Social Class Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old social class quotes, social class sayings, and social class proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

We, who were reduced to eating on the sidewalk , were suddenly elevated in status by this man's misery. We were the aristocrats and he the beggar. It flattered us. We were superbly above him and the comedy gave us a delusion of high self-respect. In a while, the magnanimity of the rich would complete the picture. We would feed our scraps to the poor. John Howard Griffin
Someday, the capitalist system will disappear in the United States, because no social class system has been eternal. One day, class societies will disappear. Fidel Castro
I was in that part of the class that made the top half possible. Zig Ziglar
Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future. Ayn Rand
There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else. Andrew Carnegie
When I ascended from the depths of the working class to the middle class, the higher I got, the more dishonesty I found. Steven Berkoff
I asked a man in prison once how he happened to be there and he said he had stolen a pair of shoes. I told him if he had stolen a railroad he would be a United States senator. Mary Harris Jones
The distinctions separating the social classes are false; in the last analysis they rest on force. Albert Einstein
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
All history has been a history of class struggles between dominated classes at various stages of social development. Friedrich Engels
For their holidays: the rich go see the world; the poor go see their parents. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
What good is social class and status? Truthfulness is measured within. Pride in one's status is like poison - holding it in your hand and eating it, you shall die. Sri Guru Granth Sahib
The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern: every class is unfit to govern. John Dalberg-Acton
No matter how irrelevant social class now is, even the most eager egalitarian must be quietly proud that the posh English rose is still an industry standard for peerlessly sophisticated beauty. Kate Reardon
He understood the code of his social class enough to affect an air of indifference about life. H.W. Brands
No government can help the destinies of people who insist in putting sectional and class consciousness ahead of general weal. Franklin D. Roosevelt
As long as there are entrenched social and political distinctions between sexes, races, or classes, there will be forms of science whose main function is to rationalize and legitimize these distinctions Elizabeth Fee
The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes. Aristotle
The disposition to admire, and almost to worship, the rich and the powerful, and to despise, or, at least, to neglect persons of poor and mean condition is the great and most universal cause of the corruption of our moral sentiments. Adam Smith