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Famous Class Quotes

It is not that we have class prejudice, but only that we find comfort and ease in our own class. And normally there are plenty of people of our own class, or race, or religion to play, live, and eat with, and to marry. — Gordon W. Allport

They cannot divide us by saying that you’re middle class or you’re lower class. — Kathy Griffin

When I entered college, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. My advisor happened to be from the theater department, and he encouraged me to take some classes there, which I did. — David Selby

I never considered the working class anything other than something to get out of. — Dalton Trumbo

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The style of the Bible in general is singularly adapted to men of every class and grade of culture, affording the child the simple nourishment for its religious wants, and the profoundest thinker inexhaustible matter of study. — Philip Schaff

I’m working class, and want people to know I’m not unintelligent and all the other cliches that come with it. — Timothy Spall

The acting bug just seemed to stick with me. I loved going to theatre school in college and continued to train in film classes and had been auditioning for T.V. and movie roles since I was in my late teens. My career has been slow and steady, and I kind of like it that way. — Laura Mennell

There are things in American culture that want to wipe the class distinction. Blue jeans. Ready-made clothes. Coca-Cola. — Leslie Jamison

My parents couldn’t afford a full time drama school, but I basically just did every class I could do, and followed every drama interest I could. When I was 15 or 16 I did drama courses. — Daniel De Leon

A chief petty officer taught me shorthand, which got me promoted to yeoman first class. — Jack Adams

Back then I was called Dumbo because of my ears. I was called Fatty, too. It was hurtful so I became like the class clown. I became the one who was kicked around. — Kevin Rahm

Young people can be disruptive and screw up classes. But even if they are being a pain in the arse it’s a cry for help – they don’t feel like they are being listened to. — Brian Grazer

If you go to an elite school where the other students in your class are all really brilliant, you run the risk of mistakenly believing yourself to not be a good student. — Malcolm Gladwell

England is so defined, the class system, your education. I think what was unique about the Canterbury scene. — Kevin Ayers

Washington’s answer to a self-inflicted financial crisis reminded Americans why they so deeply distrust the political class. The ‘fiscal cliff’ process was secretive and sloppy, and the nation’s so-called leadership lacked the political courage to address our root problems: joblessness and debt. — Ron Fournier

Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium. — Billy Evans

Women’s propaganda must touch upon all those questions which are of great importance to the general proletarian movement. The main task is, indeed, to awaken the women’s class consciousness and to incorporate them into the class struggle. — Clara Zetkin

Socialism is nothing but the capitalism of the lower classes. — Mother Jones

‘Peace Mom’ is my most heartfelt, but I am most proud of ‘Myth America’ because I nailed the problem and gave the solutions long before the Occupy Movement. I think it’s a great organic class analysis. — Cindy Sheehan

You have to be taught to be second class; you’re not born that way. — Lena Horne

In Europe and Australia, there is something called the Tall Poppy Syndrome: People like to cut the tall poppies. They don’t want you to succeed, and they cut you down – especially people from your own social class. — Mark Burnett

Class – or the economic status of individuals – is evident in all societies, some very well stratified by a rigid caste system determined by birth. — F. Sionil Jose

 Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years. — John Marshall

I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. I lived in Grand Blanc, Michigan for a year and that’s when I got involved in acting and took classes there. A manager who saw me at the agency I was at in Michigan wanted me to come out to L.A. — Evan Peters

The tendency of taxation is to create a class of persons who do not labor, to take from those who do labor the produce of that labor, and to give it to those who do not labor. — William Greider

I’ve certainly been very blessed. I can only say that I worked very hard in class and on set doing the best that I can at the moment. I was incredibly blessed with ‘Battlestar’… I tried to work my little butt off just to keep up with everybody else and not too many people kicked me. — Grace Park

Also, this is what a pregnant Busy Philipps does in her free time, I’m taking master fondant cake decorating class with Anna from ‘Ace of Cakes’ at Duff’s Charm City Cakes. It’s, like, 4 three-hour classes. — Paul Tonko

Prior to 1940, the affluent and the middle class began to converge, but after 1979, the economic gap between the middle class and affluent widened significantly. — William Julius Wilson

I don’t like the word ‘urban’ because I think it’s a bit of a generalisation and they use it to class music, but I don’t think it’s a word that necessarily classes music. — Thomas Carper

I grew up a middle class, colonized child of teachers and librarians and people, women especially, who treasured education. — Lorraine Toussaint

I’m very much in the trenches, and I don’t live in the lap of luxury. I come from a working-class military family. We watch the news and read the paper and vote, so there’s always something to be upset about. I always have a certain amount of angst in my back pocket. — Pink

I’m reluctant to use the word class so much. — Timothy West

Barack Obama and Joe Biden have been working hard to help middle-class families make it in America. — Rick Larsen

My parents’ parents were regular working-class people. I ended up speaking in a certain way, and one gets sidelined into doing certain parts. I think that is really quite narrow-minded. — Tina Turner

At the moment we have a ruling class that has one law and the people the other. — Imran Khan

In my last year of school, I was voted Class Optimist and Class Pessimist. Looking back, I realize I was only half right. — Jack Nicholson

Regardless of how me or this man right here or anybody else in this business get, when we walk on an airplane in first-class looking like this, we’re gonna get searched. — Method Man

Just as invasion is the true and tried weapon in the hands of capital against the class struggle, so on the other hand the fearless pursuit of the class struggle has always proven the most effective preventative of foreign invasions. — Karl Liebknecht

As long as you try your best, that is all that matters. You don’t have to be the fastest runner or top of the class. — Friedrich Engels

I fit into the quirky, character class type of actor. — Silvio Santos

We must ensure our system of higher education offers world-class quality for a world-class economy. — Bev Perdue

A world-class playboy once told me that the key to mesmerising women is to listen to them and look deeply into their eyes. — C. Everett Koop

A doctrine of class war seemed to provide a solution to the problem of poverty to people who know nothing about how wealth is created — Jeane Kirkpatrick

If you want to play the good roles, spend more time in in college and in acting class than you do in the gym, and you’ll have the career you want. — Wendi McLendon-Covey

popular class quotes

Wall Street has turned the economy into a giant asset-stripping scheme, one whose purpose is to suck the last bits of meat from the carcass of the middle class. — Maggie Gyllenhaal

The biggest opportunity in 2013 is in Africa. It has seven out of the ten fastest-growing economies in the world. In Nigeria alone there are 100 million people with mobile phones. In total, 300 million Africans – five times the population of Britain – are in the middle class. — David Miliband

The state is nothing but an instrument of opression of one class by another – no less so in a democratic republic than in a monarchy. — Eric Ries

There is no stronger craving in the world than that of the rich for titles, except that of the titled for riches. — Henry Flynt

And as journalists we look for differences – differences between countries, cultures, classes, and communities. We’re very sensitized to difference, but it’s much harder to write about similarities across countries, cultures, classes, and communities. — Amy Waldman

Women leading means that Congress is working to create jobs, make quality child care more affordable and strengthen the middle class because we understand that America grows the economy and opportunity from the middle out, not the top down. — Barbara Mikulski

Bio Life Technical’s strategy of providing technical due diligence by expert professors from core disciplines and world class experts working with interdisciplinary institutes, such as Imperial College’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering, will enable a more thorough scientific evaluation of the technology. — Trevor Moore

These interests of the workers, as the exploited and oppressed, class of society, are the same in all countries. — Clara Zetkin

I don’t really get nervous for auditions, because I just see them as mini acting classes. There’s no need to have an attachment to the outcome because it’s out of your hands after that. — Ernest Mandel

I never did go back to acting class. I was too busy working. — Kelly Bishop

I was always the class clown; I made my family laugh, and that was when I was always happiest. I grew up listening to stand-up comedians’ albums and watching them on TV, on ‘The Tonight Show’ and Letterman. — Sarah Silverman

We need a positive economic agenda that invests in the innovation and growth that will create jobs for middle class families and ensure that America remains the world leader. — Rick Larsen

When popularity is your only goal, doing well in class is going to feature very low, if at all, on your priority list. — Arabella Weir

My goal has always been not to look forward to the next thing, but to relish and celebrate the successes I have at the moment. Whether it’s landing a part in a student film or having a good day in acting class, I never discredit anything. — David Crosby

I got picked on a lot, even by teachers too. I liked to listen to musicals and bake, and my homeroom teacher found out and mocked me in front of the whole class for baking. — Dan Savage

Most middle-class whites have no idea what it feels like to be subjected to police who are routinely suspicious, rude, belligerent, and brutal. — Benjamin Spock

Increasingly, staying in the middle class – let alone aspiring to become middle class – is becoming a game of chance. — Arianna Huffington

Both class and race survive education, and neither should. What is education then? If it doesn’t help a human being to recognize that humanity is humanity, what is it for? So you can make a bigger salary than other people? — Britt Ekland

No matter how irrelevant social class now is, even the most eager egalitarian must be quietly proud that the posh English rose is still an industry standard for peerlessly sophisticated beauty. — Kate Reardon

I don’t throw money away. First class tickets are very expensive. Why should I fly first class if I can fly business, which is the same thing? I would only fly first class if the ticket included access to some sort of special compartment that could save me if there was any crash. — Anthony Weiner

I’m self-made. I always wanted to make myself a better person, because I was not educated. But that was my dream – to have class. — Roger Nash Baldwin

I hear all this, you know, ‘Well, this is class warfare, this is whatever.’ No. There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own – nobody. — Elizabeth Warren

To that class we may leave it to refine the vernacular dialects of the country, to enrich those dialects with terms of science borrowed from the Western nomenclature, and to render them by degrees fit vehicles for conveying knowledge to the great mass of the population. — Thomas B. Macaulay

I studied English literature; I took 2 independent religion classes, but I wasn’t a religion major really. — Lucy Hawking

You want to defend citizenship? Don’t persecute or isolate those without papers. Just live like a citizen. That’d be a first-class way to be American. — Eric Liu

Not everybody is created equal, and it’s important for companies to identify those high potentials and treat them differently, accelerate their development and pay them more. That process is so incredibly important to developing first-class leadership in a company. — Cyril Connolly

I was in a music class when I was little, and they discovered I had a talent and could sing. From there, I joined this singing troupe in California, and I would just go sing at festivals in this girl group and perform as much as I could. — David Weinberger

The conclusion you can draw from these characteristics is that you have an uneven development of class activity and an uneven development of class consciousness in the working class. — Ernest Mandel

The black community now in many ways divided itself the way the larger white community divides itself, over class issues. And that race is no longer the bond that it once was. That’s one of the prices you pay for progress. — Ed Smith

 I honestly don’t class myself as a songwriter. I’ve got ‘musician’ written on my passport. That’s even funnier. — Paul Farmer

I made a living out of being a class clown — Shannon Hoon

I was encouraged to read aloud in class and vocalize. — Bob Edwards

With a woman of sophistication, class and modesty and refinement, I become a totally tongue-tied buffoon. I can’t even look her straight in the face. — Jack London

 I think every group of black guys should have at least one white guy in it. — Mary Wollstonecraft

I was in the Boy Scouts for about four years until my troop disbanded. It is really one of the best activities youths can get involved in and nearly every scout I have known has been a class act due to the discipline the Scouts have instilled in them. — Linda Sanchez

This is the problem for which revolutionary theory has yet to find the right solution, if there is one. The difficulty is that the economic interests of the two classes are antagonistic. — Garet Garrett

I’ve seen this over and over again: people love it if you step up their experience. No one turns down an upgrade to business class in a plane. — Robert Scoble

The classical writers… playwrights, Jacobean, Elizabethan playwrights, all showed areas of all classes and how they live and painted them pretty authentically. — Randy Travis

But I do not admit the comparison between your slaves and even the lowest class of European free labourers, for the former are allowed the exercise of no faculties but those which they enjoy in common with the brutes that perish. — Fanny Kemble

I prefer surveying for a week to spending a week in fashionable society even of the best class. — Ellen Swallow Richards

I’ve always wanted to be independent and answer for myself. That probably is the part of me I would class to be feminist. I’d like to have children; marriage I have a bit of an issue with. — Leon Jouhaux

I went to engineering school, I went to physics class. I said, ‘Screw this, I don’t want to be here. I’d much rather be at a club playing music. — Huey LewisMargaret Cho

 Some kids, for some reason, it just doesn’t click in the classroom as they need it to. We have college coaches talk to them, former high school athletes, motivational speakers, teachers, principals. —

The president of the branch in Atlanta was a pastor of a church, the Reverend Sam Williams, a wonderful guy. He was middle-class and fairly militant for the time and place. — Julian Bond

My music is very innovative, in a class by itself. Nobody else is saying anything of value. What I’m trying to do is get people to think, to alter their consciousness. It’s not your typical platinum formula for success. — Wendy O. Williams

I love my accent, I thought it was useful in Gone In 60 Seconds because the standard villain is upper class or Cockney. My Northern accent would be an odd clash opposite Nic Cage. — Holly Near

I like Pixie Sticks. Yeah, screw the middle man. Just a tube of sugar… I’d pour two of those in a big 12 ounce coke. And I’d go out to catechism class and try to concentrate on the priest. I saw Jesus several times. I swear I did. — Toby Stephens

empowering class quotes

I was always a class clown, so I never had trouble fitting in; I just had trouble finding out where I really wanted to be. — Louis Dudek

We do not believe that the Marxist program, which embodies the continuity of the experience of the actual class struggle and real revolutions of the last one hundred and fifty years, is a definitely closed book. — Ernest Mandel

Why has the Democratic Party become so arrogantly detached from ordinary Americans? Though they claim to speak for the poor and dispossessed, Democrats have increasingly become the party of an upper-middle-class professional elite, top-heavy with journalists, academics and lawyers. — Bill Pascrell

You can take lessons to become almost anything: flying lessons, piano lessons, skydiving lessons, acting lessons, race car driving lessons, singing lessons. But there’s no class for comedy. You have to be born with it. God has to give you this gift. — Rick Larsen

It got a little stressful in my first two years of high school, trying to make conference calls with investors in between classes, but I definitely learned a lot of important time-management lessons. — Ben Casnocha

The privilege of a middle-class, stable, bourgeois life is that you can pretend that you are not complicated and project yourself as a solid, uncomplicated person, with refined life goals and achievements. — Aleksandar Hemon

My films play only in Bengal, and my audience is the educated middle class in the cities and small towns. They also play in Bombay, Madras and Delhi where there is a Bengali population. — Satyajit Ray

I do an improv show on Sunday where we have a class, and then afterwards we go and do a live performance in front of an audience. — Mortimer Zuckerman

I was born in Montreal and came from a lower-middle-class family. — Maureen Forrester

In the right circumstances, I’m a big fan of eating alone. Often, on a Sunday evening, I go to a yoga class whose charm is largely that it gives me an alibi to avoid cooking family supper for once. I return to have boiled eggs and soldiers in silence with a book. Bliss. — Bee Wilson

 Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility — James Fenimore Cooper

For my own part, I had rather suffer any inconvenience from having to work occasionally in chambers and kitchenthan witness the subservience in which the menial class is held in Europe. — Harriet Martineau

Animals of all classes, old and young, shrink with instinctive fear from any strange object approaching them. — William Cobbett

An elite class that is free to operate without limits – whether limits imposed by the rule of law or fear of the responses from those harmed by their behavior – is an elite class that will plunder, degrade, and cheat at will, and act endlessly to fortify its own power. — Glenn Greenwald

I just couldn’t stand school. If I went, I’d skip after the first class. I didn’t like to be told I had to study and had to do homework. There’s a fact that you have to want to learn. — Steve Harvey

If they want to hang me, let them. And on the scaffold I will shout Freedom for the working class! — Leslie Fiedler

When I was probably 5 or 6, my mother put me into an acting, singing, and dancing class. — Beau Mirchoff

I can find in my undergraduate classes, bright students who do not know that the stars rise and set at night, or even that the Sun is a star. — Carl Sagan

I am running to fix the economy, restore the constitutional system of checks and balances and to end this game of crony capitalism by the ruling class in Washington. — Brooke Nevin

Teaching was my transition from student life to working life. In those days, our system of education was a little different. The number of students in each class was huge. I think in political science general, which I taught, it was around 100. — Patrick J. Kennedy

I taught writing classes at the University of Pennsylvania for a number of years and I realized that all you can do is encourage people and give them assignments and hope they will write them. — Hesketh Pearson

It is the tendency of the social burdens to crush out the middle class, and to force society into an organization of only two classes, one at each social extreme. — William Graham Sumner

In America, the policeman is a working-class hero. In England, the policeman is a working-class traitor. — Martin Amis

All I know for sure is that issues like race, like class, are always best approached with compassion and open-mindedness. — Ezra Koenig

My sympathies have always been for working-class people. — Christa McAuliffe

My mother was working on her college degree throughout my childhood, and being the youngest in the family, that meant being dragged to a lot of her classes. She majored in playwriting, so I was exposed to theatre from a very young age, and it was just the most magical world to me. — Valorie Curry

Well, actually, the Second City thing came about because I was taking a few improv classes there. I thought that the improv classes would help with my wrestling career, which it has. — Bernie Sanders

I skate about 15 to 20 hours a week and also incorporate a lot of off-ice training. I take ballet and Pilates classes and lift weights with my physical therapist when I’m not on the ice. — Sasha Cohen

Basically as a working class boy I understand when there’s not enough money to put food on the table and not knowing where the next dollar comes in from. When you’ve been in that environment as a child, you never lose it. — Lindsay Fox

If you ask most high schoolers who Bruce Lee is, they will say that it someone they sit next to in English class. — Seth Rogen

This led me to understand that trade unionism, the instrument of working-class liberation and of social change could, and indeed should, be also an instrument of industrial progress. — Sean Bean

I keep my house tidy, because then I can think clearly. I feel the same about myself. Presenting yourself well is a working-class thing – my dad was a printer, but he wore a tie most days. The ungroomed look belongs more to the middle classes. — Gary Kemp

The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another. — George Bancroft

We might be on the brink of an apocalypse if, instead of poor people with suicide bombs killing middle class guys, middle-class people with suicide bombs started killing rich guys. — Bruce Sterling

In all my novels, a sense of place – not just geographic but social – is a critical element. I have always been drawn to the novels of Edith Wharton, among others, where social dynamics are crucial. Wharton’s class consciousness fascinates me, and some of the tension in my books stems from that. — Susan Wiggs

I have been taking some classes in woodworking. It’s really helpful just looking at a problem, and having a very tangible way in constructing it. — Nikita Khrushchev

We only live once, but once is enough if we do it right. Live your life with class, dignity, and style so that an exclamation, rather than a question mark signifies it! — Gary Ryan Blair

The true snob never rests; there is always a higher goal to attain, and there are, by the same token, always more and more people to look down upon. — Trish Stratus

Bores can be divided into two classes; those who have their own particular subject, and those who do not need a subject. — A. A. Milne

Lives in previous centuries for women are largely a matter of class. It would have been fun to have been a rich, privileged woman in the 18th century, but no fun at all to be her maid. — Philipp Meyer

I used to bring my sketchbook to gym class and doodle, because I am a very uncoordinated athlete. — Kate Voegele

Millions of public workers have become a kind of privileged new class – a new elite, who live better than their private sector counterparts. Public servants have become the public’s masters. No wonder the public is upset. — Friedrich Engels

We don’t have a full black community in Boston. Our people are scattered. There’s a middle class where I live in Highland Park but it’s not like a piece of Washington or Chicago. — Henry Hampton

The biggest start-up successes – from Henry Ford to Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg – were pioneered by people from solidly middle-class backgrounds. These founders were not wealthy when they began. They were hungry for success, but knew they had a solid support system to fall back on if they failed. — Logan Henderson

I really started dreaming… and broke out of my shyness when I got to Howard University. My first acting class was an Intro to Acting class with Professor Bay, who really broke me out of my shell, encouraged me to follow my dreams and make them a reality. — Lance Gross

I tell a student that the most important class you can take is technique. A great chef is first a great technician. ‘If you are a jeweler, or a surgeon or a cook, you have to know the trade in your hand. You have to learn the process. You learn it through endless repetition until it belongs to you. — Jacques Pepin

I started out in pre-law. I was going to go to law school. And I saw a production of ‘Tally’s Folly’ that spring term. I took a theater class that term and auditioned for ‘Harvey’ at the end of the summer, and I was in a play every semester after that. — Kelsey Chow

I never have issues in handling the fame. I was in a boarding school, as I am from a middle-class family. We didn’t have a lot of money, so we all learned to respect money and understood its real value. — Suresh Raina

My first show was when I was a high school freshman, but it was at the junior class dance. My older friend and bandmate booked it. — Frank Iero

I remember, as a child, loving it when my mom laughed, but I was definitely not a class clown. — Gregory Bateson

But I’ve always been fascinated with that prettiest-girl-in-the-class person that I never was, getting inside her head and showing that she’s just as tormented and messed up as everybody else. — Cecily von Ziegesar

Here in Indiana and in many states throughout the union, we rely on coal to power our homes and provide good-paying middle class jobs – like the one my family relied on when I was a kid. The coal mine helped put food on our table and helped me pursue an education and realize the American Dream. — William E. Geist

Cycling is based so much on form, on aesthetics, on class – the way you carry yourself on the bike, the sort of technique you have. — David Millar

And since Italy was involved in the space station as well as signed an agreement with NASA. And when the possibility to enter the 1996 Mission Specialist class. — Umberto Guidoni

Coming out involves varying degrees of difficulty that are affected by class, race, religion, and geography. — Lance Loud

MSNBC got some very good people. They’ve got a good-looking set. All They’re first-class. Somewhere along the way, they kind of lost their identity as a news channel, and they started doing a lot of other sort of magazine-type programming. — Brit Hume

 That the Jews assumed a right exclusively to the benefits of God will be a lasting witness against them and the same will it be against Christians. — Malcolm X

Do not mistake a crowd of big wage earners for the leisure class. — Clive Bell

At religious instruction classes, I encountered The Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan, and the sincerity of the traveller in that book was overwhelming. — Lionel Blue

I take improv classes. Improv is something I can use in any aspect of life. — Vinny Guadagnino

There’s no such thing as second class citizenship. That’s like telling me you can be a little bit pregnant. — Jaron Lanier

The economic recession in America wasn’t caused by bad luck; it was caused by bad Republican policies. But the Republican candidates are doubling down on the same flawed policies that led to the loss of 3.6 million jobs in the final months of 2008 and gravely affected middle class families across America. — Debbie Wasserman Schultz

I felt the need to get back to painting and I thought the best way was to start drawing, so I enrolled in a life drawing class. I soon discovered that people made very interesting subjects and I am still surprised that I had never discovered it before. — Peter Wright

I was always an avid reader of books. My vocabulary, my English are all thanks to that reading habit. Reading keeps me grounded. I came from a very middle class family – poor, in fact. — Madhur Bhandarkar

You’re doing it to make the character as specific as possible, so that it’s a specific individual that you’re talking about, not that whole class of people. — Joel Coen

 My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition. — Charles Barkley

The way to connect with voters on the plan is to simply give the facts. Fifty per cent of taxpayers pay 97 per cent of the taxes. By most people’s standards, that’s already fair. The President is playing the class warfare card because he knows that a lot of people may never hear that particular fact. But it’s a fact. — Herman Cain

If we’re not going to tax the rich anymore, we’re going to create class warfare. — Karl Radek

It’s true: one of the things that I’ve always thought about American society is that you never get the sort of natural politicisation of class consciousness that you would get in the United Kingdom or even in Australia. — Peter Carey

What I loved about the acting class was that you got to think all day long about a person that wasn’t you, and figure out why they were sad and what they wanted, what they dreamed. — Beth Henley

But unfortunately Locke treated ideas of reflection as if they were another class of objects of contemplation beside ideas of sensation. — Samuel Alexander

White middle- and upper-class men have a longer journey to go than many people. — George Hamilton

I have always thought of sophistication as rather a feeble substitute for decadence. — H. Rap Brown

I have that working class fear of having nothing. I’ve always got one eye on what’s in the bank. — Jasper Carrott

I was very short. Everybody else was two years older in my class, and I had curly hair and was teacher’s pet. — Howard Stringer

I was never top of the class at school, but my classmates must have seen potential in me, because my nickname was Einstein. — Lavrenti Lopes

As with fascism, the rise of Islamic totalitarianism has partly to do with its populist appeal to the class resentments of an economically oppressed population and to anger at political subordination and humiliation. — David Coleman

Sexism, like racism, goes with us into the next century. I see class warfare as overshadowing both. — Constance Baker Motley

I allowed myself to think if I could be doing anything in the world, what would I be doing? And what came to mind is I’d be traveling a little bit, I’d be going to classes and I’d be going back to school. — Trish Stratus

A strong economy depends on a strong middle class, but George Bush has put the middle class in a hole, and John McCain has a plan to keep digging that hole with George Bush’s shovel. — Rahm Emanuel

It is of first-class importance that our answer to the Riddle of the Sphinx should be in step with how we conduct our civilisation, and this should in turn be in step with the actual workings of living systems. — Ezra Koenig

The progression of emancipation of any class usually, if not always, takes place through the efforts of individuals of that class. — Harriet Martineau

Salvation for a race, nation or class must come from within. — A. Philip Randolph

In economic panics throughout history, the wiping out of the savings accounts of lower earners and the middle class has often led to social revolution, sometimes violent upheavals. — Nick Clooney

The other classes of which society was composed were, first, freemen, owners of small portions of land, independent, though they sometimes voluntarily became the vassals of their more opulent neighbors, whose power was necessary for their protection. — Thomas Bulfinch

I strongly support tax relief for the middle class. — Sanford I. Weill

Of the five House Calendars, the Private Calendar is the one to which all Private Bills are referred. Private Bills deal with specific individuals, corporations, institutions, and so forth, as distinguished from public bills which deal with classes only. — Howard Coble

The class has become over the years fairly large, running to three hundred or more, but I always insist upon reading all the student folklore collections myself. Although this is a tall order, I look forward to it because I learn so much from it. — Alan Dundes

We have never yet had a labor Government that knew what taking power really means; they always act like second-class citizens. — Dora Russell

Why is this government so insensitive to the concerns of the middle-class people? — Travie McCoy

Even at Westchester High in West LA, I was class clown. — Phil Hartman

There was a danger that skeptics and opponents would misread those likelihood ratio tests as rejections of an entire class of models, which of course they were not. — Thomas J. Sargent

I went through this phase where I thought pink and purple matched. To dance class, I’d wear purple tights and pink leg warmers and paint my shoes purple. It was really odd. — Carrie Ann Inaba

In our daily lives as programmers, we process text strings a lot. So I tried to work hard on text processing, namely the string class and regular expressions. Regular expressions are built into the language and are very tuned up for use. — Yukihiro Matsumoto

No one ever taught me, and I never had formal classes in pattern making, so I was like, Okay, I’ll just drape, and I’ll sew as I pin it. — Christopher Parker

powerful class quotes

I was 20 years old, working as a roofer and a telemarketer and driving a taxi, just barely getting by. A friend of a friend suggested I try acting. I was like, ‘Why? What am I going to do? Community theater?’ But I took a class, and the teacher thought that I had potential, so I moved to Vancouver and started auditioning. — Cory Monteith

Football makes nonsense of class. It may make nonsense of colour in some circumstances. — Peter Temple

I’m from Alabama and I have morals and I have class. That’s my personality. — Kirstie Alley

I went into broadcast journalism. I loved every class I took, I just got anxious because I came to the realization that you’re groomed in high school to get good SAT scores to get into a good college or else you’re done for. — Camille Paglia

Newspaper men, perhaps more than any other class, are rated by ability. — Gautam Adani

Washington is broken. Bailing out Wall Street with no strings attached while leaving middle class Arkansas taxpayers with the bill. Protecting insurance company profits instead of patients and lowering health costs. — Bill Halter

Hats divide generally into three classes: offensive hats, defensive hats, and shrapnel. — Katharine Whitehorn

I loved old black and white movies, especially the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musicals. I loved everything about them – the songs, the music, the romance and the spectacle. They were real class and I knew that I wanted to be in that world. — Sharon Stone

Ive been involved with Carnegie Hall for the last 13 years, and Chairman for the last six. I feel really good about what weve done growing our educational programs there, building a board that has made Carnegie Hall really a world-class institution. — William Whewell

I grew up with no money. No money. I always struggled and had the sense that there was this other class of people who went to college – this was when I was younger. — Frank Grillo

In college I didn’t dress up every day, for class or stuff like that, but when it came time to do certain things I’d dress up for sure. — Russell Westbrook

I was this kid who never sat down. Nobody liked me? Well, I’d make sure they’d like me. I was the class clown, always doing crazy stuff and causing riots. — Bas Rutten

No one knows what the top-performing asset class will be next year. Lacking this prescience, your next-best solution is to own all of the classes and rebalance regularly. — Barry Ritholtz

As a consequence of the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, the officer corps of the old army became part of this class, as did that part of the younger generation who, in the old Germany, would have become officers or civil servants. — Gustav Stresemann

Obama’s plan for higher taxes and more spending is a blueprint for perpetual poverty. The last thing America needs is more of the Democrats’ class warfare that has left our economy a barren landscape. — Steve Stockman

I myself am consummately middle class. We grew up in upper-middle-class suburbs in Oklahoma City, and thats very much the same ethos as what Richard Yates and John Cheever wrote about. — Moises Arias

Ball teams do not always run true to form in a short series. In a season’s campaign, class will tell; the best team will invariably win, unless disaster overtakes it. In a short series, some freak situation, same unusual play, may prove to be the turning point. — Fiona Gubelmann

Today’s tax cuts provide yet another illustration of the Republicans’ fiscally irresponsible economic policies that ignore the needs of America’s middle class, students, and working families. — Ellen Tauscher

When I came to the CIA in the mid-’90s, our graduating class of case officers was unbelievably low. Now, after years of rebuilding, our training programs and putting our best efforts to recruit the most talented men and women, we are graduating more clandestine officers than at any time in the history of the Central Intelligence Agency. — Christopher Hampton

American democracy in the past has always been known for its large middle class and its relatively few very wealthy people and very few very poor people, but that is gone to today and the middle class is shrinking. — Os Guinness

It’s hard for me to understand how working-class people support themselves. — Barbara Kruger

You know what they call the fellow who finishes last in his medical school graduating class? They call him ‘Doctor.’ — Austin Stowell

If you have a kid who goes to kindergarten and doesn’t know what a circle is, doesn’t know what red and green are, and doesn’t know what right and left are, by the time he learns those things, the rest of the class is far ahead of him. — Lyman Trumbull

 We don’t need refs, but I guess white guys need something to do. — E. E. Cummings

I’m convinced that Sanford and Son shows middle-class America a lot of what they need to know. — Taio Cruz

I was really shy when I was younger, so my mom got me into an acting class to see if I would open myself up more in front of an audience. Her plan was for me to just talk more. — Vanessa Morgan

The awards world can be ridiculous, but I’m not one to bash it. I love awards! When I’ve been nominated for Emmys and when I won my DGA Award, I couldn’t have been happier. I always liked getting a gold star in class. — Paul Feig

I could have had class. I could have been a contender. — Larry Bucshon

Sharpe is my favorite role of all that I’ve played. He’s a very complex character. He knows that he’s a good soldier, but he will always have to fight the prejudice of aristocratic officers because of his rough working-class upbringing. On the battlefield, he’s full of confidence – but off it, he is unsure, a bit shy and ill at ease. — Norman Fell

I started taking ballet lessons when I was three and a half and I still take dance classes. — Oksana Baiul

Not with the Rochester Philharmonic, but I formed my own orchestra, made up of musicians from the Eastman School, where I’m on the faculty now, direct the Jazz Ensemble and teach improvisation classes. — Alphonso Jackson

If you don’t look like the ruling class, bring your inhaler. — Esai Morales

 This class has done everything for us, they’ve made us more competitive. This has been the best class we’ve had in terms of work ethic and being role models. —

I certainly did feel inferior. Because of class. Because of strength. Because of height. I guess if I’d been able to hit somebody in the nose, I wouldn’t have been a comic. — Andie MacDowell

Making my class laugh and getting in trouble. I was the class clown. — R. L. Stine

The controversies between the proletariat and the middle class had to be smoothed out and bridged over by each getting to know and understand the other. — Fritz Sauckel

 We are all murderers and prostitutes – no matter to what culture, society, class, nation one belongs, no matter how normal, moral, or mature, one takes oneself — John Williams

My mother should have been Jewish. She could have taught a class on how to induce guilt. — Lorna Luft

 Basically, particularly in Britain, it’s a hegemonic thing that people who write tend to come from the leisure classes. They can afford the time and the books. —

Every year, I am reminded of the kids who aren’t in the freshman class and aren’t graduating. I remember every single one of them. That is the worst of times for me, to see the future snuffed out. — Donna Shalala

We’ve always been in favor of improved wages for workers. When you have a strong middle class, they want to buy more stuff at Costco. — James Sinegal

At Leeds the idea of an international labour organization appeared in a trade-union text which also drew attention to the danger to the working classes inherent in the existence of international capitalist competition. — Leon Jouhaux

 I recommend the same therapies for all humans with HIV. There is no reason to believe that physiologic responses to therapy will vary across lines of class, culture, race or nationality. —

I was only a working-class boy from a Nationalist ghetto. But it is repression that creates the revolutionary spirit of freedom. — Aravind Adiga

In my cranky old age, I actually prefer recording alone now, on ‘The Simpsons,’ for example, because I find that the director can just focus on what I’m doing and I can do a lot of variations. A lot of times, when I record with a group, I’ll stay after class for another hour or two. — Hank Azaria

I wish they taught green screen acting classes. — Frankie Muniz

World Class players can lay down the toughest hands and play any two cards at any time without fear. Their reads are impeccable. — Chris Moneymaker

All history has been a history of class struggles between dominated classes at various stages of social development. — Oliver Sacks

It would be wonderful to become what Oprah has become: she is in such a class of her own, as an entrepreneur, as a performer and an icon. The idea of building a series of programmes and choosing people that I think have talent to do them would be a very interesting idea. I would love to show that television can have soul, depth and range. — Charlie Rose

The hope that poverty and ignorance may gradually be extinguished derives indeed much support from the steady progress of the working classes during the 19th century. — Alfred Marshall

These were all middle-class kids from literary backgrounds, joining this sort of train going by, this pop train, jumping on. Whereas the rest of the rock scene, you’ll find that there’s mostly working-class people. — Kevin Ayers

 Coming out involves varying degrees of difficulty that are affected by class, race, religion, and geography. —

I’m very involved in FIU. I’m class of ’96 and my wife is class of ’97. I’m a member of the foundation board. We talk about where the university is strategically and the evolution of programs for the near and distant future. — Danny Pino

If the demand for home commodities should be diminished, because of the fall of rent on the part of the landlords, it will be increased in a far greater degree by the increased opulence of the commercial classes. — David Ricardo

Somehow, stars have a lot of class if they are done right; they never have a shelf life. — Bella Freud

I once said, ‘We will bury you,’ and I got into trouble with it. Of course we will not bury you with a shovel. Your own working class will bury you. — Nolan Gould

 Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem – in my opinion – to characterize our age. — Dave Chappelle

I was a class clown. My father was a class clown. My son has been a class clown, and it sort of ran in the family. — Robert Klein

I do take class because I still dance, and yes, I do slip into class with the Royal Ballet from time to time. — Deborah Bull

To be a top-class athlete, you have to train hard, you have to eat right, you have to get enough rest. I feel the way golf is going nowadays, you have to treat yourself as an athlete. — Rory McIlroy

I was 26 when I went to my first acting class. I’m naturally quite shy. I’m a quite private person. There’s this really strange acting class in New York called Black Nexxus. For someone who’s slightly shy or self-conscious, it’s the most frightening thing you can do. — Hannah Ware

Doing nothing while the middle class is hurting. That’s not leadership. Loose regulations and lax enforcement. That’s not leadership. That’s abandoning our middle class. — Kamala Harris

After World War I the resentment of the working class against all that it had to suffer was directed more against Morgan, Wall Street and private capital than the government. — C. L. R. James

For many, graduation marks the end of formal student life – the end of long spring breaks and of thinking that a 10 A.M. class is far too early. — Chace Crawford

A mob is the method by which good citizens turn over the law and the government to the criminal or irresponsible classes. — Ray Stannard Baker

I deal with postpartum feelings by reaching out to mom friends. I became very close with some of the women in my prenatal yoga class. — Alyssa Milano

I was born in Paris in 1950. I had a strict upper-class Catholic education but I never really fitted in the system and revolted against it quite early. — Feisal Abdul Rauf

The confidence is really driven by the woman – whether she can have the confidence that there will be enough earning or income to finance all the domestic spending – but also by the middle-income class, which for many Asian countries has become the growth power for the economy. — Sri Mulyani Indrawati

 As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them. — Indira Gandhi

And then I graduate two years later, in 1998, with my class. And, since then I’ve been here in Houston for training basically. And I was very happy to be assigned to this mission. — Umberto Guidoni

The right of every American to first-class citizenship is the most important issue of our time. — Christina Romer

There is no single field of activity, not a single institution, free of the most brutal sort of corruption. Russia has bred a world-class mafia. — Ella R. Bloor

There is a degree of wretchedness and want among the lower class of people which is not anywhere so common as among the Spanish and Portuguese settlements. — William Bligh

I’d much rather see a world where, when you make some quirky comment on a blog or news story or you upload a video clip, instead of just a moment of fame for your pseudonym, you’ll get 50 bucks. The first time that happens, you’ll realise that you’re a full-class citizen. You have the potential to make money from the system. — Ernest Shackleton

I was frustrated because I couldn’t get going, as I was trying to figure out how to make films. I had various jobs, I taught a SAT class, I was a bartender, I had a day job at an office and was making short films. — David O. Russell

As an economic historian, I appreciate what manufacturing has contributed to the United States. It was the engine of growth that allowed us to win two world wars and provided millions of families with a ticket to the middle class. But public policy needs to go beyond sentiment and history. — Hayden Panettiere

In the States everyone aspires to be middle class. It’s so engrained into the American psyche: As long as you work hard you’re going to be rich some day. The history of Britain is that if you’re born working class, you’re going to stay there, although that is changing. — Noel Fisher

In movement class, you had to lie on the floor and get your alignment in to pass the class — Beatrice Webb

You can’t rise as a class. You have to rise individually. It’s what many of the civil rights-era people don’t understand. — John Madden

When I fly to European destinations, I always fly economy; I don’t fly business class – there is no advantage apart from a few more inches of room. — Peter Hargreaves

I was being singled out as the best in the class at this, that and the other, nearly always to do with art. And then I was a very good swimmer from a very early age, and once again the best in the class, and when I was about five or six, I was the best in the school. — Alexander Wang

 Learn to think continentally. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I spend so much time with the brightest and most talented and well-rounded people. I’ve had the privilege of having long and very intellectual conversations with people, and sometimes I just sit there and listen. It’s like a better version of a class. Even though I’m not sitting at a desk and in school, I’m still learning all the time. — Gordon Gee

The thought of’ the inferiority of the Negro is drilled into him in almost every class he enters and in almost every book he studies. — Charles Trevelyan

They talk about class warfare — the fact of the matter is there has been class warfare for the last thirty years. It’s a handful of billionaires taking on the entire middle-class and working-class of this country. And the result is you now have in America the most unequal distribution of wealth and income of any major country on Earth and the worst inequality in America since 1928. How could anybody defend the top 400 richest people in this country owning more wealth than the bottom half of America, 150 million people? — Neil Burger

I was always the youngest boy in my class at high school. I have retained this feeling of being the youngest, even though now I am almost the oldest person I know. — Hayden Christensen

The master class seldom lose a chance to insult a woman who has the ability for something besides service to his lordship. — Chandra West

I did this class when I first moved to California. It was a ‘Kids on Camera’ class up in the Bay Area. That was good for just getting me excited in acting and everything. Then once I started working down L.A., I just stuck to my acting coach, and she helps me prepare with auditions and that sort of thing. — Bridgit Mendler

Children don’t just play any more – they’re far too busy learning to fence and taking extra French classes. In the end, you’re actually doing more damage to your children by trying to hot-house them. It’s far better to remain a calm parent. — Shirley Henderson

 I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality. — Dennis Rodman

If I had not some strength of will I would make a first class drunkard. — Michael Jordan

Remember, social progress only happens when those in society’s privileged classes choose to give up their status. — Tammy Bruce

I participated on debating teams and in student government, and served as senior class president. — Paul D. Boyer

I remember having friends in high school that did the theater department stuff, and I always wanted to try it but never had the guts to. I was the class clown but could never really build up the courage to try it. I took one acting class and really enjoyed it. — Bobby Schilling

Armchair poverty tourism has been around as long as authors have written about class. As an author, I have struggled myself with the nuances of writing about poverty without reducing any community to a catalog of its difficulties. — Tom Kenny

In my family, as in most middle-class Indian families I knew when I was growing up, science and mathematics were held in awe. — Blake Bailey

When I was driving home after registration, I heard this song on the radio, a guy singing about not ever going to class in college and always hanging out and singing for his friends. I laughed and said, I can relate, because it was so much like me. I realized right then I would pull out of school and pursue a music career. — Kat Edmonson

In the past the man has been first; in the future the system must be first… The first object of any good system must be that of developing first class men. — Caryl Churchill

My father’s father wrote for a Philadelphia newspaper and aspired to be a playwright. We had in our house a couple of crazy unproduced plays that he had written. For the one creative writing class I took in my life, I didn’t do any writing – I decided that I would plagiarize his terrible play to not fail the class. — Stephen Gaghan

There is this notion that the lives of the comfortable-off middle class don’t merit being treated seriously and with compassion. — William Nicholson

If you win a Super Bowl before you’re fired, you’re a genius, and everyone listens to you. But a coach is just a guy whose best class in grammar school was recess and whose best class in high school was P.E. I never thought I was anything but a guy whose best class was P.E. — Robert Buckley

The working class owes all honor and respect to the first men who planted the standard of labor solidarity on the hostile frontier of unorganized industry. — Nigel Cole

In 2005, I had one more year of college left, and I was taking a summer class in Barbados. I got discovered in the airport on my way back and started modeling at the beginning of my senior year at Bucknell. — Garrett Neff

I come from an everyday middle class family in India. The film industry reached us only through our television sets and cinema halls. — Tim Allen

Lots of middle class people are running around pretending to be Cockney. — Iain Glen

We cannot get serious about helping the private sector create quality jobs without focusing first on the main drivers of our economy – the American middle class and those struggling to enter it. — Paul Tonko

Our focus going forward is on sectors where the life of China’s middle class can be upgraded: health, travel, leisure, education, and the Internet. We call it marrying China’s growth with global resources. — Guo Guangchang

Ireland is such a young society. The British were the ruling class up until they left about a hundred years ago, and we’ve been trying to work out what our class hierarchy is ever since. — Buenaventura Durruti

In Malaysia, where Western culture was extremely influential, I’d grown up listening to Elvis and the Beatles and watching American movies. People wanted to be like Americans. In contrast, when I got here, I saw prosperous middle-class American college students wanting to somehow join the Third World. — Jackie Robinson

A strong, educated middle class is what made America the greatest country in the world. — Lincoln Chafee

And there goes Juantorena down the back straight, opening his legs and showing his class. — George Tenet

You’ve got to look and pick your shots – and that’s where your class and skill comes out. — Billy Joe Saunders

 I am for violence if non-violence means we continue postponing a solution to the American black man’s problem just to avoid violence. — Salman Rushdie

If you get hungry mid-day, a banana is the best snack at your desk, after a workout, or in between classes. Fruit is a very good snack in general. — Marcus Samuelsson

The ruling classes today nourish the conviction that national hatreds and rivalries are inevitable. — Bob Saget

Without Socialism the working class is a heterogeneous mixture of different categories, some of which have independent, varying interests, sometimes opposed to each other. — Timothy West

For reforms ameliorate the situation of the working class, they lighten the weight of the chains labour is burdened with by capitalism, but they are not sufficient to crush capitalism and to emancipate the workers from their tyranny. — Clara Zetkin

I’m not normally a jewelry person. I’m supposed to be a working class champion and all, and I don’t like to rub my success in people’s faces. — Bubba Sparxxx

The incognito of lower class employment is an effective cloak for any dagger one might wish to hide. — Ralph Chaplin

I’ll go through life either first class or third, but never in second. — Noel Coward

I took a Russian class at Notre Dame. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would fly someday in a Russian spacecraft with two cosmonauts, speaking only Russian. — Kevin A. Ford

I have no musical talent at all. I was banned from music classes and told I would never be able to understand anything. I still don’t think I can sing, but somehow I get away with it. — Andrew Eldritch

I am for socialism, disarmament, and, ultimately, for abolishing the state itself… I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and the sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal. — Sete Gibernau

I think technology is spreading, and I think one’s experience of technology is going to relate increasingly to class – not so much to country. — Gary Peters

I think anything we do outside of Gym Class Heroes still falls under the Gym Class Heroes umbrella. There’s really no method to the madness. With Gym Class, it’s more of a democratic process, and when I’m working on solo stuff, it’s just me, either working with producers or sitting in a room by myself. They balance and complement each other. — Debra Wilson

It’s no longer an exaggeration to say that middle-class Americans are an endangered species. — Arianna Huffington

‘Twilight’ has ruined me. When this is all over, flying internationally is going to be very hard for me. It is just not worth it to buy a first-class ticket, because of the cost. — Ashley Greene

 Virtue can only flourish among equals. — C. L. R. James

 The burnt odor in Washington is from the disintegrating authority of the governing classes. —

If we didn’t have the Albanian entrepreneurial spirit and financial support from the diaspora, this stupid political class would have destroyed the country by now. — Fatos Nano

We choose forward. We choose inclusion. We choose growing together. We choose American economic might and muscle, standing strong on the bedrock of the American ideal: a strong, empowered and ever-growing middle class. — Cory Booker

There is a class system in acting just like in anything else. Black females fall in a category below black male actors. — Debra Wilson

The working class is my home country, and my future is linked with the proletariat. — Anne M. Mulcahy

Yanukovych has changed everything in Ukrainian jails – real criminals have been released, while representatives of the middle class and politically rebellious free-minded people have filled the prisons. — Yulia Tymoshenko

Despite the situation in Cuba, I had a chance to play on the national team; and compared to other baseball players and other people in Cuba, I had the opportunity to live at a level that was not very high class but in the middle. — Yoenis Cespedes

I see creative-writing classes as some sort of AA meeting. It is more of a support group for people who write than an actual course in which you learn writing skills. This support group is extremely important because there is something very lonely about writing. — Katherine Webb

I come from a coal-mining, working-class background. My father was a coal miner. — Tim Ferriss

No faction is better or worse than any other. All come from the same mould; they are all products of capitalist influence in the working class movement. And they are a poison that destroys our Party and the working class movement in Korea. — Kim Jong Il

There are too many Jews in chess. They seem to have taken away the class of the game. They don’t seem to dress so nicely. That’s what I don’t like. — Bobby Fischer

Before adolescence I had an incredible voice. Like when I was 12, 13, 14 – I was taking acting classes, I was painting, I was making music, I was taking photographs. I was kind of exploding creatively, and then something about adolescence really just ground that out of me. — Lynn Shelton

One thing we’re going to focus on is the middle class and the crushing prices and stagnant wages they’re facing. What motivates me is looking at my 3-year-old son and thinking about what we’re passing on to him and his future wife and their future kids. — Christopher Eccleston

I would like to do comedy. I can be a bit of a Jim Carrey. I was always the class clown. — Jacqueline MacInnes Wood

As a freshman in college, I was having a lot of trouble adjusting. I took a meditation class to handle anxiety. It really helped. Then as a grad student at Harvard, I was awarded a pre-doctoral traveling fellowship to India, where my focus was on the ancient systems of psychology and meditation practices of Asia. — Daniel Goleman

At a time when the GOP is playing games with the debt limit, a member of the Supreme Court is refusing to recuse himself from matters he has a financial interest in, and middle class incomes are stagnant, many want to change the subject. I don’t. This was a prank, and a silly one. I’m focused on my work. — Budd Schulberg

The burnt odor in Washington is from the disintegrating authority of the governing classes. — James P. Hoffa

The union movement has been the best middle class job creating program that America has ever had, and it doesn’t cost the government a dime. — Andy Stern

In the university library, we know when a book has been used in a class or put on reserve… or while it was out, did somebody call it back in. It turns out to be a pretty good indicator of how relevant the work is at that time. — Anna Julia Cooper

I was probably the one who tattled on the class clown. To get in good with the teachers. — Christine Lavin

These awful middle-class queens – which is what the gay movement has become – are so tiresome. It’s all Abercrombie & Fitch and strollers. — Rupert Everett

I spent 34 months on the battleship Alabama, South Dakota-class. I was a gun captain. First we went to Russia for about 11 months with the British convoys. Then we were up in Norway and Scandinavia. — Bob Feller

When I was 11 years old, my parents wanted me to do something besides get in trouble. So they enrolled me in sailing classes at the Sea Shell Association in Santa Barbara, Calif. From the moment I climbed into that 8-foot dinghy in 1952, I knew instinctively what to do and sensed I had done it before. — Carter G. Woodson

I took an acting class. After the first day, the teacher quit, so they said take another. When I saw ‘How to be a Stand-up Comedian,’ it resonated. I realized I’d rather make 200 people laugh than make one person cry. — Wendy Liebman

Parenting classes should be mandatory, whether you are adopting or not, and would include an evaluation of your current physical, mental and financial state as well as how ready you are to take on the rigors of parenthood. Our children are our most precious natural resource, and there is absolutely no other way to parent but to put them first. — Dale Archer

My teacher told my mum, ‘I think William has dyspraxia,’ and Mum asked what that meant. She said, ‘Well, if I put a chair in the middle of the room and asked every child in the class to walk around it, William would be the only child in the class to walk into it.’ Mum was like, ‘Yeah, that’s my boy’. — Brady Corbet

 I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color. — Alice Paul

In all cities, the better classes – the business men – are the sources of corruption, but they are so rarely pursued and caught that we do not fully realize whence the trouble comes. — Lincoln Steffens

But the fact is, no matter how good the teacher, how small the class, how focused on quality education the school may be none of this matters if we ignore the individual needs of our students. — Roy Barnes

For an hour every day, I did something. I was on the elliptical or the treadmill, and if someone asked me to go to a class – whether it was spinning, boxing, yoga, you name it – I went. By the end of the month, I felt so good, I just kept going. I didn’t want to lose my momentum. — Molly Sims

They don’t teach you just how to be in school. There’s no class on that. There’s no multiple choice test for Why Do I Feel This Way? — Heather Matarazzo

Albert Camus’s ‘La Peste’ – ‘The Plague’ – had an enormous impact on me when I read it in high school French class, and I chose my senior yearbook quote from it. In college, I wrote a philosophy class paper on Camus and Sartre, and again chose my yearbook quote from ‘La Peste.’ — Will Poulter

The teaching fellow establishes the atmosphere of a class in the first few meetings. I have found that students appreciate having the ground rules clearly defined from the start. — Catherine Asaro

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

I always think I look better after a yoga class. It’s the same as a massage. We look so amazing after a massage because we’re relaxed. — Andrei Platonov

We can go back to economic plans that are only designed to benefit the wealthiest among us, like Mitt Romney. Or we can keep moving forward with President Obama’s vision for a growing economy that works for middle-class families in North Carolina and all across the country. For me, for North Carolina and for America, it’s an easy choice. — Barbara Block

From 30 feet away she looked like a lot of class. From 10 feet away she looked like something made up to be seen from 30 feet away. — William Henry Hudson

At the same time, I was listening to black music, and I began to think that the best musicians were receiving the worst treatment. The people who were doing the greatest work were despised as lower class, with no dignity accorded to what they did. — Franklin Knight Lane

Original sin is the only rational solution of the undeniable fact of the deep, universal and early manifested sinfulness of men in all ages, of every class, and in every part of the world — Charles Hodge

When I was a kid, my parents encouraged me to take many different classes. Piano was one that I really fell in love with. — Penny Lancaster

The Porsche was just a vehicle to get to another place. I used it to change people’s perceptions of me. I had grown up really middle class. USC was filled with elitists, richies who would go skiing every weekend. So I pretended like I was part of that world – to be accepted. — Busy Philipps

Class struggle: external peace, international solidarity, peace among peoples. This is the sacred slogan of international socialist democracy that liberates nations. — Karl Liebknecht

What you do on the court, off the court, in the classroom, it’s all the same. Your habits, the way you treat class, your relationships – it’s all the same. Do it right or don’t do it. — Chuck Mangione

We have to get away from the class warfare and recognize that we are growing jobs by helping small business. — Norm Coleman

Honestly, I grew up in pretty modest circumstances. We were a middle-class family. — Larry Gagosian

Manufacturing and other unskilled professions that were union jobs, that allowed people to live a middle-class life, are disappearing both because unions are disappearing and because of the global nature of the economy. — Andy Stern

If a student takes a Stanford computer class and a Princeton business class, it shows they are motivated and have skills. We know it has helped employees get better jobs. — Daphne Koller

I love hot yoga. I go to a sculpt class with weights. That’s really good for the core and it’s obviously super hot. I love cardio bar. I’m not a big gym fan, so I like to go to classes. — Naya Rivera

Yes, look, social class is definitely an issue in Britain, it is definitely an issue and I think that most people across the country would sympathise with the idea that there are lots of people with talent and ability all across this country who want to make more of themselves and part of the responsibility of government is to make that happen. — Ed Miliband

When I was five years old, I told my parents that I wanted to take ballet. So, ballet was the focus of my life… until puberty. Then I discovered boys and started dating a guy with a mohawk who’d come to my ballet class and freak everybody out. Shortly after that is when I quit. — Chris Toumazou

You don’t have a very motivated working class, it starts to affect the dynamics of the economy. If workers are disenchanted and disenfranchised, productivity losses will go along with that. — James Sinegal

My father taught me Basic and rudimentary C, I learned everything else on my own, including studying computational complexity on my own. That’s more a function of my age than anything else though – back when I was in school there were hardly any programming classes. — Bram Cohen

I am of the international upper class, the Swedish petit bourgeoisie of Jewish extraction with poor language skills, a conveyor of a few expressions and faces, with some intonation that combines ancient human experience with timely coquetry. — Kristin Lehman

In order to stand well in the eyes of the community, it is necessary to come up to a certain, somewhat indefinite, conventional standard of wealth. — Thorstein Veblen

My dad grew up in a working-class Jewish neighbourhood, and I got a scholarship from my dad’s union to go to college. I went there to get an education, not as an extension of privilege. — Ernest Mandel

The capitalist class shoots down mothers and children. It stops at nothing, no matter how monstrous, to prevent the organization of the workers. — Jamie Oliver

In those days I was terrible at athletics and never made a team, but quite easily led my class in academics. — William Standish Knowles

Class clowns are never allowed to date anybody decent, but you don’t get beaten up, you’re invited to parties, and everybody likes you. — Dan Harmon

The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class-it is the cause of human kind, the very birthright of humanity. — Daniel Suarez

I gained a first class degree in Physics at Imperial College London in 1968 and did research in solid state physics, but did not pursue meteorology matters until gaining an M.Sc. in astrophysics from Queen Mary College London in 1981, after which I investigated and attempted to construct theories of solar activity. — Piers Corbyn

The only conclusion you can draw from the real historical movement is that by and large, in day-to-day life, what Lenin called trade union consciousness dominates the working class. I would call it elementary class consciousness of the working class. — George Noory

Let us wage a moral and political war against the billionaires and corporate leaders, on Wall Street and elsewhere, whose policies and greed are destroying the middle class of America. — Bernie Sanders

I was fed up with the situation I found myself in in the 1960s. I didn’t like being a barrister’s wife and going out to dinner with other professional people and dealing with middle class life. It seemed claustrophobic. — Caroline M. Nichols Churchill

The bill neither confers nor abridges the rights of anyone but simply declares that in civil rights there shall be equality among all classes of citizens and that all alike shall be subject to the same punishment. — Sidney Poitier

The working class will not halt until socialism has been realized. — Ernst Toller

I am extremely excited to develop and design a brand representative of my life, experiences and style. Working closely with Cherokee will help establish a worldwide presence with best-in-class retailers and category leaders. — Alessandra Ambrosio

I still am in touch with several friends from high school. I don’t go to reunions much. I’m afraid that if I go back to the school, they’ll suddenly go, ‘You know what? We’ve checked the records and you still have one more French class. Get back in here.’ — Sigourney Weaver

When your country is in a costly war, with our soldiers sacrificing abroad and our nation facing a debt crisis at home, being asked to pay your fair share isn’t class warfare – it’s patriotism. — Cory Booker

Besides paid white laborers, there was everywhere a class of white servants bound without wages for a term of years, and a more miserable class of Negro slaves. — Albert Bushnell Hart

The beginning of my political career was not promising. I ran for junior class president at Shortridge High school and was runner up. I ran again in the senior year with the same result. But opportunity came ironically, or fortunately, when I returned to Indianapolis after serving in the Navy. — Richard Lugar

There is a process of social and of political differentiation going on in the real working class all the time. — Ernest Mandel

Too much of Indian writing in English, it seemed to me, consisted of middle-class people writing about other middle-class people – and a small slice of life being passed off as an authentic portrait of the country. — Aravind Adiga

Wage theft, worker rights and workplace discrimination should not be swept under the rug. The United States cannot have a functional economy where all the gains go to the corporate class while all the pain goes to regular workers. — Bob Taft

Teaching creationism in science class as an alternative to evolution is inappropriate. — Bill Nye

Remember, America’s greatness is based on creating wealth like the rest of the world has never known, and then, making sure it’s shared throughout a middle class and even the underprivileged. — Darrell Issa

 My family got all over me because they said Bush is only for the rich people. Then I reminded them, ‘Hey, I’m rich. — Sitting Bull

 No matter the nationality, no matter the religion, no matter the ethnic background, America brings out the best in people. — Robert Smith

The more violent the body contact of the sports you watch, the lower the class. — Oswald Spengler

I grew up in a working-class family, so I guess you could say I write from what I know. — Abe Lemons

I was in school, but I wasn’t into school. I wasn’t doing what I wanted to be doing in school, which was film studies. That was what I intended on doing, but I didn’t go away to a university because I wanted to stay in L.A. and audition while I took classes, so I elected to go to a community college and just take G.E. courses. It was terrible. — Dylan O’Brien

I’ve decided to retire from top class racing. It has been an incredible experience and has provided with me some unforgettable moments. — Tana French

I think one of the greatest things about the Republican Party is the understanding, we don’t point fingers and we have class… — Angie Harmon

Both parents supported my becoming a world class athlete. — Edwin Moses

I may not be a first-rate composer, but I am a first-class second-rate composer. — Alexa Von Tobel

You don’t take a class; you’re thrown into motherhood and learn from experience. — Jennie Finch

I started taking acting classes when I was twelve. — Lindsay Wagner

I was always the guy getting kicked out of my classes at school for having an attitude problem. — Chevy Chase

I need to go to my yoga class – I love hot yoga! — Kimberly Williams-Paisley

The problem with New Year’s resolutions – and resolutions to ‘get in better shape’ in general, which are very amorphous – is that people try to adopt too many behavioral changes at once. It doesn’t work. I don’t care if you’re a world-class CEO – you’ll quit. — Stephen Gaghan

Renunciation – that is the great fact we all, individuals and classes, have to learn. In trying to avoid it we bring misery to ourselves and others. — Gilles Duceppe

I endured quite a few injuries when I was younger and had my first surgery on my foot when I was 15. But I love dancing. ‘Anna Karenina’ was great for me as it meant I could combine the two and I actually went back and did some classes. — Alicia Vikander

I ran for ninth grade class president. Came in a close second. — Nancy McKeon

Evolution is what it is. The upper classes have always died out; it’s one of the most charming things about them. — Germaine Greer

I never went to class. That the university graduated me at all is an indictment of our educational system. — Kevin Kline

Right now, America’s middle class is struggling to meet their basic needs. — Ruben Hinojosa

My 94-year-old grandmother has always been so inspiring to me. She is kind, smart, brave, and independent. After graduating number one in her medical school class at a time when it was extremely rare for women to attend medical school, she worked with the World Health Organization in North Africa to eradicate tuberculosis. — Antonia Fraser

I have no limits, no filter, no class, no poise. No decorum. Just fun. — Pranab Mukherjee

 I was always the guy getting kicked out of my classes at school for having an attitude problem. — John Ciardi

The real middle class India that has always been looking for a voice that is its very own. I write about it because I belong to it. — Chetan Bhagat

No, I don’t run all the way. I’m not like an Olympic class runner. — Bruce McCulloch

Defining OO as based on the use of class hierarchies and virtual functions is also practical in that it provides some guidance as to where OO is likely to be successful — Bjarne Stroustrup

Congress had the opportunity to extend tax relief to working families without increasing the deficit. Instead, we were handed a bill that favors the wealthy and eliminates deductions that benefit the middle class. — Richard Strauss

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them in parliament. — Dianna Agron

I am delighted to invest in JetSynthesys and join the Board as Non-Executive Chairman. JetSynthesys aims to become the platform of choice for digital content and experience. We have invested extensively in backend technology infrastructure that is best in class in the world. — Kris Gopalakrishnan

Between 2001 and 2011, Brazil lifted 20 million people out of poverty and into its growing middle class, and in the last quarter of the twentieth century Botswana’s gross domestic product per capita grew faster than that of any other country on the planet. The once-labeled ‘Third World’ is edging its way into the ‘First World.’ — Peter Blair Henry

Founded when Abraham Lincoln believed education could lead the nation out of its darkest days, Ohio State now provides a powerful platform of interdisciplinary academic programs, world-class scholars, outstanding students, and extensive research capabilities. — Giambattista Vico

Working-class Americans have waited too long, close to a decade in fact, for an increase in the minimum wage. This has been the second longest period without a pay raise since the Federal minimum wage law was first enacted in 1938. — David Remnick

There is in fact no such thing as art for art’s sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics. Proletarian literature and art are part of the whole proletarian revolutionary cause. — Mao Zedong

I was the guy who was friends with everybody. Yes, I had my core group of friends, but I wasn’t part of a clique that excluded people. I hope they thought I was a nice guy. I tried to be just friendly and outgoing. I was class president. I’m supposed to run my class reunion in 2013. — Orson Scott Card

 Chemistry is a class you take in high school or college, where you figure out two plus two is 10, or something. — William Greider

 What white woman, however lonely, was ever captive or insulted by me? Yet they say I am a bad Indian. — Oliver Cromwell

My father was a poor man, very poor in a British colonial possession where class and race were very important. — Matt Taibbi

Common sense is judgment without reflection, shared by an entire class, an entire nation, or the entire human race. — Etgar Keret

I just wanted to be an ordinary, middle-class person. When I was at Cambridge, I made great efforts to lose the last remnants of my Cockney accent. — Sue Townsend

Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class. — B. R. Ambedkar

I would be delighted to show my film in the Viennale. I do not offer press kits. I do not offer stills. I do not offer screeners. I do not offer DVD’s. I do not offer posters. I require a first-class flight to bring the print however I do not offer any photo ops or press exchange in any way. My fee for showing my film is $35,000 dollars US. — Vincent Gallo

 It is impossible for one class to appreciate the wrongs of another. — Lawrence Sutton

I was the class clown at school, but at home, my family wasn’t very funny. — Carrot Top

Acting classes, I guess, are good and I would like to maybe sometime take one. But I would feel like I was learning someone else’s technique. I like mine. — Lewis Black

I was very much an only child who was raised by the television and movies, and I grew up in New York. We weren’t, like, rich people, but we were middle-class people and my parents supported this love I had for entertainment. — Billy Eichner

I taught a lot of art history, especially Chinese, Japanese, and Indian. But the painting classes came back. The nudes came back. Not so much the still lifes. So now our department is the worst department, partly because it has the worst facilities. — Ad Reinhardt

In acting class, you’re trained to express yourself as much as you can. — Jesse Eisenberg

I didn’t know much about Texas when I moved there for graduate school. In my first or second semester, I took a class in life and literature of the Southwest, and that’s where I first heard about these events along the border in 1915-1918, what Anglos called the Bandit Wars. — Harrison Salisbury

When people say that college isn’t worthwhile and paying all this money isn’t worthwhile, I really disagree. I think those experiences and those classes that may not necessarily seem applicable in the moment end up coming back to you time and time again. — Kevin Systrom

I had a big event in my personal life. Then I reevaluated and started going to theology class, and then I found my husband. — Damian Lewis

I went to Julliard and we did a lot of mask work there, and I remember thinking in class, ‘When am I ever going to use this? — Benjamin Walker

Remember, the early ’60s in London was something – which must have been like Berlin in the ’30s when the arts flourished. You didn’t have the differences in class, and so on. — Ken Adam

Our parents and grandparents understood this truth deeply. They believed – as we do – that to create jobs, a modern economy requires modern investments: educating, innovating and rebuilding for our children’s future. Building an economy to last, from the middle class up, not from the billionaires down. — Martin O’Malley

Incumbent Congresswoman Bustos has proven during her time in Washington that she doesn’t understand or feel the pain of middle class families. We need a true representative fighting for us in Washington, and incumbent Congresswoman Cheri Bustos has refused to act. — Bobby Schilling

I was the lead in two musicals, and I took dance classes. — Corbin Bleu

 Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy. — Mao Zedong

Actually I’ve never had formal training, I was lucky enough to continue working most of my career and aside from sitting in on a couple of classes, here and there, I basically just use my own instincts. — Kelly Brook

The intellectual is a middle-class product; if he is not born into the class he must soon insert himself into it, in order to exist. He is the fine nervous flower of the bourgeoisie. — Peter Ackroyd

When I was teaching at Harvard in the 1970s, I went to Project Incorporated in Cambridge and took photography classes. I didn’t even know how to aim the camera in those days. — Ann Beattie

 To like an individual because he’s black is just as insulting as to dislike him because he isn’t white. — R. D. Laing

Latinos are concerned about the same pocketbook issues that matter to most middle class Americans – creating good-paying jobs in this country, making sure our children get a quality education, and ensuring that our families have access to affordable and quality healthcare. — Andrea Arnold

I remember being in strong physics, physiology and biology classes. — Drew Gilpin Faust

I have never experienced racism in the feminist movement, so it concerned me to think that I was unable to see the subject clearly because I came from white, middle-class privilege. — Betty Buckley

I’m the result of upbringing, class, race, gender, social prejudices, and economics. So I’m a victim again. A result. — James Hillman

There are only two roads, victory for the working class, freedom, or victory for the fascists which means tyranny. Both combatants know what’s in store for the loser. — Ebon Moss-Bachrach

The scab is a traitor to his God, his mother, and his class. — H. Rap Brown

When I moved to Los Angeles, I wrote spec screenplays. I was really poor, and I thought I was just gonna do this for a while to make a little money so I could write novels. I thought movies were a second-class art form. I condescended to it – I didnt know enough to know it was really gonna be hard. — Redd Foxx

As a working-class actor, leaving school with no qualifications, being a printer and then becoming an actor and then working with people who to a certain extent had had a leg up. I never had that advantage. It’s less an artistic need to express myself and more a need to prove myself. — Eddie Marsan

But this convention is about more than re-nominating President Obama. It’s about Americans coming together to build one economy – not from the top down, but from the middle class out and the bottom up. — Debbie Wasserman Schultz

No longer should women be denied the right to vote, no longer should women be treated as second class citizens, no longer should women not be allowed to be a citizen at all. — Ginny Brown-Waite

There was this whole middle time that only Chris Rock came out of, you know, 10 years ago it was Chris and a few other people, but that’s about it. Chris is in a class of his own; I don’t see another comedian who I put in high regard as him. — Beth Henley

I grew up sort of middle class, safe and suburban. — Colum McCann

I am not an enemy of the Negro. We want him here among us; he is the only laboring class we have. — Nathan Bedford Forrest

My heart’s in really great shape thanks to spinning classes. — Christine Lahti

In sixth grade, we all had to write this opinion paper. Most wrote about things like why we should be able to chew gum in class – I wrote about why women should receive equal pay. — Gillian Jacobs

 It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served. — Malcolm X

 Writers and politicians are natural rivals. Both groups try to make the world in their own images; they fight for the same territory. — Margaret Cho

 I realize that I’m black, but I like to be viewed as a person, and this is everybody’s wish. — Charles Barkley

The General Strike has taught the working class more in four days than years of talking could have done. — Arthur Balfour

The philistine provides the best definition of art. Anything that makes him rage is first class. — Louise Bogan

The education that prepared me was my general education classes, which I tried to avoid when I was a stupid undergraduate, but which gave me the foundation of general knowledge that makes a career as a writer possible. — Ione Skye

So much of the literature we had to read for high school English class was filled with victimized, tragic, symbolic women who spurred the plot forward with their inevitable shunning/death/shunning-followed-by-pregnancy-followed-by-death timelines. — Libba Bray

To be really in shape, it’s dynamic. It’s got to be a lot of different everything, always switching it up. So a good day for me would be hit the gym, do some sort of cross training in the gym and then go surfing and then maybe take a jiu-jitsu class at night or go swimming at night or go stand up paddle boarding in the evening. — Scott Eastwood

I was terribly shy and never said anything in class. Then I started getting into school plays. When you’ve got words to say, you’ve got a sort of armour. — Nigel Rees

I was 16 when I got admission in Hans Raj College. I completed school when I was 16, so everyone in my class – Zoology Honours batch 92 – was 18, and I was often treated like a kid. — Anurag Kashyap

If we do not provide education for every single American, we are consigning those without an education to second-class status. — Patrick J. Kennedy

I told the students that whatever they did in class was for the wastebasket. — Imogen Cunningham

 As the class struggle sharpens in the U.S. Marxism will come into its own as a great popular study. — E.M. Forster

Several people, not just reviewers, took me to task for writing about what they called the working classes – something I’ve been doing for 40 years. I thought that was contemptible – what do they want to do, ghettoize the working class as a subject? Can you only write about your own class? I’ve written about royalty, am I not allowed to do that? — Frederick W. Taylor

I like doing a challenging class because it makes me more brave in life. My perception of hardships is now completely different. I’m not whining and moaning inside as much. — Isabel Lucas

After working for a while, I realized that acting was only satisfying about 30 percent of what interested me about the filmmaking process. Somewhere around age seventeen, I started to realize that if I’m very particular about the people I work with, then I can have the best sort of master class possible. — Ali Landry

People are always saying that I must have been the class clown, with all these voices. No, I was way too shy to be the class clown; I was a class clown’s writer. — Steny Hoyer

The important part of Marxism was its demand for active, constant, practical, class-war — Francis Parker Yockey

I’ve always believed that the things middle class families struggle with around their kitchen tables should define my work in Washington. — Ellen Willis

I was in every band class I could get in, like after school jazz band and marching band, and that’s where I really learned to read music from elementary all the way through junior high and high school. — Chad Smith

The middle class, that prisoner of the barbarian 20th century. — Sinclair Lewis

For a Jewish Puritan of the middle class, the novel is serious, the novel is work, the novel is conscientious application why, the novel is practically the retail business all over again. — Howard Nemerov

I actually got started in acting when I was in pre-school. I was really into dance and performing, so my mom had me in dance classes, and then I got involved in a local theater company. — Francois Gautier

Let’s restore sanity and fairness to the tax cut conversation. We simply cannot afford to hand over the bank vault to our nation’s millionaires and billionaires while the middle class picks up spare change. — Rolf Harris

There are no conditions in which we subordinate the interests of the class as a whole to the interests of any sect, any chapel, any separate organization. — Ernest Mandel

Bourgeois class domination is undoubtedly an historical necessity, but, so too, the rising of the working class against it. Capital is an historical necessity, but, so too, its grave digger, the socialist proletariat. — Rosa Luxemburg

I’m from a nice, suburban, middle-class family, but my tattoos remind me where I’ve been. — Tom Hardy

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

Swedes are such a civilised, perfect society – at least on the surface. There’s a great safety net, a huge middle class, free education, free health care. People are very polite, they wait their turn. They’re not too loud, they’re not too quiet, but sometimes it’s a little too perfect. — Alexander Skarsgard

The system becomes more coherent as it is further extended. The elements which we require for explaining a new class of facts are already contained in our system. In false theories, the contrary is the case. — Vladimir Lenin

The general statement that the mental faculties are class concepts, belonging to descriptive psychology, relieves us of the necessity of discussing them and their significance at the present stage of our inquiry. — Wilhelm Wundt

A market where chief executive officers make 262 times that of the average worker and 821 times that of the minimum-wage worker is not a market that is working well. And it is surely not working well enough to build a solid middle class. — Marcy Kaptur

No one is immune from addiction; it afflicts people of all ages, races, classes, and professions. — Paul Fussell

The middle class has just fallen further and further behind the rich. — William Julius Wilson

I was always drawn to teachers who made class interesting. In high school, I enjoyed my American and English literature classes because my teachers, Jeanne Dorsey and Dani Barton, created an environment where interaction was important. — Ellen Ochoa

Here, class attendance is expected and students are required to take notes, which they are tested on. What is missing, it seems to me, is the use of knowledge, the practical training. — Martin Amis

In England we only make films about the working class or the aristocracy. — Nigel Cole

If there ever was a poet for the working class Billy Joe Shaver and Merle Haggard would be my nomination — David Allan Coe

I am from the working class. I am now what I was then. No amount of balsamic vinegar and Prada handbags could make me forget what it was like to be poor. — Ricky Williams

The ruling class is smarter than you, and they’re more creative. And if you forget that lesson, you go down the drain. Because if they weren’t, they wouldn’t be around as long as they have been and as strong as they have been. — Al Lewis

 We are Englishmen; that is one good fact. — Irvine Welsh

It is common to distinguish necessaries, comforts, and luxuries; the first class including all things required to meet wants which must be satisfied, while the latter consist of things that meet wants of a less urgent character. — Alfred Marshall

I eat everything, that’s a problem. I don’t have discipline. My favorite dish is the Caribbean. Meat, rice, lots of grains. But I do like to do exercises. Lately, I’ve been having capoeira classes and lots of cardiovascular exercises, such as jogging and cycling. — Ricky Martin

Kristin Brown looks as though she could have been mailed first-class to New York for about a dollar and a half. — Allan Houston

Most of my teachers didn’t like me. I didn’t get good grades because I pretty much lived at the public access studio. I tried to be the class clown, so I spent a lot of time in detention. — Ted Stevens

I had never taken creative writing classes. Hadn’t even considered it. — Charles Frazier

A truly vibrant and creative culture depends on a system of education which is not divided along class and sectarian lines. — Tom Paulin

As much as I love to dance, and I still take class, aerobics and that sort of thing, and I still move very well and all of that – I’m really not a dancer anymore. — Luke Kirby

In terms of the class structure that you see so much in European portraiture, I don’t think one feels that in America in the 21st century. But we have these other kinds of social structures now, like celebrity, who establish new hierarchies. — Will Cotton

Make no mistake: The organization of the working class must be both economic and political. The capitalist is organized upon both lines. You must attack him on both. — Dave Brat

I really love New York, and I’ve lived here for a long time. I know not just the different neighborhoods but the different kind of class cultures in New York from the up-and-coming, down-and-out kind of artist to the powerful worlds of finance. — Beah Richards

I’ve been working on this feature script for Master Class, a play by Terrence McNally that won a lot of Tonys. — Faye Dunaway

Class, race, sexuality, gender and all other categories by which we categorize and dismiss each other need to be excavated from the inside. — Dorothy Allison

Class action lawsuits are an important part of our legal system. All citizens should have the right to band together and settle grievances with bigger companies, but that system is broken and it needs fixing. — Russell Lynes

In college, I took an acting class as a lark. I was surprised by how much it interested me. It seemed like something I could do my whole life and always try to get better at. — Bobby Sands

I’m a Conservative, but I talk for the ordinary working classes. I get on with the boys at the pub, but I can also mix with Prince Andrew. I understand both levels. The toffs haven’t lived in council estates; they’ve just known big mansions. How can they understand how the postman feels? I would never say no to becoming an MP. — Vinnie Jones

I believe it to be most true that it seldom happens that men rise from low condition to high rank without employing either force or fraud. — Niccolò Machiavelli

You need a vanguard organization in order to overcome the dangerous potential brought about by the uneven development of class militancy and class consciousness. — Erland Josephson

It wasn’t a class system where I was the better guy and he was the second-rate guy. That was his role and my role was to play the solos. But he took great pride in his technique as a rhythm guitarist. — Wayne Kramer

 The incognito of lower class employment is an effective cloak for any dagger one might wish to hide. — Lance Loud

When I was right out of college, I felt competitive with some of the guys in my class over career stuff. — Aaron Staton

Winston was a bit of a challenge, all right, from a lot of different perspectives. It wasn’t just the culture or the class divide or the historical baggage – it was also the age difference. We had to see if I could be aged-up legitimately, without it becoming some sort of hokey acting challenge. — Brendan Gleeson

I lived for two years in an abandoned gas station with no running water and no electricity after my parents got divorced and my stepdad couldn’t get a job. So I think a lot about families like mine who were middle class and struggled. So that experience really drives my philosophy. — Kyrsten Sinema

I was rejected by casting directors during the day. I attended class in the evening, then rode 90 miles on the train home. — Paula Fox

I don’t want to remember 2005 as a year that the government heaped unnecessary burdens upon American families. Stealing from the poor and middle class and giving to the rich, while increasing the deficit, is hardly responsible. — Marty Meehan

You know, this idea of going around the world imposing democracy by growing a middle-class, a trading merchant class that is independent of your faith, is a good notion, but we’re all partially different – it’s no good imposing systems on people that it doesn’t suit. — Dudley Moore

As far as luxury goes, about the only thing I do is… I go first class all the way. I live on the road, so when I’m out there, I’m getting the nice hotel suite, I’m getting the luxury car, I’m eating the good food, and I make sure I take care of myself on the road. — Raymond Chandler

I’m not at all fed up with British films, but I am fed up with playing upper-class people. — Kristin Scott Thomas

It is in many circumstances a troubling thing to belong to the advanced class of a backward nation. One surrenders coherence and begins a difficult process of choice which ends, often, in an eclectic idiosyncrasy. — George W. S. Trow

We need a government that does not give in to a globalist agenda, an agenda I am now convinced seeks to bring American as a sovereign nation and the middle class to their knees. — Christopher Eccleston

Mundra Port remains committed towards setting up of world-class port infrastructure and facilities in India. — Tom Jones

Obama is a man of first-class intellect and first-class temperament. But his character remains highly suspect. — Charles Krauthammer

You can’t put those guys like Marciano or anyone else in with today’s class of fighters. — Larry Holmes

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