Quotes on Inequality

We offer you a collection of quotes on Inequalities. Before discovering these quotes, it is important to know what is Meant by inequalities?

Once the definition is established, these quotes will enlighten you, for your personal culture, your papers, or both, on what it is possible to think about inequalities.

Quotes on Inequalities in Ancient Times

“The equitable, while just, is not the just according to law, but a corrective of legal justice.” Quote source: Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, Book V, Chapter 14.

Quotes on Inequality in the Modern Age

“We must help each other, it is the law of nature.” Quote source: Jean de La Fontaine, The Donkey and the Dog, 1678

“I conceive in the human race two kinds of inequalities; one I call natural or physical, because it is established by nature, and which consists in the difference of ages, of health, of the strengths of the body, and of the qualities of the spirit, or of the soul, the other which can be called moral, or political, inequality, because it depends on a kind of convention, and that it is established, or at least authorized by the consent of men. This one consists in the various privileges, which some enjoy, to the prejudice of the others, as to be richer, more honored, more powerful than them, or even to be obeyed.” Quote source: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality Among Men, 1755

“Friendship disappears where equality ceases.” Quote source: Abbé Aubert, Fables, Fanfan and Colas.

“Men are born into equality, but they cannot remain in it.” Quote source: Montesquieu, The Spirit of the Laws, 1748

“No society can prosper and be happy, in which the greater part of the members are poor and miserable.” Quote source: Adam Smith, Investigations into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, 1776

“Thus, neither natural inequalities nor indispensable social hierarchies should result in the subordination of one human being to others as a mere means to an end.” Quote source: Emmanuel Immanuel Kant, Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals, 1785

“Alas! What is certain in this world but death and taxes?” Quote source: Benjamin Franklin, Letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, 1789.

Quotes on Inequalities in Contemporary Times

“Equality naturally gives men a taste for free institutions” Quote source: Alexis de Tocqueville, On Democracy in America, Title of Chapter I, 1835–1840, 1848 edition.

“Equality produces, in fact, two tendencies: one leads men directly to independence and can push them suddenly to anarchy, the other lead them by a longer, more secret, but surer way, to servitude.” Quote source: Alexis de Tocqueville, on Democracy in America, Chapter I, 1835–1840, 1848 edition

“The great is always wrong to joke with their inferiors. Joking is a game; the game presupposes equality.” Quote source: Honoré de Honoré de Balzac, Modeste Mignon, 1844

“There is only one way to kill capitalism: taxes, taxes and more taxes.” Quote source: Karl Marx

“We must take the money from where it is, that is, from the poor. Well, OK, they do not have much money, but there are a lot of poor people.” Quote source: Alphonse Allais, Le Sourire (newspaper created around 1897)

« Regimes pass. Abuses remain. Only the profiteers change. » Quote source: Paul Chrétien-Audruger, Le Musée de la pensée, 1934

« Economic systems that neglect moral and sentimental factors are like wax statues: they look like they are alive and yet they lack the life of the flesh-and-blood being. » Quote source: Gandhi, Letters to the Ashram, 1948

“You have to be part of a group. Alone you are worthless. That you belong, it makes you great and at the same time reassures those who, far away, cannot go and verify your quality.” Quote source: Jacques Folch-Ribas, Le Valet de plume, 1983

« The tax system has completely deviated in favor of the rich at the expense of the middle classes. It is dramatic. » Quote source: Warren Buffet, 1930 – , American billionaire

“It is the cohort of ants in the underground tunnels of society’s underbelly that keeps the economy moving.” Quote source: Moses Isegawa, Abyssinian Chronicles, 1998

“Solidarity does not exist: only a coalition of egoism exists. Everyone stays with the others to save himself.” Quote source: Francesco Alberoni, Public Life and Private Life, 2000

How can we ever bring the state back to its proper proportions?” asked the economist Milton Friedman in the evening of his life. I think there is only one way: for parents to control their children’s overspending by cutting their allowance. For a government that means cutting taxes.” Quote source: Milton Friedman, “Tax cuts=smaller government,” The Wall Street Journal Europe, January 20, 2003

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  1. Hello, The quote attributed to Karl Marx is actually a forgery. Cordially.

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