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We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.
Honore de Balzac
We all fight over what the label 'feminism' means but for me it's about empowerment. It's not about being more powerful than men - it's about having equal rights with protection, support, justice. It's about very basic things. It's not a badge like a fashion item.
All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.
There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.
The day may be approaching when the whole world will recognize woman as the equal of man.
Susan B. Anthony
It turns out that advancing equal opportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics, because discrimination, poverty and ignorance restrict growth, while investments in education, infrastructure and scientific and technological research increase it, creating more good jobs and new wealth for all of us.
William J. Clinton
Challenge is the pathway to engagement and progress in our lives. But not all challenges are created equal. Some challenges make us feel alive, engaged, connected, and fulfilled. Others simply overwhelm us. Knowing the difference as you set bigger and bolder challenges for yourself is critical to your sanity, success, and satisfaction.
To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.
Enable every woman who can work to take her place on the labour front, under the principle of equal pay for equal work.
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
In the adjustment of the new order of things, we women demand an equal voice; we shall accept nothing less.
Carrie Chapman Catt
Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is characterized by the willingness to work hard, a desire for excellence, and a belief in our right and our responsiblity to be equal members of society.
We're taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they're of equal value to happiness, excitement and inspiration.
Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.
W. H. Auden
I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much.
All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind, and there is no happiness equal to contentment; there is no disease like covetousness, and no virtue like mercy.
If you love large, you've got to hurt large. If you've got a lot of light, you've probably got an equal amount of darkness.
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal.
The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
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