Quotes of Classification

“ Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and that all classifications are oppressive. ”

- Roland Barthes

“ By the definition accepted in the United States, any person with even a small amount of Logically, it would be exactly as justifiable to say that any person with even a small amount of white blood is white. Why do they say one rather than the other? Because the former classification suits the convenience of those making the classification… ”

- S. I. Hayakawa

“ Modernity is a qualitative, not a chronological, category. ”

- Theodor W. Adorno

“ Class, race, sexuality, gender and all other categories by which we categorize and dismiss each other need to be excavated from the inside. ”

- Dorothy Allison

“ Everyone else is just as bad. I think if you gave that same grading to corporate America, you'd see all the Fs also. ”

- Bruce Schneier

“ Miscellaneous is always the largest category. ”

- Joel Rosenberg

“ I turned on the television and saw 'category 5,'. ”

- Lucy Lawless

“ The left and right are not religious categories. They're often not even value categories. ”

- Jim Wallis

“ The court has now carved out a new category of expression that can be excluded from the First Amendment. ”

- Robin Gross

“ Do not ghettoize society by putting people into legal categories of gender, race, ethnicity, language, or other such characteristics. ”

- Preston Manning

“ In sex we have the source of man's true connection with the cosmos and of his servile dependence. The categories of sex, male and female, are cosmic categories, not merely anthropological categories. ”

- Nicolai A. Berdyaev

“ Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ Science is the systematic classification of experience. ”

- George Henry Lewes

“ The Constitution is both color blind and color conscious. To avoid conflict with the equal protection clause, a classification that denies a benefit, causes harm, or imposes a burden must not be based on race. In that sense the Constitution is color blind. ”

- John Minor Wisdom

“ Yet with all the attraction that it has, our youth cannot long remain without feeling the narrowness of simply a classification of the world. Life is not a thing of knowing only - nay, mere knowledge has properly no place at all save as it becomes the handmaiden of feeling and emotion. ”

- Learned Hand
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