I propose to use whatever authority exists in the office of the President to end segregation in the District of Columbia, including the Federal Government, and any segregation in the Armed Forces.
Annual Message to the Congress on the State of the Union (2 February 1953).
All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.george orwell
[I] can’t actually imagine a time in which the need for more diversity would ever cease. Affirmative action has been an issue since segregation practices. The question is not when does it end, but when does it begin [...] When do people of color truly get the benefits to which they are entitled?eric holder
Pornography has been so thickly glossed over with the patina of chic these days in the name of verbal freedom and sophisication… Part of the problem is that those who traditionally have been the most vigorous opponents of porn are often those same people who shudder at the explicit mention of any sexual subject… There can be no equality in porn, no female equivalent, no turning of the tables in the name of bawdy fun. Pornography, like rape, is a male invention, desgined to dehumanize women… Pornography is the undiluted essence of anti-female propoganda.Susan Brownmiller
Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.malcolm (malcolm little) x
We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable; that all men are created equal and independent; that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent and inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.thomas jefferson
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Equality, in a social sense, may be divided into that of condition and that of rights. Equality of condition is incompatible with civilization, and is found only to exist in those communities that are but slightly removed from the savage state. In practice, it can only mean a common miseryjames fenimore cooper
It is a wise man who said that there is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals.
For if all things were equally in all men, nothing would be prized.thomas hobbes
Among unequals what society can sort, what harmony, or true delight?john milton
All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than othersgeorge orwell
Equality of two domestic powers Breeds scrupulous faction.william shakespeare
Heralds, from off our towers we might behold, From first to last, the onset and retire Of both your armies; whose equality By our best eyes cannot be censured: Blood hath bought blood and blows have answer'd blows; Strength match'd with strength, and power confronted power: Both are alike; and both alike we like.william shakespeare
She in beauty, education, blood, Holds hand with any princess of the world.william shakespeare
Equality is the life of conversation; and he is as much out who assumes to himself any part above another, as he who considers himself below the rest of the society.richard steele
Men are made by nature unequal. It is vain, therefore, to treat them as if they were equal.james anthony froude
Quod ad jus naturale attinet, omnes homines æquales sunt.
The trickling rain doth fall Upon us one and all; The south-wind kisses The saucy milkmaid's cheek, The nun's, demure and meek, Nor any misses.edmund clarence stedman
The tall, the wise, the reverend head, Must be as low as ours.Isaac Watts
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