• The idea of equality is a by-product of the sentiment of envy. Since it must always prove beyond human ower to raise the inferior mass to a superior stratum, apostles of equality must ever be inferiors seeking to reduce their betters to their level. It follows that a nation that once admits this doctrine of equality will be dragged by it to the level, moral, intelletual and political, of its most worthless class.

    Rafael Sabatini (2016). “Delphi Complete Works of Rafael Sabatini (Illustrated)”, p.5085, Delphi Classics