Quotes of the Day for 26 November 2001 – Classes
It was on this day in the 1917 that the Bolshevik government banned all class privileges in the Russian Republic. They made rather a mess of it, but as today's quotes show, nobody is particularly comfortable with the idea that different classes should be treated differently.
Each class preaches the importance of those virtues it need not exercise. The rich harp on the value of thrift, the idle grow eloquent over the dignity of labor.
- Oscar Wilde
Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future.
- Ayn Rand
There are only two classes in good society in England: the equestrian classes and the neurotic classes.
- George Bernard Shaw, 1856 - 1950
Evolution is what it is. The upper classes have always died out; it's one of the most charming things about them.
- Germaine Greer
Society is composed of two great classes - those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.
- Sébastien-Roch Nicholas de Chamfort, 1741 - 1794
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