Equality Of Opportunity Quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr., Woodrow Wilson, Irving Kristol, Lisa P. Jackson, Mike Rosen, Syama Prasad Mukherjee and many others.
This will be the day when we shall bring into full realization the dream of American democracy – a dream yet unfulfilled. A dream of equality of opportunity, of privilege and property widely distributed; a dream of a land where men will not take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few.
There can be no equality or opportunity if men and women and children be not shielded in their lives from the consequences of great industrial and social processes which they cannot alter, control, or singly cope with.
Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions – it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
Environmental challenges have the power to deny equality of opportunity and hold back the progress of communities.
Conservatives believe in equality of opportunity. Liberals believe in equality of outcome.
Political and social justice requires, not the disintegration of a country and destruction or humiliation of a class which shows initiative, intelligence and drive, but equality of opportunity for all, genuine freedom for self-fulfilment, in which all men irrespective of caste or creed may share.
Equal opportunity is good, but special privilege is better.
We cannot expect in the immediate future that all women who seek it will achieve full equality of opportunity. But if women are tostart moving towards that goal, we must believe in ourselves or no one else will believe in us; we must match our aspirations with the competence, courage and determination to succeed.
Stronger than all the armies is an idea thats time has come. … The time has come for equality of opportunity in sharing in government, in education, and in employment. It will not be stayed or denied. It is here!
We know that equality of individual ability has never existed and never will, but we do insist that equality of opportunity still must be sought.
A fair and just society offers equality of opportunity to all. But it cannot promise, and should not try to enforce, sameness.
I believe in a real democratic system, with a state of law and freedom of the press. I believe in a free, open-market economy integrated with the world. And I believe in equality of opportunity. Those are my basic beliefs. On top of that, of course, I believe in some moral values.
Equality of opportunity is freedom, but equality of outcome is repression.
A federation of all humanity, together with a sufficient measure of social justice, to ensure health, education, and a rough equality of opportunity to most of the children born into the world, would mean such a release and increase of human energy as to open a new phase in human history.
So far as laws and institutions avail, men should have equality of opportunity for happiness; that is, of education, wealth, power. These make happiness secure. An equal diffusion of happiness so far as laws and institutions avail.
Equality of opportunity is meaningless for those who do not have the capabilities to take advantage of it.
Our goals for this nation must be nothing less than to double the size of our economy and bring prosperity and jobs, ownership and equality of opportunity to all Americans, especially those living in our nation’s pockets of poverty.