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Equality Quotes

22 of the best book quotes about equality
  1. #1
    The Seven Commandments:
    Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy.
    Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend.
    No animal shall wear clothes.
    No animal shall sleep in a bed.
    No animal shall drink alcohol.
    No animal shall kill any other animal.
    All animals are equal.
  2. #2
    “For all men being originally equals, no one by birth could have a right to set up his own family in perpetual preference to all others for ever, and though himself might deserve SOME decent degree of honours of his contemporaries, yet his descendants might be far too unworthy to inherit them. ”
  3. #3
    “All men are free and equal, in the grave.”
  4. #4
    “Men are promoted based on potential, while women are promoted based on past accomplishments.”
  5. #5
    “Their goal wasn’t to stand out because of their differences; it was to fit in because of their talent.”
  6. #6
    “As fantastical as America’s space ambitions might have seemed, sending a man into space was starting to feel like a straightforward task compared to putting black and white students together in the same Virginia classrooms.”
  7. #7
    “A truly equal world would be one where women ran half our countries and companies and men ran half our homes.”
  8. #8
    “The promise of equality is not the same as true equality.”
  9. #9
    “If you prick us, do we not bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?”
  10. #10
    “Each of us should be allowed to rise as far as our talent and hard work can take us.”
  11. #11
    “The day they decided that Sneetches were Sneetches. And no kind of Sneetch is the best on the beaches.”
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  1. #12
    “That day, all the Sneetches forgot about stars, and whether they had one, or not, upon thars.”
  2. #13
    “Negro life in America was a never-ending series of negotiations: when to fight and when to concede.”
  3. #14
    “The war, however, and the rhetoric that accompanied it created an urgency in the black community to call in the long overdue debt their country owed them. “Men of every creed and every race, wherever they lived in the world” were entitled to “Four Freedoms”: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear, Roosevelt said, addressing the American people in his 1941 State of the Union address.”
  4. #15
    “Then they yelled at the ones that had stars at the start. We’re exactly like you! You can’t tell us apart. We’re all just the same, now, you snooty old smarties! And now we can go to your frankfurter parties.”
  5. #16
    “The gender stereotypes introduced in childhood are reinforced throughout our lives and become self-fulfilling prophesies. Most leadership positions are held by men, so women don’t expect to achieve them, and that becomes one of the reasons they don’t.”
  6. #17
    “Like and equal are not the same thing at all!”
  7. #18
    “It wasn’t northern agitators who pushed Negroes to question their country, as so many southern whites wanted to believe. It was their own pride, their patriotism, their deep and abiding belief in the possibility of democracy that inspired the Negro people. And why not? Who knew American democracy more intimately than the Negro people? They knew democracy’s every virtue, vice, and shortcoming, its voice and contour, by its profound and persistent absence in their lives. The failure to secure the blessings of democracy was the feature that most defined their existence in America. Every Sunday they made their way to their sanctuaries and fervently prayed to the Lord to send them a sign that democracy would come to them.”
  8. #19
    “As women must be more empowered at work, men must be more empowered at home.”
  9. #20
    “Gender as it functions today is a grave injustice. I am angry. We should all be angry. Anger has a long history of bringing about positive change.”
  10. #21
    “Wasn’t that the point of the book? For women to realize, We are just two people. Not that much separates us. Not nearly as much as I’d thought.”
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    Kathryn Stockett
    person
    Women
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    The Help
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    Skeeter
    concepts
    EqualityRace
  11. #22
    “What I wanted was for them to have a grand, sweeping narrative that they deserved, the kind of American history that belongs to the Wright Brothers and the astronauts, to Alexander Hamilton and Martin Luther King Jr. Not told as a separate history, but as part of the story we all know. Not at the margins, but at the very center, the protagonists of the drama. And not just because they are black, or because they are women, but because they are part of the American epic.”
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