# Inequality Sayings and Quotes

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

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**Inequality and hierarchy are natural, but that doesn't mean they are right, that doesn't mean there is isn't a productive tension between those forces and the forces of equality. **

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**If you're perpetuating discrimination, you're perpetuating inequality. **

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**Inequality is bad for everyone, not just the middle class and the poor. **

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

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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. **

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**Inequalities of Fate very curious. Should like, on this account, to believe in Reincarnation. **

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**The inequality between the world's individuals is staggering. **

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**It is not inequality which is the real misfortune, it is dependence. **

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**You need to look at inequality as a typical condition of modern society. **

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**Inequality is not just an issue between individuals, between classes, between regions. It's between urban and rural. **

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**Inequality promotes progress. **

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**Any city, however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich; these are at war with one another. **

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**Growing inequality is a huge problem, and of course is intimately connected to xenophobia and racism. **

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**Rising inequality isn't about who has the knowledge; it's about who has the power. **

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**Inequality doesn't create unhappiness. **

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**A certain inequality in regard to property still exists in a socialist society. But in a socialist society there is no unemployment, no exploitation, no oppression of nationalities. **

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**Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane. **

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**We justify the inequalities by saying some people are just better and smarter than others and the strong should survive and the poor can die off. **

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**Massive inequality, we have learned, isn't the best way to run an economy after all. And when you think about it, it's also profoundly ugly. **

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**Inequality is a terrible waste of time, a waste of people's resources. **

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**Poverty and wealth inequality are a form of instability into the future. **

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**The inequality of income and fortunes is essential in capitalism. **

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**Gender inequality is not one problem, it's a collection of problems. **

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**Our inequality materializes our upper class, vulgarizes our middle class, brutalizes our lower class. **

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**Everyone has an equal right to inequality. **

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**Rising inequality is a cultural and economic cancer on a lot of different levels. **

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**You have to be interested in inequality. The issue of inequality and that of poverty are not separable. **

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**Income inequality and wage stagnation finally took their place among the principal moral issues of our time. **

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**The higher the coefficient of inequality (Gini coefficient) in a society, the worse things tend to be for those at the bottom. **

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**Inequality causes problems by creating fissures in societies, leaving those at the bottom feeling marginalized or disenfranchised. **

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**Income inequality matters more on a day-to-day basis. Wealth matters more for political influence. **

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**Inequality of any kind, once considered a normal, natural part of human existence, came to be seen in the course of the twentieth century as increasingly illegitimate. **

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**Inequality is the inevitable consequence of liberty. **

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**When inequality gets to an extreme, it is completely useless for growth. **

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**True education makes for inequality; the inequality of individuality, the inequality of success, the glorious inequality of talent, of genius; for inequality, not mediocrity, individual superiority, not standardization, is the measure of the progress of the world. **

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**Inequality is the cause of all local movements. **

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**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. **

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**Education is not the only answer and it's certainly not the immediate solution. At best, it's a necessary, but not sufficient response to widening inequality. **

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**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. **

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**Inequality hardens society into a class system. Inequality divides us from one another. Inequality undermines democracy. **

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**Inequality is the root of social evil. **

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**Rising inequality is toxic to growth. High levels of inequality exclude people - both as innovators and customers - diminishing both innovation and demand. **

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**Do not banish reason for inequality; but let your reason serve to make the truth appear where it seems hid, and hide the false seems true. **