Quotes and Sayings about Privilege
"Through these offices it was my privilege to get to know almost every Jewish person, and those whom I did not come to know through these offices I came to know through love and a desire to know my brethren, the members of my people."
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Related: Love, People, Desire, Privilege)
"I oppose any attempt to grant homosexual unions the same legal privileges that civil government affords to traditional marriage and family life."
- Todd Akin
(Related: Family, Government, Legal, Life, Marriage)
"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."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Women, Marriage, Daughter, Children, Feminism, Labor, Prostitution, Rest, Sisters, Today, Want, World)
"We want a world where life is preserved, and the quality of life is enriched for everybody, not only for the privileged."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Life, Quality, Want, World)
"We are united in the hope that every individual will someday enjoy at least the intellectual privileges we have had, if not always the material advantages."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Hope, United, Will)
"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."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Government, Nature, Time, Opportunity, Thoughts, Land, Study)
"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."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Mistake, Revolution, World)
"Our responsibility as privileged human beings is to pay back for the opportunities we've received."
- Kathryn Anastos
"I've been doing nineteen hours a day on London, nothing else, I mean this has been my whole life, and writing has been put on one side, and if I'm privileged enough to be the Mayor of this city, then I will not write again."
- Jeffrey Archer
(Related: Life, Day, London, Nothing, Will, Writing)
"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Love, Privilege)
"My life has been a continuous fulfillment of dreams. It appears that everything I saw and did has a new, and perhaps, more significant meaning, every time I see it. The earth is good. It is a privilege to live thereon."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Life, Time, Dreams, Earth, Fulfillment, Meaning, Privilege)
"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
(Related: Banks, Deals, Privilege)
"The privileged man, whether he be privileged politically or economically, is a man depraved in intellect and heart."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Heart, Intellect, Man)
"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."
- Antonio Banderas
(Related: Money, Country, Honor, Privilege, Years)
"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."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Women, First)
"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."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Privilege, Race)
"If I never do another movie, I will have had the privilege of working on one of the big Hollywood movies with top people, creating a world that can only be described as totally cinematic."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: Movies, People, Hollywood, Privilege, Will, World)
"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."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Being, Intellect, Opinion, Privilege)
"I think actors are privileged. Acting feeds you."
- Alan Bates
(Related: Acting, Actors)
"The poet enjoys the incomparable privilege of being able to be himself and others, as he wishes."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Being, Privilege, Wishes)
"I don't think I'm really in a situation to complain, because I consider myself to be privileged to be doing what I do."
- David Beckham
"Right now, I love the fact that I have so many opportunities, but I know this privileged position cannot last. That doesn't mean that I'll stop working. I picture myself as an old actress doing cameos in films with people saying: "Isn't that that Bening woman?""
- Annette Bening
(Related: Love, People, Fact, Now, Old, Right, Woman)
"Scratch a pessimist and you find often a defender of privilege."
- William Beveridge
"The military wants a system that protects its policies and privileges."
- Benazir Bhutto
"Suffrage, noun. Expression of opinion by means of a ballot. The right of suffrage (which is held to be both a privilege and a duty) means, as commonly interpreted, the right to vote for the man of another man's choice, and is highly prized."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Choice, Expression, Man, Opinion, Privilege, Right, Vote)
"Health care is not a privilege. It's a right. It's a right as fundamental as civil rights. It's a right as fundamental as giving every child a chance to get a public education."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Education, Health, Care, Chance, Civil rights, Giving, Privilege, Public)
"I feel really privileged to be an actor, to be paid to do something I love."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Love, Actor)
"The Governor's Mansion is a beautiful home, a beautiful building - we're privileged to have a chance to live there. It certainly doesn't feel as comfortable as our home."
- Matt Blunt
(Related: Home, Building, Chance)
"It has been a privilege beyond belief for me to have represented the State of Louisiana in Congress and to have been given the blessed assignment of U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See."
- Lindy Boggs
(Related: Belief, Congress, Privilege, State)
"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."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: People, Revolution, Meaning, Nations, World)
"But if I had committed a breach of privilege, it was the privilege of the Senate, and not of this House, which was violated. I was answerable there and not here."
- Preston Brooks
(Related: Privilege, Senate)
"The privilege of being at the university for four years is something I'll always treasure."
- Hank Brown
(Related: Being, Privilege, Treasure, University, Years)
"Remember, social progress only happens when those in society's privileged classes choose to give up their status."
- Tammy Bruce
(Related: Society, Progress)
"I have never experienced racism in the feminist movement, so it concerned me to think that I was unable to see the subject clearly because I came from white, middle-class privilege."
- Betty Buckley
(Related: Privilege, Racism)
"It's been wonderful for me, and I feel so privileged to have fans that are that loyal."
- Jimmy Buffett
"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."
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Related: Knight, Man, Privilege, Word)
"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."
- Warren E. Burger
(Related: Values, Interest, Privilege, Public)
"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."
- Kate Bush
(Related: Life, Living, Years)
"In fact, I have the privilege of traveling around our country and meeting people all over the country who are making a huge difference in the lives of their neighbors and themselves. That's what I'm really fortunate to be able to do."
- Laura Bush
(Related: People, Country, Difference, Fact, Meeting, Neighbors, Privilege, Traveling)
"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."
- Vannevar Bush
(Related: Faith, Science, Man, Mission, Privilege)
"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."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Opportunity, Committee, Leaders, Privilege, Responsibility, Succeed, Veterans, Wounds)
"The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are."
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: Being, Privilege)
"Membership in the bar is a privilege burdened with conditions."
- Benjamin Cardozo
"Laughter is one of the very privileges of reason, being confined to the human species."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Being, Laughter, Reason)
"I knew that I could vote and that that wasn't a privilege; it was my right. Every time I tried I was shot, killed or jailed, beaten or economically deprived."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: Time, Privilege, Right, Vote)
"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."
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Related: Time, Soul, Heart, Being, Chance, Privilege)
"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."
- Jonathan Carroll
(Related: Obligation, Privilege, Today, Writing)
"As a privileged survivor of the First World War, I hope I may be allowed to interject here a deeply felt tribute to those who were not fortunate enough to succeed, but who shared the signal honor of trying to the last to salvage peace."
- Rene Cassin
(Related: Peace, War, Hope, First, Honor, May, Succeed, Tribute, Trying, World, World war)
"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."
- Robert Chambers
"We must confront the privileged elite who have destroyed a large part of the world."
- Hugo Chavez
"Unlimited economic growth has the marvelous quality of stilling discontent while maintaining privilege, a fact that has not gone unnoticed among liberal economists."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: Quality, Growth, Discontent, Fact, Liberal, Privilege)
"Into this, for good or ill, is woven every belief of every man who has speech of his fellows. A awful privilege, and an awful responsibility, that we should help to create the world in which posterity will live."
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Related: Belief, Help, Man, Posterity, Privilege, Responsibility, Speech, Will, World)
"One of the most extraordinary things about being a spiritual teacher is the rare privilege of being able to look deeply into the very souls of many human beings at the same time."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Time, Being, Privilege, Spiritual)
"I just think the most difficult thing to displace is privilege."
- Sean Connery
"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."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Government, People, Rights, states, United)
"To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: American, Constitution, Privilege, Race)
"Father, we thank you, especially for letting me fly this flight - for the privilege of being able to be in this position, to be in this wondrous place, seeing all these many startling, wonderful things that you have created."
- Gordon Cooper
(Related: Father, Being, Privilege)
"There is no morality in war. Morality is the privilege of those judging from the distance. War is only death and destruction."
- John Cory
(Related: Death, War, Morality, Destruction, Privilege)
"The service meant so much to me. You don't know privileged I feel and how lucky I am to have served."
- Tony Curtis
"I got to sit down with people who I admired, and have conversations with some of the greatest thinkers and artists and performers. It's a huge privilege for me to be a journalist."
- James Daly
(Related: People, Artists, Privilege)
"Every player should be accorded the privilege of at least one season with the Chicago Cubs. That's baseball as it should be played - in God's own sunshine. And that's really living."
- Alvin Dark
(Related: God, Baseball, Chicago, Living, Privilege)
"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."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Growth, America, Productivity, Question, Years)
"Anybody who's ever had the privilege of seeing me play knows that I am the greatest pitcher in the world."
- Dizzy Dean
(Related: Play, Privilege, World)
"What a privilege to be here on the planet to contribute your unique donation to humankind. Each face in the rainbow of colors that populate our world is precious and special."
- Morris Dees
(Related: Colors, Privilege, World)
"The truly privileged theories are not the ones referring to any particular scale of size or complexity, nor the ones situated at any particular level of the predictive hierarchy, but the ones that contain the deepest explanations."
- David Deutsch
(Related: Complexity, Explanations, Theories)
"It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to want little."
(Related: Men, Gods, Nothing, Privilege, Want)
"I am proud to be in the Senate. I have always been proud to be a part of our political system. It is a remarkable privilege to participate in this system of ours."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Privilege, Remarkable, Senate)
"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."
- Roma Downey
(Related: Power, Work, People, Positive, Mail, Privilege)
"Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Power, Privilege, Rank, Responsibility)
"No government fights fascism to destroy it. When the bourgeoisie sees that power is slipping out of its hands, it brings up fascism to hold onto their privileges."
- Buenaventura Durruti
(Related: Government, Power, Fascism)
"To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number, to the specialist of an enlightened matter, to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need."
- Charles Eames
(Related: Design, Class)
"Privilege is the greatest enemy of right."
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
(Related: Enemy, Privilege, Right)
"It is my happy privilege to be able to stand here and tell you that if you elect me you will have elected a governor who has made no promises of preferment to any man or group."
- Charles Edison
(Related: Man, Privilege, Promises, Will)
"Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Politics, People, Rights, Profession)
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: People, Values, Principles)
"I am privileged to do a job I love to do. I would never change any moment from my life."
(Related: Change, Life, Love, Job)
"It's the generally accepted privilege of theologians to stretch the heavens, that is the Scriptures, like tanners with a hide."
- Desiderius Erasmus
"The President seems to extend executive privilege way out past the atmosphere. What he says is executive privilege is nothing but executive poppycock."
- Sam Ervin
(Related: Nothing, Past, President, Privilege)
"A mule will labor ten years willingly and patiently for you, for the privilege of kicking you once."
- William Faulkner
(Related: Labor, Privilege, Will, Years)
"Lives in previous centuries for women are largely a matter of class. It would have been fun to have been a rich, privileged woman in the 18th century, but no fun at all to be her maid."
- Antonia Fraser
(Related: Women, Class, Fun, Woman)
"We are privileged. There are poor people out there. We must to do something to make them privileged."
- Antonia Fraser
(Related: People, Poor)
"I had the honor and privilege of working with John Ritter."
- Will Friedle
(Related: Honor, Privilege)
"It is our duty and our privilege to keep America moving forward."
- Bill Frist
(Related: America, Duty, Privilege)
"It's a terrific privilege to be able to see into somebody else's life."
- Helen Garner
(Related: Life, Privilege)
"To be able to live and work in the United States is a privilege."
- David Geffen
(Related: Work, Privilege, states, United)
"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."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Government, Privilege, Support, Will)
"And part of that is, what is the point of having children if you don't have the privilege of bringing them up?"
- Bob Geldof
(Related: Children, Privilege)
"Liberty is not merely a privilege to be conferred; it is a habit to be acquired."
- David Lloyd George
(Related: Habit, Liberty, Privilege)
"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."
- Debbie Gibson
(Related: Business, Music, Work, People, Glamour, Privilege, Worth)
"One of the privileges of the great is to witness catastrophes from a terrace."
- Jean Giraudoux
"It's also important for those who promote those issues within the white community - the somewhat privileged community - to talk about issues affecting people of color."
- Danny Glover
(Related: People, Community, Talk)
"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."
- Alberto Gonzales
(Related: Government, Example, Information, Protection)
"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."
- Alberto Gonzales
(Related: Needs, Privilege, Protection)
"Let us search into the records of Holy Writ, if out of this their great charter, there be not a seal grant of a lesser, though like privilege, and this by virtue of Christ, in that we have the honour to be accounted Abraham's seed as truly as they."
- Thomas Goodwin
(Related: Virtue, Christ, Privilege)
"It was both Abraham's and the Jews' privilege also that they should have this promise to all generations."
- Thomas Goodwin
(Related: Generations, Privilege, Promise)
"A free public broadcast license is a privilege."
- Bart Gordon
(Related: Privilege, Public)
"In the Europe which was created by the Second World War, divided into two blocks, each in need of a revolution that would end the abuses and injustices of capitalism and the privileges of a bureaucratic caste, collective faith does not exist."
- Juan Goytisolo
(Related: Faith, War, Capitalism, End, Europe, Revolution, World, World war)
"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."
- Kay Granger
(Related: Life, Dawn, Rights, Human rights, Liberty, Privilege, Shadows)
"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."
- Gunther Grass
(Related: Life, Cause, Class, Melancholy, Mind, Privilege, Production, State, Wage)
"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."
- Alex Grey
(Related: Wisdom, Thoughts, Being, Body, Emotions, Memories, Mind, Privilege, Senses, Space)
"Women ought to feel a peculiar sympathy in the colored man's wrong, for, like him, she has been accused of mental inferiority, and denied the privileges of a liberal education."
- Angelina Grimke
(Related: Education, Women, Sympathy, Inferiority, Liberal, Man, Wrong)
"I believe that when people have an occupation that allows them to provide for their families, the social dimension of human nature will emerge instinctively and lead people to help and organize others less privileged."
- Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao
(Related: Nature, People, Help, Human nature, Occupation, Will)
"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."
- Jupiter Hammon
(Related: God, People, Desire, May)
"To be born in Wales, not with a silver spoon in your mouth, but, with music in your blood and with poetry in your soul, is a privilege indeed."
- Brian Harris
(Related: Music, Poetry, Soul, Blood, Privilege)
"Singing is not indulged in by Rotary clubs of some countries and all clubs are given full privilege to do as they please about including it in their programs."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Countries, Privilege, Singing)
"Everywhere among the English-speaking race criminal justice was rude, and punishments were barbarous; but the tendency was to do away with special privileges and legal exemptions."
- Albert Bushnell Hart
(Related: Legal, English, Justice, Race)
"It is truly a privilege to be able to support all women's causes on a global level. It is remarkable that something as simple as television can empower us to create change and awareness in the world."
- Teri Hatcher
(Related: Change, Women, Awareness, Causes, Privilege, Remarkable, Support, Television, World)
"The man of the house can destroy the pleasure of the household, but he cannot make it. That rests with the woman, and it is her greatest privilege."
- Arthur Helps
(Related: Man, Pleasure, Privilege, Woman)
"Only very slowly and late have men come to realize that unless freedom is universal it is only extended privilege."
- John Edward Christopher Hill
(Related: Men, Freedom, Privilege)
"The privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject, but man only."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Absurdity, Living, Man, Privilege)
"I have been privileged to have the opportunity to work with many of African American fraternal and social organizations that are active in my congressional district. They all do important work that makes a tangible difference to the quality of life in our community."
- Chris Van Hollen
(Related: Life, Work, Quality, Opportunity, African, American, Community, Difference)
"It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Privilege)
"If money, education, and honesty will not bring to me as much privilege, as much equality as they bring to any American citizen, then they are to me a curse, and not a blessing."
- John Hope
(Related: Equality, Education, Money, Honesty, American, Privilege, Will)
"Such a prostitution of judicial power can never occur again under the shadow of the British law, for no jury within the wide circle of the empire would submit to such an infraction of their privilege, even if a judge could be found daring enough to attempt it."
- Joseph Howe
(Related: Power, Jury, Law, Privilege, Prostitution, Shadow)
"You have stripped from me the rank and privileges of the professorship and the doctoral degree which I earned, and you have set me at the level of the lowest criminal."
- Kurt Huber
"When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free."
- Charles Evans Hughes
(Related: Privilege, Right)
"I feel, first of all, very privileged that these people think enough of me that they made me commissioner. And it's almost like, as Yogi Berra said, 'deja vu all over again.'"
- Bobby Hull
(Related: People, First)
"No other country on earth could have provided such tremendous opportunities and we should never take the privilege of our citizenship for granted."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Citizenship, Country, Earth, Privilege)
"What a peculiar privilege has this little agitation of the brain which we call 'thought'."
- David Hume
(Related: Agitation, Privilege)
"I am so thrilled by the privilege of life, and yet at the same time I know that I have to let it go."
- William Hurt
(Related: Time, Life, Privilege)
"I am infinitely grateful to the life which privileged me."
- Jacky Ickx
"We must never forget that many around the globe are denied the basic rights we enjoy as Americans. If we are to continue enjoying these privileges and freedoms we must accept our mission of expanding democracy around the globe."
- James Inhofe
(Related: Americans, Democracy, Forget, Rights, Mission)
"Mischief springs from the power which the moneyed interest derives from a paper currency which they are able to control, from the multitude of corporations with exclusive privileges... which are employed altogether for their benefit."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Power, Control, Corporations, Interest)
"The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits, granting exclusive privileges to none."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Government, Legal, Business, Commerce, Credit, Duty)
"Unless you become more watchful in your states and check the spirit of monopoly and thirst for exclusive privileges you will in the end find that... the control over your dearest interests has passed into the hands of these corporations."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Control, Corporations, End, Spirit, states, Will)
"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."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: Fact, Profession, Sense)
"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."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Life, Divorce, First, Parents, Years)
"Those who suffer are not those at the top, but are the less privileged members of society."
- Bianca Jagger
"The earth is the Lord's. Psalm 24 basically says the earth is God's property. We have been given the privilege and responsibility of living on earth to see it isn't ruined."
- Allen Johnson
(Related: God, Earth, Living, Privilege, Property, Responsibility)
"We have a country that wants to believe it is the best in everything, but until all of us embrace the idea that health care should be a right, not a privilege, our system cannot be glibly described as, quote, 'the best in the world.'"
- Tim Johnson
(Related: Health, Idea, Care, Country, Privilege, Right, World)
"Yeah, I've had the privilege to know a lot of really talented people."
- Ashley Judd
(Related: People, Privilege)
"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."
- Jeffrey Katzenberg
(Related: Love, Movies, Being, Nothing, Privilege)
"I was very intense. I think it's a privilege to be an actor."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Actor, Privilege)
"Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Men, Majority)
"You look at it as a privilege. So you really decide that you're going to put the time in and work really hard to get to the point where you're ready."
- Mark Kelly
(Related: Time, Work, Privilege)
"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."
- Aly Khan
(Related: Act, Existence, Order, Privilege, Protest)
"Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed."
- Mwai Kibaki
(Related: Leadership, Opportunity, Greed, Privilege)
"What a privilege it is to be an American!"
- Thomas Starr King
"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."
- Thomas Starr King
(Related: Greatness, Future)
"Poverty can teach lessons that privilege cannot."
- Jack Klugman
(Related: Poverty, Privilege)
"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Family, Love, Wealth, Admiration, Friends, Privilege)
"It's best to leap into something you know you love. You might change your mind later, but that is the privilege of youth."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Change, Love, Mind, Privilege, Youth)
"The value systems of those with access to power and of those far removed from such access cannot be the same. The viewpoint of the privileged is unlike that of the underprivileged."
- Aung San Suu Kyi
(Related: Power, Value)
"I was very careful to cast guys who were very good-looking and very fit and who had a certain sense of privilege about them, because with that sense of privilege comes contempt."
- Neil LaBute
(Related: Contempt, Privilege, Sense)
"Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected."
- Charles Lamb
(Related: Friendship, Nonsense, Privilege, Talk)
"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."
- Jim Lampley
(Related: Life, Son, Positive, Day, Kids, Privilege)
"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."
- Dino De Laurentiis
(Related: Life, Cinema, Moments, Privilege)
"In the Radiation Laboratory we count it a privilege to do everything we can to assist our medical colleagues in the application of these new tools to the problems of human suffering."
- Ernest Lawrence
(Related: Medical, Privilege, Problems, Suffering, Tools)
"I want the privilege of guiding the arrows of my children and giving them the exhortations that can shoot them into the high place."
- Laurel Lee
(Related: Children, Giving, Privilege, Want)
"Let the workers organize. Let the toilers assemble. Let their crystallized voice proclaim their injustices and demand their privileges. Let all thoughtful citizens sustain them, for the future of Labor is the future of America."
- John L. Lewis
(Related: America, Future, Labor, Thoughtful, Voice, Workers)
"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."
- James Loeb
(Related: Work, Now, Privilege, Satisfaction, Years)
"I want to set up orphanages for underprivileged and abused children."
- Lindsay Lohan
(Related: Children, Want)
"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."
- Jay London
(Related: Cause, Pride, Privilege, Years)
"It would be nice to say the rich people, the fancy people, all behaved like bastards and the poor slobs all came through like heroes. But as a matter of fact, sometimes the poor slobs behave like slobs and the great, noble, privileged characters come off very well, indeed."
- Walter Lord
(Related: People, Fact, Fancy, Heroes, Poor)
"It is the privilege of genius that life never grows common place, as it does for the rest of us."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Life, Genius, Privilege, Rest)
"What men prize most is a privilege, even if it be that of chief mourner at a funeral."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Men, Privilege)
"It is a rare privilege to watch the birth, growth, and first feeble struggles of a living mind; this privilege is mine."
- Anne Sullivan Macy
(Related: Growth, First, Living, Mind, Privilege)
"The epoch of Customary Law, and of its custody by a privileged order, is a very remarkable one."
- Henry James Sumner Maine
(Related: Law, Order, Remarkable)
"The future of the world belongs to the youth of the world, and it is from the youth and not from the old that the fire of life will warm and enlighten the world. It is your privilege to breathe the breath of life into the dry bones of many around you."
- Tom Mann
(Related: Life, Fire, Future, Old, Privilege, Will, World, Youth)
"I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing."
- Katherine Mansfield
(Related: Friendship, Comfort, Nothing, Privilege)
"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."
- Sophie Marceau
"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."
- Imelda Marcos
"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."
- Wynton Marsalis
(Related: Education, Discipline, Habit, Privilege, Study, Want)
"But love, like the sun that it is, sets afire and melts everything. what greed and privilege to build up over whole centuries the indignation of a pious spirit, with its natural following of oppressed souls, will cast down with a single shove."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Love, Greed, Privilege, Spirit, Sun, Will)
"Freedoms, like privileges, prevail or are imperiled together You cannot harm or strive to achieve one without harming or furthering all."
- Jose Marti
"Honesty has come to mean the privilege of insulting you to your face without expecting redress."
- Judith Martin
(Related: Honesty, Privilege)
"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."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Life, Balance, Freedom, Justice, Privilege)
"Let us realize that: the privilege to work is a gift, the power to work is a blessing, the love of work is success!"
- David O. McKay
(Related: Love, Power, Work, Privilege)
"What men value in this world is not rights but privileges."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Men, Rights, Value, World)
"The true privilege of being Mayor is that I have the opportunity to be everyone's neighbor."
- Thomas Menino
(Related: Opportunity, Being, Privilege)
"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."
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
(Related: Admiration, May, Privilege)
"Shareholder activism is not a privilege - it is a right and a responsibility. When we invest in a company, we own part of that company and we are partly responsible for how that company progresses. If we believe there is something going wrong with the company, then we, as shareholders, must become active and vocal."
- Mark Mobius
(Related: Activism, Company, Privilege, Responsibility, Right, Wrong)
"I think, as I've gotten older I have realized what a huge privilege it is to even be in this business. I, more than ever, love what I do."
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan
(Related: Love, Business, Privilege)
"In the long run, Women's Liberation will of course free men-but in the short run it's going to COST men a lot of privilege, which no one gives up willingly or easily."
- Robin Morgan
(Related: Men, Women, Privilege, Will)
"I'm very privileged to be the celebrity I am."
- Michael Moriarty
"They make revolutionary propaganda because they know the privileged class can never be overturned peacefully."
- Johann Most
(Related: Class, Propaganda)
"It is a great privilege for any man to become a member of the Senate."
- Lionel K. Murphy
(Related: Man, Privilege, Senate)
"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."
- George Jean Nathan
(Related: People, Aristocracy, Common sense, Nonsense, Privilege, World)
"One of the great privileges of being a part of the Senate, it being the greatest deliberative body in the world, is out of the discussions of ideas, hopefully truth can ultimately be achieved."
- Bill Nelson
(Related: Truth, Ideas, Being, Body, Senate, World)
"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."
- Claude Nicollier
(Related: Heart, Privilege)
"I feel very privileged to be part of this mission, and when my nomination was announced, I was really very, very happy to be selected for this mission."
- Claude Nicollier
"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Being, Lonely, Privilege, Struggle, Will)
"CNN canceled all the shows I was on. They're going in a different direction, but that's their privilege. They own the business."
- Robert Novak
(Related: Business, Direction, Privilege)
"It has been a privilege to pursue knowledge for its own sake and to see how it might help mankind in more practical ways."
- Paul Nurse
(Related: Knowledge, Help, Mankind, Privilege)
"I felt privileged to be a facet of such a jewel in the crown of American cinema."
- Tatum O'Neal
(Related: American, Cinema)
"Access to the Vedas is the greatest privilege this century may claim over all previous centuries."
- J. Robert Oppenheimer
(Related: May, Privilege)
"The house built on the sand may oftentimes be built higher, have more fair parapets and battlements, windows and ornaments, than that which is built upon the rock; yet all gifts and privileges equal not one grace."
- John Owen
(Related: Gifts, Grace, May, Windows)
"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?'"
- Major Owens
(Related: People, Disability, Now, Saying)
"When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Men, Liberty, Privilege, Shadow, Thinking, Yield)
"People in positions of power and privilege have a duty to perform at a higher level. If not them, then who?"
- Kathleen Parker
(Related: Power, People, Duty, Privilege)
"Make health care a right, not a privilege."
- Ed Pastor
(Related: Health, Care, Privilege, Right)
"I try to get that across in the work, to try to, if I'm lucky, to make this world a little bit better for all of us before I check out. And that's if I'm lucky, I don't always get to have that privilege but I try always."
- Mandy Patinkin
(Related: Work, Privilege, World)
"Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely- read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely."
- Hesketh Pearson
(Related: Fact, Man, Obvious, Pride, Privilege, Quotes, Reason)
"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."
- Gregory Peck
(Related: Vision, America, Feeling, Reflection, Today)
"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."
- Philippe Perrin
(Related: American, Being, Europe, Privilege, Space)
"The rulers of the state are the only persons who ought to have the privilege of lying, either at home or abroad; they may be allowed to lie for the good of the state."
(Related: Home, Lie, Lying, May, Privilege, State)
"Everything, everything, everything! I want to know everything. I want the privilege of being a crone."
- Susan Powter
(Related: Being, Privilege, Want)
"I'm thrilled of the acceptance I get abroad. The people are so hearty, warm and grateful and I feel privileged having seen so many countries and some of the greatest monuments."
- Daniel Radcliffe
(Related: People, Acceptance, Countries, Monuments)
"Till now poets were privileged to insert a certain proportion of nonsense - very far in excess of one-half of one per cent - into their otherwise sober documents."
- John C. Ransom
(Related: Excess, Nonsense, Now, Poets)
"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?"
- Simon Raven
(Related: Age, War, Class, Man, Years)
"We have the incredible privilege of serving in the highest offices in the state. We must prove ourselves worthy of our fellow citizens' faith. We must be trusted to always place the public's good above our own and to always choose fairness over favoritism."
- Jodi Rell
(Related: Faith, Privilege, Public, State)
"Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Privilege, Responsibility)
"First, I have the privilege of being Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. It is not an oxymoron I assure you."
- Pat Roberts
(Related: Intelligence, Being, Committee, First, Privilege, Senate)
"Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege."
- John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
(Related: Duty, Giving, Privilege)
"During my 8 years as chairman, I had the privilege to peer into the future to see dynamic citizen astronauts returning to and from the heavens which we can expect in the future."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: Future, Privilege, Years)
"It is the duty of the President to propose and it is the privilege of the Congress to dispose."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Congress, Duty, President, Privilege)
"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."
- Ethel Rosenberg
(Related: Time, Privilege, Self)
"I am privileged to be a citizen of the single greatest society in all of human history."
- Marco Rubio
(Related: History, Society)
"I sometimes think that Thomas Cook should be numbered among the secular saints. He took travel from the privileged and gave it to the people."
- Robert Runcie
(Related: Travel, People, Saints)
"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."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Thought, Habit, Privilege)
"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."
- Mark Rydell
(Related: Movies, Career, Privilege, Stars, Talking)
"I just did a play in New York which has been my best experience that I've had for maybe ever. It was Paul Weitz's play called Privilege and I was in New York for three months."
- Bob Saget
(Related: Experience, Months, Play, Privilege)
"Everyone has a responsibility towards this larger family of man, but especially if you're privileged, that increases your responsibility."
- Susan Sarandon
(Related: Family, Man, Responsibility)
"It is the privilege of those who fear love to murder those who do not fear it!"
- May Sarton
(Related: Love, Fear, Murder, Privilege)
"Basically I am a private individual who has concerns about his country and who has resources that give me the privilege - and responsibility - to do something to help my country if I can."
- Richard Scaife
(Related: Country, Help, Privilege, Responsibility)
"ERA means abortion funding, means homosexual privileges, means whatever else."
- Phyllis Schlafly
"The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too. Help, you women of privilege, give her the ballot to fight with."
- Rose Schneiderman
(Related: Women, Fight, Help, Privilege, Roses)
"I believe with all my heart that America remains 'the great idea' that inspires the world. It is a privilege to be born here. It is an honor to become a citizen here. It is a gift to raise your family here, to vote here, and to live here."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Family, Heart, Idea, America, Honor, Privilege, Vote, World)
"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."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Debate, Example, Inequality, Public, School, Schools, Will)
"The payment made by a manufacturer to a patentee for the privilege of using the patent process, is usually termed, in commercial language, a rent; and under the same head must be ranked all extraordinary qualities of body and mind."
- Nassau William Senior
(Related: Body, Language, Mind, Privilege)
"We are not going to damage our safety and our security. We're not going to give those extremists the privilege to come so freely to Israel in order to carry out more attacks against us and kill us one day after another."
- Silvan Shalom
(Related: Day, Israel, Order, Privilege, Safety, Security)
"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."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Life, Politics, People, Democrats, Public, Trying)
"I privilege the music over the lyrics."
- Duncan Sheik
(Related: Music, Privilege)
"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."
- Bryan Singer
(Related: Love, Nothing, Privilege)
"In all candor, the Court fails to perceive any reason for suspending the power of courts to get evidence and rule on questions of privilege in criminal matters simply because it is the president of the United States who holds the evidence."
- John J. Sirica
(Related: Power, Candor, Court, President, Privilege, Questions, Reason, states, United)
"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."
- John Sladek
(Related: Being, Language, Privilege)
"I'll remind you all, however, that for government, existence is a privilege, not a right."
- L. Neil Smith
(Related: Government, Existence, Privilege, Right)
"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."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Awareness, Catastrophes)
"Career is too pompous a word. It was a job, and I have always felt privileged to be paid for what I love doing."
- Barbara Stanwyck
(Related: Love, Career, Job, Word)
"I was privileged to serve as a judge."
- Kenneth Starr
"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?"
- Robert Sternberg
(Related: Class, Country, End, May, Name, Parents, Right)
"I have therefore concluded to apply for the privilege of becoming a Cadet at West Point."
- George Stoneman
"I don't think we should be deprived of the privilege of free speech."
- Loretta Swit
(Related: Free speech, Privilege)
"Writing is an extreme privilege but it's also a gift. It's a gift to yourself and it's a gift of giving a story to someone."
- Amy Tan
(Related: Extreme, Giving, Privilege, Writing)
"Friendship's the privilege of private men; for wretched greatness knows no blessing so substantial."
- Nahum Tate
(Related: Friendship, Men, Greatness, Privilege)
"I was privileged to be able to study a year with Martha Graham, the last year she was teaching."
- Twyla Tharp
(Related: Study, Teaching)
"I think that anyone who's pushed to do the very best that they can is privileged. It's a luxury."
- Twyla Tharp
"When I competed, it was for honor and country. It was a privilege to be a part of the U.S. team."
- Bill Toomey
(Related: Country, Honor, Privilege)
"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?"
- Evangelista Torricelli
(Related: Balance, Infinite, Intellect, Privilege, World)
"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."
- Charles Tupper
(Related: Rights, Legislation, Minority)
"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."
- Charles Tupper
(Related: Constitution, Country, Rights, May, Privilege)
"Sometimes I get a little tired of it. But you know, what a privilege, to get tired of working with Ingmar Bergman."
- Liv Ullmann
"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."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Countries, Driving, Laws, Privilege, Question, Right)
"The great thing about our system of democracy is when they call you for jury duty, you have to come... It's an honor and a privilege. I was called and I've got to be here."
- Antonio Villaraigosa
(Related: Democracy, Duty, Honor, Jury, Privilege)
"Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too."
"When you dominate other people's emotions, the time has to come when you will have to pay, and heavily, for that privilege."
- Ethel Waters
(Related: Time, People, Emotions, Privilege, Will)
"It's an incredible privilege for an actor to look into the camera. It's like looking right into the heart of the film, and you can't take that lightly."
- Emily Watson
(Related: Heart, Actor, Film, Privilege, Right)
"No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people."
- Noah Webster
(Related: Government, Religion, Truth, People, Christian, Rights, Mind)
"The responsibilities which are imposed by rank and privilege and good fortune can... become very onerous indeed."
- Robert Welch
(Related: Fortune, Privilege, Rank)
"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."
- Timothy West
(Related: Life, War, People, Act, Popular)
"Survival is a privilege which entails obligations. I am forever asking myself what I can do for those who have not survived."
- Simon Wiesenthal
(Related: Survival, Privilege)
"I had this rare privilege of being able to pursue in my adult life, what had been my childhood dream."
- Andrew Wiles
(Related: Life, Dream, Being, Childhood, Privilege)
"I know it's a rare privilege, but if one can really tackle something in adult life that means that much to you, then it's more rewarding than anything I can imagine."
- Andrew Wiles
(Related: Life, Privilege)
"Postmodernism refuses to privilege any one perspective, and recognizes only difference, never inequality, only fragments, never conflict."
- Elizabeth Wilson
(Related: Conflict, Difference, Inequality, Perspective, Privilege)
"Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility."
- Oprah Winfrey
(Related: Possibility, Privilege, Right)
"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."
- Douglas Wood
(Related: Business, People, Opportunity, Successful, Being)
"Millions of public workers have become a kind of privileged new class - a new elite, who live better than their private sector counterparts. Public servants have become the public's masters. No wonder the public is upset."
- Mortimer Zuckerman
(Related: Class, Public, Wonder, Workers)
"I think one of the privileges of being a filmmaker is the opportunity to remain a kind of perpetual student."
- Edward Zwick
(Related: Opportunity, Being)