When a bachelor of philosophy from the Antilles refuses to apply for certification as a teacher on the grounds of his color I say that philosophy has never saved anyone. When someone else strives and strains to prove to me that black men are as intelligent as white men I say that intelligence has never saved anyone: and that is true, for, if philosophy and intelligence are invoked to proclaim the equality of men, they have also been employed to justify the extermination of men.
Author: Frantz Fanon (1925-1961)
Profession: French Psychiatrist
We've chosen the path to equality, don't let them turn us around.
Author: Geraldine Ferraro
Generally, employees who file complaints of discrimination do so as a last resort.
Author: Rubye Fields
Profession: American President of Blacks in Government
Just as modern mass production requires the standardization of commodities, so the social process requires standardization of man, and this standardization is called equality.
Author: Erich Fromm (1900-1980)
Profession: American Psychologist
The legacy of women's war work is our present post-industrial employment structure. It was the war that created the demand for a technologically advanced, de-skilled, low-paid, non-unionized female workforce and paved the way for making part-time work the norm for married women now. A generation later, it was the daughters of wartime women workers who completed their mothers' campaign for equal pay.
Author: Linda Grant
Profession: British Journalist
That all men are equal is a proposition to which, at ordinary times, no sane human being has ever given his assent.
Author: Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)
Profession: British Author
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…
Author: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
Profession: Third President of the USA
It is better that some should be unhappy than that none should be happy, which would be the case in a general state of equality.
It is not true that people are naturally equal for no two people can be together for even a half an hour without one acquiring an evident superiority over the other.
Subordination tends greatly to human happiness. Were we all upon an equality, we should have no other enjoyment than mere animal pleasure.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed; We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal…
Author: Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)
Profession: American Black Leader, Nobel Prize Winner, 1964
The deadly Hydra now is the hydra of Equality. Liberty, Equality and Fraternity is the three-fanged serpent.
Author: D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)
Profession: British Author
The intelligence suffers today automatically in consequence of the attack on all authority, advantage, or privilege. These things are not done away with, it is needless to say, but numerous scapegoats are made of the less politically powerful, to satisfy the egalitarian rage awakened.
Author: Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957)
Profession: British Author, Painter
Prosperity or egalitarianism -- you have to choose. I favor freedom -- you never achieve real equality anyway: you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion.
Author: Mario Vargas Llosa (1936)
Profession: Latin American Author
An earthly kingdom cannot exist without inequality of persons. Some must be free, some serfs, some rulers, some subjects.
Author: Martin Luther (1483-1546)
Profession: German Leader of the Protestant Reformation