equality

A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie on equality

His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants' hall.

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

Source: The Admirable Crichton

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on anxiety, blessings, bravery, certainty, cheerfulness, constancy, contentment, darkness, dependence, duty, equality, fear, fortune, future, god, good, greatness, happiness, hope, indifference, joy, mankind, mind, people

True happiness is to understand our duties toward God and man; to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future; not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears, but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is abundantly sufficient; for he that is so wants nothing. The great blessings of mankind are with us, and within our reach; but we shut our eyes and, like people in the dark, fall foul of the very thing we search for without finding it. Tranquility is a certain equality of mind which no condition of fortune can either exalt or depress. There must be sound mind to make a happy man; there must be constancy in all conditions, a care for the things of this world but without anxiety; and such an indifference to the bounties of fortune that either with them or without them we may live content. True joy is serene. . . . The seat of it is within, and there is no cheerfulness like the resolution of a brave mind that has fortune under its feat. It is an invincible greatness of mind not to be elevated or dejected with good or ill fortune. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it be - without wishing for what he has not.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on equality, happiness, and unhappiness

It is better that some should be unhappy than that none should be happy, which would be the case in a general state of equality.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Boswell’s Life of Johnson

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A Quote by Rebecca Hall on animals, communication, compassion, emotion, equality, and respect

We cannot talk with [animals] as we can with human beings, yet we can communicate with them on mental and emotional levels. They should, however, be accorded equality in that they should receive both compassion and respect; it is unworthy of us to exploit them in any way.

Rebecca Hall (1947 -)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on courage, equality, and problems

Courage consists in equality to the problem before us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Pope John XXIII on equality, nations, peace, and trust

The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone.

Pope John XXIII (1881 - 1963)

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A Quote by Plato on democracy, disorder, equality, government, and variety

Democracy, which is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

Source: The Republic. Book VIII. 558

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A Quote by Peggy Noonan on compliments, equality, and friendship

Candor is a compliment; it implies equality. It's how true friends talk.

Peggy Noonan

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on envy, equality, passion, and respect

I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on country, death, equality, fighting, liberty, memory, men, people, soldiers, and tyranny

Washington is dead! This great man fought against Tyranny; he established the liberty of his country. His memory will always be dear to the French people, as it will be to all free men of the two worlds; and especially to French soldiers, who, like him and the American soldiers, have combated for liberty and equality.

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)

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