Privilege Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Privilege

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Human rights are not a privilege granted by the few, they are a liberty entitled to all, and human rights, by definition, include the rights of all humans, those in the dawn of life, the dusk of life, or the shadows of life.
~By Kay Granger ~


Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.
~By Peter Drucker ~


Indeed, we are privileged to have been afforded the opportunity to study Nature and to follow our own thoughts and inspirations in a time of relative tranquillity and in a land with a generous and forward-looking government.
~By Sidney Altman ~


I love to look at The Graduate, or Lawrence of Arabia, or things I had nothing to do with. But you could not get me to go back and watch movies that it was a privilege just to be around them when they were being made.
~By Jeffrey Katzenberg ~


My feeling about him is that the America that we have today, the freedoms we enjoy and the privileges we have, are really the reflection of Abe Lincoln's convictions, his vision, and his toughness.
~By Gregory Peck ~


Everyone has a responsibility towards this larger family of man, but especially if you're privileged, that increases your responsibility.
~By Susan Sarandon ~


Our greatest privilege and responsibility as leaders of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs is to provide our veterans with a system that cares for their wounds and ensures that they have an opportunity to succeed.
~By Steve Buyer ~


After all these years I had the privilege of naming my private part, cause we have nicknames. So I named my private part pride... it's not much but at least I have my pride.
~By Jay London ~


I believed in studying just because I knew education was a privilege. It was the discipline of study, to get into the habit of doing something that you don't want to do.
~By Wynton Marsalis ~


I want to set up orphanages for underprivileged and abused children.
~By Lindsay Lohan ~


Another example of the educational inequality is the current debate over publicly financed school vouchers which will provide educational opportunities to a privileged handful, but deprive public schools of desperately needed resources.
~By Bobby Scott ~


That said, I should also add that I learned a great deal from being allowed in these privileged circles and am grateful for the opportunity to have worked closely with some of the most powerful and successful people in the business including Steven Spielberg and Ted Turner.
~By Douglas Wood ~


However, when the privilege depends solely on the broad, undifferentiated claim of public interest in the confidentiality of such conversations, a confrontation with other values arises.
~By Warren E. Burger ~


It is our duty and our privilege to keep America moving forward.
~By Bill Frist ~


First of all it's usually women who run these higher primate sanctuaries, rarely men. They are white. They come from privileged backgrounds. They are educated.
~By Russell Banks ~


Let us realize that: the privilege to work is a gift, the power to work is a blessing, the love of work is success!
~By David O. McKay ~


It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to want little.
~By Diogenes ~


I mean, you know, I get a tremendous positive charge every day just from knowing these kids and who they are. I mean, Larry, my 12-year-old son is my hero in life. Could there be a greater privilege than that? I mean, I can't imagine anything that would be more exciting.
~By Jim Lampley ~


It is a great privilege for any man to become a member of the Senate.
~By Lionel K. Murphy ~


Common sense, in so far as it exists, is all for the bourgeoisie. Nonsense is the privilege of the aristocracy. The worries of the world are for the common people.
~By George Jean Nathan ~


The problem and privilege we all have is being alive in this century and able to read this language. It makes any list meaningless except the list of an illiterate.
~By John Sladek ~


People didn't always see a person with a disability who had to use a ramp or elevator as people who have been given unnecessary privileges. But I run into that often now. People are saying, 'Why do we have to go to great expense for these people?'
~By Major Owens ~


It is admitted by everybody that rights and privileges enjoyed by the Roman Catholic minority in Manitoba down to 1890, were taken away by legislation of 1890.
~By Charles Tupper ~


And if we don't have a test, what we may end up doing is going back to what this country has done before. We could use social class and we still do, but in the 50s, it was, do you have the right last name and are your parents in privileged positions?
~By Robert Sternberg ~


During the first 10 years of my life, while my parents were married, I enjoyed a privileged upbringing. After their divorce, my life was difficult.
~By Bianca Jagger ~


Only very slowly and late have men come to realize that unless freedom is universal it is only extended privilege.
~By John Edward Christopher Hill ~


We were thrilled and we were privileged to be part of a revolution, because make no mistake about it, Ted Turner changed the world with CNN.
~By Christiane Amanpour ~


I've been very lucky in my long life. On three continents, in diverse cultures, through happy moments, not-so-happy moments, and moments as marvelous as this one, I've had the privilege of working with the cinema's greatest masters.
~By Dino De Laurentiis ~


I had this rare privilege of being able to pursue in my adult life, what had been my childhood dream.
~By Andrew Wiles ~


For the last 12 years, I've felt really privileged to be living such a normal life. It's so a part of who I am.
~By Kate Bush ~


We work hard on the show. We really believe in the show. It's an enormous privilege to work on a show that has the power to touch people's lives in such a positive way. The fan mail and the e-mail certainly reflect that.
~By Roma Downey ~


There's no question that California, in the last three or four years, has been privileged to add disproportionately to the economic growth of America, and to contribute to its technological productivity.
~By Gray Davis ~


Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.
~By Charles Lamb ~


Melancholy has ceased to be an individual phenomenon, an exception. It has become the class privilege of the wage earner, a mass state of mind that finds its cause wherever life is governed by production quotas.
~By Gunther Grass ~


If I don't feel like writing today or for a few days, I don't. And I don't think about it. It is not an obligation-it is the greatest privilege.
~By Jonathan Carroll ~


It is a rare privilege to watch the birth, growth, and first feeble struggles of a living mind; this privilege is mine.
~By Anne Sullivan Macy ~


The poet enjoys the incomparable privilege of being able to be himself and others, as he wishes.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


There were loads of plays which were very popular before and after the war, where everybody wore a dinner jacket in the third act and it was in a house that you wished you'd owned with people that you wish you knew. It was life seen through a very privileged way.
~By Timothy West ~


To be able to live and work in the United States is a privilege.
~By David Geffen ~


This business is about working. It's really not about glamour. For me, the most glamorous thing about it is to b able to get on stage and perform my music for people. That's the privilege. And that's what all the work leads up to, and that's why it's worth it to me.
~By Debbie Gibson ~


Well, if I used the privilege of self-incrimination at that time, I must have felt that perhaps there might be something that might incriminate me in answering.
~By Ethel Rosenberg ~


I'll remind you all, however, that for government, existence is a privilege, not a right.
~By L. Neil Smith ~


I'm always conscious of the fact that I am part of a profession that is 80% permanently unemployed. So, to be working in any sense is to be privileged.
~By Derek Jacobi ~


Liberty is not merely a privilege to be conferred; it is a habit to be acquired.
~By David Lloyd George ~


The privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject, but man only.
~By Thomas Hobbes ~


AIDS occupies such a large part in our awareness because of what it has been taken to represent. It seems the very model of all the catastrophes privileged populations feel await them.
~By Susan Sontag ~


I suppose I have had more advantages and privileges than most of you, who are slaves have ever known, and I believe more than many white people have enjoyed, for which I desire to bless God, and pray that he may bless those who have given them to me.
~By Jupiter Hammon ~


And everything stopped quite rapidly because I knew that nobody in Europe was able to go to space. It was the privilege of being either American or Russian.
~By Philippe Perrin ~


I came from such a simple origin, without any great privilege, and I would say I also wanted to make a mark. It wasn't until I was about 15 that I appeared in a race.
~By Roger Bannister ~


I have therefore concluded to apply for the privilege of becoming a Cadet at West Point.
~By George Stoneman ~


They call me corrupt, frivolous. I am not at all privileged. Maybe the only privileged thing is my face. And corrupt? God! I would not look like this if I am corrupt. Some ugliness would settle down on my system.
~By Imelda Marcos ~


The government of the United States is a device for maintaining in perpetuity the rights of the people, with the ultimate extinction of all privileged classes.
~By Calvin Coolidge ~


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.
~By Mikhail Bakunin ~


There's no question that we need tougher drunk-driving laws for repeat offenders. We need to take a lesson from European countries where driving isn't a right but a privilege.
~By Jesse Ventura ~


It is strange. I see all the privileges and greatness of the future. It already looks grand, beautiful. Tell them I went lovingly, trustfully, peacefully.
~By Thomas Starr King ~


The word knight, which originally meant boy or servant, was particularly applied to a young man after he was admitted to the privilege of bearing arms.
~By Thomas Bulfinch ~


The green revolution has an entirely different meaning to most people in the affluent nations of the privileged world than to those in the developing nations of the forgotten world.
~By Norman Borlaug ~


It is the privilege of genius that life never grows common place, as it does for the rest of us.
~By James Russell Lowell ~


I oppose any attempt to grant homosexual unions the same legal privileges that civil government affords to traditional marriage and family life.
~By Todd Akin ~


Privilege is the greatest enemy of right.
~By Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach ~


When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.
~By Thomas Paine ~


It is the privilege of those who fear love to murder those who do not fear it!
~By May Sarton ~


I therefore set to work, and after two and a half years of not inconsiderable labour I now have the privilege and the satisfaction of accompanying the early volumes of the series with this preface.
~By James Loeb ~


On the show, we are not trying to get people to eat their vegetables; we are not trying to get people to become Democrats. We are basically trying to encourage people to get involved with public life so that politics isn't left to the wealthy and privileged.
~By Martin Sheen ~


A privilege may not be a right, but, under the constitution of the country, I do not gather that any broad distinction is drawn between the rights and the privileges that were enjoyed and that were taken away.
~By Charles Tupper ~


We will not support returning Fannie and Freddie to the role they played before conservatorship, where they fought to take market share from private competitors while enjoying the privilege of government support.
~By Timothy Geithner ~


The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too. Help, you women of privilege, give her the ballot to fight with.
~By Rose Schneiderman ~


But the privileges that one has enjoyed and exploited can sometimes turn against you: nobody thinks of you as a director, you are always an actress.
~By Sophie Marceau ~


Everything, everything, everything! I want to know everything. I want the privilege of being a crone.
~By Susan Powter ~


Admittedly great though these reasons be, they are not the principal grounds, that is, those which may rightfully claim for themselves the privilege of the highest admiration.
~By Giovanni Pico della Mirandola ~


I wanted to look at the upper-middle-class scene since the war, and in particular my generation's part in it. We had spent our early years as privileged members of a privileged class. How were we faring in the Age of the Common Man? How ought we to be faring?
~By Simon Raven ~


I privilege the music over the lyrics.
~By Duncan Sheik ~


No other country on earth could have provided such tremendous opportunities and we should never take the privilege of our citizenship for granted.
~By Jane D. Hull ~


It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country 16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket. A lot has happened since then.
~By Antonio Banderas ~


Honesty has come to mean the privilege of insulting you to your face without expecting redress.
~By Judith Martin ~


I love filmmaking, and I love the process. And I would rather do nothing else. It's a privilege to be able to paint such big pictures, so to speak.
~By Bryan Singer ~


We want a world where life is preserved, and the quality of life is enriched for everybody, not only for the privileged.
~By Isabel Allende ~


People in positions of power and privilege have a duty to perform at a higher level. If not them, then who?
~By Kathleen Parker ~


Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, Thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought is great and swift and free.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


The emergence of Pakistan, a decade ago, was an act of protest against the existence of privilege in the social order of the subcontinent of India.
~By Aly Khan ~


Freedoms, like privileges, prevail or are imperiled together You cannot harm or strive to achieve one without harming or furthering all.
~By Jose Marti ~


I acknowledge the privilege of being alive in a human body at this moment, endowed with senses, memories, emotions, thoughts, and the space of mind in its wisdom aspect.
~By Alex Grey ~


Well you're talking about a long career, a lot of movies, a lot of stars. I guess working with Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn was a great privilege.
~By Mark Rydell ~


Since it is seldom clear whether intellectual activity denotes a superior mode of being or a vital deficiency, opinion swings between considering intellect a privilege and seeing it as a handicap.
~By Jacques Barzun ~


If you treat with courtesy your equal, who is privileged to resent an impertinence, how much more cautious should you be to your dependents, from whom you demand a respectful demeanor.
~By Robert Chambers ~


Feminism is dated? Yes, for privileged women like my daughter and all of us here today, but not for most of our sisters in the rest of the world who are still forced into premature marriage, prostitution, forced labor - they have children that they don't want or they cannot feed.
~By Isabel Allende ~


To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race.
~By Calvin Coolidge ~


Science has a simple faith, which transcends utility. It is the faith that it is the privilege of man to learn to understand, and that this is his mission.
~By Vannevar Bush ~


Laughter is one of the very privileges of reason, being confined to the human species.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


It is better to lose everything you have to keep the balance of justice level, than to live a life of petty privilege devoid of true freedom.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


The Geometer has the special privilege to carry out, by abstraction, all constructions by means of the intellect. Who, then, would wish to prevent me from freely considering figures hanging on a balance imagined to be at an infinite distance beyond the confines of the world?
~By Evangelista Torricelli ~


There are, for example, exemptions in FOIA in which the government can withhold certain kinds of information, and the courts have recognized that there is certain documentation that do deserve protection, that certain privileges do apply and do deserve protection.
~By Alberto Gonzales ~


Well, there is an attorney-client privilege here that needs to be respected, and it's a privilege that has been found to be worthy of protection by our courts.
~By Alberto Gonzales ~


I felt privileged to be a facet of such a jewel in the crown of American cinema.
~By Tatum O'Neal ~


I think one of the privileges of being a filmmaker is the opportunity to remain a kind of perpetual student.
~By Edward Zwick ~


Sometimes I get a little tired of it. But you know, what a privilege, to get tired of working with Ingmar Bergman.
~By Liv Ullmann ~


Hubble is very close to my heart, and going back to Hubble, because I was there once already in 1993, is really a great privilege for me.
~By Claude Nicollier ~


First, I have the privilege of being Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. It is not an oxymoron I assure you.
~By Pat Roberts ~


I am privileged to do a job I love to do. I would never change any moment from my life.
~By Enya ~


I think that every new record is a chance to... I think what it is for me is my heart and soul at that moment in time... I've always felt that just being able to make a record is a privilege.
~By Mary Chapin Carpenter ~

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