"Unjust inequality is not remedied with equality, but with just inequality."
-Nicolás Gómez Dávila, Escolios a un texto implícito.
"The word revolution itself, from the latin revolvere, means wheeling back, returning, suffering once again, rekindling. [...] The French Revolution unfolded in the name of a self-contradictory and unrealizable slogan, "liberty, equality, fraternity." But in the life of society, liberty, and equality are mutually exclusive, even hostile concepts! Liberty, by its very nature, undermines social equality, and equality suppresses liberty―for how else can it be attained?"
-Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, address during the inauguration of the Vendée
memorial at Lucs-sur-Boulogne, 25 september 1993.
Translation based on these incomplete fragments.
"Where equality allows freedom to enter, inequality slips in."
-Nicolás Gómez Dávila, Id.