A Quote by Henry van Dyke on america, cities, corruption, country, daughters, equality, facts, fighting, honesty, honor, idealism, justice, liberty, lies, life, politics, power, sons, work, and worth

There is a life that is worth living now as it was worth living in the former days, and that is the honest life, the useful life, the unselfish life, cleansed by devotion to an ideal. There is a battle worth fighting now as it was worth fighting then, and that is the battle for justice and equality: to make our city and our state free in fact as well as in name; to break the rings that strangle real liberty, and to keep them broken; to cleanse, so far as in our power lies, the fountains of our national life from political, commercial, and social corruption; to teach our sons and daughters, by precept and example, the honor of serving such a country as America. That is work worthy of the finest manhood and womanhood.

Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933)

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A Quote by Henry Becque on desires and equality

The defect of equality is that we desire it only with our superiors.

Henry Becque

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on cleverness, equality, men, and stupidity

The doctrine of human equality reposes on this: that there is no man really clever who has not found that he is stupid. There is no big man who has not felt small. Some men never feel small; but these are the few men who are.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on belief and equality

I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on equality, freedom, nationality, nations, religion, and unity

We are a nation of many nationalities, many races, many religions bound together by a single unity, the unity of freedom and equality. Whoever seeks to set one nationality against another, seeks to degrade all nationalities.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)

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A Quote by Ewald B. Nyquist on equality and promotion

Equality is not when a female Einstein gets promoted to assistant professor. Equality is when a female schlemiel moves ahead as fast as a male schlemiel.

Ewald B. Nyquist

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A Quote by Erma Bombeck on equality, fighting, generations, justice, and women

We've got a generation now who were born with semi-equality. They don't know how it was before, so they think, this isn't too bad. We're working. We have our attaché cases and our three piece suits. I get very disgusted with the younger generation of women. We had a torch to pass, and they are just sitting there. They don't realize it can be taken away. Things are going to have to get worse before they join in fighting the battle.

Erma Bombeck (1927 - 1996)

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A Quote by Erica Jong on choice, earth, equality, home, learning, men, survival, women, and work

Women really must have equal pay for equal work, equality in work at home, and reproductive choices. Men must press for these things also. They must cease to see them as "women's issues" and learn that they are everyone's issues - essential to survival on planet Earth.

Erica Jong (1942 -)

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A Quote by Elizabeth Cady Stanton on equality, politics, respect, and self-respect

To refuse political equality is to rob the ostracized of all self-respect.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815 - 1902)

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A Quote by E. Cobham Brewer on america, equality, freedom, independence, liberty, people, revolution, unity, and war

Tree of Liberty: A tree set up by the people, hung with flags and devices, and crowned with a cap of liberty. The Americans of the United States planted poplars and other trees during the war of independence, "as symbols of growing freedom." The Jacobins in Paris planted their first tree of liberty in 1790. The symbols used in France to decorate their trees of liberty were tricoloured ribbons, circles to indicate unity, triangles to signify equality, and a cap of liberty. Trees of liberty were planted by the Italians in the revolution of 1848.

E. Cobham Brewer

Source: The Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, 1894

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