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We can’t have special interests sitting shotgun….

 
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We can’t have special interests sitting shotgun. We gotta have middle class families up in front. We don’t mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.– Quote by Barack Obama

There is only one class in the…

 
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There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor. The poor can think of nothing else.– Quote by Oscar Wilde

Independence? That’s middle class blasphemy. We are…

 
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Independence? That’s middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.– Quote by George Bernard Shaw

There is no distinctly American criminal class…

 
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There is no distinctly American criminal class – except Congress.– Quote by Mark Twain

It could probably be shown by facts…

 
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It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native criminal class except Congress.– Quote by Mark Twain

Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into…

 
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Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories; those that don’t work, those that break down and those that get lost.– Quote by Russell Baker

So I have the classic amateur’s technique;…

 
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So I have the classic amateur’s technique; I know some very tricky bits and I have large gaping holes.– Quote by Bill Bruford

The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes….

 
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The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes.– Quote by Henry Ward Beecher

I like to listen to classical music……

 
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I like to listen to classical music… I like mainline jazz.– Quote by Herb Alpert

We do not discuss the anatomical, physiological,…

 
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We do not discuss the anatomical, physiological, and mental characteristics of man considered as an individual; but we are interested in the diversity of these traits in groups of men found in different geographical areas and in different social classes.– Quote by Franz Boas

Objects can be classified scientifically into three…

 
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Objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories: those that don’t work, those that break down and those that get lost.– Quote by Russell Baker

If anything, taxes for the lower and…

 
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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.– Quote by Warren Buffett

One might well say that mankind is…

 
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One might well say that mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests.– Quote by Max Beerbohm

Much of what Tea Party candidates claimed…

 
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Much of what Tea Party candidates claimed about the world and the global economy during the 2010 elections would have earned their adherents a well-deserved F in any freshman economics (or earth science) class.– Quote by Eric Alterman

The president of the branch in Atlanta…

 
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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.– Quote by Julian Bond

People have given me classified information, but…

 
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People have given me classified information, but always with the disclaimer ‘This can never end up in a book.’ And it never does.– Quote by David Baldacci

In Europe and Australia, there is something…

 
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In Europe and Australia, there is something called the Tall Poppy Syndrome: People like to cut the tall poppies. They don’t want you to succeed, and they cut you down – especially people from your own social class.– Quote by Mark Burnett

The Communist regime didn’t consider this to…

 
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The Communist regime didn’t consider this to be a shining moment in history and assigned no heroism to it. They classified it as merely an accident.– Quote by Kathryn Bigelow

I am deeply devoted to the 27,000…

 
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I am deeply devoted to the 27,000 songs I can take anywhere on my iPod Classic as well as the exquisitely engineered MacBook Air on which I typed this column.– Quote by Eric Alterman

Politicians as a class are dangerous, that…

 
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Politicians as a class are dangerous, that people who are seeking power over us are not, by definition, our friends.– Quote by James Bovard

Magnetism, as you recall from physics class,…

 
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Magnetism, as you recall from physics class, is a powerful force that causes certain items to be attracted to refrigerators.– Quote by Dave Barry

In science, read, by preference, the newest…

 
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In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern.– Quote by Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

I like leaping around on stage as…

 
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I like leaping around on stage as long as it’s done with class. None of this jumping up in the air and doing the splits.– Quote by Ritchie Blackmore

I’m a classical type of guy. Whatever’s…

 
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I’m a classical type of guy. Whatever’s out at that point in time, I like it. I just put my own twist on it, and we go from there.– Quote by Carmelo Anthony

Then there are actors my age like…

 
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Then there are actors my age like Ethan Hawke, he’s in ‘Moby Dick,’ I love his work. I’ve been lucky. Alfred Molina, he has real class.– Quote by Billy Boyd

If I had had me for a…

 
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If I had had me for a student I would have thrown me out of class immediately.– Quote by Lynda Barry

The way to connect with voters on…

 
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The way to connect with voters on the plan is to simply give the facts. Fifty per cent of taxpayers pay 97 per cent of the taxes. By most people’s standards, that’s already fair. The President is playing the class warfare card because he knows that a lot of people may never hear that particular fact. But it’s a fact.– Quote by Herman Cain

I’m not good enough, technically, to be…

 
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I’m not good enough, technically, to be a classic musician. I lack discipline.– Quote by Ritchie Blackmore

I have always admired the work of…

 
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I have always admired the work of Phil Farmer and was glad for the chance to work with him. Readers today may be too young to remember his classics like The Lovers.– Quote by Piers Anthony

My upbringing was very straightforward suburban working…

 
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My upbringing was very straightforward suburban working class upbringing.– Quote by Billy Bragg

I am the the type to have…

 
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I am the the type to have a personal experience with a celebrity, but I’m too classy to bring that up.– Quote by Todd Barry

I fell into playwriting accidentally, took some…

 
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I fell into playwriting accidentally, took some classes in it, and also took creative writing classes, but I really didn’t expect it to be a career because I didn’t believe there was a way to make money as a playwright without being lucky and I didn’t feel particularly lucky.– Quote by Orson Scott Card

I took a Fear of Flying class,…

 
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I took a Fear of Flying class, and I always missed the class, because I was always flying.– Quote by Sara Blakely

The most perfect political community is one…

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

When I was growing up, I always…

 
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When I was growing up, I always knew I’d be in the top of my class in math, and that gave me a lot of self-confidence.– Quote by Sergey Brin

I still the love classic period, but…

 
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I still the love classic period, but also the baroque period, and even 17th-Century music such as the music of Monteverdi. He’s one of the greatest opera composers. He was the one who really started the opera.– Quote by Cecilia Bartoli

It’s the middle class that feels the…

 
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It’s the middle class that feels the luxury of being able to have causes.– Quote by Orson Scott Card

We started seven years ago and finally…

 
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We started seven years ago and finally released our first vintage in March. It’s an ’07 vintage from Walla Walla, which is my old hometown. It also happens to be a world-class wine region that’s just exploding on the scene right now.– Quote by Drew Bledsoe

No human being is innocent, but there…

 
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No human being is innocent, but there is a class of innocent human actions called Games.– Quote by W. H. Auden

My mother had been a country and…

 
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My mother had been a country and western singer but when she moved out to Hollywood found it very difficult to get work so when I was born they put me into dance classes and singing classes as soon as I could walk actually.– Quote by Morgan Brittany

I kind of lost interest in the…

 
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I kind of lost interest in the classical dance. I was very much interested in the modern choreography.– Quote by Mikhail Baryshnikov

If they wish to alleviate the sufferings…

 
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If they wish to alleviate the sufferings of the exploited classes, let them live up to their pretensions, let them abandon the academy and go out there and work politically and economically and in a humanitarian spirit.– Quote by Harold Bloom

In a world of prayer, we are…

 
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In a world of prayer, we are all equal in the sense that each of us is a unique person, with a unique perspective on the world, a member of a class of one.– Quote by W. H. Auden

There is no such thing as a…

 
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There is no such thing as a black middle class.– Quote by H. Rap Brown

I just signed to do my next…

 
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I just signed to do my next book with Ecco Press, a new primer or encyclopedia. This will be my take on what classic Italian cooking is.– Quote by Mario Batali

Although it is a fantasy film, it’s…

 
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Although it is a fantasy film, it’s as real as it can be. You have to imagine that an audience will buy their ticket to a cinema and get on a first-class flight and journey to Middle Earth.– Quote by Orlando Bloom

This ought to be a season for…

 
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This ought to be a season for cooperation in terms of pushing our economy forward, job creation, steadying the middle class, and laying the groundwork for a better future. And that’s what we want to work on with Republicans and Democrats.– Quote by David Axelrod

There’s no such thing as second class…

 
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There’s no such thing as second class citizenship. That’s like telling me you can be a little bit pregnant.– Quote by H. Rap Brown

Sharpe is my favorite role of all…

 
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Sharpe is my favorite role of all that I’ve played. He’s a very complex character. He knows that he’s a good soldier, but he will always have to fight the prejudice of aristocratic officers because of his rough working-class upbringing. On the battlefield, he’s full of confidence – but off it, he is unsure, a bit shy and ill at ease.– Quote by Sean Bean

I used to be a classic workaholic,…

 
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I used to be a classic workaholic, and after seeing how little work and career really mean when you reach the end of your life, I put a new emphasis on things I believe count more. These things include: family, friends, being part of a community, and appreciating the little joys of the average day.– Quote by Mitch Albom

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