The holding bids us recall Anatole France’s immortal
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
It was surprisingly hard to find this in French, for some reason (I didn’t want to invest the time to read the whole novel), so now that I did (found it, not read it), here it is for you other obsessive authenticists:
La majestueuse égalité des lois interdit aux riches comme aux pauvres de coucher sous les ponts, de mendier dans la rue et de voler du pain. —Le Lys Rouge