To be good, according to the vulgar standard of goodness, is obviously quite easy. It merely requires a certain amount of sordid terror, a certain lack of imaginative thought, and a certain low passion for middle-class respectability. - Oscar Wilde
I'm not going to raise taxes on middle-class Americans to pay for the programs I've recommended. - Bill Clinton
This is biblical ethics. It has little to do with the middle-class ethics of avoiding a few things which are supposed to be wrong and doing a few things which are supposed to be right. Biblical ethics means standing in ultimate decisions for or against God. - Paul Tillich
We will lower the tax burden on middle-class Americans by asking the very wealthy to pay their fair share. Middle-class taxpayers will have a choice between a children's tax credit or a significant reduction in the income tax rate.
To middle-class Americans who have paid a great deal for the last 12 years and from whom I ask a contribution tonight, I will say again... you're not going at it alone anymore - you're certainly not going first, and you're not going to pay more for less as you have too often in the past.
I realized that all my life, my values were based upon typical middle-class American values: hard work, doing good, living well, owning things, following the rules & being the best I can be... but God clearly says, "those are not MY values. I value justice, mercy & humility. - John Green
Most middle-class whites have no idea what it feels like to be subjected to police who are routinely suspicious, rude, belligerent, and brutal. - Benjamin Spock
Poetry's not a thing of pretty round phrases or noisy invocations. It's life itself, with the tang of the raw world in it - not a sweetmeat for middle-class women in parlours. - John Buchan Huntingtower
(A middle-class child's) parents didn't just give him money. They passed down habits, knowledge, and cognitive traits. - David Brooks