It is a wise man who said that there is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals.
— Felix Frankfurter inequality quote
Can one preach at home inequality of races and nations and advocate abroad good-will towards all men?
— Dorothy Thompson
Some will always be above others. Destroy the inequality today, and it will appear again tomorrow.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is always inequality in life. Some men are killed in a war and some men are wounded and some men never leave the country. Life is unfair.
— inequality quotation by John F. Kennedy
Everyone has an equal right to inequality.
Even the striving for equality by means of a directed economy can result only in an officially enforced inequality - an authoritarian determination of the status of each individual in the new hierarchical order.
Today's young women don't really see inequities until they go out into the real world.
The only inequalities that matter begin in the mind.
It is not income levels but differences in mental equipment that keep people apart, breed feelings of inferiority.
Inequality is as dear to the American heart as liberty itself.
Under-representation of women and other inequality among researchers is a problem that will not solve itself as women acquire competence.
Economic inequalities are part of the same habits of thought that underlie the true and overt brutalities committed against women all over the world.
The answer to the problem of inequality is for the people who are fortunate enough to either have been gifted or deserved more to do everything they can to make the communities around them as strong as they possibly can.
There is always inequity in life. Some men are killed in a war and some men are wounded, and some men never leave the country, and some men are stationed in the Antarctic and some are stationed in San Francisco. Its very hard in military or in personal life to assure complete equality. Life is unfair.
Almsgiving tends to perpetuate poverty;
aid does away with it once and for all. Almsgiving leaves a man just where he was before. Aid restores him to society as an individual worthy of all respect and not as a man with a grievance. Almsgiving is the generosity of the rich; social aid levels up social inequalities. Charity separates the rich from the poor; aid raises the needy and sets him on the same level with the rich.
Communism is inequality, but not as property is.
Property is exploitation of the weak by the strong. Communism is exploitation of the strong by the weak.
A common danger tends to concord. Communism is the exploitation of the strong by the weak. In Communism, inequality comes from placing mediocrity on a level with excellence.
True education makes for inequality; the inequality of individuality, the inequality of success, the glorious inequality of talent, of genius; for inequality, not mediocrity, individual superiority, not standardization, is the measure of the progress of the world.
We accept and welcome... as conditions to which we must accommodate ourselves, great inequality of environment; the concentration of business, industrial and commercial, in the hands of a few; and the law of competition between these, as being not only beneficial, but essential for the future progress of the race.
The very existence of government at all, infers inequality.
The citizen who is preferred to office becomes the superior to those who are not, so long as he is the repository of power, and the child inherits the wealth of the parent as a controlling law of society.
No amount of artificial reinforcement can offset the natural inequalities of human individuals.
People differ in capacity, skill, health, strength;
and unequal fortune is a necessary result of unequal condition. Such inequality is far from being disadvantageous either to individuals or to the community.
An earthly kingdom cannot exist without inequality of persons.
Some must be free, some serfs, some rulers, some subjects.
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.
However energetically society in general may strive to make all the citizens equal and alike, the personal pride of each individual will always make him try to escape from the common level, and he will form some inequality somewhere to his own profit.
The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
It is the dissimilarities and inequalities among men which give rise to the notion of honor; as such differences become less, it grows feeble; and when they disappear, it will vanish too.
There is always inequity in life. Some men are killed in a war, and some men are wounded, and some men are stationed in the Antarctic and some are stationed in San Francisco. It's very hard in military or personal life to assure complete equality. Life
It is from this absolute indifference and tranquillity of the mind, that mathematical speculations derive some of the most considerable advantages; because there is nothing to interest the imagination; because the judgment sits free and unbiased to examine the point. All proportions, every arrangement of quantity, is alike to the understanding, because the same truths result to it from all; from greater from lesser, from equality and inequality.
Postmodernism refuses to privilege any one perspective, and recognizes only difference, never inequality, only fragments, never conflict.
Nature, by its very nature, is very brutal and unequal.
However, Man has somehow managed to transform the nature of its brutality and inequality.
Nature is unfair? So much the better, inequality is the only bearable thing, the monotony of equality can only lead us to boredom.
It is difficult for intellect, technology, and peace to coexist.
Not because peace is static where the other two require constant stimulation. Peace can embrace change. It is because we live in a world where intellect and technology compete for power. And peace does not allow for inequality or competition.
Destroy it. There may be a redistribution of the land, but the natural inequality of men soon re-creates an inequality of possessions and privileges, and raises to power a new minority with essentially the same instincts as the old.
A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun.