Class quotes

  • A nation is all the individuals of same blood, forming by their cohesion a natural related collective being with it s own organs and state which are social classes and the State and the same soul, which is nationality.
    -- A. C. Cuza

    #Blood #Class #Soul

  • I met a keen observer who gave me a tip: 'If you run across a restaurant where you often see priests eating with priests, or sporting girls with sporting girls, you may be confident that it is good. Those are two classes of people who like to eat well and get their money's worth.'
    -- A. J. Liebling

    #Girl #Running #Class

  • Educational enterprises do not for any length of time remain immune from the struggle of interests for power which is the dominant feature of social life under a class system.
    -- A. J. Muste

    #Educational #Struggle #Class

  • In the 18th century, James Hargreaves invented the Spinning Jenny, and Richard Arkwright pioneered the water-propelled spinning frame which led to the mass production of cotton. This was truly revolutionary. The cotton manufacturers created a whole new class of people - the urban proletariat. The structure of society itself would never be the same.
    -- A. N. Wilson

    #Class #People #Water

  • Salvation for a race, nation or class must come from within. Freedom is never granted; it is won. Justice is never given; it is exacted.
    -- A. Philip Randolph

    #Race #Class #Justice

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

    #Race #Class #Salvation

  • 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

    #Teaching #Reading #Class

  • There's not a day that I don't work on vocals, have vocal coaches, go to acting classes, read books.
    -- Aaron Carter

    #Book #Class #Acting

  • I think by eighth grade I knew I wanted to be an actor. I'd done church plays and stuff, but my first actual acting class was in eighth grade. I was obsessed with it.
    -- Aaron Paul

    #Thinking #Class #Play

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

    #College #Class #Careers

  • As the Internet breaks down the last justifications for a professional class of politicians, it also builds up the tools for replacing them.
    -- Aaron Swartz

    #Class #Tools #Lasts

  • Ten years ago I said, you know, my goal is to be able to get food on the table. What I'm trying to say by that is trying to create a vibrant, capable and effective middle class. The quicker and stronger that we can be able to do this, the easier it is for political reform to move forward.
    -- Abdallah II

    #Moving #Years #Class

  • I think the success of democracy is not really police security; it's the presence of a broad middle class. The stronger the middle class of a people is, the less you have to worry about one group coming in and exploiting the democratic process for its own ends.
    -- Abdallah II

    #Thinking #Class #People

  • The difference between a gourmet and a gourmand we take to be this: a gourmet is he who selects, for his nice and learned delectation, the most choice delicacies, prepared in the most scientific manner; whereas the gourmand bears a closer analogy to that class of great eaters ill-naturedly (we dare say) denominated, or classed with, aldermen.
    -- Abraham Hayward

    #Nice #Class #Differences

  • I hold that if the Almighty had ever made a set of men that should do all the eating and none of the work, he would have made them with mouths only and no hands, and if he had ever made another class that he intended should do all the work and none of the eating, he would have made them without mouths and with all hands.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Men #Hands #Class

  • 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

    #Art #Class #Chinese

  • Every time a congressman or pundit says its 'class warfare' to increase taxes on the wealthy, it's a massive lie.
    -- Adam McKay

    #Lying #Class #Warfare

  • The disenfranchised offspring, along with an entire ageless class of human discards, know only that they are doomed. They are drawn to spikes and pentagrams, gasoline, guitars screaming like whips, MIDI-programmed Thanatos, with sufficient amplitude to occupy that hollow space where consciousness once resided. These Dionysians obliterate themselves by removing filters, ultimately becoming insensate with sensation. This mode of behaviour originates in the superstitious belief that transcendence is acquired in the precise ratio by which reason is destroyed.
    -- Adam Parfrey

    #Guitar #Class #Space

  • I think people are rapidly losing confidence in the political class, and I don't blame them.
    -- Adnan Pachachi

    #Confidence #Thinking #Class

  • Be proud of your people when you don't have to be ashamed of any it's social class
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Class #People #Proud

  • I knew coming into this to fight that this was going to be a world class fight, but I knew he didn't have the skills to beat me.
    -- Adrien Broner

    #Motivation #Fighting #Class

  • Biologists can be divided into two classes: experimentalists who observe things that cannot be explained, and theoreticians who explain things that cannot be observed.
    -- Aharon Katzir

    #Class #Two #Biologist

  • The middle class, in any society, plays the role of graphite rods in nuclear reactors: they slow down the reaction and, if it weren't for them, the reactor would explode. A society without a middle class is a society primed for explosion.
    -- Ahmed Toufiq

    #Class #Play #Nuclear

  • Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class.
    -- Al Capone

    #Class #Racket #Ruling

  • Part of the middle class promise is that, after a lifetime of hard work, you'll be able to retire and enjoy the fruits of that labor. Medicare was established to secure that promise.
    -- Al Franken

    #Hard Work #Class #Promise

  • Even if we give first priority to the destruction of terrorist networks, and even if we succeed, there are still governments that could bring us great harm. And there is a clear case that one of these governments in particular represents a virulent threat in a class by itself: Iraq. As far as I am concerned, a final reckoning with that government should be on the table.
    -- Al Gore

    #Class #Iraq #Government

  • I don't discuss basketball. I dictate basketball. I'm not interested in philosophy classes.
    -- Al McGuire

    #Basketball #Philosophy #Class

  • The lesson is that, No. 1, this management has to be at the highest class possible. No. 2, they have to have a succession plan.
    -- Al-Waleed bin Talal

    #Class #Lessons #Management

  • Whoever criticizes capitalism, while approving immigration, whose working class is its first victim, had better shut up. Whoever criticizes immigration, while remaining silent about capitalism, should do the same.
    -- Alain de Benoist

    #Class #Firsts #Immigration

  • We study biology, physics, movements of glaciers... Where are the classes on envy, feeling wronged, despair, bitterness...
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Class #Envy #Feelings

  • All classes of people under social pressure are permeated with a common experience; they are emotionally welded as others cannot be. With them, even ordinary living has epic depth and lyric intensity, and this, their material handicap, is their spiritual advantage.
    -- Alain LeRoy Locke

    #Spiritual #Epic #Class

  • Hollywood is a strange place. The class structure here is more rigid than almost anyplace I've ever experienced. It's made more difficult by the fact that it's constantly changing. You never know what class you belong to unless you're one of the two or three people that have been in the same echelon for a long, long time.
    -- Alan Arkin

    #Class #Two #Long

  • The Breed never dies. Sapper, Buchan, Dornford Yates, practitioners in that school of Snobbery withViolence that runs like a thread of good-class tweed through twentieth-century literature.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Running #School #Class

  • I have a great advantage over many of my colleagues inasmuch as my students bring with them to class their own personal knowledge of national, regional, religious, ethnic, occupational, and family folklore traditions.
    -- Alan Dundes

    #Religious #Class #Students

  • Instead of regarding birds as deriving from dinosaurs, Scansoriopteryx reinstates the validity of regarding them as a separate class uniquely avian and non-dinosaurian.
    -- Alan Feduccia

    #Class #Bird #Dinosaurs

  • Sun Microsystems had the right people to make Java into a first-class language, and I believe it was the Sun marketing people who rushed the thing out before it should have gotten out.
    -- Alan Kay

    #Believe #Class #People

  • It used to be said that Pluto is a misfit. But now we know Earth is the misfit. This is the most populous class of planet in our solar system and we have never sent a mission to this class.
    -- Alan Stern

    #Class #Earth #Pluto

  • Conservatives cannot govern well for the same reason that vegetarians cannot prepare a world-class boeuf bourguignon: If you believe that what you are called upon to do is wrong, you are not likely to do it very well.
    -- Alan Wolfe

    #Believe #Class #World

  • The working class must control the factories and the country
    -- Alan Woods

    #Country #Class #Factories

  • 'Smart growth' destroys the environment. 'Dumb growth' destroys the environment. The only difference is that 'smart growth' does it with good taste. It's like booking passage on the Titanic. Whether you go first-class or steerage, the result is the same.
    -- Albert Allen Bartlett

    #Smart #Class #Differences

  • When I audition, I understand what it takes and the insecurities that come with it. If I do anything, I put actors at ease. I used to tell directors who weren't actors, the best thing they could do was take an acting class for a couple of months. Just to understand.
    -- Albert Brooks

    #Couple #Class #Insecurity

  • 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

    #Years #Class #White

  • The minority, the ruling class at present, has the schools and press, usually the Church as well, under its thumb. This enables it to organize and sway the emotions of the masses, and make its tool of them.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #School #Class #Religion

  • Neurosis is just a high-class word for whining.
    -- Albert Ellis

    #Wise #Class #Neurosis

  • The idea that the State originated to serve any kind of social purpose is completely unhistorical. It originated in conquest and confiscation-th at is to say, in crime. It originated for the purpose of maintaining the division of society into an owning and exploiting class and a property-less dependent class - that is, for a criminal purpose.
    -- Albert J. Nock

    #Class #Ideas #Criminals

  • Taking the state wherever found, striking into its history at any point, one sees no way to differentiate the activities of its founders, administrators, and beneficiaries from those of a professional criminal class.
    -- Albert J. Nock

    #Class #Criminals #Way

  • Nobody is fit to rule anybody else. It is not alleged that Mankind is perfect, or that merely through his/her natural goodness (or lack of same) he/she should (or should not) be permitted to rule. Rule as such causes abuse. There are no superpeople nor privileged classes who are above 'imperfect Mankind' and are capable or entitled to rule the rest of us. Submission to slavery means surrender of life.
    -- Albert Meltzer

    #Mean #Class #Perfect

  • Universal education has created an immense class of what I may call the New Stupid, hungering for certainty yet unable to find it in the traditional myths and their rationalizations.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Stupid #Class #May

  • Primroses and landscapes, he pointed out, have one grave defect: they are gratuitous. A love of nature keeps no factories busy. It was decided to abolish the love of nature, at any rate among the lower classes. . . . it was essential that they should keep on going to the country, even though they hated it.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Country #Nature #Class

  • Civilization means food and literature all round. Beefsteaks and fiction magazines for all. First-class proteins for the body, fourth-class love-stories for the spirit.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Mean #Civilization #Class

  • The leadership class of the Republican Party is a conservative Christian loony bin [. . . .] The leadership of the Republican Party are a bunch of sociopathic maniacs who have their lips super-glued to the ***** of the conservative right.
    -- Alec Baldwin

    #Christian #Party #Class

  • 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

    #Class #Goal #Achievement

  • Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, not between classes, nor between political parties, but through every human heart
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Party #Heart #Class

  • 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

    #Class #Leader #Design

  • I feel sympathy for the working class lad. I've always championed about ticket prices and try to equate that to people's salaries.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Class #People #Trying

  • I didn't have any qualms. I'm used to taking my clothes off in front of strangers. I've done it since I was 14 - with my mother's adult education art classes. She liked to paint and I went along as a life model.
    -- Alex Kingston

    #Mother #Art #Class

  • Near the end of the 1700s, philosophers began to declare that humans were rational individuals. People were flattered by being recognized as individuals, and by being called rational, and the idea soon wormed its way into the belief systems of nearly everyone in the upper class. Despite resistance from Church and State, the idea of rational individuality replaced the assumption that truth comes only from god and king.
    -- Alex Pentland

    #Kings #Class #Ideas

  • The Miz can out brawl Randy Orton. Out wrestle him, out shine him, out smart him and out class him.
    -- Alex Riley

    #Smart #Wwe #Class

  • Are you not compelled to work for an employer? Your need compels you just as the highwayman’s gun. You must live … You can’t work for yourself … The factories, machinery, and tools belong to the employing class, so you must hire yourself out to that class in order to work and live. Whatever you work at, whoever your employer may be, it always comes to the same: you must workfor him. You can’t help yourself. You are compelled.
    -- Alexander Berkman

    #Gun #Order #Class

  • The final result of our researches has widened the class of substances sensitive to light vibrations, until we can propound the fact of such sensitiveness being a general property of all matter.
    -- Alexander Graham Bell

    #Light #Class #Finals

  • All communities divide themselves into the few and the many. The first are the rich and the well-born; the other the mass of the people ... turbulent and changing, they seldom judge or determine right. Give therefore to the first class a distinct, permanent share in the Government ... Nothing but a permanent body can check the imprudence of democracy.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Government #Class #Giving

  • With regard to the learned professions, little need be observed; they truly form no distinct interest in society . . . [discussing the landed, merchant, and learned classes in legislative assembly]. Will not the man of the learned profession, who will feel a neutrality to the rivalships between the different branches of industry, be likely to prove an impartial arbiter between them, ready to promote either, so far as it shall appear to him conducive to the general interests of society?
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Men #Class #Different

  • In order to become a grandmaster class player whose understanding of chess is superior to the thousands of ordinary players, you have to develop within yourself a large number of qualities, the qualities of an artistic creator, a calculating practitioner, a cold calm competitor.
    -- Alexander Kotov

    #Player #Order #Class

  • 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

    #Class #People #Safety

  • 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.
    -- Alexander Wang

    #Class #Patterns #Taught

  • It is almost as difficult to keep a first class person in a fourth class job, as it is to keep a fourth class person in a first class job.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Motivational #Jobs #Class

  • 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

    #Mean #Cutting #Class

  • Mark Kirk: Lied about going to war. Opposed middle class tax cuts. And said unemployment's not that big an issue.
    -- Alexi Giannoulias

    #War #Cutting #Class

  • Any measure that establishes legal charity on a permanent basis and gives it an administrative form thereby creates an idle and lazy class, living at the expense of the industrial and working class.
    -- Alexis de Tocqueville

    #Class #Giving #Lazy

  • What is most important for democracy is not that great fortunes should not exist, but that great fortunes should not remain in the same hands. In that way there are rich men, but they do not form a class.
    -- Alexis de Tocqueville

    #Men #Hands #Class

  • Lawyers belong to the people by birth and interest, and to the aristocracy by habit and taste; they may be looked upon as the connecting link of the two great classes of society.
    -- Alexis de Tocqueville

    #Class #Two #People

  • I was dishwasher, then promoted to chef in a local kitchen in a restaurant in Seattle, and I was working on a building site as well, putting in insulation and painting houses, and then doing some classes at a community college nearby.
    -- Alexis Denisof

    #College #Class #House

  • We are committing ourselves to basic protections of our people... We will not permit banks to repossess the homes of working class and middle class people. That's the end of that, it is not negotiable.
    -- Alexis Tsipras

    #Home #Class #People

  • The widespread belief that Yuppies as a class would perish from Brie-cheese poisoning turned out to be over-optimistic.
    -- Alfred Adler

    #Optimistic #Class #Yuppies

  • I had to admit that in his old-fashioned way O'Hara was still romantic about sex; like Scott Fitzgerald, he thought of it as an upper-class prerogative.
    -- Alfred Kazin

    #Art #Sex #Class

  • Man's achievements rest upon the use of symbols.... we must consider ourselves as a symbolic, semantic class of life, and those who rule the symbols, rule us.
    -- Alfred Korzybski

    #Men #Class #Use

  • 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

    #Character #Class #Luxury

  • 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

    #Ignorance #Class #Support

  • ... semantics ... is a sober and modest discipline which has no pretensions of being a universal patent-medicine for all the ills and diseases of mankind, whether imaginary or real. You will not find in semantics any remedy for decayed teeth or illusions of grandeur or class conflict. Nor is semantics a device for establishing that everyone except the speaker and his friends is speaking nonsense
    -- Alfred Tarski

    #Real #Class #Medicine

  • I had a big event in my personal life. Then I reevaluated and started going to theology class, and then I found my husband.
    -- Ali Landry

    #Husband #Class #Events

  • In Courtney Moreno's In Case of Emergency the working class save the world and themselves. A wonderful first book!
    -- Ali Liebegott

    #Book #Class #World

  • I dropped out of school and I never took acting classes.
    -- Alice Englert

    #School #Class #Acting

  • Braininess is not attractive unless combined with some signs of elegance; class.
    -- Alice Munro

    #Class #Elegance #Attractive

  • I was like I was in science class: I was curious.
    -- Alice Sebold

    #Class #Curious

  • 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

    #Class #Two #Feet

  • At first I was glad for the help. My freshmen English class, "Mythology and Archetypal Experience," confounded me. I didn't understand why we couldn't just read books without forcing contorted interpretations on then
    -- Alison Bechdel

    #Book #Class #Firsts

  • I came from a small town and at school in one class there was me, a member from Depeche Mode and someone who went on to join The Cure. That was all in one class of 30 kids.
    -- Alison Moyet

    #School #Kids #Class

  • 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.
    -- Allan Houston

    #Class #Way #Habit

  • Today the crime novelist has one advantage denied to writers of 'straight' or 'literary' novels. Unlike them he can range over all levels of society, for crime can easily breach the barriers that exist in our stratified society. Because of these barriers the modern literary novel, unlike its 19th-century predecessors, is often confined to the horizontal, dealing only with one class. But crime runs through society from top to bottom, and so the crime novelist can present a fuller picture of the way we live now.
    -- Allan Massie

    #Running #Book #Class

  • Yes?' Joe Solomon sounded like someone with far better things to do. 'Is there any homework?' she asked, and the class turned instantly from shocked to irritated. (Never ask that question in a room full of girls who are all black belts in karate) 'Yes,' Solomon said, holding the door in the universal signal for get out. 'Notice things.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Girl #Doors #Class

  • 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.
    -- Alphonso Jackson

    #Teamwork #Rights #Class

  • I enjoy going to the Y. I take all the fitness classes that my dad takes; that's sort of our bonding - anything athletic, anything sports related.
    -- Alyson Stoner

    #Sports #Dad #Class

  • 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

    #Mom #Yoga #Class

  • I get scared when I approach teachers and tell them that I'll probably be able to attend only half the classes, .. I'm scared that they're going to drop me. In the fall of 2002 I signed up for five classes and had to drop three of them.
    -- Amanda Beard

    #Teacher #Fall #Class

  • I don't like being compared to anyone or being in a class with someone. I'm a teen actress and therefore I'm competing against Hilary Duff. We're different people like everyone else.
    -- Amanda Bynes

    #Class #People #Different

  • Any classification according to a singular identity polarizes people in a particular way, but if we take note of the fact that we have many different identities - related not just to religion but also to language, occupation and business, politics, class and poverty, and many others - we can see that the polarization of one can be resisted by a fuller picture. So knowledge and understanding are extremely important to fight against singular polarization.
    -- Amartya Sen

    #Knowledge #Fighting #Class

  • I love to eat and I don't believe in denying myself, so I have to work out. I'm not obsessed with it, I don't have a trainer or do any of the fancy classes, but I usually put on my iPod and run on the treadmill for an hour a few days a week.
    -- Amber Rose

    #Running #Believe #Class

  • EXCEPTION, n. A thing which takes the liberty to differ from other things of its class, as an honest man, a truthful woman, etc.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Honesty #Men #Class

  • Art is a weapon in the struggle of ideas, the class struggle.
    -- Amiri Baraka

    #Art #Struggle #Class

  • What if consciousness is the ground of being? What if the possibilities discovered by quantum physics are the possibilities of consciousness itself? Remember there is already a class of people who think in this way. They are called mystics, and they say it is all God. Finally, a few scientists dared to say that some of the characteristics attributed to God are similar to what we describe as consciousness.
    -- Amit Goswami

    #Thinking #Class #People