A Quote by Lestor Maddox on discrimination, freedom, greatness, inequality, and opportunity

Part of American greatness, is discrimination. Yes, sir. Inequality, I think, breeds freedom and gives a man opportunity.

Lestor Maddox (1915 -)

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A Quote by John Jay on belief, colors, country, democracy, discrimination, individuality, injustice, justice, mankind, people, politics, popularity, purity, theory, time, and wishes

As to the position that "the people always mean well," that they always mean to say and do what they believe to be right and just - it may be popular, but it can not be true. The word people applies to all the individual inhabitants of a country. . . . That portion of them who individually mean well never was, nor until the millennium will be, considerable. Pure democracy, like pure rum, easily produces intoxication and with it a thousand pranks and fooleries. I do not expect mankind will, before the millennium, be what they ought to be and therefore, in my opinion, every political theory which does not regard them as being what they are, will prove abortive. Yet I wish to see all unjust and unnecessary discriminations everywhere abolished, and that the time may come when all our inhabitants of every color and discrimination shall be free and equal partakers of our political liberties.

John Jay (1745 - 1829)

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A Quote by Joan Didion on ability, discrimination, indifference, love, respect, self-respect, and worth

To have that sense of one's intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything: the ability to discriminate, to love and to remain indifferent. To lack it is to be locked within oneself, paradoxically incapable of either love or indifference.

Joan Didion (1934 -)

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A Quote by Jimmy Carter on discrimination, economics, history, men, opportunity, stability, time, and women

Within the stable economy it's necessary to eliminate all forms of sexual discrimination, and to provide women for the first time in our history with economic opportunities equal to those of men.

Jimmy Carter (1924 -)

Source: Speech at Women's Agenda Conference, Washington, D.C., October 2, 1976

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A Quote by Hal Wright on age and discrimination

After the FAA tried to take away his pilot's license. It's really age discrimination. They shudder when you mention that.

Hal Wright

Source: 1996

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A Quote by Golda Meir on children, discrimination, foolishness, justice, men, and women

Women's Liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's the men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one's likely to do anything about that.

Golda Meir (1898 - 1978)

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A Quote by Bella Abzug on discrimination, individuality, minorities, promises, society, and suffering

They are a very extensive minority who have suffered discrimination and who have the same right to participation in the promise and fruits of society as every other individual.

Bella Abzug (1920 -)

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A Quote by Anthony J. D'Angelo on belief, discrimination, and existence

If you believe that discrimination exists, it will.

Anthony D'Angelo

Source: The College Blue Book

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A Quote by Andrea Dworkin on beginning, conviction, discrimination, and politics

Genocide begins, however improbably, in the conviction that classes of biological distinction indisputably sanction social and political discrimination.

Andrea Dworkin (1946 -)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on discrimination

DISCRIMINATE, v.i. To note the particulars in which one person or thing is, if possible, more objectionable than another.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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