Class Quotes

Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future. - Ayn Rand


The classics are only primitive literature. They belong to the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine. - Stephen Butler Leacock


That a whole part of the middle class detests me, is utterly normal. I would be troubled if the contrary were true. - Simone de Beauvoir


It makes me shudder to think that I graduated from college thirty years ago and how doddering and venerable the thirtieth reunion class looked to me then. - Adlai Ewing Stevenson


The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return. - Gore Vidal


The studious class are their own victims: they are thin and pale, their feet are cold, their heads are hot, the night is without sleep, the day a fear of interruption, pallor, squalor, hunger, and egotism. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


News is that which comes from the North, East, West and South, and if it comes from only one point on the compass, then it is a class publication and not news. - Benjamin Disraeli


People who talk about revolution and class struggle without referring explicitly to everyday life, without understanding what is subversive about love and what is positive in the refusal of constraints, such people have a corpse in their mouth. - Raoul Vaneigem


Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids . - Aristotle


I have to live for others and not for myself; that's middle class morality .- George Bernard Shaw


Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself. - Paul Bryant


There is nothing to which men cling more tenaciously than the privileges of class. - Leonard Sidney Woolf


All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move. - Arabian Proverb


The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes. - Henry Ward Beecher


Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective. - Martin Luther King, Jr


Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It's the sure footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life. - Ann Landers


A second-class effort is a first-class mistake. - William Arthur Ward


Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future. - Ayn Rand


The distinctions separating the social classes are false; in the last analysis they rest on force. - Albert Einstein


All the world over, I will back the masses against the classes. - William E. Gladstone


The prevalent fear of poverty among the educated classes is the worst moral disease from which our civilization suffers. - William James


For the duration of its collective life, or the time during which its identity may be assumed, each class resembles a hotel or an omnibus, always full, but always of different people. - Joseph A. Schumpeter


The moral climate within the ruling class in this country is not that different from the moral climate within the ruling class of Hitler's Germany. - David Clennon


The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern. - Lord Acton


A revolution is an act of violence whereby one class shatters the authority of another. - James MacGregor Burns

A middle class is so important to a society that its value cannot be overestimated. - Eliot Engel


All history has been a history of class struggles between dominated classes at various stages of social development. - Friedrich Engels


Class is the impartial, consistent display of emotional integrity. - J. Frederick Millea


Class is the sure-footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life. - Ann Landers


Money is related to class only in the minds of people who have too much of the former, too little of the latter or none of either .- Doug Robarchek


True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country. - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr


Mankind is divided into rich and poor, into property owners and exploited and to abstract oneself from this fundamental division and from the antagonism between poor and rich means abstracting oneself from fundamental facts. - Joseph Stalin


Other lands have their vitality in a few, a class, but we have it in the bulk of our people. - Walt Whitman


Let him who expects one class of society to prosper in the highest degree, while the other is in distress, try whether one side;of the face can smile while the other is pinched. -Thomas Fuller


Between richer and poorer classes in a free country a mutually respecting antagonism is much healthier than pity on the one hand and dependence on the other, as is, perhaps, the next best thing to fraternal feeling. - Charles Horton Cooley


Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years. - Mao Zedong


The most perfect political community must be amongst those who are in the middle rank, and those states are best instituted wherein these are a larger and more respectable part, if possible, than both the other; or, if that cannot be, at least than either of them separate. - Aristotle


It is to the middle-class we must look for the safety of England. -William M. Thackeray

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