„In these days, it is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education. Such an opportunity, where the State has undertaken to provide it, is a right that must be made available to all on equal terms.“

Writing for the court, Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954)
1950s

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Earl Warren
US-amerikanischer Politiker und Oberster Richter der USA 1891 - 1974

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Everett Dirksen Foto

„Stronger than all the armies is an idea that's 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!“

—  Everett Dirksen United States Army officer 1896 - 1969

Paraphrasing Victor Hugo when speaking about the Civil Rights Act of 1964 http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/minute/Civil_Rights_Filibuster_Ended.htm (10 June 1964)
1960s

Margaret Thatcher Foto

„We may have equality of opportunity, but if the only opportunity is to be equal, it is not opportunity“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013

Speech in the House of Commons (24 November 1976) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/103146
Leader of the Opposition
Kontext: The word “equality” is often used, but, wisely, rarely defined. The moment one tries to define it, one gets into great difficulty. For example, it cannot mean equality of incomes or earnings; otherwise, we would not need more than one union. Indeed, we would not need one union. If we are to have opportunity, we cannot have equality, because the two are opposite. We may have equality of opportunity, but if the only opportunity is to be equal, it is not opportunity.

Jacques-Yves Cousteau Foto

„When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself“

—  Jacques-Yves Cousteau French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher 1910 - 1997

Francis Escudero Foto

„Education is the great equalizer in society. It is the best way to guarantee that all Filipinos, regardless of station in life, get an equal opportunity to a better life.“

—  Francis Escudero Filipino politician 1969

Business Week Mindanao http://www.businessweekmindanao.com/category/businessdaily-headlines/page/20/
2013

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Edward Bellamy Foto

„Equal wealth and equal opportunities of culture… have simply made us all members of one class.“

—  Edward Bellamy American author and socialist 1850 - 1898

Quelle: Looking Backward, 2000-1887 http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext96/lkbak10.txt (1888), Ch. 14.

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„In general terms, satisfied states extend commitments abroad when they must, not when they can. They are motivated by necessity rather than opportunity. Rising states extend commitments abroad when they can, not when they must. They are motivated by opportunity rather than necessity.“

—  Charles A. Kupchan American university teacher 1958

Quelle: The End of the American Era (2002), Chapter six: "The Limits of American Internationalism—Looking Ahead"
Kontext: Satisfied powers are those that have reached the top of the pecking order, are happy with their lot, and are primarily interested in preserving the status quo. In contrast, rising powers are states on the move. They are not satisfied with their lot, are usually struggling for recognition and influence, and are therefore looking for ways to overturn the status quo. In general terms, satisfied states extend commitments abroad when they must, not when they can. They are motivated by necessity rather than opportunity. Rising states extend commitments abroad when they can, not when they must. They are motivated by opportunity rather than necessity.

Cassandra Clare Foto

„I have a fetish for damsels in distress.”
“Don’t be sexist.”
“Not at all. My services are also available to gentlemen in distress. It’s an equal opportunity fetish.“

—  Cassandra Clare, buch City of Glass

Variante: Not at all. My services are also available to gentlemen in distress. It's an equal opportunity fetish." (Sebastian)
Quelle: City of Glass

Albert Pike Foto

„It is, civilly, all aptitudes having equal opportunity; politically, all votes having equal weight; religiously, all consciences having equal rights.“

—  Albert Pike, buch Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

Quelle: Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (1871), Ch. II : The Fellow-Craft, p. 44
Kontext: From the political point of view there is but a single principle,— the sovereignty of man over himself. This sovereignty of one's self over one's self is called Liberty. Where two or several of these sovereignties associate, the State begins. But in this association there is no abdication. Each sovereignty parts with a certain portion of itself to form the common right. That portion is the same for all. There is equal contribution by all to the joint sovereignty. This identity of concession which each makes to all, is Equality. The common right is nothing more or less than the protection of all, pouring its rays on each. This protection of each by all, is Fraternity.
Liberty is the summit, Equality the base. Equality is not all vegetation on a level, a society of big spears of grass and stunted oaks, a neighborhood of jealousies, emasculating each other. It is, civilly, all aptitudes having equal opportunity; politically, all votes having equal weight; religiously, all consciences having equal rights.

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„We set up government by consent of the governed, and the Bill of Rights denies those in power any legal opportunity to coerce that consent.“

—  Robert H. Jackson American judge 1892 - 1954

319 U.S. 641
Judicial opinions, West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette (1943)
Kontext: We set up government by consent of the governed, and the Bill of Rights denies those in power any legal opportunity to coerce that consent. Authority here is to be controlled by public opinion, not public opinion by authority.

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Marshall Goldsmith Foto

„People who believe they can succeed see opportunities where others see threats.“

—  Marshall Goldsmith American author of leadership and management literature 1949

Marshall Goldsmith, ‎Daniel Farb, ‎Bruce Gordon (2005), Secrets of a Leadership Coach Guidebook. p. 25

Irina Bokova Foto

„Every child and adult should have the skills and the tools to respond to the challenges of the world today and make the most of the opportunities that are available.“

—  Irina Bokova Bulgarian diplomat 1952

leadersmag.com http://www.leadersmag.com/issues/2012.3_Jul/Women%20Leaders/LEADERS-Irina-Bokova-UNESCO.html.

Barack Obama Foto

„With effort, we can roll back poverty and the roadblocks to opportunity. Americans don’t accept a free ride for anybody, nor do we believe in equality of outcomes. But we do expect equal opportunity.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

2015, Bloody Sunday Speech (March 2015)
Kontext: With effort, we can roll back poverty and the roadblocks to opportunity. Americans don’t accept a free ride for anybody, nor do we believe in equality of outcomes. But we do expect equal opportunity. And if we really mean it, if we’re not just giving lip service to it, but if we really mean it and are willing to sacrifice for it, then, yes, we can make sure every child gets an education suitable to this new century, one that expands imaginations and lifts sights and gives those children the skills they need. We can make sure every person willing to work has the dignity of a job, and a fair wage, and a real voice, and sturdier rungs on that ladder into the middle class. And with effort, we can protect the foundation stone of our democracy for which so many marched across this bridge –- and that is the right to vote.

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