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Only very slowly and late have men come to realize that unless freedom is universal it is only extended privilege.
John Edward Christopher Hill
What men prize most is a privilege, even if it be that of chief mourner at a funeral.
James Russell Lowell
You cannot talk about race without talking about privilege. And when people start talking about privilege, they get paralyzed by shame.
Privilege is the greatest enemy of right.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
There's no question that we need tougher drunk-driving laws for repeat offenders. We need to take a lesson from European countries where driving isn't a right but a privilege.
No other country on earth could have provided such tremendous opportunities and we should never take the privilege of our citizenship for granted.
Jane D. Hull
And part of that is, what is the point of having children if you don't have the privilege of bringing them up?
It's been a great privilege to serve the people of Pennsylvania.
If women had to promise to provide for a man for a lifetime before he removed his veil and showed her his smile, would we think of this as a system of female privilege?
Whenever I've had to make a major decision as a doctor, cop or for a company I've worked for, I ask myself: What is the value proposition here? Will my decision bring added value to the population I have the privilege to serve?
I always say that the characters in Jane Austen's original books are rather like zombies because they live in this bubble of immense wealth and privilege and no matter what's going on around them they have a singular purpose to maintain their rank and to impress others.
So one thing that I want to do is to make people realize that astronauts in general are very normal people. They are down to Earth, so to speak. I know it sounds contradictive, but we are very normal people. We are very normal people with a fantastic privilege and opportunity to do something that is extraordinary.
I can barely walk, but it's a privilege to be able to move at all.
Responsibility, I believe, accrues through privilege.
It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
I realize I'm very fortunate to hopefully make a lot of money playing football. I don't know if I want to abuse that privilege and make myself a larger figure than I am.
Our society is pluralistic. We who accept the privilege of membership in that society agree to respect the people's right to live by their own religious precepts.
Lewis B. Smedes
Being with my kids is the best, most fun thing; it's a privilege.
It's a privilege to serve the poor, to be servants of noble Africans, but I better belong in the rehearsal room or in the studio with my band. That's where I want to be and I still wake up in the morning with melodies in my head.
Poverty can teach lessons that privilege cannot.
It's a privilege to pay taxes. Yeah! It's not a political question, folks. We have to pay for stuff.
In my first week as a U.S. senator, I had the privilege of participating in the Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Judge Sonia Sotomayor.
I love people for giving me their time. It's a privilege - I make the most of it.
In France you cannot not have lunch. If you stopped the French from having lunch, you will have a second revolution, I can tell you this. Not going to work - it is part of the French privilege.
We must restore the emotional relationship that people have to the idea of America, that no matter where you come from, no matter where you live, that you have access to the same opportunities that somebody who is born in privilege.
John F. Kennedy
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