What is inequality?

  • (noun): Lack of equality.
    Example: "The growing inequality between rich and poor"

Famous quotes containing the word inequality:

    The doctrine of equality!... But there exists no more poisonous poison: for it seems to be preached by justice itself, while it is the end of justice.... “Equality for equals, inequality for unequals”Mthat would be the true voice of justice: and, what follows from it, “Never make equal what is unequal.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    However energetically society in general may strive to make all the citizens equal and alike, the personal pride of each individual will always make him try to escape from the common level, and he will form some inequality somewhere to his own profit.
    Alexis de Tocqueville (1805–1859)

    A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune’s inequality exhibits under this sun.
    Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881)