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The wish to acquire more is admittedly a very natural and common thing; and when men succeed in this they are always praised rather than condemned. But when they lack the ability to do so and yet want to acquire more at all costs, they deserve condemnation for their mistakes.
When people need love and understanding and support the most is when they deserve it the least.
I have the audience I deserve. Or at least I have the audience that represents the kind of people that I like.
Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
George Bernard Shaw
Anyone who refuses to speak out off campus does not deserve to be listened to on campus.
I believe all men, all women, regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic background, you deserve the same rights.
You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's.
I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
J. R. R. Tolkien
It's a great, great experience to finally get the reception that you know you rightfully deserve.
I do believe that I deserve what I have. I don't think I'm entitled to it. That's a big difference.
I'm an entertainer. If people are paying good money for tickets they deserve the best show they can see. I don't get into lighting stuff on fire, but I do believe in going the extra mile.
The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I, therefore, intend to oppose the effort to increase America's debt.
People who create 20% of the results will begin believing they deserve 80% of the rewards.
I think that you can take things personally or get hurt feelings as a result of something not working out just because your psyche said it should or you deserve it, or whatever it is.
Sometimes in football you deserve to win but lose. Other times you deserve to lose or draw but you win. That is the game, and it's why I've always said you should never try to predict anything in football, especially in Europe.
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.
H. L. Mencken
Find the appropriate balance of competing claims by various groups of stakeholders. All claims deserve consideration but some claims are more important than others.
Every animal has his or her story, his or her thoughts, daydreams, and interests. All feel joy and love, pain and fear, as we now know beyond any shadow of a doubt. All deserve that the human animal afford them the respect of being cared for with great consideration for those interests or left in peace.
There is nothing which can better deserve your patronage, than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.
I deserve respect for the things I did not do.
If you don't practice you don't deserve to win.
Well, I'm in my 60s now. I finally look it, I think. People until I was 60 would always say they thought I looked younger, which I think, without flattering myself, I did, but I think I certainly have, as George Orwell says people do after a certain age, the face they deserve.
It's almost like the better I do, the more my feeling of inadequacy actually increases, because I'm just going, 'Any moment, someone's going to find out I'm a total fraud, and that I don't deserve any of what I've achieved. I can't possibly live up to what everyone thinks I am and what everyone's expectations of me are.'
America's veterans deserve the very best health care because they've earned it.
I still have my bad days when I think I'm not getting everything I deserve. But those pass quickly once my Mother gets on the phone and says, 'listen, we used to eat rocks and walk 80 miles a day to school.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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