How Do We Explain Equality?


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

All this talk about equality.
The only thing people really have in common
is that they are all going to die.
― Bob Dylan

Inequality is built into life. This might be neither good nor fair, but one thing is certain: it cannot justly be blamed on capitalism, patriarchy or the west.
– Jordan B. Peterson

We’re not all equal, it’s simply not true. That isn’t science.
– James D. Watson

The demand for equality has two sources; one of them is among the noblest, the other is the basest, of human emotions. The noble source is the desire for fair play. But the other source is the hatred of superiority.
– C. S. Lewis

Equality is a lie concocted by inferior people who arrange themselves in herds to overpower those who are naturally superior to them. The morality of “equal rights” is herd morality, and because it opposes the cultivation of superior individuals, it leads to the corruption of the human species.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Equality is a slogan based on envy. It signifies: “Nobody is going to occupy a higher place than I.”
– Alexis de Tocqueville

Liberty is the right to be different; equality is a ban on being different.
– Nicolás Gómez Dávila

Human beings are born with different capacities. If they are free, they are not equal, and if they are equal, they are not free.
– Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Economic equality is essentially a marxist idea, and marxism seeks to achieve this goal through the elimination of private property.
– Otto Lobback

Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.
– Barry Goldwater

Human society, as established by God, is composed of unequal elements; to make them all equal is impossible, and would mean the destruction of human society itself.
– Pope Leo XIII