„[M]ankind are all formed by the same Almighty being, alike objects of his Care & equally designed for the Enjoyment of Happiness the Christian Religion teaches us to believe & the Political Creed of America fully coincides with the Position.“
— Benjamin Franklin American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, a… 1706 - 1790
Petition from the Pennsylvania Society (1790)
„Variability is the law of life, and as no two faces are the same, so no two bodies are alike, and no two individuals react alike and behave alike under the abnormal conditions which we know as disease.“
— William Osler Canadian pathologist, physician, educator, bibliophile, historian, author, cofounder of Johns Hopkins Hospital 1849 - 1919
On the Educational Value of the Medical Society (1903)
„Born with them—born with them : all alike! No pleasure equal to the pleasure of tormenting, to a woman.“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
Heath's book of Beauty, 1833 (1832)
„Christianity and socialism alike, in fact, prescribe a society dedicated to the proposition that all men, women, and children are created equal and shall not starve.“
— Kurt Vonnegut, buch A Man Without a Country
A Man Without a Country (2005)
Kontext: Socialism is no more an evil word than Christianity. Socialism no more prescribed Joseph Stalin and his secret police and shuttered churches than Christianity prescribed the Spanish Inquisition. Christianity and socialism alike, in fact, prescribe a society dedicated to the proposition that all men, women, and children are created equal and shall not starve.
„There is one law for rich and poor alike, which prevents them equally from stealing bread and sleeping under bridges.“
— Jo Walton, buch Farthing
Cf. Anatole France, Le Lys Rouge [The Red Lily] (1894), ch. 7: La majestueuse égalité des lois, qui interdit au riche comme au pauvre de coucher sous les ponts, de mendier dans les rues et de voler du pain. (The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.)
Quelle: Farthing (2006), Chapter 18
„In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets and steal loaves of bread.“
— Anatole France French writer 1844 - 1924
La majestueuse égalité des lois, qui interdit au riche comme au pauvre de coucher sous les ponts, de mendier dans les rues et de voler du pain.
Le Lys Rouge http://fr.wikisource.org/wiki/Le_Lys_rouge/VII [The Red Lily] (1894), ch. 7
Variante: The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
— Alexander Stubb Finnish politician 1968
Quelle: Majority of party leaders would support gay marriage http://yle.fi/uutiset/majority_of_party_leaders_would_support_gay_marriage/7654727, Yle.fi, 27 November 2014.
„We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal. Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against.“
— Ray Bradbury, buch Fahrenheit 451
Quelle: Fahrenheit 451
„Our minds work alike, she thought. She had found her partner, her equal, the one to work and live and love with her. Her soulmate.“
— L.J. Smith American author 1965
Quelle: Night World, No. 2
„Electricity was a part of the world from its creation, and therefore my Electra is as old as Daylight or Moonlight, and equally beneficent to mortals and fairies alike.“
— L. Frank Baum, buch Tik-Tok of Oz
Tik-Tok of Oz (1914)
Later Oz novels
— Chief Joseph Nez Percé Chieftain 1840 - 1904
Lincoln Hall Speech (1879)
Kontext: I know that my race must change. We cannot hold our own with the white men as we are. We only ask an even chance to live as other men live. We ask to be recognized as men. We ask that the same law shall work alike on all men. If an Indian breaks the law, punish him by the law. If a white man breaks the law, punish him also.
„The natural property of dread which we have in this life by the gracious working of the Holy Ghost, the same shall be in heaven afore God, gentle, courteous, and full delectable. And thus we shall in love be homely and near to God, and we shall in dread be gentle and courteous to God: and both alike equal.“
— Julian of Norwich English theologian and anchoress 1342 - 1416
The Sixteenth Revelation, Chapter 74
„And for all these people alike, the key to healing turned out to be the same. Each had a hurt he had to forgive.“
— Corrie ten Boom, buch The Hiding Place
Quelle: The Hiding Place
„Genuine equality means not treating everyone the same, but attending equally to everyone’s different needs.“
— Terry Eagleton British writer, academic and educator 1943
Quelle: Why Marx Was Right
„Liberty is not the same thing as equality, and that those who call themselves liberals are far more interested in equalizing than in liberating their fellows.“
— Roger Scruton English philosopher 1944 - 2020
"The Limits of Liberty," http://spectator.org/42528_back-basics/ The American Spectator (December 2008).