A Quote by Raphie on good will, being different, and class

Good Will had it easy. Try being different and from the right side of the tracks.

Raphie Frank

Contributed by: Raphie

A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on poverty, education, college, and class

When it is difficult for millions to make even the two ends meet, when millions are dying of starvation, it is monstrous to think of giving our relatives a costly education. Expansion of the mind will come from hard experience, not necessarily in the college or in the schoolroom....  The golden rule to apply in all such cases is resolutely to refuse to have what millions cannot. THis ability to refuse will not descend upon us all of a sudden. The first thing is to cultivate the mental attitude that we will not have possessions or facilities denied to millions, and the next immediate thing is to rearrange our lives as fast as possible in accordance with our mentality.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Source: The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas (Vintage Spiritual Classics), Pages: 204-5

Contributed by: jess

A Quote by Michael Jackson, 1940 on africa, success, community, class, politicians, sierra leone, and west africa

"In Africa," S. B. once remarked, "if you do well, people close to you will hate you."

Michael Jackson

Source: In Sierra Leone, Pages: 97

Contributed by: jess

A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on ethics, class, wealth, money, pretension, and out of reach

Gatsby turned to me rigidly:
"I can't say anything in his house, old sport."
"She's got an indiscreet voice," I remarked. "It's full of——" I hesitated.
"Her voice is full of money," he said suddenly.
That was it. I'd never understood before. It was full of money—that was the inexhaustible charm that rose and fell in it, the jingle of it, the cymbals' song of it... high in a white palace the king's daughter, the golden girl...

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

Source: The Great Gatsby, Pages: 93–94

Contributed by: giygas

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