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

Author: St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)

Profession: Italian Scholastic Philosopher and Theologian

Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons.

Author: Aristotle

Profession: Greek Philosopher

The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more, and to prevent the lower from getting more.

Author: Aristotle

Profession: Greek Philosopher

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

Author: Aristotle

Profession: Greek Philosopher

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

Author: Honore De Balzac (1799-1850)

Profession: French Novelist

The most mediocre of males feels himself a demigod as compared with women.

Author: Simone De Beauvoir (1908-1986)

Profession: French Novelist, Essayist

There has to be positive action that allows the most disadvantaged people to get their fair share of job opportunities.

Author: Paul Burton

Profession: British Expert In Urban Studies

Equal opportunity is good, but special privilege is better.

Author: Anna Chennault


Equality, in a social sense, may be divided into that of condition and that of rights. Equality of condition is incompatible with civilization, and is found only to exist in those communities that are but slightly removed from the savage state. In practice, it can only mean a common misery.

Author: James F. Cooper (1789-1851)

Profession: American Novelist

She was not a women likely to settle for equality when sex gave her an advantage.

Author: Anthony Delano


Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make us unequal.

Author: William J. Durant (1885-1981)

Profession: American Historian, Essayist

A commitment to sexual equality with males is a commitment to becoming the rich instead of the poor, the rapist instead of the raped, the murderer instead of the murdered.

Author: Andrea Dworkin (1946)

Profession: American Feminist Critic

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

Author: Bob Dylan (1941)

Profession: American Musician, Singer, Songwriter

The mandate for equal opportunity doesn't dictate disregard for the differences in candidates' qualities and skills. There is no constitutional right to play ball. All there is a right to compete for it on equal terms.

Author: Tim III Ellis

Profession: American District Court Judge

Some will always be above others. Destroy the inequality today, and it will appear again tomorrow.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist