We deny your internationalism, because it is a luxury which only the upper classes can afford.— Benito Mussolini
Almighty Upper Class quotations
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.
Our inequality materializes our upper class, vulgarizes our middle class, brutalizes our lower class.
The whole famous Reign of Terror [of the 1790s] in fifteen months guillotined 2,596 aristos. The Versaillists [the anti-Communards of 1871] executed 20,000 before their firing squads in one week. Do these figures represent the comparative efficiency of guillotine and modern rifle or the comparative cruelty of upper and lower class mobs?
We have a new joke on the reservation: 'What is cultural deprivation?' Answer: 'Being an upper-middle class white kid living in a split-level suburban home with a color TV.'
I've no desire to hang around with a bunch of upper-class delinquents, do twenty minutes' work and then spend the rest of the day loafing about in Paris drinking gallons of champagne and having dozens of moist, pink, highly experienced French peasant girls galloping up and down my - hang on.
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.
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.
The flaw in the pluralist heaven is that the heavenly chorus sings with a strong upper-class accent.
I've got a fierce passion for politics but I can't stand the smarmy, hypocritical upper-middle-class dictator nation that prevails and has always prevailed in this country. I'm up for petrol bombers, mate, and fighting in the streets.
I think the working-class part of me comes out.
Sometimes the people who have the loudest mouths are upper-class, upper-middle-class. The quietest are often working-class people, people who are broke. There is a fear of losing whatever it is that you have. I come from that background.
The upper class desire to remain so, the middle class wish to overthrow the upper class, and the lower class want a classless system.
Sometimes I have better relationships with my barber then with people who are into cinema from an upper class.
I was almost impeached for getting cars off sidewalks which car owning upper classes had illegally appropriated for parking.
In the United States, the working class are Democrats.
The middle class are Republicans. The upper class are Communists.
What is economics? A science invented by the upper class in order to acquire the fruits of the labor of the underclass
The great Way is easy, yet people prefer the side paths.
Be aware when things are out of balance. Stay centered within the Tao. When rich speculators prosper While farmers lose their land; when government officials spend money on weapons instead of cures; when the upper class is extravagant and irresponsible while the poor have nowhere to turn- all this is robbery and chaos. It is not in keeping with the Tao.
Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future.
To me, women's lib was mainly a white, upper-middle class affair of little use to a reservation Indian woman.
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.
You have the upper class Negroes who are the modern day Uncle Toms or the 20th century Uncle Toms. They don't wear a handkerchief anymore. They wear top hats. They're called Doctor, they're called - Reverend, but they're still - they play the same role today that Uncle Tom played on the plantation.
I came from an upper-middle class home, which is always a hard cross for a country singer to bear.
While some multimillionaires started in poverty, most did not.
A study of the origins of 303 textile, railroad and steel executives of the 1870s showed that 90 percent came from middle- or upper-class families. The Horatio Alger stories of "rags to riches" were true for a few men, but mostly a myth, and a useful myth for control.
Private ownership of land is the nether mill-stone.
Material progress is the upper mill-stone. Between them, with an increasing pressure, the working classes are being ground.
People of Wealth and the so called upper class suffer the most from boredom.
Abstraction and luxury are the guard dogs of the upper class.
Generosity toward the lower classes historically has never been an important part of upper-class awareness.
Evolution is what it is. The upper classes have always died out; it's one of the most charming things about them.
I'm not at all fed up with British films, but I am fed up with playing upper-class people.
Morality for the upper classes, the gallows for the rabbles.
The English never smash in a face. They merely refrain from asking it to dinner.
I would suggest that a feminism which does not also seek to alter the exploitation of poorer women is not feminism at all, but is simply a variant form of upper-class politics and self-privileging.
There are three social classes in America: upper middle class, middle class, and lower middle class.
My greatest inspiration has to be a Thai lady called Kru Nam, 40, she is from an upper middle class family and degree educated who has chosen to dedicated her life to rescuing children. I met her just after she rescued 27 children, since then she has continued to rescue more children without money, influence and making connections.
When well-qualified, upper middle-class blacks or Latinos or Asians move to predominantly white neighborhoods, there's what's called the tipping point. That tipping point is generally 15 percent; at 15 percent you begin to see white flight.