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If by saying that all men are born free and equal, you mean that they are all equally born, it is true, but true in no other sense; birth, talent, labor, virtue, and providence, are forever making differences.

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.

In America everybody is of opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors.

In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal. There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave.

In the gates of eternity the black hand and the white hold each other with an equal clasp.

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

Kings and their subjects, masters and slaves, find a common level in two places - at the foot of the cross and in the grave.

Let them ease their hearts with prate of equal rights, which man never knew.

Liberty, equality - bad principles! The only true principle for humanity is justice; and justice to the feeble is protection and kindness.

Men are made by nature unequal. It is vain, therefore, to treat them as if they were equal.

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

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.

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

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.

Society is a more level surface than we imagine. Wise men or absolute fools are hard to be met with; and there are few giants or dwarfs.

Some men must follow, and some command, though all are made of clay

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

The equality of conditions is more complete in the Christian countries of the present day, than it has been, at any time, or in any part of the world. - Its gradual development is a providential fact, and it possesses all the characteristics of a divine decree; it is universal, it is durable, and it constantly eludes all human interference; and all events, as well as all men, contribute to its progress.

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

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


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