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  • Don Delillo
    Don Delillo
    American Author 1926-
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    Don't you realize that as long as you have to sit down to pee, you'll never be a dominant force in the world? You'll never be a convincing technocrat or middle manager. Because people will know. She's in there sitting down.
  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
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    All this class of pleasures inspires me with the same nausea as I feel at the sight of rich plum-cake or sweetmeats; I prefer the driest bread of common life.
  • B. R. Ambedkar
    B. R. Ambedkar
    Indian jurist, economist and politician 1891-1956
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    Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
  • Adolf Hitler
    Adolf Hitler
    German politician and Nazi party leader 1889-1945
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    Generals think war should be waged like the tourneys of the Middle Ages. I have no use for knights; I need revolutionaries.
  • Karl Marx
    Karl Marx
    German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
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    The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    A good memory and a tongue tied in the middle is a combination which gives immortality to conversation.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
  • Ann Landers
    Ann Landers
    American columnist 1918-
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    Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It's the sure footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life.
  • Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
    Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
    German Statesman, Philologist 1767-1835
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    However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue.
  • William B. Yeats
    William B. Yeats
    Irish poet 1865-1918
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    It is most important that we should keep in this country a certain leisured class. I am of the opinion of the ancient Jewish book which says ''there is no wisdom without leisure.''
  • Aaron Neville
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    It's a 360-degree sound experience. Like you're in the middle of the band. A lot of people have the technology to play the format, so why not put it out there. It sounds great.
  • Lord Acton
    Lord Acton
    British historian 1834-1902
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    The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.
  • Hervey Allen
    Hervey Allen
    American author 1889-1949
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    The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them.
  • Booker T. Washington
    Booker T. Washington
    American Black Leader and Educator 1856-1915
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    There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs-partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.
    Source: My Larger Education: Being Chapters from My Experience (1911)
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