Throughout recorded time there have been three kinds of people in the world, the High, the Middle, and the Low. They have been subdivided in many ways, they have borne countless different names, and their relative numbers, as well as their attitude towards one another, have varied from age to age: but the essential structure of society has never altered. Even after enormous upheavals and seemingly irrevocable changes, the same pattern has always reasserted itself, just as a gyroscope will always return to equilibrium, however far it is pushed one way or the other. The aims of these three groups are entirely irreconcilable.
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submitted by anon123, May 4, 2014
George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (in-universe, The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism, by Emmanuel Goldstein)
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