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.
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.
The defect of equality is that we only desire it with our superiors.
Whatever difference there may appear to be in men’s fortunes, there is still a certain compensation of good and ill in all, that makes them equal.