Men are by nature equal. It is vain, therefore, to treat them as if they were equal.
Let him who expects one class of society to prosper in the highest degree, while the other is in distress, try whether one side of his face can smile while the other is pinched.
Every Frenchman wants to enjoy one or more privileges; that’s the way he shows his passion for equality.
We are all born equal – equally helpless and equally indebted to others for whatever our survival turns out to be worth.
All men are equal before fish.
The hole and the patch should be commensurate.
For the reason that we are equal before God, we are made equal before the law of this land. And when you have said that, you have summed up and tied with a bowknot the complete American doctrine of equality.
The good Lord sees your heart, not the braid on your jacket; before him we are all in our birthday suits, generals and common men alike.
If by saying that all men are born free and equal, you mean that they are all equally born, it is true, but true in no other sense; birth, talent, labor, virtue, and providence, are forever making differences.
Some persons are always ready to level those above them down to themselves, while they are never willing to level those below them up to their own position. But he that is under the influence of true humility will avoid both these extremes. On the one hand, he will be willing that all should rise