Love and you shall be loved. All love is mathematically just, as much as the two sides of an algebraic equation.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you have a sister and she dies, do you stop saying you have one? Or are you always a sister, even when the other half of the equation is gone?
Jodi Picoult equating quote

Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.
— Henry Steele Commager

Look in the mirror, and don't be tempted to equate transient domination with either intrinsic superiority or prospects for extended survival.
— Stephen Jay Gould

With the possible exception of the equator, everything begins somewhere.
— equating quotation by Peter Robert Fleming