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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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, 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