"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     
    It might clarify the circumstances to understand what the most superior position that can be attained. And that position is one of love and understanding,  and when that is attained that is the individual who wisely desires equals.

     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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