Quotes by bourgeoisie

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  • Friedrich Engels
    Friedrich Engels
    German industrialist, philosopher and revolutionary 1820-1895
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    By bourgeoisie is meant the class of modern capitalists, owners of the means of social production and employers of wage labor. By proletariat, the class of modern wage laborers who, having no means of production of their own, are reduced to selling their labor power in order to live.
  • Roland Barthes
    Roland Barthes
    French semiologist 1915-1980
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    Historically and politically, the petit-bourgeois is the key to the century. The bourgeois and proletariat classes have become abstractions: the petite-bourgeoisie, in contrast, is everywhere, you can see it everywhere, even in the areas of the bourgeois and the proletariat, what's left of them.
  • Christopher Lasch
    Christopher Lasch
    American historian 1932-
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    It is a tribute to the peculiar horror of contemporary life that it makes the worst features of earlier times - the stupefaction of the masses, the obsessed and driven lives of the bourgeoisie - seem attractive by comparison.
  • Buenaventura Durruti
    Buenaventura Durruti
    Spanish insurrectionary, anarcho-syndicalist militant 1896-1936
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    No government fights fascism to destroy it. When the bourgeoisie sees that power is slipping out of its hands, it brings up fascism to hold onto their privileges.
    Source: Van Paassen interview (1936)
  • George Grosz
    George Grosz
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    The bourgeoisie and the petty bourgeoisie have armed themselves against the rising proletariat with, among other things, ''culture.'' It's an old ploy of the bourgeoisie. They keep a standing ''art'' to defend their collapsing culture.
  • Buenaventura Durruti
    Buenaventura Durruti
    Spanish insurrectionary, anarcho-syndicalist militant 1896-1936
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    The bourgeoisie might blast and ruin its own world before it leaves the stage of history.
  • Louise Bogan
    Louise Bogan
    American poet 1897-1970
    Louise Bogan
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    The intellectual is a middle-class product; if he is not born into the class he must soon insert himself into it, in order to exist. He is the fine nervous flower of the bourgeoisie.
  • Karl Marx
    Karl Marx
    German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
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    On a level plain, simple mounds look like hills; and the insipid flatness of our present bourgeoisie is to be measured by the altitude of its ''great intellects.''
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