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Definition of Bourgeois

Bourgeois

  1. A size of type between long primer and brevier. See Type.
  2. A man of middle rank in society; one of the shopkeeping class.
  3. Characteristic of the middle class, as in France.

Bourgeois Quotations

In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality.
Karl Marx

The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire.
Hermann Hesse

Most of the time, feelings just seem to get in the way. They're a luxury for the idle, a bourgeois concept. Feelings are overrated.
Nick Cave

In a higher phase of communist society... only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be fully left behind and society inscribe on its banners: from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.
Karl Marx

The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois.
Gustave Flaubert
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Bourgeois Translations

bourgeois in Dutch is burgerlijk
bourgeois in French is roturier
bourgeois in Latin is civis
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