Class Sayings and Quotes

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


Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.     

John Madden

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

Bear Bryant

There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.     

Andrew Carnegie

Class is considerate of others. It knows that good manners is nothing more than a series of petty sacrifices.     

Ann Landers

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

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

Society is composed of two great classes — those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.     

Sébastien-Roch Nicolas

The modern world belongs to the half-educated, a rather difficult class, because they do not realize how little they know.      

William R. Inge

Capitalism has always been a failure for the lower classes. It is now beginning to fail for the middle classes.     

Howard Zinn

There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher.     

Victor Hugo

Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It's the sure-footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life.     

Ann Landers

There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.     

Plato

I believe, if we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class.      

Abraham Lincoln

It is almost as difficult to keep a first class person in a fourth class job, as it is to keep a fourth class person in a first class job.      

Paul H. Dunn

Let the others have the charisma. I've got the class.      

George Bush

There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor.     

Oscar Wilde

Each class of society has its own requirements; but it may be said that every class teaches the one immediately below it; and if the highest class be ignorant, uneducated, loving display, luxuriousness, and idle, the same spirit will prevail in humbler life.      

Source Unknown

Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future.     

Ayn Rand

There is nothing to which men cling more tenaciously than the privileges of class.      

Leonard Woolf

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

Lord Acton

Class is entirely intangible, and the way it affects things isn't subject to scientific analysis, and it's not supposed to be real but it's pervasive and powerful. See; just like magic.     

Jo Walton

There’s class warfare, all right. But it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.     

Warren Buffet

I'm a working-class person, working with class.     

Karl Lagerfeld

All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.     

Benjamin Franklin

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

Orson Welles

Braininess is not attractive unless combined with some signs of elegance; class.     

Alice Munro

The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another.     

George Bancroft

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

Kurt Vonnegut

While there is a lower class, I am in it, while there is a criminal element, I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.     

Eugene V. Debs

The distinctions separating the social classes are false; in the last analysis they rest on force.     

Albert Einstein