G. K. Chesterton quote about equality from What's Wrong with the World - Man, we say, has two sides, the specialist side where he must have subordination, and the social side where he must have equality.
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Man, we say, has two sides, the specialist side where he must have subordination, and the social side where he must have equality.
 G. K. Chesterton, What's Wrong with the World (1910). copy citation

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“The tinker and tailor, as well as the soldier and sailor, require a certain rigidity of rapidity of action: at least, if the tinker is not organized that is largely why he does not tink on any large scale. The tinker and tailor often represent the two nomadic races in Europe: the Gipsy and the Jew; but the Jew alone has influence because he alone accepts some sort of discipline. Man, we say, has two sides, the specialist side where he must have subordination, and the social side where he must have equality. There is a truth in the saying that ten tailors go to make a man; but we must remember also that ten Poets Laureate or ten Astronomers Royal go to make a man, too. Ten million tradesmen go to make Man himself; but humanity consists of tradesmen when they are not talking shop.” source

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