"The defect of equality is that we only desire it with our superiors."
Henry Becque
(1837-1899) French dramatist
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what a wonderful thought to start the day with - smiled all the way to work!!!
 -- helen, london uk     
    For the love of money is the root of all evil.
     -- Howard, Bangkok     
    I suppose if one looks at equality in those terms the statement is true but to me there is a whole lot more important things to desire than equality to my boss.
     -- Anon     
    The love of money may be the root of all evil but the lack of money runs it a close second.
     -- jim k, Austin     
    It is one of our most animal instincts to want more than we deserve; and Athens is becoming quite the jungle.
     -- Justin, Elkland     
    I guess it is all in how equality is defined. I have a dream of all being equal before the law. Materialism, caste societies, etc. would define the equality of the quote.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Good dream Mike. Presently equality is defined by your bank account and your influence.
     -- RBESRQ     
    P.s. Read George Orwell's "Animal Farm"
     -- RBESRQ     
    Robert, your comment is very sad but true.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    "ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL, BUT SOME ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS" ;-) I I would be interested in how a 'progressive liberal' like RBE would interpret the book Animal Farm -- if that isn't progressive liberalism at work, I don't know what is!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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