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100 Equality Quotes That Inspires Diversity And Inclusion At Work

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100 Equality Quotes That Inspires Diversity And Inclusion At Work

In the present day scenario, diversity is omnipresent in every nook and corner of the world. However, equality is a goal that we have yet to achieve. Many minority communities are still denied basic civil rights. Some members of gender, racial, and sexual minorities continue to be denied equal rights at work and in society. This is why we've compiled a list of 100 equality quotes that will strengthen diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

The gender pay gap is still a reality even in 2021. LGBTQ folks merely receive recognition only because of their sexuality. Thus, in today's competitive business world, you must focus on workplace equity alongside diversity and inclusion for you to improve employee retention, productivity, and employee engagement.

101 Equality Quotes that Strengthens Diversity and Inclusion In The Workplace

Our selection of equality quotes will remind you to fight for equality and create a great company culture for every underrepresented person to come and join you.

Equality Quotes and its Importance in our Communities

  1. In order to be great, you just have to care. You have to care about your world, community, and equality. -Katori Hal
  1. Diversity should be forever; it should be a normal thing. -Storm Reid
  1. We need diversity of thought in the world to face new challenges. -Tim Berners-Lee

Diversity quotes describing the richness of life

  1. Diversity is what makes life interesting. -Khoudia Diop
  1. What we have to do… is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities. -Hillary Clinton
  1. We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color. -Maya Angelou
  1. "If you hate difference, you'll be bored to death." -Toba Beta
  1. 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.
  1. Our workforce and our entire economy are strongest when we embrace diversity to its fullest, and that means opening doors of opportunity to everyone and recognizing that the American Dream excludes no one. -Tom Perez

Equality quotes Highlighting the Importance of Diversity

  1. I truly believe that diversity is so important, and I hope that I can use my platform to encourage and inspire other aspiring female artists. -Madison Beer
  1. Regardless of what race, what color, what sex, what nationality, what sexual orientation - regardless of who you are, equality should always rule! Whatever is right for you is right. Period. -Winnie Harlow
  1. I can tell you, without diversity, creativity remains stagnant. -Edward Enninful
  1. The goal of a just society should be to provide satisfying work with a living wage to all its citizens. -Michael Dirda
  1. These men ask for just the same thing: fairness, and fairness only. This is, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have. -Abraham Lincoln
  1. Martin Luther King, Jr. didn't carry just a piece of cloth to symbolize his belief in racial equality; he carried the American flag. -Adrian Cronauer

Equality quotes on Individuality

  1. Diversity: the art of thinking independently together. -Malcolm Forbes
  1. An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. -Martin Luther King jr
  1. Inclusion is not a matter of political correctness. It is the key to growth. -Jesse Jackson
  1. We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity life would be very boring. -Catherine Pulsifer
  1. Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today. -Jintao Hu
  1. Ultimately, America’s answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired. -Robert Kennedy
  1. Equality implies individuality. -Trey Anastasio
  1. When I look at a person, I see a person – not a rank, not a class, not a title. -Criss Jami

Equality Quotes Important for Businesses and Workplace

  1. There is a huge business case for diversity. You will be making products for people you don't understand, you don't interact with. If you don't have an inclusive, diverse workforce, it makes you myopic. -Renee James
  1. Cultivating diversity in all its forms - of our content, products, and people - is one of our most important business imperatives. -Jeff Bewkes
  1. We are building products that people with very diverse backgrounds use, and I think we all want our company makeup to reflect the makeup of the people who use our products. -Sheryl Sandberg
  1. D&I needs to be something that every single employee at the company has a stake in. -Bo Young Lee
  1. My becoming the CEO is a testament to our long commitment to diversity inclusion. And I intend to really focus and really pay that forward for our future diverse leaders at Deloitte. -Cathy Engelbert
  1. I want our future leaders to know what's possible and to be part of a world where diversity and gender equality aren't special programs but the natural way of operating. -Pierre Nanterme

Absolute Equality Quotes

  1. I do not want to be the angel of any home: I want for myself what I want for other women, absolute equality. After that is secured, then men and women can take turns being angels. -Agnes Macphail
  1. Before God, we are all equally wise, and equally foolish. -Albert Einstein
  1. I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality." -Alice Paul
  1. The war we have to wage today has only one goal and that is to make the world safe for diversity. -U Thant
  1. Collective action remains the best way of renewing the march towards the great trinity of liberty, equality, and solidarity. -Guy Standing
  1. When you hear people making hateful comments, stand up to them. Point out what a waste it is to hate, and you could open their eyes. -Taylor Swift
  1. The path to diversity begins with supporting, mentoring, and sponsoring diverse women and men to become leaders and entrepreneurs. -Denise Morrison

Equality quotes for the next generation

  1. If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. -John F. Kennedy
  1. It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. -Maya Angelou
  1. We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community—and this nation. -Cesar Chavez
  1. Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization. -Mahatma Gandhi
  1. A lot of different flowers make a bouquet. -Islamic Proverb

More Equality Quotes

  1. The Universal Zulu Nation stands to acknowledge wisdom, understanding, freedom, justice, and equality, peace, unity, love, and having fun, work, overcoming the negative through the positive, science, mathematics, faith, facts, and the wonders of God, whether we call him Allah, Jehovah, Yahweh, or Jah. -Afrika Bambaataa
  1. The trends that are shaping the twenty-first-century world embody both promise and peril. Globalization, for example, has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty while contributing to social fragmentation and a massive increase in inequality, not to mention serious environmental damage. -Klaus Schwab
  1. Diversity is America's most valuable resource. It is what makes us the most innovative nation on Earth. -Nick Hanauer
  1. Inequality is a terrible waste of time, a waste of people's resources. -Jeremy Corbyn
  1. We don't have time to waste. Our communities are crumbling; our children are under siege. Failing schools and a for-profit prison-industrial complex are sucking the life out of black homes and communities. We are not going down like this! -Susan L. Taylor
  1. We need to reach that happy stage of our development when differences and diversity are not seen as sources of division and distrust but of strength and inspiration. -Josefa Iloilo
  1. Diversity is critical to innovation. -**Julie Sweet **
  1. One of the great ambitions is to discover the diversity of the world, to discover who inhabits the world." -Theodore Zeldin
  1. The basic Buddhist stand on the question of equality between the genders is age-old. At the highest tantric levels, at the highest esoteric level, you must respect women: every woman. -Dalai Lama
  1. Time and time again, we have seen a growing alliance of allies who are willing to stand with trans people, who are educating themselves on trans identity and trans equality, and who understand that our lives are worth celebrating and that our cause matters. -Sarah McBride
  1. God did not burden the United States with a diversity of backgrounds, ideas and religions, He blessed America with them. -Emanuel Cleaver
  1. Marriage equality is a term so ridiculous on its face that when you hear it mentioned, you would think you were in Riyadh. Years from now, perhaps we can lose the equality part, the same-sex part and call it what it is - marriage. -Henry Rollins
  1. Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today. -Hu Jintao
  1. You can't avoid the conversation of diversity and remembering that diversity goes beyond race and culture. It goes into gender and sexual orientation and all sorts of things. -Phillipa Soo
  1. When we're talking about diversity, it's not a box to check. It is a reality that should be deeply felt and held and valued by all of us. -Ava DuVernay
  1. We are, at almost every point of our day, immersed in cultural diversity: faces, clothes, smells, attitudes, values, traditions, behaviours, beliefs, rituals. -Randa Abdel-Fattah
  1. I think that overall, the position - on a whole host of issues - should always be toward inclusion and equality. -Loretta Lynch
  1. The demand for equal rights in every vocation of life is just and fair; but, after all, the most vital right is the right to love and be loved. -Emma Goldman
  1. How do we get to equality? I don't think it comes from fear. I think it comes from understanding. -Rooney Mara
  1. I believe in equality: guys have rights, women have rights. It should be the same with race, or class, or whatever. I just like balance. -Little Simz
  1. I want my children to attend inclusive schools where diversity is respected and acknowledged as a sign of strength. -Ilhan Omar
  1. Economic inequality is not about food stamps and homeless shelters. It is about being a devotee of social justice and equality. -Mike Quigley
  1. Ethnic diversity adds richness to a society. -Gary Locke
  1. I love being in my own skin, and I hope other women start feeling better about themselves and waste less energy being ashamed of their bodies. -Amy Schumer
  1. I truly believe diversity is beauty. -Halima Aden
  1. I believe in the spirit of equality and the spirit of this country as one of love and compassion and kindness. -Lady Gaga
  1. My parents and I always look at movies and just think, 'What's missing?' from the plot to the people of color or diversity in general. -Marsai Martin
  1. You cannot achieve environmental security and human development without addressing the basic issues of health and nutrition. -Gro Harlem Brundtland
  1. I want our students to be so accustomed to children of other cultures that the words 'diversity' and 'tolerance' won't be in their vocabulary. They won't need them - they'll live it. -Suzy Amis
  1. I feel like fashion is making steps toward diversity, but I think they could do more. -John Legend
  1. I want for myself what I want for other women, absolute equality. -Agnes acphail
  1. We must keep fighting until using the word 'equality' isn't necessary because we will all be living as one. -Michelle Visage
  1. More than ever before, there is a global understanding that long-term social, economic, and environmental development would be impossible without healthy families, communities, and countries. -Gro Harlem Brundtland
  1. In the face of love, everyone is equal. Let everyone have the freedom to love and to pursue their happiness. I am Tsai Ing-wen, and I support marriage equality. -Tsai Ing-wen
  1. The trends that are shaping the twenty-first-century world embody both promise and peril. Globalization, for example, has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty while contributing to social fragmentation and a massive increase in inequality, not to mention serious environmental damage. -Klaus Schwab
  1. Here are the values that I stand for: honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values. -Ellen DeGeneres
  1. The most successful of the nations of the world are those who do not fall into the lure of secession but who, through thick and thin, forge unity in diversity. -Yemi Osinbajo
  1. We have no hope of solving our problems without harnessing the diversity, the energy, and the creativity of all our people. -Roger Wilkins
  1. Sports are a great place to show that equality can happen. -Venus Williams
  1. I think the more diversity that one has in his life, the happier he can be, as long as he is able to do whatever he chooses to do at that given time well. -Steven Seagal
  1. More countries have understood that women's equality is a prerequisite for development. -Kofi Annan
  1. Diversity and inclusion, which are the real grounds for creativity, must remain at the center of what we do. -Marco Bizzarri
  1. Diversity is not one in the room. Diversity is not two in the room. Diversity is not three in the room. True diversity is half the room. -Ava DuVernay
  1. We don't have time to waste. Our communities are crumbling; our children are under siege. Failing schools and a for-profit prison-industrial complex are sucking the life out of black homes and communities. We are not going down like this! -Susan L. Taylor
  1. We've known for a long time, and I think culturally we've accepted that diversity is an important thing in the work of knowledge. -David Weinberger
  1. As an entrepreneur and mother, I support the need to put women at the center, recognizing their crucial impact on social development and their important role of balancing family and professional responsibilities. -Yelena Baturina
  1. My becoming the CEO is a testament to our long commitment to diversity inclusion. And I intend to really focus and really pay that forward for our future diverse leaders at Deloitte. -Cathy Engelbert
  1. It's really important to share the idea that being different might feel like a problem at the time, but ultimately diversity is a strength. -Carson Kressley
  1. Today it is time for every child to have a right to life, right to freedom, right to health, right to education, safety, the right to dignity, right to equality, and right to peace. -Kailash Satyarthi
  1. There's a pure and simple business case for diversity: Companies that are more diverse are more successful. -Mindy Grossman
  1. Isn't it amazing that we are all made in God's image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people? -Desmond Tutu
  1. Equality for all is what we should all want, between race, religion, gender, sexuality... it doesn't matter. -Sonya Deville
  1. To realize that new world we must prefer the values of freedom and equality above all other values - above personal wealth, technical power and nationalism. -Herbert Read
  1. You can't state differences and also state equality. We have to state sameness to understand equality. -Zadie Smith
  1. Equality for women is progress for all. -Ban Ki-moon
  1. We need an inspiring vision of equality that resonates in the hearts, minds, and souls of all Americans. -Bill de Blasio
  1. Marriage equality is about more than just marriage. It's about something greater. It's about acceptance. -Charlize Theron
  1. Our diversity is our strength. What a dull and pointless life it would be if everyone was the same. -Angelina Jolie
  1. I think when you congratulate yourselves for diversity, that means nothing's really changed. -Jessica Chastain

This article is written by Gautam Gayan. He works as a Content Marketer at Vantage Circle. Apart from being a passionate content creator for HR services and employee engagement, Gautam is a theatre enthusiast, an avid reader and an aspiring poet. For any related queries, contact editor@vantagecircle.com