Saturday, 22 September 2012


A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both. - Milton Friedman

All men are born equal, but some of them outgrow it. - Evan Esar

All men are equal: it is not birth, but virtue alone, that makes the difference. - Voltaire

Equality before the law is probably forever unattainable. It is a noble ideal, but it can never be realized, for what men value in this world is not rights but privileges. - H. L. Mencken

Equality begins in the grave. - American Proverb

Equality is not in regarding different things similarly, equality is in regarding different things differently. - Tom Robbins

Equality lies only in human moral dignity... Let there be brothers first, then there will be brotherhood, and only then will there be a fair sharing of goods among brothers. - Fyodor Dostoevsky

From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbour’s rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own. - Carl Shurz

I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

If all things were equally in all men, nothing would be prized. - Thomas Hobbes

In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal. There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave. - John James Ingalls

It is not true that equality is a law of nature. Nature has made nothing equal; her sovereign law is subordination and dependence. - Luc de Clapiers

Men are made by nature unequal. It is vain, therefore, to treat them as if they were equal. - James Anthony Froude

Nature smiles at the union of freedom and equality in our utopias. For freedom and equality are sworn and everlasting enemies, and when one prevails the other dies. - Will Durant

No one enjoys being equal. - David Mamet

Nothing is so unequal as equality. - Pliny The Elder

So far is it from being true that men are naturally equal, that no two people can be half an hour together, but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other. - Samuel Johnson

The only place where you can find equality is in the cemetery. - Evan Esar

The true meaning of the word "Equality" is – "No one better off than I am." - Eliza Cook

The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. - Aristotle

We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their colour. - Maya Angelou

We live in a system that espouses merit, equality, and a level playing field, but exalts those with wealth, power, and celebrity, however gained. - Derrick A. Bell

Were all men equal to-night, some would get the start by rising an hour earlier to-morrow. - Elizabeth Gaskell

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