Privilege Quotes

Your positions of authority, your millions of dollars of personal wealth, your public relations consultants, your privilege and your power cannot mask the hollowness of your character.

Tomas Young

To laugh at men of sense is the privilege of fools.

Mahatma Gandhi

Every institution goes through three stages utility, privilege, and abuse.

Franois Ren, vicomte de Chateaubriand

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

Be sure that Christ is not behind you, but before, calling and drawing you on. This is the liberty, the beautiful liberty of Christ. Claim your glorious privilege in the name of a disciple; be no more a servant, when Christ will own you as a friend.

Horace Bushnell

There must be something unique about you that God gave you the privilege to exist.

Gil, Fausto

In the theory of gender I began from zero. There is no masculine power or privilege I did not covet. But slowly, step by step, decade by decade, I was forced to acknowledge that even a woman of abnormal will cannot escape her hormonal identity.

Camille Paglia

Such is the privilege of genius; it perceives, it seizes relations where vulgar eyes see only isolated facts.

Franois Jean Dominique Arago

Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation.

C. Everet Koop, M.D.

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

'Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.

Charles Lamb

It is the province of knowledge to speak And it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

It seems distinctly an understatement to hold that each all-day visitor to the forest derives as much pleasure form it as he would derive from a 2-hour motion-picture show. I have estimated that in the United States approximately 250 million man-days a year are devoted to forest recreation. If the admission price to a movie averages 25 cents, this gives the annual American forest recreation a value of $62,500,000. This is the minimum that people probably would pay for the privilege of using the forest if the price were asked. The incidental fact that people have to pay for admission to the movies and do not usually have to pay for admission to the forests does not mean that the outdoor recreation is any less valuable.

Bob Marshall

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


Unlimited economic growth has the marvelous quality of stilling discontent while maintaining privilege, a fact that has not gone unnoticed among liberal economists.

Avram Noam Chomsky

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