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All the world over, I will back the masses against the classes.
~ William E. Gladstone - [Class]

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Between richer and poorer classes in a free country a mutually respecting antagonism is much healthier than pity on the one hand and dependence on the other, as is, perhaps, the next best thing to fraternal feeling.
~ Charles Horton Cooley - [Class]

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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.
~ Friedrich Engels - [Class]

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Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
~ Mark Twain - [Civilization]

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Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.
~ Arnold Toynbee - [Civilization]

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Civilization is not by any means an easy thing to attain to. There are only two ways by which man can reach it. One is by being cultured, the other by being corrupt.
~ Oscar Wilde - [Civilization]

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Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.
~ Arnold Toynbee - [Civilization]

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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.
~ Roland Barthes - [Class]

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If experience has established any one thing in this world, it has established this: that it is well for any great class and description of men in society to be able to say for itself what it wants, and not to have other classes, the so-called educated and intelligent classes, acting for it as its proctors, and supposed to understand its wants and to provide for them. A class of men may often itself not either fully understand its wants, or adequately express them; but it has a nearer interest and a more sure diligence in the matter than any of its proctors, and therefore a better chance of success.
~ Matthew Arnold - [Class]

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If Germany, thanks to Hitler and his successors, were to enslave the European nations and destroy most of the treasures of their past, future historians would certainly pronounce that she had civilized Europe.
~ Simone Weil - [Civilization]

 

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