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The Best Quotes About the Middle Class

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A list of the best middle class quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous middle class quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic middle class quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational middle class quotes from that same writer.

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    This miserable state is borne by the wretched souls of those who lived without disgrace and without praise. Dante Alighieri

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    What I always hated and detested and cursed above all things was this contentment, this healthiness and comfort, this carefully preserved optimism of the middle classes, this fat and prosperous brood of mediocrity. Hermann Hesse

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    I have to live for others and not for myself: that's middle-class morality. George Bernard Shaw

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    The prevalent fear of poverty among the educated classes is the worst moral disease from which our civilization suffers. William James

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    I simply contend that the middle-class ideal which demands that people be affectionate, respectable, honest and content, that they avoid excitements and cultivate serenity is the ideal that appeals to me, it is in short the ideal of affectionate family life, of honorable business methods. Gertrude Stein

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    A theory of the middle class: that it is not to be determined by its financial situation but rather by its relation to government. That is, one could shade down from an actual ruling or governing class to a class hopelessly out of relation to government, thinking of government as beyond its control, of itself as wholly controlled by government. Somewhere in between and In gradations is the group that has the sense that gov't exists for it, and shapes its consciousness accordingly. Lionel Trilling

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    We of the sinking middle class may sink without further struggles into the working class where we belong, and probably when we get there it will not be so dreadful as we feared, for, after all, we have nothing to lose. George Orwell

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

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