10 Quotes about Equality


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By Shelbi Mangel, Staff Writer

Our society is constantly striving and fighting for the equality of all people. We celebrate holidays such as MLK day in the hope that by looking back at a man who spent his life fighting for what he believed in, we might better ourselves and be one step closer to the equality of all.

1. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”

Martin Luther King Jr.

2. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

3. “The time is always right to do what is right.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

4. “I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

5. “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

6. “I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

7. “If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.”

John F. Kennedy

8. “The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.”

Chief Joseph

9. “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”


10. “The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality.”

Elizabeth Cady Stanton