Equality Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old equality quotes, equality sayings, and equality proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Albert Einstein

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

Frances Wright

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

Abraham Lincoln

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 Shurz

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

Tom Robbins

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

Thomas Jefferson

Six feet of earth make all men equal.

Proverb

Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons.

Aristotle

No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer.

George Orwell

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

Aristotle

All the citizens of a state cannot be equally powerful, but they may be equally free.

Voltaire

The defect of equality is that we only desire it with our superiors.     

Henry Becque

Men are born equal but they are also born different.     

Erich Fromm

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

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.

Socrates

All people are equal, it is not birth, it is virtue alone that makes the difference.     

Voltaire

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

Bob Dylan

By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments.     

St. Thomas Aquinas

Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed in institutions and manners, of the principle that an equal degree of attention is due to the needs of all human beings.     

Simone Weil

Equality of opportunity is an equal opportunity to prove unequal talents.

Viscount Samuel

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 Powell Jr.

That all men are equal is a proposition which, at ordinary times, no sane individual has ever given his assent.

Aldous Huxley

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 the government to the utmost.

Aristotle

The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law.

Aristotle

It is not true that equality is a law of nature. Nature has no equality. Its sovereign law is subordination and dependence.     

Marquis De Vauvenargues

Equality before the law is probably forever unattainable. It is a noble ideal, but it can never be realized, for what men value in this world is not rights but privileges.     

H. L. Mencken

So far is it from being true that men are naturally equal, that no two people can be half an hour together, but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other.     

Samuel Johnson

If all things were equally in all men, nothing would be prized.

Thomas Hobbes

Equality is the share of every one at their advent upon earth, and equality is also theirs, when placed beneath it.     

Ninon de L'Enclos

Equality and freedom are not luxuries to lightly cast aside. Without them, order cannot long endure before approaching depths beyond imagining.     

Alan Moore