,
it seems to me feminism has no roots.
- Crystal Eastman

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia,
the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave
owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.
- Bertrand Russell

I believe in equality for everyone,
except reporters and photographers.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The purpose that brought the fourteenth amendment into
being was equality before the law,
and equality, not separation, was written into the law.
- Robert Bork

The highest political buzz word is not liberty,
equality, fraternity or solidarity; it is service.
- Arthur Hugh Clough


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