"It is not true that equality is a law of nature. Nature has no equality. Its sovereign law is subordination and dependence. "
"Equality...is the result of human organization. We are not born equal. "
"All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others. "
"In the state of nature...all men are born equal; but they cannot continue in this equality. Society makes them lose it; and they recover it only by the protection of the law. "
"The love of democracy is that of equality. "
"The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law. "
"Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish."