There is no equality. The only thing people all have in common is that they are all going to die.
A cat will look down to a man. A dog will look up to a man. But a pig will look you straight in the eye and see his equal
The majestic equality of laws forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets and to steal bread
Equality is deemed by many a mere speculative chimera, which can never be reduced to practice. But if the abuse is inevitable, does it follow that we ought not to try at least to mitigate it? It is precisely because the force of things tends always to destroy equality that the force of the legislature must always tend to maintain it
I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers
It is not true that people are naturally equal, for no two people can be together for even a half an hour without one acquiring an evident superiority over the other
It is better that some should be unhappy rather than that none should be happy, which would be the case in a general state of equality
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal


On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."