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What is the American dream? The American dream is one big tent. One big tent. And on that big tent you have four basic promises: equal protection under the law, equal opportunity, equal access, and fair share.
I'd like to see where boys and girls end up if they get equal encouragement - I think we might have some differences in how leadership is done.
For me, Barack Obama's election was a milestone of the most extraordinary kind. On the day he was elected I felt such hope in my heart. I thought we were seeing the beginning of a new era of equal opportunity across race and gender such as America had never known before.
The latitude and longitudinal lines of where you are born determine your opportunity in life, and it's not equal. We may have been created equal, but we're not born equal. It's a lot to do with luck and you have to pass that on.
It is of the highest importance to provide equal access to the labour market. Governments should act to establish equitable employment standards and penalise racial discrimination.
Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
I believe every child has the right to a mother and a father. Men and women are not the same. That's not to say they're not entitled to equal rights, but they are not the same.
Our necessities never equal our wants.
We do not hate as long as we still attach a lesser value, but only when we attach an equal or a greater value.
Before printing was discovered, a century was equal to a thousand years.
Henry David Thoreau
Girls shouldn't worry about being the equal of men in the business world.
That all men are equal is a proposition to which, at ordinary times, no sane human being has ever given his assent.
The coward wretch whose hand and heart Can bear to torture aught below, Is ever first to quail and start From the slightest pain or equal foe.
We must begin seeing other creatures as equal. Existence makes us all equal.
Forty for you, sixty for me. And equal partners we will be.
Choose a subject equal to your abilities; think carefully what your shoulders may refuse, and what they are capable of bearing.
All men are not created equal but should be treated as though they were under the law.
The man whose action habitually bears the stamp of his mind is a genius, but the greatest genius is not always equal to himself, or he would cease to be human.
Honore de Balzac
I've been trying to find women writers for my staff for a while now and I have three women on my staff and three guys so it's pretty equal. I don't know why that is. It's been the same thing for a while. It's hard for female comedians to stand out. That's weird. That's a shame.
I think, to a great degree, we humans still divide ourselves into two species, even though we are monotypic. There are males and females. We see them as different and not equal.
So far is it from being true that men are naturally equal, that no two people can be half an hour together, but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other.
Extremes in nature equal ends produce; In man they join to some mysterious use.
I don't do formal debates, because formal debates where you have two people up on a stage in equal status, and each of them is given 20 minutes to give their point of view, and then 10 minutes for a rebuttal, or whatever, that creates the illusion that you really do have here two equal points of view of equal scientific standing.
The doctrine that all men are, in any sense, or have been, at any time, free and equal, is an utterly baseless fiction.
His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants hall.
James M. Barrie
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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