No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
A child’s smile reminds us that the greatest privilege in life is to know, help & enjoy the company of others
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.
Inspirational, Thinking Of You, Knowledge
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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.
Rights, Liberty, Shadow
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When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.
Comfort becomes a goal when distinctions of rank are abolished and privileges destroyed.
Alexis de Tocqueville
My friends have made the story of my life. In a thousand ways they have turned my limitations into beautiful privileges.
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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
It is a rare and high privilege to be in a position to help people understand the differences that they can make not only in their own lives but in the lives of others by simply giving of themselves.
Be grateful for the joy of life. Be glad for the privilege of work. Be thankful for the opportunity to give and serve. Good work is the great character-builder, the sweetener of life, the maker of destiny. Let the spirit of your work be right, and whether your task be great or small you will then have the satisfaction of knowing it is worth while.
The life I’ve had, the difficulties, the hardships, the pain I’ve suffered since I was a child. It’s a great privilege to have led a difficult life, and many people in my generation have had this privilege – I sometimes wonder if young people today aren’t deprived of the dramas that shaped us.
Take a moment from time to time to remember that you are alive. I know this sounds a trifle obvious, but it is amazing how little time we take to remark upon this singular and gratifying fact. By the most astounding stroke of luck an infinitesimal portion of all the matter in the universe came together to create you and for the tiniest moment in the great span of eternity you have the incomparable privilege to exist.
It is those who have the distinction of privilege who set the standards of disgust with failure.
Deliver more than you are getting paid to do. The victory of success will be half won when you learn the secret of putting out more than is expected in all that you do. Make yourself so valuable in your work that eventually you will become indispensable. Exercise your privilege to go the extra mile, and enjoy all the rewards you receive.
Give something back by becoming more
To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race.
The harder I work the more I live.
George Bernard Shaw
What men prize most is a privilege, even if it be that of chief mourner at a funeral.
James Russell Lowell
The process of self-healing is the privilege of every being. Self-healing is not a miracle, nor is self-healing a dramatization of the personality as though you could do something superior. Self-healing is a genuine process of the relationship between the physical and the infinite power of the soul.
Harbhajan Singh Yogi
Imagination only comes when you privilege the subconscious, when you make delay and procrastination work for you.
We experience pain and difficulty as failure instead of saying, I will pass through this, everyone I have ever admired has passed through this, music has come out of it, literature has come out of it. We should think of our humanity as a privilege.
I was taught that the world had a lot of problems; that I could struggle and change them; that intellectual and material gifts brought the privilege and responsibility of sharing with others less fortunate; and that service is the rent each of us pays for living – the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time or after you have reached your personal goals.
Marian Wright Edelman
I’d say it’s never a challenge to present white and heteronormative privilege. The hard thing is to write any other way.
Liberty is not merely a privilege to be conferred; it is a habit to be acquired.
David Lloyd George
My life has been a continuous fulfillment of dreams. It appears that everything I saw and did has a new, and perhaps, more significant meaning, every time I see it. The earth is good. It is a privilege to live thereon.
Liberty Hyde Bailey
Membership in the bar is a privilege burdened with conditions.
I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
It is the writer’s privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart.
The poet’s, the writer’s, duty is to write about these things. It is his privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of his past. The poet’s voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail.
Oh, I wouldn’t mind, Hazel Grace. It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.
Absolute certainty is a privilege of uneducated minds and fanatics. – It is, for scientific folk, an unattainable ideal.
Cassius Jackson Keyser
The ultimate touchstone of friendship is not improvement, neither of the other nor of the self: the ultimate touchstone is witness, the privilege of having been seen by someone and the equal privilege of being granted the sight of the essence of another, to have walked with them and to have believed in them, and sometimes just to have accompanied them for however brief a span, on a journey impossible to accomplish alone.
Privilege, in any society, is the reward of duties performed.
The poet enjoys the incomparable privilege of being able to be himself and others, as he wishes.
I just think the most difficult thing to displace is privilege.
Let us not underestimate the privileges of the mediocre. As one climbs higher, life becomes ever harder, the coldness increases, responsibility increases.
The privilege of privilege is that the terms of privilege are rendered invisible. It is a luxury not to have to think about race, or class, or gender. Only those marginalized by some category understand how powerful that category is when deployed against them.
Everyone has a right to be stupid. Some just abuse the privilege.
Responsibility, I believe, accrues through privilege.
The making of one’s life into art is, after all, the first duty and privilege of every man.
Few are made for independence, it is the privilege of the strong.
Privilege blinds, because it’s in its nature to blind. Don’t let it blind you too often. Sometimes you will need to push it aside in order to see clearly.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Suffering is a privilege. It moves us toward thinking of essential things and shakes us out of complacency. Calamity cracks you open, moves you to change your ways.
It is easier to give directions than advice, and more agreeable to have the right to act, even in a limited sphere, than the privilege to talk at large.
I grew up with a feminist mom and the understanding that, as someone coming from a position of (relative) privilege, it was my job to speak up when things weren’t fair.
I have the privilege of working on the issues that I choose and the issues that I feel most passionate about. It’s been a privilege.
I have been privileged to be briefed and to know that we have been visited [by aliens]. I do not have first hand experience in this regard, but I have been on investigating teams and I have been briefed by insiders who do know.
During the last 100 years, the House of Lords has never contributed one iota to popular liberties or popular freedom, or done anything to advance the common weal; but during that time it has protected every abuse and sheltered every privilege.
It’s a terrific privilege to be able to see into somebody else’s life.