The smaller the planets are, they are, other things being equal, of so much the greater density; for so the powers of gravity on their several surfaces come nearer to equality. They are likewise, other things being equal, of the greater density, as they are nearer to the sun.
– Isaac Newton
We came equals into this world, and equals shall we go out of it.
– George Mason
Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.
– Thomas Jefferson
Most of all, we should remember all of us are capable of individually helping advance the spirit of equality for all.
– Mike Rogers
Equality under the law is the slow triumph of hope over history.
– Jim Cooper
A formally recognized equality does, however, accord the smaller nations a position which they should be able to use increasingly in the interest of humanity as a whole and in the service of the ideal.
– Hjalmar Branting
The storm and stress period of women and the new social and psychological formations thereby entailed must indeed extend far into the twentieth century. This period of conflict will cease only when woman within and out of marriage shall have received legal equality with man.
– Ellen Key
Our socialism does not include extreme materialistic concepts, since Indonesia is primarily a God-fearing, God-loving nation. Our socialism is a mixture. We draw political equality from the American Declaration of Independence. We draw spiritual equality from Islam and Christianity. We draw scientific equality from Marx.
Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.
– Alexis de Tocqueville
Equality implies individuality.
– Trey Anastasio
Canada is the homeland of equality, justice and tolerance.
– Kim Campbell
Let us remember we are all part of one American family. We are united in common values, and that includes belief in equality under the law, basic respect for public order, and the right of peaceful protest.
– Barack Obama
The year was 2081, and everyone was finally equal.
– Kurt Vonnegut
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
Equality and separation cannot exist in the same space.
– Jason Mraz
Citizens standing up for equality and freedom can never be equated with white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and the KKK.
– Gary Cohn
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
In science, all facts, no matter how trivial or banal, enjoy democratic equality.
– Mary McCarthy
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
– B. R. Ambedkar
Proclaim human equality as loudly as you like, Witless will serve his brother.
– Thomas Huxley
If you believe in equality, if you believe in standing up for the rights of all, especially for people most affected by bigotry and discrimination, then you have no choice but to be present and accounted for when it comes to standing up for gays and lesbians in our society.
– Michael Moore
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.
No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men.
– Muhammad Ali Jinnah
I believe every child has the right to a mother and a father. Men and women are not the same. That’s not to say they’re not entitled to equal rights, but they are not the same.
– Mark Davis
I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.
– Alice Paul