equality

A Quote by General Dwight David Eisenhower on dignity, equality, government, and security

If all that Americans want is security, they can go to prison. They'll have enough to eat, a bed and roof over their heads. But if an American wants to preserve his dignity and his equality as a human Being, he must not bow his neck to any dictatorial government.

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on age, belief, brothers, chance, character, choice, christianity, community, conviction, courage, country, debt, destiny, education, equality, future, god, idealism, joy, kindness, leadership, life, loyalty, men, men and wome

The leadership demanded of youth today is not attained by chance nor fostered by indulgence. It demands careful preparation - a preparation that should be constantly impregnated, if you please, by the sweet spirit of four loyalties. Loyalty to self - by conserving physical strength and youthful vigor. Loyalty to parents - Our debt to our parents is unpayable except in one way- that is in emulating their ideals, thus bringing joy to them in their old age and satisfaction to those who have gone before in seeing that we keep ourselves clean and wholesome. Loyalty to country - A great writer has said that "The destiny of any nation at any given time depends upon the opinions of its young men under five and twenty." Loyalty to God and truth - Our belief in equality and brotherhood is a Christian heritage, and it fades out of the picture when Christian belief is forgotten. We have to educate the race to realize that no man is unwanted, that every soul is unique and has a life to live made up of momentous choices which will make or mar his own life and the life of the community and of the world. To cherish these loyalties, to make popular these ideals, the world needs men and women of unimpeachable character. The future is yours to make or to mar as you choose. Youth - conviction - courage - is a combination potentially capable of determining the kind of world we shall live in. Though not the wisest, youth is the best, the most radiant time of life. Young men and women, the future awaits you! It is yours!

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

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A Quote by Arthur Ashe on equality, history, learning, and life

You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that.

Arthur Ashe (1943 - 1993)

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A Quote by Aristotle on democracy, equality, government, liberty, sharing, and thought

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Politics, book IV

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A Quote by Aristotle on equality

Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Anatole France on equality, laws, and sleep

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, or to steal bread.

Anatole France (1844 - 1924)

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A Quote by Charles Alexis Henri Clérel de Tocqueville on democracy, equality, liberty, and socialism

Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.

Alexis de Tocqueville (1805 - 1859)

Source: Tocqueville in Democracy in America, 1835

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on belief, debate, equality, fame, life, people, and politics

In the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates, Lincoln did not hesitate to dispel the notion that he was a champion of racial equality: "I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races - that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality."

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Fourth Lincoln-Douglas Debate, September 18, 1858

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