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The ruling class is smarter than you,
by Al Lewis

The ruling class is smarter than you,
and they're more creative.
And if you forget that lesson, you go down the drain.
Because if they weren't, they wouldn't be around as
long as they have been and as strong as they have been.
- Al Lewis

What motivated me? My mother.
My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman,
struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.
- Al Lewis

But find something that you absolutely love doing.
And then get to love the way you do it.
That's the uniqueness of all of us.
That's it.
- Al Lewis

Every Friday I used to have about fifty,
sixty kids who would wait for me on Sunset Boulevard
and I'd take them all to dinner.
All runaways.
- Al Lewis

 

The struggle goes on.
The victory is in the struggle, for me.
And I accepted that a long time ago.
- Al Lewis

I have an old brain but a terrific memory.
- Al Lewis

I know who I am.
I don't have to brag.
I know what I contributed.
I know what I did.
You think you can do it better? Hey,
go right ahead.
The stage is yours.
- Al Lewis

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I'm more important to me than any body you can mention.
Do you know that?
- Al Lewis

There's more to anybody.
Just because you haven't noticed it,
that's your problem,
that's not mine.
- Al Lewis

America gets the politicians they deserve.
That's it.
And you keep struggling.
- Al Lewis

Oscar Wilde said the rich and the poor are equal -
they can both sleep under the bridge.
Right? Do they have a right? You're damn right they have a right!
- Al Lewis

I'm for everyone having the opportunity to accept a $150,000 bribe.
- Al Lewis

I probably worked every single entertainment medium,
including some that don't exist.
I worked the circus, carnival, I had my own medicine show,
I worked 18 years of radio.
- Al Lewis

I went to all the Love-Ins.
I took my kids.
I enjoyed myself.
- Al Lewis

I've been in the struggle over seventy years -
it doesn't bother me I may not win.
- Al Lewis

As long as you gave it your best shot,
even if in the opinion of others "you failed,"
you didn't fail.
- Al Lewis

Understood what the struggle was about.
My mother.
Couldn't read or write, but she had more sense than
many a graduate from Harvard.
- Al Lewis

I was an organizer in the Food, Agricultural and Tobacco
Workers Union down in North Carolina.
- Al Lewis

I think people need housing.
And there's empty buildings, I think people should live in there.
If you want to call them squatters, trespassers,
hey, I call Wall Street thieves!
- Al Lewis

I prefer that for my own satisfaction over radio,
there's no audience.
TV, there's no audience.
I need the response of the audience,
even if it's a silent response.
- Al Lewis

My secret for success? I don't know what the hell success means.
- Al Lewis

The United States, per capita, at a certain period in its history,
had the most junkies of any country ever in the world -
right after the Civil War.
The most brutal war, the greatest amount of casualties that America's ever had.
- Al Lewis

Instead of a weak and vacillating Government,
a single, purposeful, energetic personality is ruling today.
- Hjalmar Schacht

If people would know how little brain is ruling the world,
they would die of fear.
- Ivo Andric

If you don't look like the ruling class,
bring your inhaler.
- Esai Morales

To know your ruling passion, examine your castles in the air.
- Richard Whately

I don't think at my age...
you can start ruling people out in politics.
- Kenneth Clarke

At the moment we have a ruling class that has one law
and the people the other.
- Imran Khan

There isn't much discussion of ruling class in America even in Boston,
probably one of the most class-conscious cities in the country?
- Iris Chang

Ruling elders are declared to be the representatives of the people.
- Charles Hodge

As a rule, all heroism is due to a lack of reflection,
and thus it is necessary to maintain a mass of imbeciles.
If they once understand themselves the ruling men will be lost.
- Ernest Renan

The ruling in the Paula Jones case is so silly.
- Vincent Bugliosi

I am not yet ready to be Tsar.
I know nothing of the business of ruling.
- Nicholas II

I'm saying that the moral climate within the ruling
class in this country is not that different from the
moral climate within the ruling class of Hitler's Germany.
- David Clennon

The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept
a majority of the people from ever questioning the
inequity of a system where most people drudge along,
paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
- Gore Vidal

What do I do when we're not taping? Sit in a dark room
and refine my plans for someday ruling Earth from a blimp.
And chess.
- Ryan Stiles

One hardly saves a world without ruling it.
- Emile M. Cioran

The former ruling class kept the community of actors
in ignorance by means of various lies.
- Bela Lugosi

But in view of the constitution, in the eye of the law,
there is in this country no superior,
dominant, ruling class of citizens.
There is no caste here.
- John Marshall Harlan

It has been shown that, in contrast to everything which
classical national economy has hitherto taught,
not the producer but the consumer is the ruling factor in economic life.
- Hjalmar Schacht

The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class.
- Karl Marx

Women have been called queens for a long time,
but the kingdom given them isn't worth ruling.
- Louisa May Alcott

Journalists belong in the gutter because that is where
the ruling classes throw their guilty secrets.
- Gerald Priestland

Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution.
The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains.
They have a world to win.
Workingmen of all countries, unite!
- Karl Marx

The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas,
i.e., the class which is the ruling material force of society,
is at the same time its ruling intellectual force.
- Karl Marx

Religion is the belief in an ever-living God,
that is, in a Divine Mind and Will ruling the Universe
and holding moral relations with mankind.
- James Martineau

When mankind first saw the necessity of government,
it is probable that many had conceived the desire of ruling.
- Thomas Clarkson

The ruling passion, be it what it will.
The ruling passion conquers reason still.
- Alexander Pope

I strongly support European sanctions against Mugabe and his ruling clique.
We must do all in our power to help the people of Zimbabwe
achieve their freedom and prosperity once again.
- Peter Hain

The ruling classes today nourish the conviction that
national hatreds and rivalries are inevitable.
- Charles E. Trevelyan

I loved doing My Favorite Year, which was great fun,
and The Ruling Class, which I made with all my chums.
- Peter O'Toole

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

Jews are not part of a European ruling class imposed on helpless natives,
but are caught up in a tragedy in which two peoples
are struggling for the same piece of land.
- Jack Schwartz

I don't think that anybody should be ruling in or ruling
out anything while we are conducting diplomacy.
- Douglas Feith

A monopoly on the means of communication may define
a ruling elite more precisely than the celebrated Marxian
formula of monopoly in the means of production.
- Robert Anton Wilson

The Syrians are trying to say that the Lebanese are
not capable of ruling themselves.
- Walid Jumblatt

After having won a scepter, few are so generous as
to disdain the pleasures of ruling.
- Pierre Corneille

Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class.
- Al Capone

Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.
- Plato

In fact, because of this deep desire for peace,
the ruling class leaders of this land,
from 1945 on, stepped up the hysteria and propaganda
to drive into American minds the false notion that
danger threatened them from the East.
- Paul Robeson

There is a lack of critical assessment of the past.
But you have to understand that the current ruling
elite is actually the old ruling elite.
So they are incapable of a self-critical approach to the past.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

Singling out political opponents for working against
the ruling party is precisely the tactic of every tyrannical
government from Red China to Venezuela.
The first step in the process is creating unfounded
public suspicion of political opponents,
followed by arresting and jailing any who continue
speaking against the regime.
- John Carter

But the system of prices ruling the market not only
transmits information in the light of which economic
agents can mutually adjust their actions,
it also provides them with an incentive to exercise
economy in terms of money.
- Michael Polanyi

It is our happiness to live under the government of
a PRINCE who is satisfied with ruling according to law;
as every other good prince will -
We enjoy under his administration all the liberty that
is proper and expedient for us.
- Jonathan Mayhew

I foresee the Chinese ruling the world.
What are you going to do to stop it? No president of
the United States will ever have enough power to stop
the Chinese when they want to take over the world.
- Evel Knievel

I am appreciative of the Bush administration's commitment
to fair trade by looking at the facts in this case
and ruling affirmatively for the implementation of
quotas in this specific category.
- Howard Coble

The privilege of ruling would be in the hands of the skilled and the learned,
with a wide scope left for profitable crooked deals carried on by the Jews,
who would be attracted by the enormous extension of
the international speculations of the national banks.
- Mikhail Bakunin

The ruling idea of the politician - stated rather bluntly -
is that those who are opposed to him exist for the
purpose of being made to serve his ends,
if he can get power enough in his hands to force these ends upon them.
- Auberon Herbert

The law is an adroit mixture of customs that are beneficial to society,
and could be followed even if no law existed,
and others that are of advantage to a ruling minority,
but harmful to the masses of men, and can be enforced on them only by terror.
- Peter Kropotkin

Despite its enormous power and wealth,
China's ruling elite remains absolutely petrified that
the free flow of information will undermine its political legitimacy,
particularly among China's younger generation.
- Tom Lantos

FDR created today's 30 percent coalition.
Obama wants to finish the job by turning it into a
permanent ruling majority.
There's nothing new about the Obama Narrative.
It is the FDR Narrative on steroids.
It is intended to lead to greater statism and political gain.
- Arthur C. Brooks


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