80 Double Standard Quotes To Grow More Fair And Aware

One step into adulthood is realizing that the world is simply not fair. Most people suffer from some form of discrimination. It could be the color of your skin, your gender, your sex, how much physical beauty you are endowed with, the numbers on your weighing scale, or even how much money you have in your bank account.

The unfair treatment is almost expected at times so when we come across people who treat us with kindness and without prejudice, it is a moment that brings our faith back in humanity.

Let’s all strive to be that person with these double standard quotes.

Double Standard Quotes

There’s definitely a whole double standard: I don’t understand it. A guy can be sexy and good-looking, and it totally just enhances his credibility as an athlete. – Lolo Jones

Women really are not supposed to be imaginative. That creativity of this kind is supposed to belong to men. You know, because women make babies. I find the double standards shocking. – Siri Hustvedt

We cannot use a double standard for measuring our own and other people’s policies. Our demands for democratic practices in other lands will be no more effective than the guarantees of those practiced in our own country. – Hubert H. Humphrey

john f kennedy quote

We cannot negotiate with people who say what’s mine is mine and what’s yours is negotiable. – John F. Kennedy

The double standard of morality will survive in this world so long as the woman whose husband has been lured away is favored with the sympathetic tears of other women, and a man whose wife has made off is laughed at by other men. – H. L. Mencken

If I dare to tear up or shed a tear, then I’m criticized for that as well! It’s a horrible double standard, but quite frankly, I don’t have time enough to fight that battle and fight crime. I chose to fight crime and ignore the rest. I just keep going to the best I can. – Nancy Grace

We have two kinds of morality side by side: one which we preach but do not practice and another which we practice but seldom preach. – Bertrand Russell

bette davis quote

When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch. – Bette Davis

Beauty provokes harassment, the law says, but it looks through men’s eyes when deciding what provokes it. – Naomi Wolf

Tis not my talent to conceal my thoughts, or carry smiles and sunshine in my face, when discontent sits heavy at my heart. – Joseph Addison

It is vain to expect virtue from women till they are in some degree independent of men. – Mary Wollstonecraft

In relation to a writer, most readers believe in double standard: they may be unfaithful to him as often as they like, but he must never, never be unfaithful to them. – W.H. Auden

george carlin quote

Let’s not have a double standard. One standard will do just fine. – George Carlin

Most people sell their souls and live with a good conscience on the proceeds. – Logan Pearsall Smith

Go put your creed into your deed, Nor speak with double tongue. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hypocrisy is the outward acknowledgment of inward shame. – Norman MacDonald

I think there will always be a double standard between males and females, so I think that an actress is more likely to protect her public persona, so to speak, than an actor would be. – Mila Kunis

All I can say is, if you cannot ride two horses, you have no right in the circus. – James Maxton

marty rubin quote

Morality is what the queen expects from the hive, not from herself. – Marty Rubin

People of double standards never experience happiness. – Sam Veda

The hypocrite was a man, who stole the livery of the court of heaven to serve the devil in. – Pollock

The moral world has no particular objection to vice, but an insuperable repugnance to hearing vice called by its proper name. – William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair

Remember, there are two sides to every story. Kinda like your face!

If I knew me as somebody else, I would hate me just as much. Why have a double standard? – David Wong

oscar levant quote

A politician is a man who will double-cross that bridge when he comes to it. – Oscar Levant

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one? – Abraham Lincoln

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another. – William Shakespeare

Be the same person privately publicly and personally. – Judah Smith

When I kiss a girl for a part, people think it’s sexy. But if two guys kiss, suddenly there’s a backlash. It’s a double standard. – Olivia Wilde

When you say that you agree to a thing in principle, you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out. – Otto von Bismarck

Don't you love it when you treat someone the way they treat you, and they get mad about it quote

Don’t you love it when you treat someone the way they treat you, and they get mad about it.

For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit. – Noam Chomsky

Society’s double behavioral for women and for men is, in fact, a more effective deterrent than economic discrimination because it is more insidious, less tangible. Economic disadvantages involve ascertainable amounts, but the every nature of societal value judgements makes them harder to define, their effects harder to relate. – Anne Tucker

Many of us believe that wrongs aren’t wrong if it’s done by nice people like ourselves.

Few love to hear the sins they love to act. – William Shakespeare

Apparently, when it’s two people, it’s quirky and funny, but when it’s a person doing the same stuff on her own, it’s rebellious and antisocial. – Katie Alender

eleanor roosevelt quote

It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Don’t tell them they can’t do something, and then turn around and do it yourself. Double standards aren’t fair to anyone. – Emily Smith

Ye are like unto whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. – St. Matthew

Leaders scan the future so it can be free of doubts and fear. They do so by not living a double standard life in the present. – Israelmore Ayivor

He was a man who would say untruths, and be ever double, both in his words and deeds.— He was never, but where he meant to ruin, pitiful. – Shakespeare

Now look, all I’m trying to say is that there are lots of things that a man can do, and in society’s eyes it’s all hunky-dory. A woman does the same things—the same thing mind you—and she’s an outcast… All I’m saying is why let this deplorable system seep into our courts of law where women are supposed to be equal. – Katharine Hepburn

virginia woolf quote

As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking. – Virginia Woolf

I really hate two faced people, it’s hard to decide which face to slap first. – Yong Junhyung

A person may be noted by the standards he flaunt ostentatiously, but is known by the double standards that unveils his true disposition subconsciously. – Manas Madrecha

If you’re gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty. – Marilyn Monroe

I think we cannot have a double standard. We cannot see our art as different from the reality. We cannot use two different sets of judgment. – Ai Weiwei

I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being good all the time. That would be hypocrisy. – Oscar Wilde

People of double standards never experience Happiness quote

People of double standards never experience Happiness.

Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be. – Socrates

Many women have made the mistake of changing their beliefs to accommodate their work; it must be the other way around. No circumstance is so unusual that it demands a double standard or separates us from our faith. No matter how fast the world changes, exemplary values must remain constant. – Mary Kay Ash

When I see you, I think “I wonder which face she sees when she looks into the mirror.” – C. JoyBell C.

criss jami quote

I will never deny that life isn’t fair. It seems as though when a woman leaves a man she is strong and independent, but when a man leaves a woman he is a pig and a jerk. – Criss Jami

All a woman has to do is to slip once and she’s a tramp. A man can kill, lie, cheat… – Joan Crawford

She was flabbergasted by the backward thinking of humankind. The damaging double standards that fueled gender disparity infuriated her. – Wiss Auguste

It’s a double standard. They say these management guys are so valuable. They are not. This is typical corporate greed. – Bobby De Pace

I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives. – Jane Austen

mamoru oshii quote

We weep for a bird’s cry, but not for a fish’s blood. Blessed are those with a voice. – Mamoru Oshii

There is a double-standard between men and women. My father was a major league baseball player, and I grew up thinking I could have the same attitude on the field that he did. When I did that in real life, people thought I was a total bi-atch. – Katie Uhlaender

Live truth instead of professing it. – Elbert Hubbard

I love young men, lots of them, your ancient masculine double standard. – Vera Miles

There is a double standard out there. Comedy is a male business; it’s not ladylike what we’re doing. But at the end of the day, if it’s funny, it’s funny, and funny tends to quite the criticisms. – Wanda Sykes

john leo quote

I spend some of my time brooding about people who seem addicted to double standards – those who take an allegedly principled stand on a Monday, then switch firmly to the opposite principle on Tuesday if it is to their advantage. – John Leo

There’s a double standard between writers and readers. Readers can be unfaithful to writers anytime they like, but writers must never ever be unfaithful to the readers. – Peter Schjeldahl

There is this double standard. The losses are larger in other areas of the tax code, but somehow a different standard gets applied to this. – Robert Greenstein

My mother told me, you don’t have to put anything in your mouth you don’t want to. Then she made me eat broccoli, which felt like double standards. – Sarah Millican

Mean people don’t bother me a bit. Mean people who disguise themselves as nice people bother me a whole lot.

voltaire quote

It is forbidden to kill; therefore, all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. – Voltaire

Some people’s blameless lives are to blame for a good deal. – Dorothy L. Sayers

We ought to see far enough into a hypocrite to see even his sincerity. – Thomas Fuller

Single vision produces worse illusions than double vision or many-headed monsters. – Donna J. Haraway

We always blame the woman when a man falls in love, as though no man had the courage of his inclinations. – Samuel Taylor

Double standards don't work in relationships quote

Double standards don’t work in relationships, if you don’t want them doing something, you shouldn’t be doing it either.

I’m amazed at the adolescent nature of some of the religious fanatics in our government. And they’re full of double standards. – Dar Williams

Every veil secretly desires to be lifted, except the veil of Hypocrisy. – Richard Garnett

Treat all as your own self. Do not have a double standard. – Sathya Sai Baba

We live behind our faces, while they front for us. – Michael Korda

People can’t handle the truth unless you speak to them with a mirror. – Lakia Echols