Quotes: privileged

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  • Lewis Mumford
    Lewis Mumford
    American social philosopher 1895-1990
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    By his very success in inventing labor-saving devices, modern man has manufactured an abyss of boredom that only the privileged classes in earlier civilizations have ever fathomed.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    A man of genius is privileged only as far as he is genius. His dullness is as insupportable as any other dullness.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    AIDS occupies such a large part in our awareness because of what it has been taken to represent. It seems the very model of all the catastrophes privileged populations feel await them.
  • Baseball has the largest library of law and lore and custom and ritual, and therefore, in a nation that fundamentally believes it is a nation under law, well, baseball is America's most privileged version of the level field.

    Source: Sports Illustrated, 17 April 1989

  • John F. Kennedy
    John F. Kennedy
    American politician 1917-1963
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    Economic growth without social progress lets the great majority of people remain in poverty, while a privileged few reap the benefits of rising abundance.
  • Gerald Holton
    Gerald Holton
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    In the sciences, we are now uniquely privileged to sit side by side with the giants on whose shoulders we stand.
  • Calvin Coolidge
    Calvin Coolidge
    American president 1872-1933
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    The government of the United States is a device for maintaining in perpetuity the rights of the people, with the ultimate extinction of all privileged classes.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    The master minds of all nations, in all ages, have sprung in affluent multitude from the mass of the nation, and from the mass of the nation only - not from its privileged classes.
  • Salman Rushdie
    Salman Rushdie
    Engels writer 1948-
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    The novel does not seek to establish a privileged language but it insists upon the freedom to portray and analyze the struggle between the different contestants for such privileges.
  • Richard Dawkins
    Richard Dawkins
    English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941-
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    We've all been brought up with the view that religion has some kind of special privileged status. You're not allowed to criticise it.
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