Quotation Explorer - 'Privilege'

Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many. - Unknown
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. - José Martí
Privilege is when you can afford to sit back and watch as others' rights are trampled upon. - DaShanne Stokes
Though poor in this world's goods, though grieving the loss of loved ones, though suffering pain of body, though harassed by sin and Satan, though hated and persecuted by worldlings, whatever be the case and lot of the Christian, it is both his privilege and duty to rejoice in the Lord. - Arthur W. Pink
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
What does religious freedom mean if we would use it as a cover for hate and privilege? - DaShanne Stokes
Privilege is when you contribute to the oppression of others and then claim that you are the one being discriminated against. - DaShanne Stokes
A chronic invalid has but one thought about his identity: He doesn't want to be a sick man. The rest of the discussion seems frivolous to him-an immense privilege of the healthy. Still, I'm a novelist, and so I pursue it. - Nancy Horan
The people’s life journey traverses from being child to being wild; the privilege is not in growing old but being able to hold the infant’s nature for as many days and as much as a person can in oneself. - Anuj Somany
Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility. - Peter F. Drucker
God has given me both the right and privilege to outrun Him if I so choose. Yet, if I do so, I will have lost the race. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
A rose that blooms in the desert has the privilege of being the only flower for miles. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Nothing else in all life is such a maker of joy and cheer as the privilege of doing good. - J.R. Miller
Each time, before you intercede, be quiet first, and worship God in His glory. Think of what He can do, and how He delights to hear the prayers of His redeemed people. Think of your place and privilege in Christ, and expect great things! - Andrew Murray
To connect is to dissolve the imaginary pyramids of artificial privilege. - Stefan Molyneux
The irony of American history is the tendency of good white Americanas to presume racial innocence. Ignorance of how we are shaped racially is the first sign of privilege.In other words. It is a privilege to ignore the consequences of race in America. - Tim Wise
No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Be present and aware of the privilege of living. - Ann Marie Frohoff
Rats and roaches live by competition under the laws of supply and demand; it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy. - Wendell Berry
We want one class of persons to have a liberal education, and we want another class of persons, a very much larger class of necessity in every society, to forgo the privilege of a liberal education and fit themselves to perform specific difficult manual tasks. - Woodrow Wilson
Cheer up, make every endeavor worthwhile and never get tempted to take away the privilege to smile because life deserves joy and laughter. - Cesar Gealogo
It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light. - Evelyn Dunbar
Global transformation can occur only when each individual has the courage to awaken from this amnesia to our true self and then make conscious choices true to our spirit. The human race is the only species on earth evolved enough to be capable of this privilege. - Patsie Smith
You must give some time to your fellow men. Even if it's a little thing, do something for others - something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it. - Albert Schweitzer
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
'Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected. - Charles Lamb
When you've grown up mis-educated, surrounded by fear and hate, unaware of your privilege, lies can sound like the truth. - DaShanne Stokes
No system that implies control of society by privilege seekers has ever ended any other way but collapse - William E. Dodd
We want to avoid suffering, death, sin, ashes. But we live in a world crushed and broken and torn, a world God Himself visited to redeem. We receive his poured-out life, and being allowed the high privilege of suffering with Him, may then pour ourselves out for others. - Elisabeth Elliot
From those to whom privilege and opportunity are given, we have the right to expect much. - John Vasconcellos
I had the privilege of being able to choose, or at least have the opportunity to work at, being anything but an actor. - Benedict Cumberbatch
The insights given by a great professor are a privilege to receive. To be a teacher, by contrast, calls for more ingenuity and patience; it is the canny art of coaxing insights out of the students themselves. - Caitlin Keiper
Our imagination is God’s ingenious gift that hands us the privilege of romping and playing in realities that we can’t see only because we’ve yet to create them. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Death reminds us that life is a temporary privilege, not an endless right. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The difference between Socrates and Jesus is that no one had ever been put to death in Socrates' name. And that is because Socrates' ideas were never made law. Law, in whatever name, protects privilege. - E.L. Doctorow
Hope is the privilege of the weak. - Gasmaskman
Inviting someone to work for pay is a sacred privilege and a trust. It must be regarded a high honor to be able to give another person work, and neither employer nor employee should abuse this relationship - Judy Frankel
Writers do not have the privilege of sleep. There is always a story coming alive in their heads, constantly composing. Whether they choose it or not. - Coco J. Ginger
Was I sorry that I chose to come by hand cart? No. Neither then nor any minute of my life since. The price we paid to become acquainted with God was a privilege to pay and I am thankful that I was privileged to come in the Martin Hand Cart Company. - Francis Webster
Modern invention has been a great leveler. A machine may operate far more quickly than a political or economic measure to abolish privilege and wipe out the distinctions of class or finance. - Ivor Brown
To be independent is an privilege. - Pradeepa Pandiyan
To know God’s laws and abide by them is a privilege. - Sunday Adelaja
If my heart is set on pursuing real treasures, my mind must be fixed solely on the privilege of enjoying them and freed of the obsession of owning them. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The privilege of struggling artists is ... the life being buried in what we can't really afford of* what a gorgeous life!! - Hiroko Sakai
It is the great privilege of poverty to be happy and yet unenvied, to be healthy with physic, secure without a guard, and to obtain from the bounty of nature what the great and wealthy are compelled to procure by the help of art.
God’s decision to reach out in such dramatic fashion as to lay all rightful privilege aside and be born into abject destitution tells us that His passion for us exceeds our desire for Him. And maybe we should commit to evening that up a bit. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Genealogy itself is something of a privilege, coming far more easily to those of us for whom enslavement, conquest, and dispossession of our land has not been our lot. - Tim Wise
With privilege comes responsibility, you must understand that. People expect us to lead by example and we shall not disappoint them. - Ben Elton
Literary experience heals the wound, without undermining the privilege, of individuality. - C.S. Lewis
You will always be loved, and you will always be in love with love. A grande passion is the privilege of people who have nothing to do. - Oscar Wilde
Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possiblity. - Oprah Winfrey
Copyright: a system of monopoly privilege over the expression of ideas that enables government to stop consumer-friendly economic development and reward uncompetitive and legally privileged elites to fleece the public through surreptitious use of coercion. - Jeffrey Tucker
I get it, you know. I'm operating on privilege too. It may be a number of notches down from yours but it's every bit as unearned. I think the trick is to never forget it. - Sabrina Vourvoulias
Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act, and in that action are the seeds of new knowledge. - Albert Einstein
Leadership crisis erupt when people who have not learnt how to obey instructions are given the privilege to give commands. Leaders are experienced servants. - Israelmore Ayivor
It’s a great privilege to not know where you’ll end up, just where you’re headed. It’s the only way to get there. - Brianna Wiest
In your country and mine we should have the privilege of making fun of this kind of morality, but it would be unkind to do it here.Many of these people have the reasoning faculty, but no one uses it in religious matters. - Mark Twain
It is easier to seize wealth than to produce it, and as long as the State makes the seizure of wealth a matter of legalized privilege, so long will the squabble for that privilege go on. - Albert Jay Nock
It is the province of knowledge to speak And it is the privilege of wisdom to listen. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too. - Voltaire
And I, could I stand byAnd see you freeze,Without my right of frost, Death's privilege? - Emily Dickinson
When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free. - Charles Evans Hughes
No matter your political affiliation, it’s an honor and a privilege to meet the sitting president of the United States. You are in the presence of someone who commands respect for taking the hardest job in the world.Fairy Tale Interrupted: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss - RoseMarie Trenzio
To give an accurate description of what has never occurred is not merely the proper occupation of the historian, but the inalienable privilege of any man of parts and culture. - Oscar Wilde
George Macdonald said, 'If you knew what God knows about death you would clap your listless hands', but instead I find old people in North America just buying this whole youth obsession. I think growing older is a wonderful privilege. I want to learn to glorify God in every stage of my life. - Elisabeth Elliot
BACK, n. That part of your friend which it is your privilege to contemplate in your adversity. - Ambrose Bierce
To be able to stay beside a beloved one is the special privilege of a friend. - Nakamura Shungiku
To judge someone is to say that I have the right to define who they are, verses understanding that God has handed me the priceless privilege of discovering who they are. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
When finally substantiated by scientific means, such a view will allow an individual to see his place in the world with greater clarity-- how he came from the world and how he may contribute to his fellows while he enjoys for a brief time the privilege of consciousness and communication. - Gerald Edelman
At Learning's fountain it is sweet to drink, But 'tis a nobler privilege to think. - John Godfrey Saxe
Humanity does not pass through phases as a train passes through stations: being alive, it has the privilege of always moving yet never leaving anything behind. Whatever we have been, in some sort we are still. - C.S. Lewis
Introspection is not a privilege, you don't have to subscribe to it. On any occasion you can discover wisdom and oneself. - Unarine Ramaru
Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege. - Unknown
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. - Voltaire
Advertising is tax deductible, so we all pay for the privilege of being manipulated and controlled. - Noam Chomsky
The highest privilege of being a writer is being able to say, 'open your mind to me and I'll take you to another world. - Alexei Maxim Russell
He felt as if he were paying for the privilege of music with portions of his life and body. But it was well worth it. - Mark Helprin
What is the point of a relationship if not to grant two people the very private privilege to uplift one another every day? - Kamand Kojouri
If you walk through a door with dead locks,bolts and chains don't betray or turn your back on that trust.The privilege of knowing all that goes on behind that door should be treated as an extraordinary gift.For many people will only ever see half of the real person they've known for years. - Anonymous
ELECTOR, n. One who enjoys the sacred privilege of voting for the man of another man's choice. - Ambrose Bierce
A venturesome minority will always be eager to get off on their own... let them take risks, for Godsake, let them get lost, sunburnt, stranded, drowned, eaten by bears, buried alive under avalanches- that is the right and privilege of any free American.
Reproductive freedom is critical to a whole range of issues. If we can’t take charge of this most personal aspect of our lives, we can’t take care of anything. It should not be seen as a privilege or as a benefit, but a fundamental human right. - Faye Wattleton
Women should not feel obliged towards any men for eternity. They earned this privilege by gathering berries, digging roots, picking wild rice, and chewing the skin to make it soft for 999 thousand years, while the men were having fun in the open chasing deer and fighting among themselves. - Vinko Vrbanic
Freedom is the privilege of exercising responsibility. - John Spencer Yantiss
Any titles, money, or privilege you inherit are actually hindrances. They delude you into believing you are owed respect. - Robert Greene
What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude. - Brené Brown
Resignation is what kills people. Once they've rejected resignation, humans gain the privilege of making humanity their footpath. - Kohta Hirano
Privilege is not knowing that you're hurting others and not listening when they tell you. - DaShanne Stokes
Privilege doesn't just insulate people from the consequences of their prejudice, it cuts them off from their humanity. - DaShanne Stokes
Thank God I have seen an orange sky with purple clouds. How easy it is to forget that we have the privilege of living in God's art gallery. - Erica Goros
Ignorance of how we are shaped racially is the first sign of privilege. In other words. It is a privilege to ignore the consequences of race in America. - Tim Wise
Neurosis seems to be a human privilege. - Sigmund Freud
We have the power of the pen to write the next chapter, and the privilege to author the page in whatever fashion we choose. Yet, seldom do we understand the power of the pen and the privilege of the page. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Abundant living is realizing that life is a privilege whether it’s adhering to our scripts or not. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
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