Classes Quotes

Every time a superior person who has position invades the rights and liberties and the dignity of an inferior person, he degrades himself, he retards and debases his own manhood when he does it.

Our middle classes, who are comfortable and irresponsible at other people’s expense… are neither ashamed of that condition nor even conscious of it.

Class is a communist concept. It groups people in bundles, and sets them against one another.

She is nether fish nor fowl.

The middle class is always a firm champion of equality when it concerns a class above it; but is an inveterate foe when it concerns elevating a class below it.

Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV And you think you’re so clever and classless and free, But you’re still fucking peasants as far as I can see, A working class hero is something to be.

I think we need not only to eliminate the tollbooth to the middle class, I think we should knock down the tollbooth. (Nashua, N.H., as quoted by Gail Collins in the New York Times, Feb. 1, 2000)

Out of their constitutional optimism, and because a class struggle is an abhorred and dangerous thing, the great American people are unanimous in asserting that there is no class struggle. And by “American people” is meant the recognized and authoritative mouth-pieces of the American people, which are the press, the pulpit, and the university. The […]

When the Hun is poor and down, he’s the humblest man in town, But once he climbs all holds the rod, He smites his fellow man and God.

There is no American who cannot hope to lift himself another notch or two, if he is good; there is absolutely no hard and fast impediment to his progress. But neither is there any American who doesn’t have to keep on fighting for whatever position he has; no wall of caste is there to protect […]