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I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy — I don't disparage envy but I don't accept it as legitimately my master.
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (more quotes by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. or books by/about Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.)
(1841-1935) US Supreme Court Justice, also known as "The Great Dissenter"
Holmes-Laski Letters : The Correspondence of Mr. Justice Holmes and Harold J. Laski, 1916 - 1935 (1953), Vol. 2, p. 942.
Economics, Envy, Equality, Individualist