Top 105 Equals Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Equals Quotes from famous people such as Jean-Claude Juncker, Mignon McLaughlin, Stephen Covey, Carles Puigdemont, Evan Osnos, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

In a union of equals, there can be no second-class cons

In a union of equals, there can be no second-class consumers. I will not accept that in some parts of Europe, people are sold food of lower quality than in other countries, despite the packaging and branding being identical.
Jean-Claude Juncker
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
Mignon McLaughlin
Synergy is what happens when one plus one equals ten or a hundred or even a thousand! It’s the profound result when two or more respectful human beings determine to go beyond their preconceived ideas to meet a great challenge.
Stephen Covey
We do not want to turn our back on Spain. It’s the opposite. We are convinced that a relationship between equals will improve our relationship.
Carles Puigdemont
China doesn’t have a single leader. It has – a first among equals is the president, and his name will probably be Xi Jinping, almost certainly.
Evan Osnos
The Hebrew Bible has long been the world’s possession, and those who come to it by any means, through whatever language, are equals in ownership, and may not be denied the intimacy of their spiritual claim.
Cynthia Ozick
Amity itself can only be maintained by reciprocal respect, and true friends are punctilious equals.
Herman Melville
A spiritual partnership is a partnership between equals for the purpose of spiritual growth. Spiritual partners use their delightful experiences together as well as their power struggles to learn about themselves and change themselves.
Gary Zukav
The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the world equals the Bible for that.
Harper Lee
The open street, like the open sea, is an inviting thing to the mind of man. It is one of the few places where all may meet as equals under sun or rain; but only a John Bunyan could adequately portray the danger of the cities with their pitfalls for the young unguarded feet.
Edwin Markham
About 10,000 years ago, males and females were acting equitably and were treating one another as equals, and then males took over the power, because they have physical power and physical strength.
Jane Elliot
Education equals economic growth.
Julia Gillard
I want to invite the mainstream into my world and to my sound and to what I’m doing. And I want mainstream artists to respect me and accept Latino artists as equals without us having to sing in English. I want them to know that I can compete globally, with whomever, in Spanish.
J Balvin
That’s always a fun thing to play, a relationship where there’s equals. I often play roles that are repressive, or women who are slightly repressed or having some kind of internal conflict.
Laila Robins
Here is what I know. When you’re running a successful company or an organization, you can take this human equation to the bank: underconfidence plus insecurity always equals paranoia and backstabbing.
Anthony Scaramucci
If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
J. K. Rowling
I treat everyone as equals. I can’t work if I’m not having fun, and I can’t have fun if not everyone is happy.
Stellan Skarsgard
At first, laws evolved out of religious doctrines. It followed that they were recognized only when advantageous to those who practiced the same religion and who appeared equals under the protection of the same gods. For the members of all other cults, there was neither law nor mercy.
Leon Bourgeois
Prayer is commitment. We don’t merely co-operate with God with certain things held back within. We, the total person, co-operate. This means that co-operation equals committment.
E. Stanley Jones
For people living with HIV, the knowledge that undetectable equals untransmittable is huge news, not only as a means of preventing transmission, but in breaking down the stigma that many people still experience.
Courtney Act
If you want to do ‘Sword & Sandals’ movies, people think that means it equals ‘epic.’
Kevin Macdonald
When all of us are acknowledged as the human equals that we really are, there will be no space left for bullying. It will no longer be wrong to choose one thing over another.
Jason Mraz
One great worker equals three not-so-great workers, so it’s worth paying terrific people not just for today but to find people that we think have upward mobility to become tomorrow’s leaders.
Danny Meyer
Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals; nay it is treachery to comrades.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
If it were just a dream to be famous, then I probably would have died a really quick death, because there is nothing about me that equals fame. I’m not a standup comedian. I don’t sing.
Viola Davis
The majesty of the American Jewish experience is in its success marrying its unique Jewish identity with the larger, liberal values of the United States. There is no need anymore to choose between assimilation and separation. We are accepted as equals.
Edgar Bronfman, Sr.
The United States is a world unto itself. We have mountains, we have deserts, we have a river that equals the Yangtze River, that equals the Nile. We have the greatest cities in the world – among the greatest cities in the world.
Paul Theroux
I have been brought up in a house where animals are our friends and we treat them as equals.
Akhil Akkineni
I feel you need to treat children as equals instead of giving them a complex – you are young, you are small, you don’t know.’
Pankaj Kapur
What’s important now are the characteristics of the brain’s right hemisphere: artistry, empathy, inventiveness, big-picture thinking. These skills have become first among equals in a whole range of business fields.
Daniel H. Pink
The decision in Citizens United said that money equals speech, a position that I – and a vast majority of Americans, in poll after poll – could not disagree with more.
Patrick Murphy
I grew up looking at my parents as equals.

I grew up looking at my parents as equals.
Mona Eltahawy
Analysis of the composition of samples of DNA from a great variety of sources and by many investigators revealed the remarkable fact that the purine content always equals the pyrimidine content.
Arthur Kornberg
Trout plus bacon is one of civilization’s greatest formulas; it always equals pleasure.
Jonathan Miles
If professionalism in golf equals athleticism, then athleticism should be promoted and showcased, and that means allowing the clothes that promote it.
Paige Spiranac
Creation takes things forward. Without anything new there is no progress. Creation equals new.
Rei Kawakubo
Donald Trump is a man who likes to think he has few equals.
Michelle Dean
Segregation is that which is forced upon an inferior by a superior. Separation is done voluntarily by two equals.
Malcolm X
But I find with Francis Bacon, some of the things were in the place, and someone who was connected with these schools of thought, and someone who had a motivation that equals the scope of the comedy and the tragedy in the plays.
Mark Rylance
Abject poverty, political instability, torture, and other abuses push thousands across our border. There is not a deterrent imaginable that equals the conditions that force their migration.
Greg Boyle
Let us walk into the conference room as equals and not second class citizens.
Martin McGuinness
An actor equals, sometimes, an entitled baby. People take care of things for me, and they pay greater attention to things than I was ever capable of doing. But in the last few years, I have learned a great deal more about taking care of things. I pay my own bills now.
Christian Slater
Less money in your wallet equals less economic freedom.
Margaret Hoover
One mysterious person looking at another mysterious person equals what? Another mystery.
Charlotte Rampling
Women can break down barriers to opportunity, and men, many of them reluctantly, have learned to relate to women as their equals in thought and action. But except for an eccentric few, women do not want to become warriors.
Suzanne Fields
I have a treasure trove of Baker memories, all of which reinforce my sense of Howard Baker as one of the most decent people with whom I have worked. While I was simply a young staffer, he never treated me or my colleagues as anything else but equals.
John Yarmuth
Self-care equals success. You’re going to be more successful if you take care of yourself and you’re healthy.
Beth Behrs
It would be really dangerous for us to assume that Christian hip-hop’s popularity equals racial unity.
Trip Lee
My vision is a Malawi where men and women live in peace and in harmony as equals enjoying their human rights.
Joyce Banda
People love our products. They love using our services. All of this, to me, equals great opportunity.
Tim Cook
People have pain – they do regrettable things, they feel shame, and shame equals pain.
Jennifer Garner
In the sick room, ten cents’ worth of human understanding equals ten dollars’ worth of medical science.
Martin H. Fischer
Avoiding offense means that we don’t accept each other as equals.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
I don’t believe there is a need for a first among equals when it comes to the industry’s top actors.
Suresh Gopi
In ‘Losing My Cool,’ I argue repeatedly that it is a terrible lie, which has been foisted on us and sold to us for decades now, that hip-hop culture equals black culture, that being authentically black means keeping it real.
Thomas Chatterton Williams
All the arguments to prove man’s superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equals.
Peter Singer
It’s amazing how these little guys can say things that a mortal human could never get away with. There’s some sort of unspoken license… when outlandish things come out of an inanimate object, somehow it equals humor.
Jeff Dunham
If you keep saying two plus two equals five over and over again, then that is what people are going to think. Maybe it does equal five if we keep changing the definition of what’s normal and what’s right and what’s wrong.
Kevin Sorbo
My experience is that prose usually equals duty – last minute, overdue-deadline stuff or a panic lecture to be written.
Seamus Heaney
I always say centered food equals centered behavior.
Marilu Henner
Thirty guys equals five percent die-off among active wingsuit base jumpers. That means there’s a flaw in our system and you’re an idiot if you think anything else. I’m smart enough to know that five percent means it could be me.
Dean Potter
Less intelligence capacity equals less safety.
Mike Pompeo
Human beings around the world have to be taught to go,

Human beings around the world have to be taught to go, ‘Tamil equals Tamil civilians first, and the Tamil Tiger is a separate thing.’ And both of those groups are different. It’s like a square and a circle.
I believe that how you feel is very important to how you look – that healthy equals beautiful.
Victoria Principal
Style equals pretense.
Enrico Colantoni
We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us.
Lionel Trilling
Don’t forget, I was a musician long before I ever met Prince. That’s a big difference between me and those other women he’s worked with. We operate on the same plane, as equals.
Sheila E.
We were equals once when we lay new-born babes on our nurse’s knees. We will be equal again when they tie up our jaws for the last sleep.
Olive Schreiner
The sexes in each species of being… are always true equivalents – equals but not identical.
Antoinette Brown Blackwell
Less regulation plus less taxation plus less litigation always equals more innovation and job creation.
Marsha Blackburn
Education equals choices. I have been blessed with the choice to be anything I ever wanted to be, and I truly owe my happiness to my family and education.
Aimee Garcia
I’m much happier on my own. Being a member of The Corre, for example, I was obviously better than all three of those guys. However, I made the mistake of holding them as equals. No more.
Wade Barrett
That equals to being a fool, having fame and no fortune. A lot of guys out there have fame doing this and doing that, but they are broke.
Mike Tyson
I’ve learned to treat celebrities as equals and just kind of meet them and admire their work, but I definitely could not breathe when I met Johnny Depp and James Franco.
Ireland Baldwin
What our men and women in uniform are doing is providing for the Iraqi people and other surrounding nations the opportunity to see, to taste and to experience the democracy that equals freedom and ultimately justice.
Robin Hayes
This really is a merger of equals. I wouldn’t have come back to work for anything less than this fantastic opportunity. This lets me combine my two great loves – technology and biscuits.
Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
Those extreme-sports kids today are good, but they have it easy. Try falling off of a motorcycle going 70 or 80 miles per hour on asphalt. Believe me, nothing equals it.
Evel Knievel
I love working so much. For me, working equals happiness.
Michaela Watkins
You can do anything if you set your mind to it. Look out for kids, help them dream and be inspired. We teach calculus in schools, but I believe the most important formula is courage plus dreams equals success.
Marlee Matlin
Money equals freedom.
Kevin O’Leary
At CNN, our view is that good journalism equals good business.
Jim Walton
I want mainstream artists to accept Latino artists as equals without us having to sing in English.
J Balvin
I refuse to consign the whole male sex to the nursery. I insist on believing that some men are my equals.
Brigid Brophy
I have four sisters at home, and both my mom and dad worked, and both of them took care of us. It wasn’t like my mom was fully domestic, or my dad was fully domestic: they were just equals in their relationship. So I grew up with the perspective that women should be pursuing their dreams and not have to depend on a guy.
The Amazons were notorious for their freedom: their sexual freedom, their freedom to hunt, to be outdoors, to go to war; and the Greeks, both men and women alike, were fascinated by these stories. Maybe it was a safe way to explore the idea of women who could be equals of men.
Adrienne Mayor
Banish the words ‘I can’t’ from your vocabulary. Remember: If ‘can’t’ equals ‘won’t’, ‘can’ equals ‘will.’
Phyllis George
I think to take your shirt off, you need to have a great body and more than that, confidence and attitude. It’s all related. A great body equals confidence, and confidence equals attitude. And when you put all three together, you get a Salman Khan! And that’s not me.
Riteish Deshmukh
The great appeal of the doctrine that the mind is a blank slate is the simple mathematical fact that zero equals zero.
Steven Pinker
Venture capital is unscalable. Production equals the time each partner has.
Bill Gurley
In the 1970s and 1980s there was so little decent fiction for young people, but we’re now in a golden age that shows no sign of fading. Philip Pullman, J. K. Rowling, Lemony Snicket are only three of the best known among a good number of equals.
David Mitchell
When you’re making an independent film, it’s like this actor plus this actor equals this funding, this financing. Pull this actor out, this actor is still here but this money’s gone. It’s this frightening puzzle mosaic that is the world of independent film.
Jill Soloway
On April 18, 1980, the last outpost of empire in Africa died. From Rhodesia’s ashes rose a country that would take its place among the free nations as Zimbabwe, the last among equals. And men and women leapt to embrace this dream called Zimbabwe.
Petina Gappah
Birth mothers choose life, and a family, for their child. But this choice is rarely celebrated. Women routinely face family, friends and even health-care providers who think that adoption equals abandonment, according to researchers and conversations with birth mothers.
Nina Easton
I see the staff and crew on the set as my equals. When

I see the staff and crew on the set as my equals. When I make a mistake, they know they can call my attention or even tell me what to do.
Coco Martin
For me, it’s hard to enter any situation with people where we’re considering everyone equals, because I bring all of this massive baggage into anything that I do, preconceptions of my work. That’s a lot for the people that I might be bringing along with me to bear.
Lou Barlow
Architects and food at a construction site equals indigestion. We’re always looking for details that haven’t been executed correctly.
Elizabeth Diller
The very idea of marriage is basic to recognition as equals in our society; any status short of that is inferior, unjust, and unconstitutional.
Ted Olson
Everyone should be allowed to participate in sport, because it helps you to become more confident. That is important for women in India, because we are not always treated as equals.
Geeta Phogat
I rise in support of a Canada in which liberties are safeguarded, rights are protected and the people of this land are treated as equals under the law.
Paul Martin
Bearing in mind most companies rely on the middle classes in developed countries to sell goods and services throughout the value chain, dealing with inequality is a matter of brutal enlightened self-interest. It’s simple economics: Global stability equals global growth equals profits.
Richard Quest
Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
Oliver Goldsmith
Religions in general have to rediscover their roots. In Hinduism and the Koran, animals are described as equals. If you walk into a cathedral and look at the decorations of early Christianity, there are vines, animals, creatures and birds thriving all over the stonework.
Margaret Atwood
The opinion that Trump equals hate is not a fact. It is a view.
Katie Hopkins
My boys will not only respect and admire women and see them as their equals, but they will also see them as sources of inspiration and knowledge.
Marcela Valladolid
Looking for equality everywhere is a huge mistake because equals are terrible and boring. But a sense of fairness and justice is a totally different thing and a much more complex thing.
Josh Homme