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    There, right in the midst of our lives, is that which satisfies the craving for inequality, and acts as a permanent reminder that medicine is not food. Hence a man’s reaction to monarchy is a kind of test. Monarchy can easily be ‘debunked;' but watch the faces, mark the accents of the debunkers. These are the men whose tap-root in Eden has been cut: whom no rumour of the polyphony, the dance, can reach - men to whom pebbles laid in a row are more beautiful than an arch. Yet even if they desire equality, they cannot reach it. Where men are forbidden to honour a king they honour millionaires, athletes or film-stars instead: even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.

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Religions die when they are proved to be true. Science is the record of dead religions.

Religions die when they are proved to be true. Science is the record of dead religions.

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Men become old, but they never become good

Men become old, but they never become good

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Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.

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Thus no member of the commonwealth can have a hereditary privilege as against his fellow-subjects; and no-one can hand down read more

Thus no member of the commonwealth can have a hereditary privilege as against his fellow-subjects; and no-one can hand down to his descendants the privileges attached to the rank he occupies in the commonwealth, nor act as if he were qualified as a ruler by birth and forcibly prevent others from reach­ing the higher levels of the hierarchy through their own merit. He may hand down everything else, so long as it is material and not pertaining to his person, for it may be acquired and disposed of as property and may over a series of generations create considerable inequalities in wealth among the mem­bers of the commonwealt. But he may not prevent his sub­ordinates from raising themselves to his own level if they are able and entitled to do so by their talent, industry and good fortune. If this were not so, he would be allowed to practise coercion without himself being subject to coercive counter-measures from others, and would thus be more than their fellow-subject.

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There is a great deal of human nature in man.

There is a great deal of human nature in man.

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You're neither unnatural, nor abominable, nor mad; you're as much a part of what people call nature as anyone else.

You're neither unnatural, nor abominable, nor mad; you're as much a part of what people call nature as anyone else.

by Radclyffe Hall Found in: Human nature Quotes,
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The problem with people is that they're only human.

The problem with people is that they're only human.

by Bill Watterson Found in: Human nature Quotes,
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Inequality is as dear to the American heart as liberty itself

Inequality is as dear to the American heart as liberty itself

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

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

by Aristotle Found in: Inequality Quotes,
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