All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.
Author: Arabian Proverb
Profession: Sayings of Arabian Origin
For the duration of its collective life, or the time during which its identity may be assumed, each class resembles a hotel or an omnibus, always full, but always of different people.
Author: Joseph A. Schumpeter (1883-1950)
Profession: Austrian-American Economist
Mankind is divided into rich and poor, into property owners and exploited; and to abstract oneself from this fundamental division ;and from the antagonism between poor and rich means abstracting oneself from fundamental facts.
Author: Joseph Stalin (1879-1953)
Profession: Georgian-born Soviet Leader
Wearing overalls on weekdays, painting somebody else's house to earn money? You're working class. Wearing overalls at weekends, painting your own house to save money? You're middle class.
Author: Lawrence Sutton
The Americans never use the word peasant, because they have no idea of the class which that term denotes; the ignorance of more remote ages, the simplicity of rural life, and the rusticity of the villager have not been preserved among them; and they are alike unacquainted with the virtues, the vices, the coarse habits, and the simple graces of an early stage of civilization.
Author: Alexis De Tocqueville (1805-1859)
Profession: French Social Philosopher
Each class of society has its own requirements; but it may be said that every class teaches the one immediately below it; and if the highest class be ignorant, uneducated, loving display, luxuriousness, and idle, the same spirit will prevail in humbler life.
Author: Source Unknown
Other lands have their vitality in a few, a class, but we have it in the bulk of our people.
Author: Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
Profession: American Poet
Really, if the lower orders don't set us a good example, what on earth is the use of them? They seem, as a class, to have absolutely no sense of moral responsibility.
Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)
Profession: British Author, Wit
There is nothing to which men cling more tenaciously than the privileges of class.
Author: Leonard Sidney Woolf (1880-1969)
Profession: British Publisher, Writer
Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years.
Author: Mao Zedong (1893-1976)
Profession: Founder of Chinese Communist State