From the time of the first fairy tales men had always believed ideally in equality; they had always thought that something ought to be done, if anything could be done, to redress the balance between Cinderella and the ugly sisters. The irritating thing about the French was not that they said this ought to be done: everybody said that. The irritating thing about the French was that they did it.
Introduction to ‘Hard Times.’
Chesterton, G. K.. The G. K. Chesterton Collection [50 Books] (Kindle Locations 44428-44432). Catholic Way Publishing. Kindle Edition.