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We class schools into four grades: leading school,
by Evelyn Waugh

We class schools into four grades: leading school,
first-rate school, good school and school.
- Evelyn Waugh

Other nations use 'force'; we Britons alone use 'Might'.
- Evelyn Waugh

I think to be oversensitive about cliches is like being
oversensitive about table manners.
- Evelyn Waugh

News is what a chap who doesn't care much about anything wants to read.
And it's only news until he's read it.
After that it's dead.
- Evelyn Waugh

 

Your actions, and your action alone,
determines your worth.
- Evelyn Waugh

One forgets words as one forgets names.
One's vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die.
- Evelyn Waugh

You never find an Englishman among the under-dogs except in England,
of course.
- Evelyn Waugh

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I put the words down and push them a bit.
- Evelyn Waugh

Instead of this absurd division into sexes they ought
to class people as static and dynamic.
- Evelyn Waugh

Manners are especially the need of the plain.
The pretty can get away with anything.
- Evelyn Waugh

My unhealthy affection for my second daughter has waned.
Now I despise all my seven children equally.
- Evelyn Waugh

If we can't stamp out literature in the country,
we can at least stop its being brought in from outside.
- Evelyn Waugh

It is a curious thing...
that every creed promises a paradise which will be
absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste.
- Evelyn Waugh

What is youth except a man or woman before it is ready or fit to be seen?
- Evelyn Waugh

Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
- Evelyn Waugh

We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us,
but for ours to amuse them.
- Evelyn Waugh

Perhaps host and guest is really the happiest relation for father and son.
- Evelyn Waugh

Pray always for all the learned, the oblique,
the delicate.
Let them not be quite forgotten at the throne of God
when the simple come into their kingdom.
- Evelyn Waugh

Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts:
to construct and to refrain from destruction.
- Evelyn Waugh

He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation
that passes for wisdom among the rich.
- Evelyn Waugh

There are no poetic ideas; only poetic utterances.
- Evelyn Waugh

In the dying world I come from, quotation is a national vice.
- Evelyn Waugh

The truth is that Oxford is simply a very beautiful
city in which it is convenient to segregate a certain
number of the young of the nation while they are growing up.
- Evelyn Waugh

Don't hold your parents up to contempt.
After all, you are their son, and it is just possible
that you may take after them.
- Evelyn Waugh

The human mind is inspired enough when it comes to inventing horrors;
it is when it tries to invent a Heaven that it shows itself cloddish.
- Evelyn Waugh

When we argue for our limitations, we get to keep them.
- Evelyn Waugh

There is a species of person called a 'Modern Churchman'
who draws the full salary of a beneficed clergyman
and need not commit himself to any religious belief.
- Evelyn Waugh

All this fuss about sleeping together.
For physical pleasure I'd sooner go to my dentist any day.
- Evelyn Waugh

Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
- Evelyn Waugh

Money is only useful when you get rid of it.
It is like the odd card in "Old Maid";
the player who is finally left with it has lost.
- Evelyn Waugh

I haven't been to sleep for over a year.
That's why I go to bed early.
One needs more rest if one doesn't sleep.
- Evelyn Waugh

We schoolmasters must temper discretion with deceit.
- Evelyn Waugh

Not everyone grows to be old, but everyone has been younger than he is now.
- Evelyn Waugh

Professional reviewers read so many bad books in the
course of duty that they get an unhealthy craving for arresting phrases.
- Evelyn Waugh

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Instead of being presented with stereotypes
by age, sex, color, class, or religion,
children must have the opportunity
to learn that within each range,
some people are loathsome and some are delightful.
- Margaret Mead

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide
which particular representatives of the oppressing
class are to represent and repress them.
- Karl Marx

In America there are two classes of travel -
first class,
and with children.
- Robert Benchley

The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.
- Orson Welles

To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number,
to the specialist of an enlightened matter,
to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need.
- Charles Eames

As I've said many times, the single most oppressed
class in America right now is the teenager.
- Joe Bob Briggs

Smartness runs in my family.
When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was
in my class for five years.
- Gracie Allen

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover
that your high school class is running the country.
- Kurt Vonnegut

If you travel first class, you think first class and
you are more likely to play first class.
- Ray Floyd

Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country
is no fit to rule another country must admit that one
class is not fit to rule another class.
- B. R. Ambedkar

If he's first class, I'm traveling steerage.
- the movie Libeled Lady (1936)

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern:
every class is unfit to govern.
- Lord Acton

I came from Nebraska, a very middle class family with a progressive father.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

There isn't much discussion of ruling class in America even in Boston,
probably one of the most class-conscious cities in the country?
- Iris Chang

The thought of' the inferiority of the Negro is drilled
into him in almost every class he enters and in almost every book he studies.
- Carter G. Woodson

The history of all countries shows that the working
class exclusively by its own effort is able to develop
only trade-union consciousness.
- Vladimir Lenin

Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class.
- Al Capone

We come from a tough, working class background,
so we're very tight.
- Tony Scott

My upbringing was very straightforward suburban working class upbringing.
- Billy Bragg

Initially, it was about kids at the bottom rung of the social ladder,
due to their looks and their class background.
But they're also outsiders in terms of their peer group.
- Jim McKay

The proletarian woman fights hand in hand with the
man of her class against capitalist society.
- Clara Zetkin

If you don't look like the ruling class,
bring your inhaler.
- Esai Morales

My mother should have been Jewish.
She could have taught a class on how to induce guilt.
- Lorna Luft

It's no longer an exaggeration to say that middle-class
Americans are an endangered species.
- Arianna Huffington

I come from an everyday middle class family in India.
The film industry reached us only through our television sets and cinema halls.
- Lavrenti Lopes

You have a class of investors and you have a class of speculators.
The speculators historically haven't been big enough
to cause the investors to doubt the long-term vision of stock.
- Jim Cramer

What is a normal childhood? We weren't rich,
we were pretty middle-class.
My dad survived from job to job; with him taking care of so many relatives,
he couldn't save any money.
- Charlie Sheen

We must not discriminate between things.
Where things are concerned there are no class distinctions.
We must pick out what is good for us where we can find it.
- Pablo Picasso

You're doing it to make the character as specific as possible,
so that it's a specific individual that you're talking about,
not that whole class of people.
- Joel Coen

We're seeing quite a lot of people who really would
like a return to class-based politics.
- Patricia Hewitt

The people of Florida in 2002 voted and approved class
size limits in Florida to make sure that the State
pays for smaller class sizes and not local districts.
- Kendrick Meek

A liberal education...
frees a man from the prison-house of his class,
race, time, place, background, family and even his nation.
- Robert M. Hutchins

Through my music teaching and my not absolutely irregular attendance at church,
I became acquainted with the best class of colored people in Jacksonville.
- James Weldon Johnson

For five years I've felt like the best prostitute in a high-class whorehouse.
But all the other girls get paid more than I do.
- Dennis Rodman

You have to be taught to be second class;
you're not born that way.
- Lena Horne

There is no such thing as a black middle class.
- H. Rap Brown


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