„Equal weights at equal distances are in equilibrium and equal weights at unequal distances are not in equilibrium but incline towards the weight which is at the greater distance.“

—  Archimedes, buch On the Equilibrium of Planes

Book 1, Postulate 1.
On the Equilibrium of Planes

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antiker griechischer Mathematiker, Physiker und Ingenieur -287 - -212 v.Chr

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„All things must needs be borne on through the calm void moving at equal rate with unequal weights.“

—  Lucretius Roman poet and philosopher -94 - -55 v.Chr

Book II, lines 238–239 (tr. Bailey)
De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things)
Original: (la) Omnia qua propter debent per inane quietum
aeque ponderibus non aequis concita ferri.

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„Votes go by number, not weight; nor can it be otherwise in assemblies of this kind, where nothing is more unequal than that equality which prevails in them.“

—  Pliny the Younger Roman writer 61 - 113

Letter 12, 5.
Letters, Book II
Original: (la) Numerantur enim sententiae, non ponderantur; nec aliud in publico consilio potest fieri, in quo nihil est tam inaequale quam aequalitas ipsa.

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„It is, civilly, all aptitudes having equal opportunity; politically, all votes having equal weight; religiously, all consciences having equal rights.“

—  Albert Pike, buch Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

Quelle: Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (1871), Ch. II : The Fellow-Craft, p. 44
Kontext: From the political point of view there is but a single principle,— the sovereignty of man over himself. This sovereignty of one's self over one's self is called Liberty. Where two or several of these sovereignties associate, the State begins. But in this association there is no abdication. Each sovereignty parts with a certain portion of itself to form the common right. That portion is the same for all. There is equal contribution by all to the joint sovereignty. This identity of concession which each makes to all, is Equality. The common right is nothing more or less than the protection of all, pouring its rays on each. This protection of each by all, is Fraternity.
Liberty is the summit, Equality the base. Equality is not all vegetation on a level, a society of big spears of grass and stunted oaks, a neighborhood of jealousies, emasculating each other. It is, civilly, all aptitudes having equal opportunity; politically, all votes having equal weight; religiously, all consciences having equal rights.

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„It is a wise man who said that there is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals.“

—  Felix Frankfurter American judge 1882 - 1965

Concurring, Dennis v. United States, 339 U.S. 162, 184 (1950).
Judicial opinions

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„The old comment that all periods of time are at an equal distance from eternity says much, and pondering on it will lead to alchemical theatre while relevance becomes old hat.“

—  Robertson Davies Canadian journalist, playwright, professor, critic, and novelist 1913 - 1995

Alchemy in the Theatre (1994).
Kontext: Great drama, drama that may reach the alchemical level, must have dimension and its relevance will take care of itself. Writing about AIDS rather than the cocktail set, or possibly the fairy kingdom, will not guarantee importance.... The old comment that all periods of time are at an equal distance from eternity says much, and pondering on it will lead to alchemical theatre while relevance becomes old hat.

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„The doctrine of equality! … But there is no more venomous poison in existence: for it appears to be preached by justice itself, when it is actually the end of justice … "Equality to the equal; inequality to the unequal" — that would be true justice speaking: and its corollary, "never make the unequal equal".“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, buch Götzen-Dämmerung oder Wie man mit dem Hammer philosophiert

Die Lehre von der Gleichheit! … Aber es giebt gar kein giftigeres Gift: denn sie scheint von der Gerechtigkeit selbst gepredigt, während sie das Ende der Gerechtigkeit ist... "Den Gleichen Gleiches, den Ungleichen Ungleiches - das wäre die wahre Rede der Gerechtigkeit: und, was daraus folgt, Ungleiches niemals gleich machen."
Expeditions of an Untimely Man, §48 Progress in my sense (Streifzüge eines Unzeitgemässen §48 Fortschritt in meinem Sinne). Chapter title also translated as: Skirmishes of an Untimely Man, Kaufmann/Hollingdale translation, and Raids of an Untimely Man, Richard Polt translation
Twilight of the Idols (1888)

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„But still his tongue ran on, the less
Of weight it bore, with greater ease.“

—  Samuel Butler (poet) poet and satirist 1612 - 1680

Canto II, line 443
Quelle: Hudibras, Part III (1678)

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