"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."
"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 government to the utmost."
"The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality."
"In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors, for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards, not downwards."
"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."
"To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man."
"Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity."
"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."
"There is always inequity in life. Some men are killed in war and some men are wounded, and some men are stationed in the Antarctic and some are stationed in San Francisco. It's very hard in military or personal life to assure complete equality. Life is unfair."
"Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes."
"More countries have understood that women's equality is a prerequisite for development."
"People are pretty much alike. It's only that our differences are more susceptible to definition than our similarities."
"Don't be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn't do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didn't know what you know today."
"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."
"I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers."
"I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood."
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
"The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality."
"If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together."
"If any man claims the Negro should be content... let him say he would willingly change the color of his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city. Then and only then has he a right to such a claim."
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