Privilege Quotes

Most popular privilege quotes

Privilege begets privilege.
Privilege is the greatest enemy of justice.
The Privileged and the People formed Two Nations.
Scratch a pessimist and you find often a defender of privilege.

pessimism

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.

principles

There is nothing to which men cling more tenaciously than the privileges of class.
Privilege, almost by definition, requires that someone else pay the price for its enjoyment.

enjoyment

The history of the world is the history of a privileged few.  Even in its grandeur it stinks.
The vicious result of privilege is that the creature who receives it becomes incapacitated by it as by a disease.
In theory we are all equal before the law. In practice, there are overwhelming privileges that come with winning the birth lottery.
Everyone has a responsibility towards this larger family of man, but especially if you're privileged, that increases your responsibility.
Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged.

fortune attitude

I have come to see white privilege as an invisible package of unearned assets that I can count on cashing in each day, but about which I was "meant" to remain oblivious.  White privilege is like an invisible weightless knapsack of special provisions, maps, passports, codebooks, visas, clothes, tools, and blank checks.