Quotations on Class

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Individual ambition is undoubtedly a strong motive in student work, but there is such a thing among students everywhere as ambition for others, call it class spirit, esprit de corps, good fellowship, or good will to men.
- Herbert Baxter Adams
(Keywords: Men, Work, Ambition, Class, Motive, Spirit, Students, Will)

I have thought about the next steps, and you know, they still don't know that I can dance. They don't know it, and it's frustrating me because I feel that it's an edge that I have, and I'm not talking about I took this hip hop class, I'm talking about this is how people actually know me.
- Naima Adedapo
(Keywords: Thought, People, Dance, Class, Talking)

But unfortunately Locke treated ideas of reflection as if they were another class of objects of contemplation beside ideas of sensation.
- Samuel Alexander
(Keywords: Ideas, Class, Contemplation, Reflection)

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
(Keywords: Family, Class, School, Years)

Besides the actual reading in class of many poems, I would suggest you do two things: first, while teaching everything you can and keeping free of it, teach that poetry is a mode of discourse that differs from logical exposition.
- A. R. Ammons
(Keywords: Poetry, Class, First, Poems, Reading, Teaching)

The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Control, Class, Community, Middle class)

Each simian had a much different body suit, so besides trying to define class across species, there was a definite attempt to dress each group in different styles.
- Colleen Atwood
(Keywords: Body, Class, Dress, Trying)

The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Age, Society, Money, Class, Race, Rank)

No human being is innocent, but there is a class of innocent human actions called Games.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Actions, Being, Class, Games)

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
(Keywords: Life, Action, Class, Pain, Pleasure)

There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.
- Alfred Austin
(Keywords: Gardening, Nature, Class, Humility)

This ought to be a season for cooperation in terms of pushing our economy forward, job creation, steadying the middle class, and laying the groundwork for a better future. And that's what we want to work on with Republicans and Democrats.
- David Axelrod
(Keywords: Work, Class, Cooperation, Creation, Democrats, Economy, Future, Job, Middle class, Republicans, Want)

We don't want to go back to the same policies and the same practices that drove our economy into a ditch, that punished the middle class, and that led us to this catastrophe. We have to keep moving forward.
- David Axelrod
(Keywords: Class, Economy, Middle class, Want)

England is so defined, the class system, your education. I think what was unique about the Canterbury scene.
- Kevin Ayers
(Keywords: Education, Class, England)

Illegal immigrants are beginning to comprise a black market class of workers in our society, jeopardizing the financial health of companies which play by the rules, while themselves vulnerable to the exploitation by those willing to take advantage of their illegal status.
- Spencer Bachus
(Keywords: Health, Society, Financial, Beginning, Class, Exploitation, Play, Rules, Workers)

The uniform makes for brotherhood, since when universally adopted it covers up all differences of class and country.
- Robert Baden-Powell
(Keywords: Brotherhood, Class, Country)

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.
- Roger Nash Baldwin
(Keywords: Control, Goal, Wealth, Class, Communism, Ownership, Property, Socialism, State)

The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another.
- George Bancroft
(Keywords: Men, Class, Rights, Measure)

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
(Keywords: Education, Quality, Class, Fact, May, Needs, School, Students)

Magnetism, as you recall from physics class, is a powerful force that causes certain items to be attracted to refrigerators.
- Dave Barry
(Keywords: Causes, Class, Force, Physics)

Do not mistake a crowd of big wage-earners for the leisure class.
- Clive Bell
(Keywords: Mistake, Class, Leisure, Wage)

In America there are two classes of travel - first class, and with children.
- Robert Benchley
(Keywords: Travel, America, Children, Class, First)

Liberty is a great celestial Goddess, strong, beneficent, and austere, and she can never descend upon a nation by the shouting of crowds, nor by arguments of unbridled passion, nor by the hatred of class against class.
- Annie Besant
(Keywords: Arguments, Class, Crowds, Hatred, Liberty, Nation, Passion)

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
(Keywords: Life, Class, Dignity, Question, Right, Style)

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
(Keywords: People, Class, Want)

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
(Keywords: Children, Class, Mothers, Nothing, Workers)

Politicians as a class are dangerous, that people who are seeking power over us are not, by definition, our friends.
- James Bovard
(Keywords: Power, People, Class, Friends, Politicians)

I participated on debating teams and in student government, and served as senior class president.
- Paul D. Boyer
(Keywords: Government, Class, President)

I worked with people I admire; Josh Lucas, who I'd worked with many many years ago on a pilot called The Class of 61 and Kurt Russell, and so there were a variety of different people that I enjoyed working with.
- Andre Braugher
(Keywords: People, Class, Variety, Years)

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.
(Keywords: Decision, Class, Congress, Respect)

As I've said many times, the single most oppressed class in America right now is the teenager.
- Joe Bob Briggs
(Keywords: America, Class, Now, Right)

They cannot divide us by saying that you're middle class or you're lower class.
- H. Rap Brown
(Keywords: Class, Middle class, Saying)

Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.
- Paul Bryant
(Keywords: Character, Winning, Care, Class, Pride)

It's such a beautiful sport, with no politics involved, no color, no class. Only as a youngster can you play and as a pro can you win. The game has kept me young, involved and excited and for me to be up here with gems of baseball.
- Jack Buck
(Keywords: Politics, Baseball, Class, Play)

The majority of the senior class of Vassar does not desire my company and I must confess, having read specimens of their thought and sentiments, that I do not desire the company of the majority of the senior class of Vassar.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Keywords: Thought, Class, Company, Desire, Majority)

If anything, taxes for the lower and middle class and maybe even the upper middle class should even probably be cut further. But I think that people at the high end - people like myself - should be paying a lot more in taxes. We have it better than we've ever had it.
- Warren Buffett
(Keywords: People, Class, End, Middle class, Taxes)

A revolution is an act of violence whereby one class shatters the authority of another.
- James MacGregor Burns
(Keywords: Act, Authority, Class, Revolution, Violence)

Race and class are rendered distinct analytically only to produce the realization that the analysis of the one cannot proceed without the other. A different dynamic it seems to me is at work in the critique of new sexuality studies.
- Judith Butler
(Keywords: Work, Class, Race, Sexuality)

It's the middle class that feels the luxury of being able to have causes.
- Orson Scott Card
(Keywords: Being, Causes, Class, Luxury, Middle class)

I was up late last night yapping about the elections on CNN and up early this morning doing the same thing in my daughter's kindergarten class.
- Tucker Carlson
(Keywords: Daughter, Class, Elections, Night)

There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.
- Andrew Carnegie
(Keywords: Money, Class, Nothing)

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.
- Thomas Carper
(Keywords: Legal, Action, Class, Needs, Right)

I remember an article, I can't recall who by, it was after the fall of the Berlin Wall, which said that now the Wall was down, there could be no more class war. Only someone with money could ever say such a thing.
- Claude Chabrol
(Keywords: Money, War, Class, Now)

There isn't much discussion of ruling class in America even in Boston, probably one of the most class-conscious cities in the country?
- Iris Chang
(Keywords: America, Boston, Cities, Class, Country)

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
(Keywords: Time, Class, Country, states, United)

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.
- Ralph Chaplin
(Keywords: Men, Class, First, Honor, Labor, Respect, Solidarity)

I've often wondered about people that come to the profession late in life. I've wanted to be an actor since the first grade. I watched a play being performed by the third grade class, and it was... magic.
- William Christopher
(Keywords: Life, People, Actor, Being, Class, First, Magic, Play, Profession)

The master class seldom lose a chance to insult a woman who has the ability for something besides service to his lordship.
- Caroline Nichols Churchill
(Keywords: Ability, Chance, Class, Insult, Service, Woman)

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
(Keywords: History, Class, Revolution, Middle class)

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
(Keywords: Work, Class, Old, Order, Race)



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