Entitlement Quotes

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Margaret Thatcher
“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.”
Margaret Thatcher

Criss Jami
“Man is not, by nature, deserving of all that he wants. When we think that we are automatically entitled to something, that is when we start walking all over others to get it.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

Jon Krakauer
“It is easy, when you are young, to believe that what you desire is no less than what you deserve, to assume that if you want something badly enough, it is your God-given right to have it.”
Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

Abraham Lincoln
“You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.”
Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln
“You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.”
Abraham Lincoln

Brené Brown
“What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.”
Brené Brown

Rick Riordan
“I thought maybe she'd whisk us off by magic, or at least hail a taxi. Instead, Bast borrowed a silver Lexus convertible.
"Oh, yes," she purred. "I like this one! Come along, children."
"But this isn't yours," I pointed out.
"My dear, I'm a cat. Everything I see is mine." She touched the ignition and the keyhole sparked. The engine began to purr. [No, Sadie. Not like a cat, like an engine.]”
Rick Riordan, The Red Pyramid

Oscar Wilde
“Every one is worthy of love, except him who thinks that he is. Love is a
sacrament that should be taken kneeling.”
Oscar Wilde, De Profundis

Lundy Bancroft
“The abusive man’s high entitlement leads him to have unfair and unreasonable expectations, so that the relationship revolves around his demands. His attitude is: “You owe me.” For each ounce he gives, he wants a pound in return. He wants his partner to devote herself fully to catering to him, even if it means that her own needs—or her children’s—get neglected. You can pour all your energy into keeping your partner content, but if he has this mind-set, he’ll never be satisfied for long. And he will keep feeling that you are controlling him, because he doesn’t believe that you should set any limits on his conduct or insist that he meet his responsibilities.”
Lundy Bancroft, Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men

Mark Manson
“Because when we give too many fucks, when we choose to give a fuck about everything, then we feel as though we are perpetually entitled to feel comfortable and happy at all times, that’s when life fucks us.”
Mark Manson, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

Abraham Lincoln
“If this country is ever demoralized, it will come from trying to live without work.”
Abraham Lincoln

Steve Maraboli
“When we replace a sense of service and gratitude with a sense of entitlement and expectation, we quickly see the demise of our relationships, society, and economy.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Kay Wills Wyma
“Instead of communicating "I love you, so let me make life easy for you," I decided that my message needed to be something more along these lines: "I love you. I believe in you. I know what you're capable of. So I'm going to make you work.”
Kay Wills Wyma, Cleaning House: A Mom's Twelve-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement

James Madison
“I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.”
James Madison

James Madison
“Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government.”
James Madison

Katerina Stoykova Klemer
“Everybody deserves love, but nobody is entitled to it.”
Katerina Stoykova Klemer

“Narcissistic personality disorder is named for Narcissus, from Greek mythology, who fell in love with his own reflection. Freud used the term to describe persons who were self-absorbed, and psychoanalysts have focused on the narcissist's need to bolster his or her self-esteem through grandiose fantasy, exaggerated ambition, exhibitionism, and feelings of entitlement.”
Donald W. Black, Dsm-5(r) Guidebook: The Essential Companion to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition

Richard Eyre
“Resolution, like responsibility, is a product of ownership, and kids can't resolve a conflict until they figure out how they contributed to it.”
Richard Eyre, The Entitlement Trap: How to Rescue Your Child with a New Family System of Choosing, Earning, and Ownership

Tullian Tchividjian
“Legalism breeds a sense of entitlement that turns us into complainers.”
Tullian Tchividjian, Jesus + Nothing = Everything

William Shakespeare
“Those that much covet are with gain so fond,
For what they have not, that which they possess
They scatter and unloose it from their bond,
And so, by hoping more, they have but less;
Or, gaining more, the profit of excess
Is but to surfeit, and such griefs sustain,
That they prove bankrupt in this poor-rich gain.”
William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece

“He never did rid himself of the feeling that he had been denied his rightful place. It kept him from being good-natured, and made him unwilling to forget grudges.”
Warren Eyster

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I spend my life constantly calling in ‘imaginary’ debts that aren’t owed to me in order to avoid the ‘real’ debts that I owe to others, and so everybody ends up bankrupt.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Thomas Sowell
“Systemic processes tend to reward people for making decisions that turn out to be right—creating great resentment among the anointed, who feel themselves entitled to rewards for being articulate, politically active, and morally fervent.”
Thomas Sowell, The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy

Criss Jami
“The eye of true equality often seems to have some degree of disrespect for the supposedly accomplished, privileged high and lofty to the supposedly accomplished, privileged high and lofty, although in reality, it's simply irrespectiveness.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Lauren Groff
“Yuppies in embryo, miming their parents' manners. In twenty years, they’d have country houses and children with pretentious literary names and tennis lessons and ugly cars and liaisons with hot young interns. Hurricanes of entitlement, all swirl and noise and destruction, nothing at their centers.”
Lauren Groff, Fates and Furies

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“We are notorious for ‘running’ around self-righteously declaring our rights to this and to that. But if we were to reflect upon the millions who ‘ran’ across bloodied battlefields so that we would have rights to declare, I think we’d do a whole lot less declaring and a whole more appreciating.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“They all want to be happy. They all think they should be happy. And they’re quick to trot out their most cherished document and point to where they were promised “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” But you’ll find that though they all parrot that little phrase, they think none too hard about that word “pursuit”. To follow, to chase, to inquire, to hunt, to seek. To track in order to overtake and capture. This they don’t do. Instead, having been offered a promise of happiness, they progress to a feeling of entitlement for happiness, then make the leap that happiness should, therefore, be easily won, automatic. There’s too much wrong in there to even scratch at that!”
Geoffrey Wood

“State beneficiaries are the biggest problems in every country. Especially the ones with entitlement.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“An attitude of thanksgiving will thrive and it will breathe life into any place where a heart of appreciation and gratitude refuses to give way to a brooding sense of entitlement, the scourge of greed, or any other lesser attitudes that keep company with such things.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The restraint exhibited in exercising our liberties evidences our respect for them, our privilege to possess them, and our maturity in utilizing them. Any other use of them is something akin to thoughtless license, which just happens to be the archenemy of liberty.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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