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Middle Class Quotes and Sayings
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The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.
- Orson Welles

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I was born in 1923 into a middle class Jewish family in Vienna,
a few years after the end of World War I,
which was disastrous from the Austrian point of view.
- Walter Kohn

The controversies between the proletariat and the middle
class had to be smoothed out and bridged over by each
getting to know and understand the other.
- Fritz Sauckel

I was born in Montreal and came from a lower-middle-class family.
- Maureen Forrester

 

The black population now consists of two distinct classes-the
middle class and the poor.
- Constance Baker Motley

It is to the middle-class we must look for the safety of England.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

I had an Edinburgh, middle-class childhood and a public school education.
- Rory Bremner

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The middle class, that prisoner of the barbarian 20th century.
- Sinclair Lewis

To middle-class parents, the project team may have
seemed unfit for children,
but it was exactly what I needed.
- Willie Stargell

When the civil rights battle was won,
all the Jews and hippies and artists were middle class
white people and all the blacks were still poor.
Materially, not much changed.
- Jonathan Lethem

We might be on the brink of an apocalypse if,
instead of poor people with suicide bombs killing middle class guys,
middle-class people with suicide bombs started killing rich guys.
- Bruce Sterling

My childhood is completely...
when I look back, it was '50s in New York,
upper-middle class, it was completely idyllic and golden and wonderful -
sweet in every way.
- Peter Jurasik

I strongly support tax relief for the middle class.
- Rick Larsen

The middle class, in the white population,
encompasses a wide swath.
- Constance Baker Motley

They cannot divide us by saying that you're middle
class or you're lower class.
- H. Rap Brown

The issues that matter to me are the social safety nets for people,
health care, middle-class concerns.
We need to take care of the middle class and the poor in our country.
- Tim McGraw

If a foreign country doesn't look like a middle-class
suburb of Dallas or Detroit,
then obviously the natives must be dangerous as well as badly dressed.
- Lewis H. Lapham

I come from an everyday middle class family in India.
The film industry reached us only through our television sets and cinema halls.
- Lavrenti Lopes

Increasingly, staying in the middle class -
let alone aspiring to become middle class -
is becoming a game of chance.
- Arianna Huffington

Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime,
but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
- Cyril Connolly

The most perfect political community is one in which
the middle class is in control,
and outnumbers both of the other classes.
- Aristotle

But I don't think the Democratic Party is at eye level with the middle class.
- Charles Schumer

I didn't come from a trailer park.
I grew up middle class and my dad had money and my mom made my lunch.
I got a car when I was sixteen.
I'm proud of that.
- Kid Rock

Indeed, there are so many prejudices against everyday
middle-class values on college campuses,
and serving in the military and being pro-American
just seems to be one of them.
- Jack Kingston

It's the middle class that feels the luxury of being able to have causes.
- Orson Scott Card

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.
- Louise Bogan

Cultural dominance of middle-class norms prevail in
middle-class schools with a teacher teaching toward
those standards and with students striving to maintain those standards.
- James S. Coleman

Right now, America's middle class is struggling to meet their basic needs.
- Ruben Hinojosa

I have never experienced racism in the feminist movement,
so it concerned me to think that I was unable to see
the subject clearly because I came from white,
middle-class privilege.
- Betty Buckley

We had a certain kind of really big prestige among,
I suppose not just intellectual folk,
but a sort of nice middle class intelligent folk of a very urban nature.
- Adolph Green

Democrats don't relate to middle-class people.
- Charles Schumer

Biography can be the most middle-class of all forms,
the judgment of little people avenging themselves on the great.
- Edmund White

Lots of middle class people are running around pretending to be Cockney.
- Christopher Eccleston

One of the strengths of our nation has always been
a strong middle class who could afford their own homes
and send their children to school.
- James Sinegal

We don't have a full black community in Boston.
Our people are scattered.
There's a middle class where I live in Highland Park
but it's not like a piece of Washington or Chicago.
- Henry Hampton

I'm convinced that Sanford and Son shows middle-class
America a lot of what they need to know.
- Redd Foxx

Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future.
- Ayn Rand

Planning ahead is a measure of class.
The rich and even the middle class plan for future generations,
but the poor can plan ahead only a few weeks or days.
- Gloria Steinem

Real Democrats don't abandon the middle class.
- John F. Kerry

White middle- and upper-class men have a longer journey to go than many people.
- Holly Near

I want to buy them, because historically these have
been great engines of enrichment for the middle class,
'historically' meaning now for a good ten years.
- Jim Cramer

A strong economy depends on a strong middle class,
but George Bush has put the middle class in a hole,
and John McCain has a plan to keep digging that hole
with George Bush's shovel.
- Rahm Emanuel

A middle class is so important to a society that its
value cannot be overestimated.
- Eliot Engel

We need a positive economic agenda that invests in
the innovation and growth that will create jobs for
middle class families and ensure that America remains the world leader.
- Rick Larsen

There is no such thing as a black middle class.
- H. Rap Brown

Most middle-class whites have no idea what it feels
like to be subjected to police who are routinely suspicious,
rude, belligerent, and brutal.
- Benjamin Spock

There are three social classes in America:
upper middle class,
middle class, and lower middle class.
- Judith Martin

It's no longer an exaggeration to say that middle-class
Americans are an endangered species.
- Arianna Huffington

Moderates shouldn't be nervous about Newt because he has a vision,
he's laid it forward.
He's fundamentally leading us in the way that middle
class Americans want to go.
- Pete du Pont

We are not going back to the failed policies of the past.
We are fighting for the middle class!
- Nancy Pelosi

I'm getting a wider circle of fans now.
More women, more middle class people.
- James Ellroy

What is a normal childhood? We weren't rich,
we were pretty middle-class.
My dad survived from job to job; with him taking care of so many relatives,
he couldn't save any money.
- Charlie Sheen

When runaway inflation and bank failures struck in Germany in the 1920s,
the middle class was destroyed, which led directly
to the rise of the Nazis.
- Nick Clooney

Why is this government so insensitive to the concerns
of the middle-class people?
- Gilles Duceppe

It is the tendency of the social burdens to crush out the middle class,
and to force society into an organization of only two classes,
one at each social extreme.
- William Graham Sumner

I'm painfully middle class.
- Valerie Harper

I think the state has some serious problems.
Just look at the layoffs going on across the state,
not just in Chicago.
It affects the middle class.
It pushes people down.
- Richard M. Daley

This erosion of the middle class is happening all over the place.
The opening of a wider gap between rich and poor is
always accompanied by such a process.
- Susan George

We've always been in favor of improved wages for workers.
When you have a strong middle class,
they want to buy more stuff at Costco.
- James Sinegal

If you asked anybody in my family, they would have
very stridently proclaimed themselves middle class.
My mother and father were separated,
so he doesn't count.
- Dave Van Ronk

The president of the branch in Atlanta was a pastor of a church,
the Reverend Sam Williams, a wonderful guy.
He was middle-class and fairly militant for the time and place.
- Julian Bond

We need to make sure middle-class people are able to pay the bills.
We need to make sure that poor people don't starve.
Those are values, too.
- Charles Schumer

I will cut taxes - cut taxes - for 95 percent of all working families,
because, in an economy like this, the last thing we
should do is raise taxes on the middle class.
- Barack Obama

In economic panics throughout history,
the wiping out of the savings accounts of lower earners
and the middle class has often led to social revolution,
sometimes violent upheavals.
- Nick Clooney

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

My parents were determined to move into the middle class.
- Martin Lewis Perl

I came from Nebraska, a very middle class family with a progressive father.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

For students today, only 10 percent of children from
working-class families graduate from college by the
age of 24 as compared to 58 percent of upper-middle-class and wealthy families.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

I grew up between the two world wars and received a
rather solid general education,
the kind middle class children enjoyed in a country
whose educational system had its roots dating back
to the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.
- George Andrew Olah

Driving with one foot on the accelerator and the other
on the brake is likely to get you nowhere,
but certainly will burn out vital parts of your car.
Similarly, cutting taxes on the middle class,
but increasing them on the 'rich' is likely to result in an economic burnout.
- Terry Savage

My films play only in Bengal, and my audience is the
educated middle class in the cities and small towns.
They also play in Bombay, Madras and Delhi where there is a Bengali population.
- Satyajit Ray


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