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Upper Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Upper

Please enjoy these Upper Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber,
if he has common sense on the ground floor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

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It's funny how the hippies and the punks tried to get
rid of the conservatives,
but they always seem to get the upper hand in the end.
- Bjork

Today's symphonic music is sponsored by the upper structures of society.
- Sun Ra

People who keep stiff upper lips find that it's damn hard to smile.
- Judith Guest

 

I love a lot of Colorado and upper Utah.
I think some of the most beautiful terrain is upper BC.
- Joe Lando

Since the turn of the 20th century, members of the
Jewish community in Upper East Tennessee and Southwest
Virginia have been meeting together to celebrate and worship.
- William L. Jenkins

Only that Swiss in the heart want still a king or at
least a strong Upper House of Parliament.
Swiss long themselves for less democracy and more dictatorship.
- Peter Bichsel

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People of Wealth and the so called upper class suffer the most from boredom.
- George Sanders

I did have a big following in the upper New York area.
I was at the New York State Fair a few times over the years.
I have areas that I say are my areas.
- Bobby Vinton

The underdog often starts the fight,
and occasionally the upper dog deserves to win.
- Edgar Watson Howe

At the first general meeting of this Corporation in 1820,
his Lordship presided; a circumstance,
which may well be considered an era in the history
of the Church of Upper Canada.
- John Strachan

Politically speaking, you don't necessarily give away
information that allows your enemy to get an upper hand.
But at the same time you don't keep reality from the population.
- Dwight Schultz

The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper
hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others.
- Anton Chekhov

It is true, there was no public-school system,
and the reason for it was very plain.
The wealth of the upper classes enabled them to have private tutors.
- John Sergeant Wise

This CD became something of a personal journey for me.
The tone of the whole CD is uplifting and inspirational.
It's an upper.
We have enough downers in the world.
- Roma Downey

For the good of our environment, the good of the economy,
and the good of the Nation, I strongly urge support
of the upper Mississippi locks and dams project.
- Leonard Boswell

Bach and Beethoven, all of them, they had to write
something to please the upper structure,
those with money and power.
- Sun Ra

And though hard be the task, 'Keep a stiff upper lip'.
- Phoebe Cary

Men now monopolize the upper levels...
depriving women of their rightful share of opportunities for incompetence.
- Laurence J. Peter

At present there is no distinction among the upper
ten thousand of the city.
- Nathaniel Parker Willis

Evolution is what it is.
The upper classes have always died out;
it's one of the most charming things about them.
- Germaine Greer

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

It is easy to go down into Hell; night and day,
the gates of dark Death stand wide; but to climb back again,
to retrace one's steps to the upper air -
there's the rub,
the task.
- Virgil

I would not say that George Bush doesn't care about people at all.
I think that his loyalties are to the upper class.
- Stephanie Tubbs Jones

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'm not at all fed up with British films,
but I am fed up with playing upper-class people.
- Kristin Scott Thomas

There is a sort of elation about sunlight on the upper part of a house.
- Edward Hopper

I'd been brought up on the Upper East Side in a WASP society,
which was death on crutches.
- Harry Mathews

Most of the locks and dams on the upper Mississippi
River system are over 60 years old and many are in
serious need of repair and rehabilitation.
- Ron Kind

There is more to folklore research than fieldwork.
This is why in all of my other upper-division courses
I require a term paper involving original research.
- Alan Dundes

The Upper Bohemia people wore tuxedos in an art gallery,
and Lower Bohemia was all of us.
- David Amram

My mother's background was Scottish.
She came from an old family, some of whom lived in
upper New York State and some of whom had come over from Scotland.
- Alan Hovhaness

I'd like to see an arrested growth of development.
You can't stop it, but it's important we do something
about the developers having the upper hand.
- John Murray

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

Towards sunset we had cleared down to the level of the 12th step,
which was sufficient to expose a large part of the
upper portion of a plastered and sealed doorway.
- Howard Carter

We met with the poet Frank O'Hara, who was a link between Upper and Lower Bohemia,
and who worked at the Museum of Modern Art,
where we had hoped to do the readings.
- David Amram

And so I was very grateful that I didn't do the British stiff upper lip,
but I went straight to a therapist.
And she was wonderful and helpful, and I went for about two years.
- Lynn Redgrave

(Groom), take (Bride)'s hand and place your hand over hers.
Now, remember this moment and cherish it...
because this will be the last time you ever have the upper hand.
- Anonymous

I was born in Paris in 1950.
I had a strict upper-class Catholic education but I
never really fitted in the system and revolted against it quite early.
- Francois Gautier

The nearest we have to a Henry James or an Edith Wharton
of the East Coast's Wasp upper classes.
- Charlotte Curtis

I slept just floating in the middle of the flight deck,
the upper deck of the space shuttle.
- Sally Ride

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

Almost 70 percent of U.S.
ag exports travel the upper Mississippi River and the
Illinois waterway system.
- Jerry Costello

I'd go dance at talent shows, and because I was young
I had the upper hand on a lot of other crews.
People thought it was cute.
I used that to my advantage.
- Jermaine Dupri

The decisive moment in the defeat of upper class,
capital-S, Society may have come when,
in newspapers all over the nation, what used to be
call the Society page was replaced by the Style section.
- Joseph Epstein

Look, there is a sort of old view about class which
is a very simplistic view that we have got the working class,
the middle class and the upper class,
I think it is more complicated than that.
- Ed Miliband

Everybody gets everything handed to them.
The rich inherit it.
I don't mean just inheritance of money.
I mean what people take for granted among the middle and upper classes,
which is nepotism, the old-boy network.
- Toni Morrison

I repeatedly have to correct this belief.
In a sense, magnitude involves steps of 10 because
every increase of one magnitude represents a tenfold
amplification of the ground motion.
But there is no 'scale of 10' in the sense of an upper limit.
- Charles Francis Richter

The Legislature of Lower Canada, consisting chiefly of Roman Catholics,
could hardly be expected to support a church which
they were taught to consider heretical,
and in Upper Canada the scanty means at the disposal of the Government,
precluded all hope.
- John Strachan

Many of the master chefs in the South,
both the upper South as well as the deep South,
were blacks and many of those people came here to Washington,
D.C., and opened up establishments.
Very, very few of them have survived.
But they certainly were very prominent.
- Ed Smith

Half the time I feel like I'm appealing to the downer freaks out there.
We start to play one downer record after another until
I begin to get down myself.
Give me something from 1960 or something;
let me get up again.
The music of today is for downer freaks,
and I'm an upper.
- Wolfman Jack

Fully 57 percent of American college students are women.
Life insurance companies sell more policies to women than to men.
As women continue to draw on experience and education,
they're accelerating their numbers in upper management,
too.
- Suzanne Fields

The next thing I am doing is moving back home to Minnesota
and getting involved in politics.
I'm looking at a run for Senate in 2008,
but in the meantime I am focused on knitting together
the progressive network in the upper Midwest.
- Al Franken

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

As founder and co-chair of the upper Mississippi River
Congressional task force,
I have long sought to preserve the river's health and
historical multiple uses,
including as a natural waterway and a home to wildlife,
for the benefit of future generations of Americans.
- Ron Kind

Germany can generally only pay if the Corridor and
Upper Silesia will be handed back to Germany from Polish possession,
and if besides somewhere on the earth colonial territory
will be made available to Germany.
- Hjalmar Schacht

Why has the Democratic Party become so arrogantly detached
from ordinary Americans? Though they claim to speak
for the poor and dispossessed,
Democrats have increasingly become the party of an
upper-middle-class professional elite,
top-heavy with journalists, academics and lawyers.
- Camille Paglia

If anything, taxes for the lower and middle class and
maybe even the upper middle class should even probably be cut further.
But I think that people at the high end -
people like myself -
should be paying a lot more in taxes.
We have it better than we've ever had it.
- Warren Buffett

While the wealthiest families completely benefit from
the tax cuts targeted towards the upper brackets,
middle-income families were hit with the unwelcome
surprise of higher taxes on tax day.
- Tim Bishop

Well, I mean, we are developing the other parts,
and we can't give quite all our attention to the upper part,
but soon the lower parts will be developed,
and the upper part and the lower part will become partners,
that will be wonderful.
- Ninette de Valois

But Buddy was an upper.
He was happy.
He loved music, and he was really happy.
I don't know...
I don't believe in reincarnation at all,
but if all that stuff is true, then he might have been on his last time around.
- Waylon Jennings

I'm a little top heavy, so I have to pay attention to that area.
I think it was from my years of swimming in school
when I was a kid and it just overdeveloped my upper body.
In fact, when I started modeling, my back was so developed,
I could not fit into any dresses.
- Rebecca Romijn

I wanted to look at the upper-middle-class scene since the war,
and in particular my generation's part in it.
We had spent our early years as privileged members of a privileged class.
How were we faring in the Age of the Common Man? How ought we to be faring?
- Simon Raven

Development in this county is always going to be an issue.
Until development and zoning are handled on a regional basis,
rather than each municipality left to its own devices,
we will suffer from developers having the upper hand
in suits and in front of zoning boards.
- John Murray

These ivy league students are in the upper echelon
of the college boards and had great opportunity in
front of them regardless of where they go to college.
Its in their very nature and it is something they expect.
- Michael N. Castle

That's what my mother did.
And my father was the first person she'd met who treated her kindly.
She was terrified of men, and she married a very meek,
kind, dear man.
And she had the upper hand.
She ruled the roost.
- Lynn Johnston

Every fact is related on one side to sensation,
and, on the other, to morals.
The game of thought is, on the appearance
of one of these two sides,
to find the other: given the upper, to find the under side.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Now, I do think when we move into 2012 and '13 when,
presumably, the economy is on firmer ground,
I would allow the tax rates for upper-income individuals
to revert back to where they were before the cuts in the 1990s.
I think at that point it makes perfect sense.
- Mark Zandi

The several tribes of Indians inhabiting the regions of the Upper Missouri,
and of whom I spoke in my last Letter,
are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped,
and most beautifully costumed of any on the Continent.
- George Catlin

The Clinton tax increase - which was an increase in
taxes primarily on upper-income people -
not only made the tax code more nearly progressive,
it preceded one of the most productive economic periods in American life.
- Barney Frank

I love my accent, I thought it was useful in Gone In
60 Seconds because the standard villain is upper class or Cockney.
My Northern accent would be an odd clash opposite Nic Cage.
- Christopher Eccleston


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