Class Quotes

Woodrow Wilson

We want one class of persons to have a liberal education, and we want another class of persons, a very much larger class of necessity in every society, to forgo the privilege of a liberal education and fit themselves to perform specific difficult manual tasks.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

For their holidays: the rich go see the world; the poor go see their parents.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Poor people do not go on holiday; they go home.

Laurie Halse Anderson

I cut class, you cut class, he, she, it cuts class. We cut class, they cut class. We all cut class. I cannot say this in Spanish because I did not go to Spanish today. Gracias a dios. Hasta luego.

Mark Twain

When red-headed people are above a certain social grade their hair is auburn.

Tom Leveen

I'm the girl nobody knows until she commits suicide. Then suddenly everyone had a class with her.

S.E. Hinton

It's okay. We aren't in the same class. Just don't forget that some of us watch the sunset too.


Treat each other like human beings? But the other great apes have no class hierarchy.

George Orwell

A plongeur is a slave, and a wasted slave, doing stupid and largely unnecessary work. He is kept at work, ultimately, because of a vague feeling that he would be dangerous if he had leisure. And educated people, who should be on his side, acquiesce in the process, because they know nothing about him and consequently are afraid of him.

Wilhelm Reich

Because you have no memory for things that happened ten or twenty years ago, you're still mouthing the same nonsense as two thousand years ago. Worse, you cling with might and main to such absurdities as 'race,' 'class,' 'nation,' and the obligation to observe a religion and repress your love.

Karl Lagerfeld

Luxury is the ease of a t-shirt in a very expensive dress.

Alan Moore

Books require titles; reading them doesn't

Christopher Hitchens

An old joke has an Oxford professor meeting an American former graduate student and asking him what he's working on these days. 'My thesis is on the survival of the class system in the United States.' 'Oh really, that's interesting: one didn't think there was a class system in the United States.' 'Nobody does. That's how it survives.

Christopher Hitchens

What better way for a ruling class to claim and hold power than to pose as the defenders of the nation.

Audre Lorde

Decisions to cut aid for the terminally ill, for the elderly, for dependent children, for food stamps, even school lunches, are being made by men with full stomachs who live in comfortable houses with two cars and umpteen tax shelters. None of them go hungry to bed at night.

Theodore Kaczynski

Those who are most sensitive about "politically incorrect" terminology are not the average black ghetto-dweller, Asian immigrant, abused woman or disabled person, but a minority of activists, many of whom do not even belong to any "oppressed" group but come from privileged strata of society.

Coco Chanel

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.

Karl Lagerfeld

One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress.

Alice Munro

Braininess is not attractive unless combined with some signs of elegance; class.

Kamil Ali


Classrooms in schools will give way to classes in rooms at home

Kamil Ali

Leon Trotsky

With all due respect to all philistines, the dictatorship of the proletariat does just consist in "giving a hiding" to the classes that were previously supreme, before forcing them to recognize the new order and to submit to it.

David Eddings

Nobles and peasants marry early. Businessmen tend to wait.

Prabhukrishna M

There are only two classes of people. "The Clear", powered by their confusion and "The Confused", powered by their clarity

William Shakespeare

Verily, I swear, 'tis better to be lowly born, and range with humble livers in content, than to be perk'd up in a glistering grief, and wear a golden sorrow.

Ann Landers

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.

Kate Jacobs

There's money, and then there's class. The two are often separated.

Jean Hanff Korelitz

She lacked the sheen of money, muscular good health, good skin, good clothes.

Jincy Willett

I thought, you see, that there must be some connection between money and memorable experience; between rare wine and rare intelligence. In short, I was a romantic idiot.

John Fowles

Stop thinking about class, she'd say. Like a rich man telling a poor man to stop thinking about money.

James A. Michener

[Very rich people] with brains make a great effort to hold on to every penny they have while preaching to the general population that freedom and dignity and patriotism are possible only under their protection; in this way they elicit the support of the very people they hold in subjection.

Cindy Ann Peterson

Civility awareness and a common foundation of considerate conduct are crutial to our future,

Frederick Douglass

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.

Christopher Hitchens

The search for Nirvana, like the search for Utopia or the end of history or the classless society, is ultimately a futile and dangerous one. It involves, if it does not necessitate, the sleep of reason. There is no escape from anxiety and struggle.

William Golding

In our country for all her greatness there is one thing she cannot do and that is translate a person wholly out of one class into another. Perfect translation from one language into another is impossible. Class is the British language.

Henry David Thoreau

They can do without architecture who have no olives nor wines in the cellar

Marcel Proust

She's on the stairs, ma'am, getting her breath,' said the young servant, who had not been long up from the country, where my mother had the excellent habit of getting all her servants. Often she had seen them born. That's the only way to get really good ones. And they're the rarest of luxuries.

Agnostic Zetetic

I could go into their reality any time I chose to, but they could never come into mine. This is what I called 'helping' them.

Henry Thomas Buckle

You can tell the lowest class by their habit of always talking about persons; the next, by the fact that their habit is always to converse about things; the highest, by their preference for the discussion of ideas.

Ellen Cushing

[I]f you don't feel or look rich, you don't necessarily feel the same sense of obligation that a traditional rich person does or should: Noblesse oblige is, after all, dependent on a classical idea of who is and is not the nobility. As that starts to fall away, obligation-to culture, to the future, to each other-begins to disappear too.

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