I believe in one God and no more, and I hope for happiness beyond this life. I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow creatures happy.
American political activist (1737–1809)
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.
In a state therefore of great equality and virtue, where pure and simple manners prevailed, the increase of the human species would evidently be much greater than any increase that has been hitherto known.
British political economist
Proclaim human equality as loudly as you like, Witless will serve his brother.
English biologist and comparative anatomist
I am a universalist, passionately devoted to the cause of equality within the human family.
Austrian-American actor, folk singer, musician, composer, unionist and political activist (1924-2015)
You can judge the quality of their faith from the way they behave. Discipline is an index to doctrine.
Mankind: A quality of life upgrade is available to each and every one of you. It should give you a quality of life upgrade, which means no drugs, no alcohol, no fast food - unless, of course, it's a mallard.
American rock musician
We are a model country where gender equality is concerned.
11th President of Finland
I do not think white America is committed to granting equality to the American Negro. This is a passionately racist country it will continue to be so in the foreseeable future.
American writer and filmmaker, professor, and activist (1933–2004)
As a former professional patient advocate, I believe prescription drugs are an essential part of high-quality medical treatment, and I supported enactment of the Medicare Prescription Drug and Modernization Act.