Wednesday, 17 June 2015

The Doctrine of Equality!

"The doctrine of equality! ... But there is no more venomous poison in existence: for it appears to be preached by justice itself, when it is actually the end of justice ... "Equality to the equal; inequality to the unequal" - that would be true justice speaking: and its corollary, "never make the unequal equal".

- Friedrich Nietzsche, "Twilight of the Idols", Expeditions of an Untimely Man, 48, (1888)

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

- Aristotle (This first appears in 1974 in an explanation of Aristotle's politics in Time magazine, before being condensed to an epigram as "Aristotle's Axiom" in Peter's People (1979) by Laurence J. Peter).


"What part of equality don't I understand? The "e". It ruins the rest of the word".  

- Alex Kurtagic, Twitter, February 12, 2017

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