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    Bertrand Russell

    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.

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    Margaret Thatcher

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

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    Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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

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    Mercy Otis Warren

    Democratic principles are the result of equality of condition.

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    Jenny Shipley

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

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    Franz Boas

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

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    Charlotte Bunch

    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.

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    Mary Wollstonecraft

    Virtue can only flourish among equals.

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    Mahatma Gandhi

    I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.

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    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.

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    Khalil Gibran

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

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    Aristotle

    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.

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    Patricia Ireland

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

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    Mike Honda

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

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    William Faulkner

    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.

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    Samuel Alito

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

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    Mary Douglas

    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.

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    Kofi Annan

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

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    Abraham Lincoln

    Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

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    Abraham Lincoln

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

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    Frances Wright

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

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    David Allan Coe

    All men are created equal, it is only men themselves who place themselves above equality.

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    Linda Ellerbee

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

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    Kevin Kelly

    All imaginable futures are not equally possible.

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    Crystal Eastman

    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.

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    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    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.

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    Agnes Macphail

    I want for myself what I want for other women, absolute equality.

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    Shirley Chisholm

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

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    Charles Fourier

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

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    Andrew Jackson

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

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    Iris Murdoch

    The cry of equality pulls everyone down.

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    Barack Obama

    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.

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    Irving Kristol

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

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    Lionel Trilling

    We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us.

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    Marlo Thomas

    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.

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    Patricia Ireland

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

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    Rudyard Kipling

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

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    Warren Farrell

    Nobody really believes in equality anyway.

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    Samuel Johnson

    It is better that some should be unhappy rather than that none should be happy, which would be the case in a general state of equality.

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    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

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    Tarja Halonen

    We are a model country where gender equality is concerned.

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    Albert Einstein

    Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.

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    Golda Meir

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

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    John Randolph

    I am an aristocrat. I love liberty; I hate equality.

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    Barbara Jordan

    Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power.

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    Salmon P. Chase

    All men are born equally free.

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    Muhammad Ali Jinnah

    No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men.

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    Carl Schurz

    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.

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    Mason Cooley

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

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    Harry A. Blackmun

    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.

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    Honore de Balzac

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

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    Toni Morrison

    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.

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    Marlo Thomas

    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.

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    W. C. Fields

    I am free of all prejudices. I hate every one equally.

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    Bob Dylan

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

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    Brigid Brophy

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

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    Barry Goldwater

    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.

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    Tom Robbins

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

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    Erica Jong

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

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    Woodrow Wilson

    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.

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    Robert Kennedy

    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.

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