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Lower Class Quotes

Lower Class Quotes by James Madison, Asia Kate Dillon, George A. Romero, Victor Hugo, Zygmunt Bauman, John Adams and many others.

I have no doubt but that the misery of the lower classes will be found to abate wherever the Government assumes a freer aspect,& the laws favor a subdivision of property.
James Madison
I grew up poor, financially lower class. Worked in restaurants for 17 years while going to acting school and trying to become a working actor. Because I know what it’s like to not have money, I turn down roles if I don’t want to play them.
Asia Kate Dillon
Zombies are the real lower-class citizens of the monster world and that’s why l like them.
George A. Romero
There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher.
Victor Hugo
This awful concept of underclass is really horrifying. You’re not lower class, you are excluded – outside.
Zygmunt Bauman
Laws for the liberal education of youth, especially of the lower class of people, are so extremely wise and useful, that, to a humane and generous mind, no expense for this purpose would be thought extravagant.
John Adams
Society is doing a great deal for the workingman, for the lower classes; but it seems to me, sometimes, as if it formed associations to obtain for them toys, and then formed other associations to teach them to play with them.
John Bartholomew Gough
We lose our bearings entirely by speaking of the ‘lower classes’ when we mean humanity minus ourselves.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
The incognito of lower class employment is an effective cloak for any dagger one might wish to hide.
Margaret Cho
No state has hitherto existed (at least that we have any account of) … that no check whatever has existed to early marriages, among the lower classes, from a fear of not providing well for their families, or among the higher classes, from a fear of lowering their condition in life.
Thomas Malthus
Exemplary people concern themselves with virtue,
small people concern themselves with territory. The ruling class
thinks of punishment, the lower classes hope for benevolence.
I have never said, as is sometimes believed, or even suggested that lower-class children should not learn the so-called educated norm of the Portuguese language of Brazil. What I have said is that the problems of language always involve ideological questions and, along with them, questions of power.
Paulo Freire
My plan of instruction is extremely simple and limited. They learn, on week-days, such coarse works as may fit them for servants. I allow of no writing for the poor. My object is not to make fanatics, but to train up the lower classes in habits of industry and piety.
Hannah More
The lower classes of men, though they do not think it worthwhile to record what they perceive, nevertheless perceive everything that is worth noting; the difference between them and a man of learning often consists in nothing more than the latter’s facility for expression.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
As a lower-class kid, I was raised to think success would be owning stuff. Having that great job, too. Now I find my parents’ dream was wrong. You never really own anything. And you’re never really finished as a person.
Chuck Palahniuk
Germany is one of the medium powers of the world. It is a non-nuclear power. It is in a lower class than the United States, the Soviet Union, France, the United Kingdom and others.
Helmut Schmidt
When I was just 13, we went from being middle class to lower middle class and finally lower class, as someone close to my father took away everything he had, including his property. All of a sudden, I started working at the age of 13.
Nana Patekar
Really, if the lower orders don’t set a good example, what on earth is the use of them?
Oscar Wilde
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
Everyone but an idiot knows that the lower classes must be kept poor, or they will never be industrious.
Arthur Young
I never knew that the lower classes had such white skins.
George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston
Generosity toward the lower classes historically has never been an important part of upper-class awareness.
Michael Parenti
You know, without China there is no Wal-Mart and without Wal-Mart there is no middle class and lower class prosperity in the United States.
Arthur Laffer
Of course the lower classes have always felt downtrodden and aspired to a better life. But there is this theory that people respond to a class structure in England – there was a time when people knew who they were and knew whom they served and as long as management wasn’t abusive, it was a good life for people.
Damian Lewis
Conservatism, being an upper-class characteristic, is decorous; and conversely, innovation, being a lower-class phenomenon, is vulgar. …Innovation is bad form.
Thorstein Veblen
The taste of the more recent accessions to the leisure class proper and of the middle and lower classes still requires a pecuniary beauty to supplement the aesthetic beauty, even in those objects which are primarily admired for the beauty that belongs to them as natural growths.
Thorstein Veblen
They cannot divide us by saying that you’re middle class or you’re lower class.
H. Rap Brown
Inequality has the natural and necessary effect, under the present circumstances, of materializing our upper class, vulgarizing our middle class, and brutalizing our lower class.
Matthew Arnold
The anger from Occupy Wall Street is coming from this simple fact: America no longer seems to be a place where you can work your way up, from rags to riches, from lower class to middle class to upper class.
Meghan McCain
Our inequality materializes our upper class, vulgarizes our middle class, brutalizes our lower class.
Matthew Arnold
There are three social classes in America: upper middle class, middle class, and lower middle class.
Judith Martin
Most armies are in fact run by their sergeants – the officers are there just to give things a bit of tone and prevent warfare becoming a mere lower-class brawl.
Terry Pratchett
The upper class desire to remain so, the middle class wish to overthrow the upper class, and the lower class want a classless system.
George Orwell
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
This illusion that a lower class has less intelligence than a higher class is a complete fake-out.