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.
  • Bill Kurtis
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    A journalist enjoys a privileged position. In exchange for not being able to participate in the rough-and-tumble issues of a community, we are given license to observe it all, based on the understanding that we'll tell everyone what happens fairly and squarely. That's harder than it sounds.
  • 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.
  • Bobby Scott
    Bobby Scott
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    Another example of the educational inequality is the current debate over publicly financed school vouchers which will provide educational opportunities to a privileged handful, but deprive public schools of desperately needed resources.
  • Candice Millard
    Candice Millard
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    As I have encountered difficult moments in my own life, I have been privileged to learn from the great men I have come to know as a writer.
  • 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
  • Career is too pompous a word. It was a job, and I have always felt privileged to be paid for what I love doing.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    Democracy means the organization of society for the benefit and at the expense of everybody indiscriminately and not for the benefit of a privileged class.
  • 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.
  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon
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    Education promotes equality and lifts people out of poverty. It teaches children how to become good citizens. Education is not just for a privileged few, it is for everyone. It is a fundamental human right.
  • 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.
  • Antonia Fraser
    Antonia Fraser
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    Lives in previous centuries for women are largely a matter of class. It would have been fun to have been a rich, privileged woman in the 18th century, but no fun at all to be her maid.
  • 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.
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