"Those who see their lives as spoiled and wasted crave
equality and fraternity more than they do freedom.
If they clamor for freedom, it is but freedom
to establish equality and uniformity.
The passion for equality is partly a passion for anonymity:
to be one thread of the many which make up a tunic;
one thread not distinguishable from the others.
No one can then point us out, measure us against others
and expose our inferiority."
(1902-1983) American author, philosopher, awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom