Unless man is committed to the belief that all mankind are his brothers, then he labors in vain and hypocritically in the vineyards of equality.
—Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law.
In the state of nature...all men are born equal, but they cannot continue in this equality. Society makes them lose it, and they recover it only by the protection of the law.
—Charles de Montesquieu
The love of democracy is that of equality.
All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.
Equality...is the result of human organization. We are not born equal.
It is not true that equality is a law of nature. Nature has no equality. Its sovereign law is subordination and dependence.
—Marquis de Vauvenargues
As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.
We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
—US Declaration of Independence
Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.
The trouble with the profit system has always been that it is highly unprofitable to most people.
—E. B. White
Once the game is over, the King and the pawn go back in the same box.
If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.
—W. H. Auden
I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.
Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.