Hold a burning passion for greatness; turn away from the allure of envy

February 15, 2017 pwm1

There is in fact a manly and legitimate passion for equality that spurs all men to wish to be strong and esteemed. This passion tends to elevate the lesser to the rank of the greater. But one also finds in the human heart a depraved taste for equality, which impels the weak to want to bring the strong down to their level, and which reduces men to preferring equality in servitude to inequality in freedom.

de Tocqueville, Alexis

—Alexis de Tocqueville


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