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We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with inherent and inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
-- Thomas Jefferson, draft of the Declaration of Independence

I have a dream that one day his nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed: we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is the American vice, the democratic disease which expresses its tyranny by reducing everything unique to the level of the herd.
– Henry Miller

The principle of equality does not destroy the imagination, but lowers its flight to then level of the earth.
– Alexis de Tocoqueville

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
George Orwell

I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
-- Walt Whitman

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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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