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.

Bertrand Russell
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In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race. There is no other way. And in order to treat some persons equally, we must treat them differently.

Harry A. Blackmun
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In the 1960s we were fighting to be recognized as equals in the marketplace, in marriage, in education and on the playing field. It was a very exciting, rebellious time.

Marlo Thomas
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It is better that some should be unhappy rather than that none should be happy, which would be the case in a general state of equality.

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

Kofi Annan
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Nobody really believes in equality anyway.

Warren Farrell
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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.

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

Linda Ellerbee
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