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Motivational Gender Equality Quotes and Sayings

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old gender equality quotes, gender equality sayings, and gender equality proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


List Of  Inspirational Gender Equality Quotes


“Gender equality is critical to the development and peace of every nation.”

Kofi Annan

Gender Equality Quotes and Sayings

“Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development, and building good governance.”

Kofi Annan

“It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals.”

Emma Watson


“…gender relationships, which are tough for people to deal with, are key to whether a society orients to domination or partnership in all its relations.”

Riane Eisler


“The only way to solve the problem of women’s subordination is to change people’s mindset and to plant the new idea of gender equality into every mind.”

Qingrong Ma

“No country in the world can yet say they have achieved gender equality.”

Emma Watson


“Gender equality must become a lived reality.”

Michelle Bachelet


“Gender equality will only be reached if we are able to empower women.”

Michelle Bachelet


“Gender equality is a precondition to overcoming starvation, poverty, and epidemics.”

Khalid Malik


“What happened on the road to gender equality? A lot of work happened.”

Suzanne Bianchi


Best Gender Equality Quotes And Proverbs


“Once made equal to a man, a woman becomes his superior.”


“If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves?”

Mary Astell


“Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.”

Marilyn Monroe


“If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.”



“A woman who thinks she is intelligent demands the same rights as a man. An intelligent woman gives up.”

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette


“Any serious shift towards more sustainable societies has to include gender equality.”

Helen Clark

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”

Maya Angelou


“I don’t see gender as the most significant fact of human existence.”

Jim Harrison


“I would gladly admit women are superior to men if only they would stop trying to be the same as us.”

Sacha Guitry


“When men are oppressed it’s a tragedy, when women are oppressed it’s a tradition.”

Letty Cottin Pogrebin


Famous Gender Equality Quotes


“Women want to be treated as equals, not sequels!”

Kathy Lette


“A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.”

Gloria Steinem

“The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.”



“A man of quality is never threatened by a woman of equality.”

Jill Briscoe


“And finally, in our time a beard is the one thing that a woman cannot do better than a man, or if she can her success is assured only in a circus.”

John Steinbeck


“It may be a man’s world, but men are easily controlled by women.”

Ashly Lorenzana


“All through life there were distinctions – toilets for men, toilets for women; clothes for men, clothes for women – then, at the end, the graves are identical.”

Leila Aboulela


“Man will never understand woman and vice versa. We are oil and water. An equal level can never be maintained, as one will always excel where the other doesn’t, and that breeds resentment.”

Dionne Warwick

“Men are not from Mars and women are not from Venus instead we are all people. Deal with it.”

Shahla Khan


“I know of no industrial society where women are the economic equals of men. Of everything that economics measures, women get less.”

Ivan Illich