Quotes: privilege

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  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    It is the privilege of posterity to set matters right between those antagonists who, by their rivalry for greatness, divided a whole age.
  • Charles Lamb
    Charles Lamb
    English essayist 1775-1834
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    'Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.
  • William Faulkner
    William Faulkner
    American writer 1897-1962
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    A mule will labor ten years willingly and patiently for you, for the privilege of kicking you once.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
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    Had it not been for you, I should have remained what I was when we first met, a prejudiced, narrow-minded being, with contracted sympathies and false knowledge, wasting my life on obsolete trifles, and utterly insensible to the privilege of living in this wondrous age of change and progress.
  • Alex Grey
    Alex Grey
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    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.
  • Katherine Mansfield
    Katherine Mansfield
    New Zealand-born British Author 1888-1923
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    I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
  • Andrew Wiles
    Andrew Wiles
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    I had this rare privilege of being able to pursue in my adult life, what had been my childhood dream.
  • Andrew Wiles
    Andrew Wiles
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    I know it's a rare privilege, but if one can really tackle something in adult life that means that much to you, then it's more rewarding than anything I can imagine.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    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.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    American statesman 1882-1945
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    It is the duty of the President to propose and it is the privilege of the Congress to dispose.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    It is the great privilege of poverty to be happy and yet unenvied, to be healthy with physic, secure without a guard, and to obtain from the bounty of nature what the great and wealthy are compelled to procure by the help of art.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    It is the privilege of any human work which is well done to invest the doer with a certain haughtiness. He can well afford not to conciliate, whose faithful work will answer for him.
  • James Russell Lowell
    James Russell Lowell
    American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819-1891
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    It is the privilege of genius that life never grows common place, as it does for the rest of us.
  • May Sarton
    May Sarton
    American poet, novelist, pen name of Eleanore Marie Sarton 1912-1995
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    It is the privilege of those who fear love to murder those who do not fear it!
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
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    It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
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