Quotes: inequality

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  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun.
  • What are we having this liberty for? We are having this liberty in order to reform our social system, which is full of inequality, discrimination and other things, which conflict with our fundamental rights.
  • Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
    Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
    French politician anarchist, economist and sociologist 1809-1865
    Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
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    A common danger tends to concord. Communism is the exploitation of the strong by the weak. In Communism, inequality comes from placing mediocrity on a level with excellence.
  • Martin Luther
    Martin Luther
    German preacher 1483-1546
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    An earthly kingdom cannot exist without inequality of persons. Some must be free, some serfs, some rulers, some subjects.
  • Bobby Scott
    Bobby Scott
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    Another example of the educational inequality is the current debate over publicly financed school vouchers which will provide educational opportunities to a privileged handful, but deprive public schools of desperately needed resources.
  • Barney Frank
    Barney Frank
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    But it is also clear that left entirely untouched by public policy, the capitalist system will produce more inequality than is socially healthy or than is necessary for maximum efficiency.
  • Can one preach at home inequality of races and nations and advocate abroad good-will towards all men?
  • Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
    Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
    French politician anarchist, economist and sociologist 1809-1865
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    Communism is inequality, but not as property is. Property is exploitation of the weak by the strong. Communism is exploitation of the strong by the weak.
  • William J. Durant
    William J. Durant
    American historian and writer 1885-1981
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    Destroy it. There may be a redistribution of the land, but the natural inequality of men soon re-creates an inequality of possessions and privileges, and raises to power a new minority with essentially the same instincts as the old.
  • Jeremy Collier
    Jeremy Collier
    English theatre critic, non-juror bishop and theologian 1650-1726
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    Disparity in age seems a greater obstacle to an intimate friendship than inequality of fortune.
  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon
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    Grave security concerns can arise as a result of demographic trends, chronic poverty, economic inequality, environmental degradation, pandemic diseases, organized crime, repressive governance and other developments no state can control alone. Arms can't address such concerns.
  • Alexis de Tocqueville
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    French diplomat, political scientist, and historian 1805-1859
    Alexis de Tocqueville
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    However energetically society in general may strive to make all the citizens equal and alike, the personal pride of each individual will always make him try to escape from the common level, and he will form some inequality somewhere to his own profit.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    Idiots are always in favour of inequality of income (their only chance of eminence), and the really great in favour of equality.
    Source: The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism (1928)
  • Ben Bernanke
    Ben Bernanke
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    Income inequality is troubling because, among other things, it means that many people in our society don't have the opportunities to advance themselves.
  • Barney Frank
    Barney Frank
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    Increasing inequality in income distribution in this country has broader policy implications, and there is also the growing problem of perverse incentives that result from executives receiving grossly disproportionate compensation based on decisions they themselves take.
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