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Democratic communities have a natural taste for freedom: left to themselves they will seek it, cherish it, and view any deprivation of it with regret. But for equality their passion is ardent, insatiable, incessant, invincible: they call for equality in freedom; and if they cannot obtain that, they still call for equality in slavery.
View quotes by Tocqueville

It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive.
View quotes by Thomas Mann

The cry of equality pulls everyone down.
View quotes by Iris Murdoch

I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.
View quotes by Mahatma Gandhi

The love of democracy is that of equality.
View quotes by Charles Montesquieu

All sports must be treated on the basis of equality.
View quotes by Baron Pierre De Coubertin

All men are created equal, It is only men themselves who place themselves above equality.
View quotes by David Allan Coe

Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.
View quotes by Honore De Balzac

More countries have understood that women's equality is a prerequisite for development.
View quotes by Kofi Annan

Disease generally begins that equality which death completes.
View quotes by Samuel Johnson

The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.
View quotes by Andrew Jackson

Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
View quotes by Tocqueville

Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.
View quotes by Kahlil Gibran

The idea of bringing all men on an equality with each other has always been a pleasant dream; the law cannot equalize men in spite of nature.
View quotes by Luc De Vauvanargues

In science, all facts, no matter how trivial or banal, enjoy democratic equality.
View quotes by Mary McCarthy

To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality because of race or colour is like living in Alaska and being against snow.
View quotes by William Faulkner

The highest political buzz word is not liberty, equality, fraternity or solidarity; it is service.
View quotes by Arthur Hugh Clough

Nature is unfair? So much the better, inequality is the only bearable thing, the monotony of equality can only lead us to boredom.
View quotes by Francis Picabia

The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone.
View quotes by Pope John XXIII

The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.
View quotes by Martin Luther King Jr



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