|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| Men are made by nature unequal. It is vain, therefore, to treat them as if they were equal.|
FroudeShort Studies on Great Subjects. Party Politics.
| Sir, your levellers wish to level down as far as themselves: but they cannot bear levelling up to themselves.|
Samuel JohnsonBoswells Life of Johnson. (1763).
|For the colonels lady an Judy OGrady,|
Are sisters under their skins.
KiplingBarrack Room Ballads. Introduction.
|Par in parem imperium non habet.|
An equal has no power over an equal.
|Quod ad jus naturale attinet, omnes homines æquales sunt.|
All men are equal before the natural law.
| Fourscore and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.|
LincolnGettysburg Address. Nov. 19, 1863.
|For some must follow, and some command|
Though all are made of clay!
LongfellowKeramos. L. 6.
|Among unequals what society|
Can sort, what harmony, or true delight?
MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. VIII. L. 383.
|Et sceleratis sol oritur.|
The sun shines even on the wicked.
SenecaDe Beneficiis. III. 25.
|Equality of two domestic powers|
Breeds scrupulous faction.
Antony and Cleopatra. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 47.
| Mean and mighty, rotting|
Together, have one dust.
Cymbeline. Act IV. Sc. 2. L. 246.
|Heralds, from off our towers we might behold,|
From first to last, the onset and retire
Of both your armies; whose equality
By our best eyes cannot be censured:
Blood hath bought blood and blows have answerd blows;
Strength matchd with strength, and power confronted power:
Both are alike; and both alike we like.
King John. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 325.
| She in beauty, education, blood,|
Holds hand with any princess of the world.
King John. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 493.
|The trickling rain doth fall|
Upon us one and all;
The south-wind kisses
The saucy milkmaids cheek,
The nuns, demure and meek,
Nor any misses.
E. C. StedmanA Madrigal. St. 3.
| Equality is the life of conversation; and he is as much out who assumes to himself any part above another, as he who considers himself below the rest of the society.|
SteeleTatler. No. 225.
|The tall, the wise, the reverend head,|
Must be as low as ours.
WattsHymns and Spiritual Songs. Bk. II. Hymn 63.