Quotes: privileges

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  • Betty Friedan
    Betty Friedan
    American feministisch writer 1921-
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    A girl should not expect special privileges because of her sex but neither should she 'adjust' to prejudice and discrimination.
    Source: The Feminine Mystique Ch. 1 The Problem That Has No Name
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
    American president 1890-1969
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
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    A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
  • Francois René de Chateaubriand
    Francois René de Chateaubriand
    French writer, politician, diplomat and historian 1768-1848
    Francois René de Chateaubriand
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    Aristocracy has three successive ages. First superiority s, then privileges and finally vanities. Having passed from the first, it degenerates in the second and dies in the third.
  • William J. Durant
    William J. Durant
    American historian and writer 1885-1981
    William J. Durant
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    Destroy it. There may be a redistribution of the land, but the natural inequality of men soon re-creates an inequality of possessions and privileges, and raises to power a new minority with essentially the same instincts as the old.
  • Everywhere among the English-speaking race criminal justice was rude, and punishments were barbarous; but the tendency was to do away with special privileges and legal exemptions.
  • Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson
    American president (7th) 1767-1845
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    Mischief springs from the power which the moneyed interest derives from a paper currency which they are able to control, from the multitude of corporations with exclusive privileges... which are employed altogether for their benefit.
  • Junot Diaz
    Junot Diaz
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    My greatest responsibility is to acknowledge the mistakes and the shortcomings of the country in which I live, to acknowledge my privileges, and to try to make it a better place.
  • No government fights fascism to destroy it. When the bourgeoisie sees that power is slipping out of its hands, it brings up fascism to hold onto their privileges.
    Source: Van Paassen interview (1936)
  • Bill Nelson
    Bill Nelson
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    One of the great privileges of being a part of the Senate, it being the greatest deliberative body in the world, is out of the discussions of ideas, hopefully truth can ultimately be achieved.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
    American president 1890-1969
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    Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    American statesman 1882-1945
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
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    Taxes, are the dues that we pay for the privileges of membership in an organized society.
  • Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson
    American president (7th) 1767-1845
    Andrew Jackson
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    The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits, granting exclusive privileges to none.
  • 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.
  • Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson
    American president (7th) 1767-1845
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    Unless you become more watchful in your states and check the spirit of monopoly and thirst for exclusive privileges you will in the end find that... the control over your dearest interests has passed into the hands of these corporations.
  • Abram Sacher
    Abram Sacher
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    We have inherited new difficulties because we have inherited more privileges.
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