One of the things about equality is not just that you be treated equally to a man, but that you treat yourself equally to the way you treat a man.
People are pretty much alike. It’s only that our differences are more susceptible to definition than our similarities.
Private religious speech can’t be discriminated against. It has to be treated equally with secular speech.
If we were to select the most intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind, all races would be present.
In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors, for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards, not downwards.
I want to organize so that women see ourselves as people who are entitled to power, entitled to leadership.
If any man claims the Negro should be content… let him say he would willingly change the color of his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city. Then and only then has he a right to such a claim.
I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we’ve struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We’ve made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.
In the 1960s we were fighting to be recognized as equals in the marketplace, in marriage, in education and on the playing field. It was a very exciting, rebellious time.
A woman who thinks she is intelligent demands the same rights as man. An intelligent woman gives up.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette