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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Extracts from Amiel’s Journal
Results of Equality
By Henri Frédéric Amiel (1821–1881)
 
Translation of Mary Augusta Ward

APRIL 12TH, 1858.—The era of equality means the triumph of mediocrity. It is disappointing, but inevitable; for it is one of time’s revenges…. Art no doubt will lose, but justice will gain. Is not universal leveling down the law of nature?… The world is striving with all its force for the destruction of what it has itself brought forth!  1
 
 
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