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

We are all alike, on the inside.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed; We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal
The doctrine of equality! There exists no more poisonous poison: for it seems to be preached by justice itself, while it is the end of justice.
Some will always be above others. Destroy the inequality today, and it will appear again tomorrow.
All people are equal, it is not birth, it is virtue alone that makes the difference.
Perfect love cannot be without equality.
All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.
Six feet of earth make all men equal.
An earthly kingdom cannot exist without inequality of persons. Some must be free, some serfs, some rulers, some subjects.
Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.
Equality of opportunity is an equal opportunity to prove unequal talents.
No man is above the law, and no man is below it.
A friend to everybody and to nobody is the same thing.
Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed in institutions and manners, of the principle that an equal degree of attention is due to the needs of all human beings.
Modern equalitarian societies whether democratic or authoritarian in their political forms, always base themselves on the claim that they are making life happier. Happiness thus becomes the chief political issue -- in a sense, the only political issue -- and for that reason it can never be treated as an issue at all.
The principle of equality does not destroy the imagination, but lowers its flight to the level of the earth.
The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
We were equals once when we lay new-born babes on our nurse's knees. We will be equal again when they tie up our jaws for the last sleep.
Between persons of equal income there is no social distinction except the distinction of merit. Money is nothing: character, conduct, and capacity are everything. There would be great people and ordinary people and little people, but the great would always be those who had done great things, and never the idiots whose mothers had spoiled them and whose fathers had left them a hundred thousand a year; and the little would be persons of small minds and mean characters, and not poor persons who had never had a chance. That is why idiots are always in favor of inequality of income (their only chance of eminence), and the really great in favor of equality.
What I am defending is the real rights of women. A woman should have the right to be in the home as a wife and mother.
In America everybody is of opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors.
I will feel equality has arrived when we can elect to office women who are as unqualified as some of the men who are already there.
You cannot have all chiefs; you gotta have Indians too.
The trauma of the Sixties persuaded me that my generation's egalitarianism was a sentimental error. I now see the hierarchical as both beautiful and necessary. Efficiency liberates; egalitarianism tangles, delays, blocks, deadens.
No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer.
If the worker and his boss enjoy the same television program and visit the same resort places, if the typist is as attractively made up as the daughter of her employer, if the Negro owns a Cadillac, if they all read the same newspaper, then this assimilation indicates not the disappearance of classes, but the extent to which the needs and satisfactions that serve the preservation of the Establishment are shared by the underlying population.
Prosperity or egalitarianism -- you have to choose. I favor freedom -- you never achieve real equality anyway: you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion.
The intelligence suffers today automatically in consequence of the attack on all authority, advantage, or privilege. These things are not done away with, it is needless to say, but numerous scapegoats are made of the less politically powerful, to satisfy the egalitarian rage awakened.
The deadly Hydra now is the hydra of Equality. Liberty, Equality and Fraternity is the three-fanged serpent.
It is better that some should be unhappy than that none should be happy, which would be the case in a general state of equality.
It is not true that people are naturally equal for no two people can be together for even a half an hour without one acquiring an evident superiority over the other.
Subordination tends greatly to human happiness. Were we all upon an equality, we should have no other enjoyment than mere animal pleasure.
That all men are equal is a proposition to which, at ordinary times, no sane human being has ever given his assent.
The legacy of women's war work is our present post-industrial employment structure. It was the war that created the demand for a technologically advanced, de-skilled, low-paid, non-unionized female workforce and paved the way for making part-time work the norm for married women now. A generation later, it was the daughters of wartime women workers who completed their mothers' campaign for equal pay.
Just as modern mass production requires the standardization of commodities, so the social process requires standardization of man, and this standardization is called equality.
We've chosen the path to equality, don't let them turn us around.
Generally, employees who file complaints of discrimination do so as a last resort.

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