Equality is the reflection of a just, sensible society. When people treat each other with respect, the whole of mankind thrives in essence and purpose. While there are still societal divisions, we must be more sensitive and prudent to matters of equality. It’s good that human rights are now recognized as one of the crucial components of a civilized society.
However, it cannot also be denied that inequality still exists even in this day and age. There’s still gender inequality, racism, ageism, and a lot more serious issues, unfortunately. These all defy the very core of morality; nothing is civilized about bullying and harassing someone on the basis of religion or ethnicity or sexual orientation. That’s why it becomes our responsibility to abolish these hate-instigated walls between us.
The image of us living together in harmony, free from conflict and discord, may seem like it could only exist in ideas and nice posters. Still, every human rights milestone always starts with the recognition that something is horribly wrong. That’s why we must persevere to strive for absolute humanity, in every aspect of living, to crush inequality to the ground. It all starts with each one of us.
These 30 equality quotes tell us the importance of treating each other fair and just.
People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people. – Alan Moore
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. – Timothy Leary
Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it. – George Carlin
A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men. – Gloria Steinem
If equal affection cannot be, Let the more loving one be me. – W. H. Auden
I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. – Winston Churchill
I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, they are far superior and always have been. – William Golding
Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another; and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as to possess. – Thomas Paine
A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both. – Milton Friedman
That all men are equal is a proposition which at ordinary times no sane individual has ever given his assent. – Aldous Huxley
If you prick us, do we not bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? – William Shakespeare
Race, gender, religion, sexuality, we are all people and that’s it. We’re all people. We’re all equal. – Connor Franta
Men know that women are an overmatch for them, and therefore they choose the weakest or the most ignorant. If they did not think so, they never could be afraid of women knowing as much as themselves. – Samuel Johnson
A state that does not educate and train women is like a man who only trains his right arm. – Jostein Gaarder
When I look at a person, I see a person – not a rank, not a class, not a title. – Criss Jami
It’s all right to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps. – Martin Luther King Jr.
The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing. – Eric Berne
The white man’s happiness cannot be purchased by the black man’s misery. – Frederick Douglass
In this country we have no place for hyphenated Americans. – Theodore Roosevelt
The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law. – Aristotle
Know that the same spark of life that is within you, is within all of our animal friends, the desire to live is the same within all of us. – Rai Aren
Genuine equality means not treating everyone the same, but attending equally to everyone’s different needs. – Terry Eagleton
Men’s greatest weakness is their facade of strength, and women’s greatest strength is their facade of weakness. – Warren Farrell
Equality is not the empirical claim that all groups of humans are interchangeable; it is the moral principle that individuals should not be judged or constrained by the average properties of their group. – Steven Pinker
Equality and freedom are not luxuries to lightly cast aside. Without them, order cannot long endure before approaching depths beyond imagining. – Alan Moore
People have the right to call themselves whatever they like. That doesn’t bother me. It’s other people doing the calling that bothers me. – Octavia E. Butler
Equality is treating everyone the same. But equity is taking differences into account, so everyone has a chance to succeed. – Jodi Picoult
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. – Abraham Lincoln
In the true married relationship, the independence of husband and wife will be equal, their dependence mutual, and their obligations reciprocal. – Lucretia Mott
A fair and just society offers equality of opportunity to all. But it cannot promise, and should not try to enforce, sameness. – Christina Hoff Sommers
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