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Privileges Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Privileges

Please enjoy these Privileges Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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

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

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

 

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

The military wants a system that protects its policies and privileges.
- Benazir Bhutto

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

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What men value in this world is not rights but privileges.
- H. L. Mencken

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

One of the privileges of the great is to witness catastrophes from a terrace.
- Jean Giraudoux

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

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

A people that values its privileges
above its principles
soon loses both.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

ERA means abortion funding, means homosexual privileges,
means whatever else.
- Phyllis Schlafly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Joseph Campbell

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

Each and every human being on Earth
has both the responsibility and the privilege
of viewing themselves as Divine beings
with the power to bring about peace.
- James Twyman

It is the province of knowledge to speak,
and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

To carry each other is not a burden at all
but a kind of privilege.
- Bono

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

Understand that the right to
choose your own path
is a sacred privilege.
Use it.
Dwell in possibility.
- Oprah Winfrey

The love of family and the admiration of friends is
much more important than wealth and privilege.
- Charles Kuralt

I love this work I do.
It's a privilege to serve the poor.
- Bono

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

I always felt that the great high privilege,
relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
- Katherine Mansfield

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

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

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.
- Plato

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

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

It's the generally accepted privilege of theologians to stretch the heavens,
that is the Scriptures, like tanners with a hide.
- Desiderius Erasmus

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

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

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

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

Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so,
too.
- Voltaire

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I privilege the music over the lyrics.
- Duncan Sheik

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

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

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

Access to the Vedas is the greatest privilege this
century may claim over all previous centuries.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

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

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


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