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Today’s Quotes: On the Sinking Middle-Class

“We of the sinking middle-class may sink without further struggles into the working class where we belong, and probably when we get there it will not be so dreadful as we feared, for, after all, we [will then] have nothing to lose.”
— George Orwell

“In a boat at sea one of the men began to bore a hole in the bottom of the boat. On remonstration by the other sailors, he answered, ‘I am only boring under my own seat.’ ‘Yes,’ said his companions, ‘but when the sea rushes in we shall all be drowned with you.'”
— The Talmud

“We did not all come over on the same ship, but we are all in the same boat.”
— Bernard Baruch

“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.”
— John Donne, ‘Meditation 17’ from “Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions” (1624).

“When they took the Fourth Amendment, I was silent because I dont deal drugs. When they took the Sixth Amendment, I kept quiet because I know Im innocent. When they took the Second Amendment, I said nothing because I dont own a gun. Now theyve come for the First Amendment, and I cant say anything at all.”
— Tim Freeman