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Inequality Quotes

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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

A common danger tends to concord.
Communism is the exploitation of the strong by the weak.
In Communism, inequality comes from placing mediocrity
on a level with excellence.
- Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Inequality is as dear to the American heart as liberty itself.
- William Dean Howells

Can one preach at home inequality of races and nations
and advocate abroad good-will towards all men?
- Dorothy Thompson

 

I remember becoming aware of women's issues and inequality.
It became glaringly clear to me when I was living in
America that women are regarded as less intelligent than men.
- Julie Christie

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

Everyone has an equal right to inequality.
- John Ralston Saul

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It's much more acceptable for men to work and father kids.
There's an inherent inequality, because we want to do it all,
and I don't know how we can do this all.
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus

It is a wise man who said that there is no greater
inequality than the equal treatment of unequals.
- Felix Frankfurter

The days of humiliation, of second-class citizens and
of inequality are over and gone forever.
- Gerry Adams

Inequality can have a bad downside, but equality,
for its part, sure does get in the way of coordination.
- Mary Douglas

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.
- John F. Kennedy

Postmodernism refuses to privilege any one perspective,
and recognizes only difference, never inequality,
only fragments, never conflict.
- Elizabeth Wilson

Communism is inequality, but not as property is.
Property is exploitation of the weak by the strong.
Communism is exploitation of the strong by the weak.
- Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Under-representation of women and other inequality
among researchers is a problem that will not solve
itself as women acquire competence.
- Tarja Halonen

A permanent division of labor inevitably creates occupational
and class inequality and conflict.
- Robert Shea

That's part of American greatness, is discrimination.
Yes, sir.
Inequality, I think, breeds freedom and gives a man opportunity.
- Lester Maddox

God touches and moves, warns and desires all equally,
and He wants one quite as much as another.
The inequality lies in the way in which His touch,
His warnings, and His gifts are received.
- Johannes Tauler

Even the striving for equality by means of a directed
economy can result only in an officially enforced inequality -
an authoritarian determination of the status of each
individual in the new hierarchical order.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

In a world of increasing inequality,
the legitimacy of institutions that give precedence
to the property rights of "the Haves" over the human
rights of "the Have Nots" is inevitably called into serious question.
- David Korten

The very existence of government at all,
infers inequality.
The citizen who is preferred to office becomes the
superior to those who are not,
so long as he is the repository of power,
and the child inherits the wealth of the parent as
a controlling law of society.
- James F. Cooper

The equality among all members of the League,
which is provided in the statutes giving each state only one vote,
cannot of course abolish the actual material inequality of the powers concerned.
- Hjalmar Branting

Diversity on the bench is critical.
As practitioners, you need judges who 'get it!' We
need judges who understand what discrimination feels like.
We need judges who understand what inequality feels like.
We need judges who understand the subtleties of unfair
treatment and who are willing to call it out when they see it!
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Because Katrina put it out there, no one can play the
pretend game anymore that there isn't poverty and inequality in this country.
The Millions More Movement - Katrina gives it added significance.
- Marc Morial

What are we having this liberty for? We are having
this liberty in order to reform our social system,
which is full of inequality, discrimination and other things,
which conflict with our fundamental rights.
- B. R. Ambedkar

Another example of the educational inequality is the
current debate over publicly financed school vouchers
which will provide educational opportunities to a privileged handful,
but deprive public schools of desperately needed resources.
- Bobby Scott

The increase in inequality in income is a longtime trend,
but the pressure on middle- and low-income workers is going up rapidly.
Especially if they live in an area where there are
high housing and gas prices,
like California.
- Alice Rivlin

I think it has other roots, has to do,
in part, with a general anxiety in contemporary life...
nuclear bombs, inequality of possibility and chance,
inequality of goods allotted to us, a kind of general racist,
unjust attitude that is pervasive.
- Leonard Baskin

Inequality makes everyone unhappy, the poor most of all,
and that is well within the remit of the state.
More money gives less extra happiness the richer we get,
yet we are addicted to earning and spending more every year.
- Polly Toynbee

And it also became clear that these conditions of inequality
and historical injustice have given rise to a feeling of hate in the world -
a deeply felt hate that cannot easily be overcome with a few good words.
- Ulrich Beck

The major economic policy challenges facing the nation today -
pick your favorites among the usual suspects of low
public and household savings,
concerns about educational quality and achievement,
high and rising income inequality, the large imbalances
between our social insurance commitments and resources -
are not about monetary policy.
- Timothy Geithner

But it is also clear that left entirely untouched by public policy,
the capitalist system will produce more inequality
than is socially healthy or than is necessary for maximum efficiency.
- Barney Frank

As of today, we do not need expert reports by the authoritative
analytical institutions to realise that the reasons
for such a situation in our community lie in global inequality,
poverty and illiteracy.
- Nursultan Nazarbayev

Increasing inequality in income distribution in this
country has broader policy implications,
and there is also the growing problem of perverse incentives
that result from executives receiving grossly disproportionate
compensation based on decisions they themselves take.
- Barney Frank

It is the belief that extremes and excesses of inequality
must be reduced so that each person is free to fully
develop his or her full potential.
This is why we take precious time out of our lives and give it to politics.
- Paul Wellstone

I think it's a very central tenet to it yes,
it is.
I can't bear it, I can't bear inequality,
I can't bear bad behaviour to other people.
I cannot bear it that people are mean to people who
can't help what they are.
- Janet Suzman

All that a good government aims at...
is to add no unnecessary and artificial aid to the
force of its own unavoidable consequences,
and to abstain from fortifying and accumulating social
inequality as a means of increasing political inequalities.
- James F. Cooper

The endurance of the inequalities of life by the poor
is the marvel of human society.
- James Anthony Froude

The lack of health care coverage has remained very
important to me during my time in Congress and as a
member of the House Subcommittee on Health,
I am working hard with my colleagues to correct these inequalities.
- Paul Gillmor

So long as these kinds of inequalities persist,
all of us who are given expensive educations have to
live with the knowledge that our victories are contaminated
because the game has been rigged to our advantage.
- Jonathan Kozol

At my public school I had hated every other face for
fear the owner was a lord,
at university, I was to court the rich while doubting
whether there should be great inequalities between incomes.
- Henry Green

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.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

The boldness of endurance is
the underline to almost every success.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance.
- Virgil

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The length of a film should be directly related to
the endurance of the human bladder.
- Alfred Hitchcock

The winners in life treat their body as if it were
a magnificent spacecraft that gives them the finest
transportation and endurance for their lives.
- Denis Waitley

Use your brain, not your endurance.
- Peter Thomson

I did work out every day.
I needed it to have the endurance to do what needed
to be done and not get hurt.
I have such a new respect for action stars now.
- Sanaa Lathan

Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.
- John Ruskin

You get yourself up for it somehow, and your endurance
and the crowd gets you up,
too.
- Janet Jackson

The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue;
courage is only the second virtue.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world,
brother.
- Charles Dickens

Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all
the passion of great hearts.
- James Russell Lowell

Endurance is patience concentrated.
- Thomas Carlyle

For to be poised against fatality, to meet adverse conditions gracefully,
is more than simple endurance; it is an act of aggression,
a positive triumph.
- Thomas Mann

Not in achievement, but in endurance,
of the human soul, does it show its divine grandeur
and its alliance with the infinite.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Prolonged endurance tames the bold.
- Lord Byron

What is a ruin but time easing itself of endurance?
- Djuna Barnes

Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing,
but to turn it into glory.
- William Barclay

The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance
of those whom they oppose.
- Frederick Douglass

My biggest weakness as a endurance athlete has been
in not drinking enough water after training,
thereby racing sometimes while dehydrated.
- Bill Rodgers

If you want to be a successful runner,
you have to consider everything.
It's no good just thinking about endurance and not to develop fine speed.
- Arthur Lydiard

Heroism is endurance for one moment more.
- George F. Kennan

Man is immortal, not because he alone among creatures
has an inexhaustible voice,
but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion
and sacrifice and endurance.
- Morgan Freeman

We really feel happier when things look bleak.
Hope is endurance.
Hope is holding on and going on and trusting in the Lord.
- Michael Novak

Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance.
- Virgil

Nothing to mountaineering, just a little physical endurance,
a good deal of brains, lots of practice,
and plenty of warm clothing.
- Annie Smith Peck

Had we lived I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood,
endurance and courage of my companions which would
have stirred the heart of every Englishman.
These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale.
- Robert Falcon Scott

In the early 1930s, flying from England to Australia
was the longest flight in the world.
It was considered extremely dangerous and hazardous,
pushing pilots to the limits of mechanical skills and human endurance.
Aviation was young.
- Mary Garden


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