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1. "Nobody is fit to rule anybody else. It is not alleged that Mankind is perfect, or that merely through his/her natural goodness (or lack of same) he/she should (or should not) be permitted to rule. Rule as such causes abuse. There are no superpeople nor privileged classes who are above 'imperfect Mankind' and are capable or entitled to rule the rest of us. Submission to slavery means surrender of life."
Author: Albert Meltzer
2. "Well, there is an attorney-client privilege here that needs to be respected, and it's a privilege that has been found to be worthy of protection by our courts."
Author: Alberto Gonzales
3. "They pretended they were trying to dissuade people from vice by enumerating its horrors. But they were really only making it more spicy by telling the truth about it. O esca vermium, O massa pulveris! What nauseating embracements! To conjugate the copulative verb, boringly, with a sack of tripes – what could be more exquisitely and piercingly and deliriously vile?"
Author: Aldous Huxley
4. "We are privileged. There are poor people out there. We must to do something to make them privileged."
Author: Antonia Fraser
5. "As the Dauphine stepped out of her carriage on to the ceremonial carpet that had been laid down, it was the Duc de Choiseul who was given the privilege of the first salute. Presented with the Duc by Prince Starhemberg, Marie Antoinette exclaimed: 'I shall never forget that you are responsible for my happiness!"
Author: Antonia Fraser
6. "And part of that is, what is the point of having children if you don't have the privilege of bringing them up?"
Author: Bob Geldof
7. "Uzaktaki sevilen, yosunlu deniz kokar. Rengi turkuvazdir."Anne özlemi" firindan yeni çikmis ev kurabiyesi kokar. Rengi yesildir."Baba özlemi" tütün kokar. Bu özlem deve tüyü rengindedir."
Author: Buket Uzuner
8. "I am proud to be in the Senate. I have always been proud to be a part of our political system. It is a remarkable privilege to participate in this system of ours."
Author: Byron Dorgan
9. "Why should men be allowed to strut under the privilege of their life adventures, wearing them like a breast full of medals, while women went all gray and silent beneath the weight of theirs?"
Author: Carol Shields
10. "There are few people who define the word, 'rock star' better than U2's Bono. He's revered the world over not just for leading one of the biggest bands ever, but for his very public work on behalf of the underprivileged in Africa."
Author: Daryn Kagan
11. "My sweet old etceteraaunt lucy during the recentwar could and whatis more did tell you justwhat everybody was fightingfor,my sisterisabel created hundreds(andhundreds) of socks not tomention shirts fleaproof earwarmersetcetera wristers etcetera, mymother hoped thati would die etceterabravely of course my father usedto become hoarse talking about how it wasa privilege and if only hecould meanwhile myself etcetera lay quietlyin the deep mud etcetera(dreaming,et cetera, ofYour smileeyes knees and of your Etcetera)"
Author: E.E. Cummings
12. "One learns a good deal in the school of suffering. I wonder what would have happened to me if I had had an easy life, and had not had the privilege of tasting the joys of jail and all it means." ~ Badsha Khan, quote in Nonviolent Soldier of Islam, p. 87"
Author: Eknath Easwaran
13. "There are random moments - tossing a salad, coming up the driveway to the house, ironing the seams flat on a quilt square, standing at the kitchen window and looking out at the delphiniums, hearing a burst of laughter from one of my children's rooms - when I feel a wavelike rush of joy. This is my true religion: arbitrary moments of of nearly painful happiness for a life I feel privileged to lead."
Author: Elizabeth Berg
14. "It dropped so low in my regardI heard it hit the ground,And go to pieces on the stonesAt bottom of my mind;Yet blamed the fate that fractured, lessThan I reviled myselfFor entertaining plated waresUpon my silver shelf."
Author: Emily Dickinson
15. "Lest Love should value lessWhat loss would value more,Had it the stricken privilege ---It cherishes before."
Author: Emily Dickinson
16. "What an immature, self-destructive, antiquated mischief is man! How obscure and gross his prancing and chattering on his little stage of evolution! How loathsome and beyond words boring all the thoughts and self-approval of his biological by-product! this half-formed, ill-conditioned body! this erratic, maladjusted mechanism of his soul: on one side the harmonious instincts and balanced responses of the animal, on the other the inflexible purpose of the engine, and between them man, equally alien from the being of Nature and the doing of the machine, the vile becoming!"
Author: Evelyn Waugh
17. "In any case civilisation has made mankind if not more bloodthirsty, at least more vilely, more loathsomely bloodthirsty."
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
18. "Braveggia, urla! T'affretta a palesarmi il fondo dell'alma ria!''''Shout, braggart! What a rush you're in to show me the last dregs of your vile soul!"
Author: Giacomo Puccini
19. "Male privilege and entitlement are dying a very painful death; no one gives up power without a struggle."
Author: Gloria Allred
20. "Equal rights for all, special privileges for none."
Author: Harper Lee
21. "...though leaving him always to remark, portentously, on his probably having formed a relation, his probably enjoying a consciousness, unique in the experience of man. People enough, first and last, had been in terror of apparitions, but who had ever before so turned the tables and become himself, in the apparitional world, an incalculable terror? He might have found this sublime had he quite dared to think of it; but he didn't too much insist, truly, on that side of his privilege."
Author: Henry James
22. "Foltern zerstört die zivile Basis des Zusammenlebens."
Author: Heribert Prantl
23. "We must confront the privileged elite who have destroyed a large part of the world."
Author: Hugo Chavez
24. "We want a world where life is preserved, and the quality of life is enriched for everybody, not only for the privileged."
Author: Isabel Allende
25. "New Orleans, the storm, Perry, the river: they all reminded me not to take anything for granted. It all washes away, and we are all washed away with it. So when then ground is steady and the sky is clear, we should breathe deep until our lungs inflate against our ribs and hold in that one breath until we are lightheaded with the privilege of being human. The absolute privilege of being human."
Author: Jacob Tomsky
26. "I therefore set to work, and after two and a half years of not inconsiderable labour I now have the privilege and the satisfaction of accompanying the early volumes of the series with this preface."
Author: James Loeb
27. "I love to look at The Graduate, or Lawrence of Arabia, or things I had nothing to do with. But you could not get me to go back and watch movies that it was a privilege just to be around them when they were being made."
Author: Jeffrey Katzenberg
28. "To see the futurity of the species has always been the privilege of the intellectual elite, or of those who have learnt from them; to have the feelings of that futurity has been the distinction, and usually the martyrdom, of a still rare elite. Institutions, books, education, society, all go on training human beings for the old, long after the new has come; much more when it is only coming."
Author: John Stuart Mill
29. "Listen, a goad's anything that provokes or incites an enemy---let me have a go: cursed deamon! you have met your end! the shivering fire awaits you! i shall spread your vile essance across this hall like... um, like margarine, a very think layer of it...---ye-es... im not sure he'll pick up on that analogy. never mind, keep going."
Author: Jonathan Stroud
30. "The little girl's face was from Will's vilest nightmares. Cavernous mouth, distended chin, bastardized nose. The enormous, bulging eyes glared at Will, demanded he see the truth, commanded him to acknowledge his sin."
Author: Kevin Wallis
31. "Wisdom needs no violence...As it is we have played at war – that's what's vile! We play at magnanimity and all that stuff. Such magnanimity and sensibility are like the magnanimity and sensibility of a lady who faints when she sees a calf being killed: she is so kindhearted that she can't look at blood, but enjoys eating the calf served up with sauce…If there was none of this magnanimity in war, we should go to war only when it was worth while going to certain death, as it is now. Then there would not be war because Paul Ivanovich had offended Michael Ivanovich."
Author: Leo Tolstoy
32. "Knowledge is a sacred gem that must be conquered,wielded and empowered. To access such gnosis is not a right,but a privilege of the evolved."
Author: Luis Marques
33. "Vivimos entre libros, hemos tenido la libertad de elegirlos y la posibilidad de descifrarlos en una era en que la instrucción fue (casi) universal. No ncesitamos ser monjes ni damas de la nobleza y si pertenecemos a una cofradía no es la del poder ni la del dogma, simplemente hemos sido elegidos por los libros a temprana edad. Bendito sea un privilegio desinteresado, no esgrimido para someter a los diferentes,"
Author: María Elena Walsh
34. "He would now have comprehended that work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and that play consists of whaterver a body is not obliged to do. And this would help him to understand why construcing artificial flowers or performing on a tread-mill, is work, whilst rolling nine-pins or climbing Mont Blanc is only amusement. There are wealthy gentlemen in England who drive four-horse passenger-coaches twenty or thirty miles on a daily line, in the summer, because the privilege costs them considerable money; but if they were offered wages for the service that would turn it into work, then they would resign."
Author: Mark Twain
35. "The Governor's Mansion is a beautiful home, a beautiful building - we're privileged to have a chance to live there. It certainly doesn't feel as comfortable as our home."
Author: Matt Blunt
36. "No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people."
Author: Noah Webster
37. "So the actual privilege is that you can then take time off - and if you don't, you're a fool. You're earning all this money to support children whom you then don't see, which is absurd."
Author: Paul Bettany
38. "For the private sector to flourish, special privilege must give way to equal opportunity and equal risk for all."
Author: Paul Wolfowitz
39. "It came to Mr. Blood, as he trudged forward under the laden apple-trees on that fragrant, delicious July morning, that man—as he had long suspected—was the vilest work of God, and that only a fool would set himself up as a healer of a species that was best exterminated."
Author: Rafael Sabatini
40. "And what, you ask, does writing teach us?First and foremost, it reminds us that we are alive and that it is gift and a privilege, not a right. We must earn life once it has been awarded us. Life asks for rewards back because it has favored us with animation.So while our art cannot, as we wish it could, save us from wars, privation, envy, greed, old age, or death, it can revitalize us amidst it all."
Author: Ray Bradbury
41. "Newspapers are owned and published by rich men. Rich men all belong to the same club. Sure, there's competition—hard tough competition for circulation, for newsbeats, for exclusive stories. Just so long as it doesn't damage the prestige and privilege and position of the owners. If it does, down comes the lid."
Author: Raymond Chandler
42. "The peoples owe all political rights and privileges which we enjoy today in greater or lesser measure, not to the good will of their governments, but to their own strength. One need only study the history of the past three hundred years to understand by what relentless struggles every right has had to be wrested inch by inch from the despots."
Author: Rudolf Rocker
43. "Ona je kot kmetic, ki zasadi vrt, ko pa zagleda prve poganjke, se zboji, da jim lahko kaj škoduje. Zato si omisli široko plahto, odporno proti vodi in vetru, ter jo razprostre nad svojimi rastlinicami, da jih zavaruje pred slabim vremenom; da bi odgnal listne uši in licinke, pa jih še obilno poškropi z insekticidom. Dela brez predaha, noc in dan misli le na vrt in na to, kako ga bo zašcitila. Potem pa nekega jutra dvigne plahto in doživi kaj neljubo presenecenje: vse rastlinice so segnile in umrle. Ce bi jim pustila svobodno rasti, bi sicer ene pomrle, toda druge bi preživele in poleg zasejanih bi pognale še tretje, ki bi jih zanesla tja veter in mrces. Nekatere bi postale plevel in bi jih populil, druge pa bi morda zrasle v cvetlice in bi s svojimi barvami poživile enolicni vrt. Me razumeš? Je že tako, v življenju je potrebna širokosrcnost; obdelovati svoj mali znacajcek in biti slep za vse okrog sebe pomeni, da sicer dihaš, v resnici pa si že mrtev."
Author: Susanna Tamaro
44. "Then it's just Venia, whose skin is so pale her tattoos appear to be leaping off it. Almost rigid with determination, she does my hair and nails and makeup, fingers flying swiftly to compensate for her absent teammates. The whole time, she avoids my gaze. It's only when Cinna shows up to approve me and dismiss her that she takes my hands, looks me straight in the eye, and says, "We would all like you to know what a…privilege it has been to make you look your best." Then she hastens from the room."
Author: Suzanne Collins
45. "Many of the rioters were obviously bourgeois, the scions of privileged families, as have been the leaders of so many destructive movements in modern history. That same evening, I dined in an expensive restaurant and saw there a fellow diner whom I had observed a few hours before joyfully heaving a brick through a window. How much destruction did he think his country could bear before his own life might be affected, his own existence compromised?"
Author: Theodore Dalrymple
46. "The true privilege of being Mayor is that I have the opportunity to be everyone's neighbor."
Author: Thomas Menino
47. "There were loads of plays which were very popular before and after the war, where everybody wore a dinner jacket in the third act and it was in a house that you wished you'd owned with people that you wish you knew. It was life seen through a very privileged way."
Author: Timothy West
48. "I think that anyone who's pushed to do the very best that they can is privileged. It's a luxury."
Author: Twyla Tharp
49. "I am so thrilled by the privilege of life, and yet at the same time I know that I have to let it go."
Author: William Hurt
50. "Isn't it true (I thought), that one is almost never present, or rather never fully present, and that's because we have only a halfhearted, chaotic and slipshod, disgraceful and vile relationship with out surroundings."
Author: Witold Gombrowicz

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The human mind appears suddenly and inexplicably out of some unknown and unimaginable void. It passes half its known life in the mental chaos of sleep. Even when awake it is a victim of its own ill-adjustment, of disease, of age, of external suggestion, of nature's compulsions; it doubts its own sensations and trusts only in instruments and averages."
Author: Christopher Morley

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