Quotations on Privilege

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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
(Keywords: Money, Country, Honor, Privilege, Years)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Movies, People, Hollywood, Privilege, Will, World)

The poet enjoys the incomparable privilege of being able to be himself and others, as he wishes.
- Charles Baudelaire
(Keywords: Being, Privilege, Wishes)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Education, Health, Care, Chance, Civil rights, Giving, Privilege, Public)

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
(Keywords: Belief, Congress, Privilege, State)

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
(Keywords: Privilege, Senate)

The privilege of being at the university for four years is something I'll always treasure.
- Hank Brown
(Keywords: Being, Privilege, Treasure, University, Years)

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
(Keywords: Privilege, Racism)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Values, Interest, Privilege, Public)

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
(Keywords: People, Country, Difference, Fact, Meeting, Neighbors, Privilege, Traveling)

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
(Keywords: Opportunity, Committee, Leaders, Privilege, Responsibility, Succeed, Veterans, Wounds)

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
(Keywords: Time, Privilege, Right, Vote)

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
(Keywords: Obligation, Privilege, Today, Writing)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Time, Being, Privilege, Spiritual)

To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race.
- Calvin Coolidge
(Keywords: American, Constitution, Privilege, Race)

Anybody who's ever had the privilege of seeing me play knows that I am the greatest pitcher in the world.
- Dizzy Dean
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Colors, Privilege, World)

It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to want little.
- Diogenes
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Privilege, Remarkable, Senate)

Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.
- Peter Drucker
(Keywords: Power, Privilege, Rank, Responsibility)

Privilege is the greatest enemy of right.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Man, Privilege, Promises, Will)

A mule will labor ten years willingly and patiently for you, for the privilege of kicking you once.
- William Faulkner
(Keywords: Labor, Privilege, Will, Years)

To be able to live and work in the United States is a privilege.
- David Geffen
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Government, Privilege, Support, Will)

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
(Keywords: Business, Music, Work, People, Glamour, Privilege, Worth)

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
(Keywords: Needs, Privilege, Protection)

It was both Abraham's and the Jews' privilege also that they should have this promise to all generations.
- Thomas Goodwin
(Keywords: Generations, Privilege, Promise)

A free public broadcast license is a privilege.
- Bart Gordon
(Keywords: Privilege, Public)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Wisdom, Thoughts, Being, Body, Emotions, Memories, Mind, Privilege, Senses, Space)

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
(Keywords: Countries, Privilege, Singing)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Man, Pleasure, Privilege, Woman)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Power, Jury, Law, Privilege, Prostitution, Shadow)

When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.
- Charles Evans Hughes
(Keywords: Privilege, Right)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Health, Idea, Care, Country, Privilege, Right, World)

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
(Keywords: Act, Existence, Order, Privilege, Protest)

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
(Keywords: Change, Love, Mind, Privilege, Youth)

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
(Keywords: Contempt, Privilege, Sense)

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.
- Charles Lamb
(Keywords: Friendship, Nonsense, Privilege, Talk)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Children, Giving, Privilege, Want)



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