"Prosperity or egalitarianism -- you have to choose. I favor freedom -- you never achieve real equality anyway, you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion."
Marios Vargas Llosa
(1936- ) Peruvian writer
Independent on Sunday, 5 May 1991
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We, Latin American freedom fighters, are very proud of Mario Vargas Llosa. His wise words show why.
 -- Jose Rigoberto Gonzalez, Caracas, Venezuela     
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    it is an awesome quote i am going to use it in my report/essay it is amazing it shows the importance and opinions of vote
     -- melanie, moraga     
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     -- Mary, MI      
     -- jim k, Austin      
    What is "egalitarianism" but an illusion  denying natural law (inclusive of fiscal law and the individual sovereignty, inalienable rights and the liberty thereof) and noble man's talents. Prosperity derives from all are equal before the law  NOT, a forced limitation on materialism.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
     -- Ronw13, Oregon      

    You can only prosper when all are  equally respected, regarded, and all are given the same fair opportunities. Freedom to maime and kill is mentally ill freedom, and that's why we don't have equality which is a reasonable expectation. Mentally healthy have respect for life.

     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
    Correction: maim is the correct spelling, sorry.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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