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Welcome to these Class Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

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

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As I've said many times, the single most oppressed
class in America right now is the teenager.
- Joe Bob Briggs

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

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

 

To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number,
to the specialist of an enlightened matter,
to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need.
- Charles Eames

Smartness runs in my family.
When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was
in my class for five years.
- Gracie Allen

The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.
- Orson Welles


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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

Instead of being presented with stereotypes
by age, sex, color, class, or religion,
children must have the opportunity
to learn that within each range,
some people are loathsome and some are delightful.
- Margaret Mead

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide
which particular representatives of the oppressing
class are to represent and repress them.
- Karl Marx

In America there are two classes of travel -
first class,
and with children.
- Robert Benchley

If you travel first class, you think first class and
you are more likely to play first class.
- Ray Floyd

Like all my family and class, I considered it a sign
of weakness to show affection;
to have been caught kissing my mother would have been a disgrace,
and to have shown affection for my father would have been a disaster.
- Agnes Smedley

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

Real Democrats don't abandon the middle class.
- John F. Kerry

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

I took a public speaking class in college and managed
to make the class laugh a little bit.
- Kevin James

In movement class, you had to lie on the floor and
get your alignment in to pass the class.
- Beth Henley

There's no such thing as second class citizenship.
That's like telling me you can be a little bit pregnant.
- H. Rap Brown

My childhood is completely...
when I look back, it was '50s in New York,
upper-middle class, it was completely idyllic and golden and wonderful -
sweet in every way.
- Peter Jurasik

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

Ours is the old, old story of every uprising race or class or order.
The work of elevation must be wrought by ourselves or not at all.
- Frances Power Cobbe

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

The hierarchy of class in London was rigid.
It was like a religion.
It still is to a certain extent.
- Ben Kingsley

The tendency of the casual mind is to pick out or stumble
upon a sample which supports or defies its prejudices,
and then to make it the representative of a whole class.
- Walter Lippmann

If, if more stimulus means more tax cuts to small businesses,
if, if more stimulus means middle class tax cuts,
then I'm for it.
- Alexi Giannoulias

Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime,
but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
- Cyril Connolly

Jews are not part of a European ruling class imposed on helpless natives,
but are caught up in a tragedy in which two peoples
are struggling for the same piece of land.
- Jack Schwartz

In our Country...
one class of men makes war and leaves another to fight it out.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

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

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 to be.
- R. D. Laing

At the age of 12, I developed an intense interest in mathematics.
On exposure to algebra, I was fascinated by simultaneous
equations and read ahead of the class to the end of the book.
- John Pople

I admired what my students were writing,
but I think their improvement doesn't directly result
from me but from being in a class,
being with each other.
- Thom Gunn

The higher the social class of other students the higher
any given student's achievement.
- James S. Coleman

Of course, in the United States, which at the time
was a very young country,
there were also class distinctions.
They weren't as pronounced, but they quickly evolved as well.
- Iris Chang

All the guys called the Olympic Village a high-class Boy Scout camp.
- Johnny Weissmuller

Chemistry is a class you take in high school or college,
where you figure out two plus two is 10,
or something.
- Dennis Rodman

I was a class clown.
- Robert Klein

Through first-class education, a generation marches
down the long uncertain road of the future with confidence.
- Wynton Marsalis

I'm tired of being treated like a second-class citizen.
- Rosa Parks

There is no such thing as a black middle class.
- H. Rap Brown

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

I'm reluctant to use the word class so much.
- Timothy West

Yes, I was a parish priest for five years.
I was a curate in a large working class parish in Bristol
and the Vicar of a village in Kent.
- John Polkinghorne

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.
- Daniel De Leon

Through my music teaching and my not absolutely irregular attendance at church,
I became acquainted with the best class of colored people in Jacksonville.
- James Weldon Johnson

Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred,
and always stronger than internationalism.
- George Orwell

A social democratic party without deep roots in the
working class movement would quickly fade into an unrepresentative intellectual sect.
- Roy Jenkins

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

I got kicked out of ballet class because I pulled a groin muscle.
It wasn't mine.
- Rita Rudner

Then, when I was a senior in high school,
I was kind of bereft and she put me in an acting class.
- Beth Henley

When runaway inflation and bank failures struck in Germany in the 1920s,
the middle class was destroyed, which led directly
to the rise of the Nazis.
- Nick Clooney

Aerial flight is one of that class of problems with
which men will never have to cope.
- Simon Newcomb

The fact is that the diversity in this political class
serves the same interest as diversity in any arena,
which is it stirs the competitive pot.
- Carol Moseley Braun

Criminals are never very amusing.
It's because they're failures.
Those who make real money aren't counted as criminals.
This is a class distinction, not an ethical problem.
- Orson Welles

It's the middle class that feels the luxury of being able to have causes.
- Orson Scott Card

We are certainly in a common class with the beasts;
every action of animal life is concerned with seeking
bodily pleasure and avoiding pain.
- Saint Augustine

The bore is usually considered a harmless creature,
or of that class of irrationa bipeds who hurt only themselves.
- Maria Edgeworth

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.
- Raymond Chandler

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

I begin to feel like I was in the last generation of
Americans who took a civics class.
- Roger Ebert

I like leaping around on stage as long as it's done with class.
None of this jumping up in the air and doing the splits.
- Ritchie Blackmore

There's no reason for Gillette to be world class on the web,
but there's every reason for Gillette to be world class
in producing billions of high powered razor blades at low cost.
- James Collins

Appellant constituted a legitimate class of one,
and this provides a basis for Congress's decision to
proceed with dispatch with respect to his materials.
- William J. Brennan, Jr.

I was a very, very serious child...
I was valedictorian of my kindergarten and eighth-grade class.
- Christine Lavin

To middle-class parents, the project team may have
seemed unfit for children,
but it was exactly what I needed.
- Willie Stargell

The capitalist class shoots down mothers and children.
It stops at nothing, no matter how monstrous,
to prevent the organization of the workers.
- Ella R. Bloor

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

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

The ruling class is and will continue to be the class of decision makers.
- Jean-Francois Lyotard

We're seeing quite a lot of people who really would
like a return to class-based politics.
- Patricia Hewitt


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