- The most equal human society is the least free, and the freest could barely be called “society” at all.
- Violence is an effect of total political freedom. In a perverse way, violence may also be thought of as the foundation of an utterly free “society,” as if fighting is a social behavior.
- There is a political state in which all but one are equal and none but one are free. But as soon as all are equal with no exceptions, something amazing must happen: either none are free or all are free. In the latter case, there is no society, and in the former, there is no individual.