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"Obama is a man of first-class intellect and first-class temperament. But his character remains highly suspect." - Charles Krauthammer

"Chan Ho had a great career and was the exemplification of class, dignity and character." - Tommy Lasorda

"Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself." - Bear Bryant

"Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself." - Paul Bryant

"Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses and avoids." - Aristotle

"I fit into the quirky, character class type of actor." - Debra Wilson

"In China, we intend to acquire advanced technology, science and management skills to serve our socialist production. And these things as such have no class character." - Deng Xiaoping

"There are only two classes - first class and no class." - David O Selznick

"There are only two kinds of class: First class and no class." - David O Selznick

"There are three social classes in America: upper middle class, middle class, and lower middle class." - Judith Martin

"In acting class, teachers talk about how the 'givens' of a situation help define a character." - Hill Harper

"Dialogue is character and character is plot." - George V

"Attitude produces character, and character produces hope." - Mark Burnett

"The United States is a special case, and for me, very interesting. It's studied carefully and we know a lot about it. One of the most striking features of the elections is the class-based character of the vote. Now, class is not discussed or even measured in the United States. In fact, the word is almost obscene, except for the term "middle class." And you can't get exact class data; the census doesn't even give class data. But you can sort of see the significance of it just from income figures." - Noam Chomsky

"A victim to certain obscure forms of gout, he was in character neither stupid, nor inhuman, but he suffered from the usual drawbacks of his class, - too much money, and too few ideas." - Mary Augusta Ward

"All that we want to do away with is the miserable character of this appropriation, under which the labourer lives merely to increase capital, and allowed to live only so far as the interest to the ruling class requires it." - Karl Marx

"It is common to distinguish necessaries, comforts, and luxuries; the first class including all things required to meet wants which must be satisfied, while the latter consist of things that meet wants of a less urgent character." - Alfred Marshall

"All that we want to do away with is the miserable character of this appropriation, under which the labourer lives merely to increase capital , and allowed to live only so far as the interest to the ruling class requires it." - Karl Marx

"First class in life has nothing to do with the clothes you wear, the car you drive or the house you live in. First class is and always will be about the content of your character, the quality of your ideas and the kindness in your heart." - Cory Booker

"I admire President Obama's class and measure." - Hart Bochner

"Middle class jobs prevent crime and violence." - Michael Moore

"I think improv training really orients you to character development, more than taking a Strasberg class or Meisner class. Not only is it about developing character really quickly, but it's also about being a good partner in the scene." - Michael Shannon

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

"There's class warfare, all right, but it's my class, the rich class, that's making war, and we"re winning." - Warren Buffett

"There's class warfare, all right, but it's my class, the rich class, that's making war, and we're winning." - Warren Buffett

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

"Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids." - Aristotle

"The upper class desire to remain so, the middle class wish to overthrow the upper class, and the lower class want a classless system." - George Orwell

"The Metropolitan Police Service is still, despite what people think, a working-class organisation and as such rejects totally the notion of an officer class. That is why every newly minted constable, regardless of their educational background, has to spend a two-year probationary period as an ordinary plod on the streets. This is because nothing builds character like being abused, spat at and vomited by members of the public." - Ben Aaronovitch

"Adversity builds character and character takes you places money can't." - Ti

"Character is destiny and character is important to American campaigns." - Mark Shields

"Urban development initiatives must match the aspirations of the middle class and the neo middle class." - Narendra Modi

"The ruling class is and will continue to be the class of decision makers." - Jean-Francois Lyotard

"Think first class about everyone around you, and you'll receive first-class results in return." - David J. Schwartz

"The ruling class is and will continue to be the class of decision makers" - Jean-Francois Lyotard

"In life there exist two classes: first class and no class." - Hugh Leonard

"My motto has always been: Only first class business and that in a first class way" - David Ogilvy

"The ruling class is and will continue to be the class of decision makers." - Jeanfrancois Lyotard

"Making my class laugh and getting in trouble. I was the class clown." - R L Stine

"Sometimes in my class I have people come in and do monologues inspired by people they know and I always find that to be useful to do specifics about somebody and then you're actually doing a character and not doing some random old lady or something." - Amy Poehler

"Sometimes I'll watch a movie, and it's got some big star in it playing a working-class person, and the character is in a grocery store, and you can kind of tell, from just watching the scene, that this actor doesn't do their own shopping. So you have to have some sense of reality." - Winona Ryder

"Crime seems to change character when it crosses a bridge or a tunnel. In the city, crime is taken as emblematic of class and race. In the suburbs though, it's intimate and psychological, a mystery resist to generalization, a mystery of the individual soul." - Barbara Ehrenreich

"Crime seems to change character when it crosses a bridge or a tunnel. In the city, crime is taken as emblematic of class and race. In the suburbs, though, it's intimate and psychological - resistant to generalization, a mystery of the individual soul." - Barbara Ehrenreich

"I find myself feeling like Oscar in 'Sweat' just by virtue of cleaning the tables, wiping the bar down and picking up everybody's glasses - and not making eye contact, because that's the character. These are working-class, blue-collar people. These are the people I grew up with. It gets under your skin." - Carlo Alban

"It's funny because I never studied, I never took a class. So everything I do is very innate and organic; I don't really have words for it. It is a communion with spirit. I don't get in my own way and allow the character to do what it's going to do." - Kimberly Elise

"But, you will say, we destroy the most hallowed of relations, when we replace home education by social.... The Communists have not invented the intervention of society in education; they do but seek to alter the character of that intervention, and to rescue education from the influence of the ruling class." - Karl Marx

"I think the ultimate challenge is to have some kind of style and grace, even though you haven't got money, or standing in society, or formal education. I had a very middle, lower-middle class sort of upbringing, but I identify with people who've had, at some point in their lives to struggle to survive. It adds another color to your character." - Madonna Ciccone

"It is notable how little empathy is cultivated or valued in our society. I put this down to our traditional racism and obsessive sectarianism. Even so, one would think that we would be encouraged to project ourselves into the character of someone of a different race or class, if only to be able to control him. But no effort is made." - Gore Vidal

"The black middle-class in America is a prosperous community that is now larger in absolute terms than the black underclass. Does its existence not suggest that economic adversity is the result of failures of individual character rather than the lingering after-effects of racial discrimination and a slave system that ceased to exist well over a century ago?" - David Horowitz

"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." - Sean Bean

"Acting has always been a way for me to express the emotions I had buried. If I hadn't acted, I would have gone insane. In my acting class, I could let out my real tears and everyone thought it was the character. But no, it was me." - Tony Leung Chiuwai

"What fiction offers us is an intimacy shorn of the messy contingencies of human existence - gender, race, class or age. Those moments of transcendence when we exclaim 'You know exactly what I mean!' depend for much of their force on the anonymous character of the intimacy between writer and reader." - Will Self

"In a novel, I think you have a contract with the reader to make the character representative - of a moment in history, a social class... for instance, I wanted to make the boy in 'A Boy's Own Story' more like other gay men of my generation in their youth and not like me." - Edmund White

"I grew up in a working class neighborhood in Sweden, which, during my teens, gentrified and is now completely middle class and even upper middle class." - Joel Kinnaman

"Inequality has the natural and necessary effect, under the present circumstances, of materializing our upper class, vulgarizing our middle class, and brutalizing our lower class." - Matthew Arnold

"In class society everyone lives as a member of a particular class, and every kind of thinking, without exception, is stamped with the brand of class." - Mao Zedong

"In class society everyone lives as a member of a particular class, and every kind of thinking, without exception, is stamped with the brand of a class." - Mao Tse-Tung

"I was a class clown. My father was a class clown. My son has been a class clown, and it sort of ran in the family." - Robert Klein

"[They were] quiet intelligent surreptitious beavering-away snobs, as most cultured middle-class people are, unless there is some positive quality of character or education' to stop them." - Iris Murdoch

"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

"Race and class are the easiest divisions. It's very stupid" - Lynda Barry

"Andreotti had style and class; Berlusconi does not" - Paolo Sorrentino

"I got cat class and I got cat style" - Brian Setzer

"Health is survival. But survival with style and class." - Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz

"Schools should be integrated by race and by class." - Nikki Giovanni

"I was encouraged to read aloud in class and vocalize." - Bob Edwards

"like a kid kicked out of class. humiliated and free." - Janet Fitch

"Race and class are the easiest divisions. It's very stupid." - Lynda Barry

"I grew up sort of middle class, safe and suburban." - Colum Mccann

"Alcohol decimated the working class and so many people." - Martin Scorsese

"And understand: class differences will not save you." - H Rap Brown

"The working class must control the factories and the country" - Alan Woods

"There is a huge antipathy in England between the north and the south, the working class and the owning class." - Bill Vaughan

"There is a huge antipathy in England between the north and the south, the working class and the owning class." - Martin C. Smith

"Korea can't become a 'first-class' nation unless regulation and 'a sense of power' disappear. The nation's politics is the fourth-class, bureaucratic are the third-class, and business is the second-class." - Lee Kunhee

"In movement class, you had to lie on the floor and get your alignment in to pass the class" - Beth Henley

"They knew bullshit, and they knew about the ruling class; dying for a ruling class cause was almost always bullshit." - William Kittredge

"Chinais a world class if not the world class property bubble, primarily high-rise buildings, offices and condos." - James Chanos

"I grew up in the suburbs, a calm suburb, without tension, with working-class and middle-class people mixed together." - Jr

"I took a public speaking class in college and managed to make the class laugh a little bit." - Kevin James

"In movement class, you had to lie on the floor and get your alignment in to pass the class." - Beth Henley

"I took a Fear of Flying class, and I always missed the class, because I was always flying." - Sara Blakely

"Look, there is a sort of old view about class which is a very simplistic view that we have got the working class, the middle class and the upper class, I think it is more complicated than that." - Ed Miliband

"Wisdom, character, and consciousness conquer everything." - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"Freedom and independence form my character." - Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

"Freedom and independence is my character." - Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

"Goering was a contradictory [and] complex ... character." - Richard Overy

"An absolutely different and distinctive character." - George Edmund Street

"I think every time you take a female character, a black character, a Hispanic character, a gay character, and make that the point of the character, you are minimalizing the character," - Len Wein

"You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." - Abraham Lincoln

"I think everybody should act! I would encourage everybody to do one thing, join a theater class or something. It's so good to take a character that you think is wildly different from who you are, and to try to relate to that person and become that person is very helpful. It's hard to articulate what you learn, but you can feel the effect of these characters that you play and take with you." - Ryan Gosling

"We destroy the most hallowed of relations, when we replace home education by social.And your education! Is not that also social, and determined by the social conditions under which you educate, by the intervention, direct or indirect, of society, by means of schools, etc.? The Communists have not invented the intervention of society in education; they do but seek to alter the character of that intervention, and to rescue education from the influence of the ruling class." - Walter Ciszek

"The teachers of small children are paid more than they were, but still far less than the importance of their work deserves, and they are still regarded by the unenlightened majority as insignificant compared to those who impart information to older children and adolescents, a class of pupils which, in the nature of things, is vastly more able to protect its own individuality from the character of the teacher." - Dorothy Canfield Fisher

"Aria: I went to Hollis. Because I was looking for...you know. Her. She was teaching an art class, so I ran inside, grabbed a paintbrush, and painted a scarlet A across her chest. You know, like that woman in The Scarlet Letter? It was awesome. She didn't know what hit her. And then I said, 'Now everyone will know what you've done'. Ella: Do you realize that Hester Prynne is supposed to be a sympathetic character?" - Sara Shepard

"In a movie, a book, or a play, a character doesn't live in a vacuum. She is subject to pressures from the world outside of her, just like we are in life. These pressures and circumstances shape character. Who your parents are determines your genetic make up: your skin color, your sex, your height, weight. Where you are raised does affect your worldview either positively or negatively, your accent. Your economic class affects where you go to school, what you eat, where you sleep." - James Franco

"Suffering produces Character, and Character produces Hope, and Hope does not disappoint us" - Jeremy Lin

"I stress character, character, character." - Maurice Sendak

"Human character evermore publishes itself. The most fugitive deed and word, the intimated purpose, express character." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Look for players with character and ability. But remember, character comes first." - Joe Gibbs

"Take care of your kid's character, and everything will follow after that. Character is everything" - Dennis Prager

"Dollars have never been known to produced character, and character will never be produced by money." - Will Keith Kellogg

"I love my snaggle fangs. They give me character and character is sexy." - Kirsten Dunst

"Don't write about a character. Become that character, and then write your story." - Ethan Canin

"Leadership consists of character and strategy. If you can't have both, opt for character." - Norman Schwarzkopf

"Sometimes you become a character, and sometimes the character becomes you." - William Zabka

"Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character." - George Santayana

"Thoughts become actions, actions become habits, habits become our character, and our character becomes our destiny." - James Hunter

"To play a character is to inhabit the world and the life of that character." - Kelli Ohara

"There should be a class on drugs. There should be a class on sex education-a real sex education class-not just pictures and diaphragms and 'un-logical' terms and things like that.....there should be a class on scams, there should be a class on religious cults, there should be a class on police brutality, there should be a class on apartheid, there should be a class on racism in America, there should be a class on why people are hungry, but there are not, there are classes on gym, physical education, let's learn volleyball." - Tupac Shakur

"There is a working class - strong and happy - among both rich and poor: there is an idle class - weak, wicked, and miserable - among both rich and poor." - John Ruskin

"The Mexican people are increasingly middle class, and Mexico has substantially become a middle-class society. This is true despite the significant poverty, and the class and geographic inequality that have deep historical roots." - Alan Bersin

"I love to learn; I really do. We'd study something in class, and I'd take it outside of class and become, like, obsessive and just research everything." - Marykate Olsen

"I'm always represented as a bit of a class warrior - a bit Down With Men and Down With Middle-Class People. Whereas I'm actually very fond of men and am middle-class. I even went to boarding school in Perthshire." - Denise Mina

"An intelligent class can scarce ever be, as a class, vicious, and never, as a class, indolent. The excited mental activity operates as a counterpoise to the stimulus of sense and appetite." - Edward Everett Hale

"I know no class of my fellowmen, however just, enlightened, and humane, which can be wisely and safely trusted absolutely with the liberties of any other class." - Frederick Douglass

"Civilization means food and literature all round. Beefsteaks and fiction magazines for all. First-class proteins for the body, fourth-class love-stories for the spirit." - Aldous Huxley

"Poets and painters are outside the class system, or rather they constitute a special class of their own, like the circus people and the Gypsies." - Gerald Brenan

"My students - all adults - bring a lot of writing skill to the first class, and they and I get better as the class progresses." - James Thayer

"Poets and painters are outside the class system, or rather they constitute a special class of their own, like the circus people and the gipsies." - Gerald Brenan

"You know, without China there is no Wal-Mart and without Wal-Mart there is no middle class and lower class prosperity in the United States." - Arthur Laffer

"My freshman year, I ran for student class president and lost. The next year, I ran for student class vice president, and I won." - Tyra Banks

"Prior to 1940, the affluent and the middle class began to converge, but after 1979, the economic gap between the middle class and affluent widened significantly." - William Julius Wilson

"An intelligent, class can scarce ever be, as a class, vicious; never, as a class, indolent. The excited mental activity operates as a counterpoise to the stimulus of sense and appetite." - Edward Everett

"The conclusion you can draw from these characteristics is that you have an uneven development of class activity and an uneven development of class consciousness in the working class." - Ernest Mandel

"Wes Clark put forward a middle class tax plan, but it only helps a quarter of middle class families, none without minor children at home, .. And mine helps 98 percent of the middle class." - Joe Lieberman

"I take ballet class as often as possible - up to 5 times a week - and try to go to the gym on the days that I don't take class. I also do a floor barre/Pilates mat class almost everyday." - Amanda Schull

"The middle class is so funny, it's the class I know best, and it's the class where you find the most pretension, so that's what makes the middle classes so funny." - J K Rowling

"I was in an acting class taught by Eric Morris, and Jack Nicholson was in the class. He wrote the script for 'Head', so all of us in the class got little tiny parts in the movie." - Teri Garr

"I was not from a middle-class family at all. I did not have middle-class possessions and what have you. But I had middle-class parents who gave me what was needed to survive in society." - Sugar Ray Leonard

"Character calls forth character." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Middle-class Pakistani cultural life is what I've seen, what I know - they're not all screaming faceless mullahs. It's disturbing that in American films, the character on the other side is not even named." - Mira Nair

"Drugs and drinking affect every family I know, country and city, middle-class and poor." - Bonnie Jo Campbell

"Who wouldn't fancy Brian Epstein? He was tall and handsome and had money and class." - Cilla Black

"I'm interested in character and dialogue and exchange of ideas." - Alexander Mccall Smith

"Besides P.E., geography was my best class in high school. I was in this gifted class when I was younger, and it was wicked!" - Steve Nash

"I feel that 'man-hating' is an honourable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them." - Robin Morgan

"Low class men desire wealth;middle class men both wealth and respect; but the noble, honour only; hence honour is the noble man's true wealth." - Chanakya

"If I had to choose between baseball's Hall of Fame and first class citizenship for all of my people. I would say first-class citizenship." - Jackie Robinson

"Now Peter said by exceeding great and precious promises you become partakers of the divine class. All right, are we gods? We are a class of gods!" - Kenneth Copeland

"You cannot trust the interests of any class entirely to another class; and you cannot trust the interests of any sex to another sex." - David Lloyd George

"My roots, my background and the way I act is working class, but it would be hypsocritical to say I'm anything else than middle class now." - John Prescott

"War is rich old men protecting their property by sending middle class and lower class young men off to die. It always has been." - George Carlin

"The more a ruling class is able to assimilate the most prominent men of a ruled class, the more solid and dangerous its rule." - Karl Marx

"Social class means a hell of a lot and upper class people - no matter how well [Franklin ] Roosevelt did - it was stylish to hate him." - Kurt Vonnegut

"I admire people who have and show "class." Coach Pat Riley has class! I can only hope other people say the same about me." - Bradford Winters

"If we were second class citizens we'd be driving old Cadillacs and living good. If we were first class we'd be driving a Rolls Royce." - Muhammad Ali

"What I do believe absolutely is that in the middle of a recession, the American middle class and working class needs a tax relief." - Bernie Sanders

"Conservatism, being an upper-class characteristic, is decorous; and conversely, innovation, being a lower-class phenomenon, is vulgar. ...Innovation is bad form." - Thorstein Veblen

"Class never tries to build itself up by tearing others down. Class is already up and need not strive to look better by making others look worse." - Ann Landers

"Cultural dominance of middle-class norms prevail in middle-class schools with a teacher teaching toward those standards and with students striving to maintain those standards." - James S Coleman



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