Equality and Greatness
Between persons of equal income there is no social distinction except the distinction of
merit. Money is nothing;character,conduct,and capacity are everything.Instead of all the
workers being leveled down to low wage standards and all the rich leveled up to fashionbale
income standards,everybody under a system of equal incomes would find his or her own natural
level.There would be great people and ordinary people and little peolpe,but the great would
always be those who had done great things,and never the idiot whose mother had spoiled them
and whose father had left a hunred thousand a year;and the little would be persons of small
minds and mean characters,and not poor persons who had never had a chance.That is why idiots
are always in favour of inequality of income(their only chance of eminence),and the really
great in favour of equality.
income 收入, 收益, 进款, 所得
distinction 区别, 差别, 级别, 特性, 声望, 显赫
conduct n.行为, 操行 v.引导, 管理, 为人, 传导
capacity  容量, 生产量, 容量, 智能, 才能, 能力, 接受力, 地位
ordinary  平常的, 普通的, 平凡的
idiot 白痴, 愚人, 傻瓜