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American social philosopher 1895-1990+1
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
American poet and philosopher 1803-18820
A man of genius is privileged only as far as he is genius. His dullness is as insupportable as any other dullness.
American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-20040
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
American politician 1917-19630
Economic growth without social progress lets the great majority of people remain in poverty, while a privileged few reap the benefits of rising abundance.
In the sciences, we are now uniquely privileged to sit side by side with the giants on whose shoulders we stand.
American president 1872-19330
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.
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-19100
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.
Engels writer 1948-0
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.
English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941-0
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.