Great Throughts Treasury

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Katharine Anthony, fully Katharine Susan Anthony

Foremost among the barriers to equality is the system which ignores the mother’s service to Society in making a home and rearing children. The mother is still the uncharted servant of the future, who receives from her husband, at his discretion, a share in his wages.

Character | Children | Discretion | Equality | Future | Husband | Mother | Service | Society | System | Society |

Hayim Greenberg

Security and equality cannot bring man happiness.. but they can bring him something no less important - dignity - a sense of social value and individual worth.

Character | Dignity | Equality | Important | Individual | Man | Security | Sense | Worth | Value |

Guiseppe Mazzini

Liberty and equality - lovely and sacred words!

Character | Equality | Liberty | Sacred | Wisdom | Words |

Thomas Paine

Where there are no distinctions there can be no superiority; perfect equality affords no temptation.

Character | Equality | Superiority | Temptation |

William Graham Sumner

Socialists are filled with the enthusiasm of equality... Equality of possession or of rights and equality before the law are diametrically opposed to each other. The object of equality before the law is to make the state entirely neutral.

Character | Enthusiasm | Equality | Law | Object | Rights |

Astruc of Lunel, originally Abba Mari Ben Moses Ben Joseph NULL

Judaism is based upon the principle of Divine Unity, which signifies the unity and equality of all men.

Equality | Men | Unity | Wisdom |

Henry François Becque

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

Desire | Equality | Wisdom |

Floyd Dell

There is no human reason why a child should not admire and emulate his teacher's ability to do sums, rather than the village bum's ability to whittle sticks and smoke cigarettes. The reason why the child does not is plain enough - the bum has put himself on an equality with him and the teacher has not.

Ability | Enough | Equality | Reason | Wisdom | Child | Teacher |

Herbert Hoover, fully Herbert Clark Hoover

Even if governmental conduct of business could give us more efficiency instead of less efficiency, the fundamental objection to it would remain unaltered and unabated. It would destroy political equality. It would increase rather than decrease abuse and corruption. It would stifle initiative and invention. It would undermine the development of leadership. It would cramp and cripple the mental and spiritual energies of our people. It would extinguish equality and opportunity. It would dry up the spirit of liberty and progress.

Abuse | Business | Conduct | Corruption | Destroy | Efficiency | Equality | Initiative | Invention | Liberty | Opportunity | People | Progress | Spirit | Wisdom | Business |

Thomas Hobbes

To equal justice appertaineth also the equal imposition of taxes; the equality whereof dependeth not on the equality of riches, but on the equality of the debt that every man oweth to the commonwealth for his defense.

Debt | Defense | Equality | Justice | Man | Riches | Wisdom |