Privileged Quotes

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“We may be happy but just don’t know it yet. Many want to rebuke themselves for not finding the threshold of well being, since they simply haven’t learnt to be nice to themselves and to enjoy the privileged twinklings of life. ("C’est quand le bonheur ?" )”
Erik Pevernagie

DaShanne Stokes
“You're not under attack when others gain rights and privileges you've always had.”
DaShanne Stokes

Privilege is not knowing that you're hurting others and not listening when they tell you.
“Privilege is not knowing that you're hurting others and not listening when they tell you.”
DaShanne Stokes

Jeet Thayil
“Isn't it incredible?, I said.
There was nothing incredible about it, she said.
I thought it was so because I spoke English, because I read books, and because my parents paid for my education and my upkeep. For me everything was surprising, the world was full of wonder, the most random idiotic occurrence was incredible because my luck made it so. For people like her, for the poor, the only incredible thing in the whole world was money and the mysterious ways in which it worked.”
Jeet Thayil

Helen Keller
“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.”
Helen Keller

DaShanne Stokes
“Privilege doesn't just insulate people from the consequences of their prejudice, it cuts them off from their humanity.”
DaShanne Stokes

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“In my desperation, I have finally discovered that the only way that I can begin to fill the gaping hole within me is to be thankful for what’s there, and not angry for what’s not.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Jane Stanton Hitchcock
“People described me then as a "socialite," a label I loathe. It cast me in a lurid and ridiculous light, implying a life of privileged frivolity where everyone fits around from one party to the next wearing calculated clothes and expensive smiles”
Jane Stanton Hitchcock, Social Crimes

Political correctness' as 'over-sensitivity' is code for saying the privileged shouldn't have their unearned privileges
“Political correctness' as 'over-sensitivity' is code for saying the privileged shouldn't have their unearned privileges questioned.”
DaShanne Stokes

Stewart Stafford
“White males can't win these days - if they have something, they're "privileged" and if they want something, they're displaying "entitlement.”
Stewart Stafford

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The greatest privileges:
You are saved.
You are a child of Most High God.
You are co-heirs with Christ.
You share in Christ suffering, life adversities.
You share in Christ glory, strength of will and survival of life's difficulties.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Miya Yamanouchi
“Those of us who have overcome so many adversities from a very young age, are privileged to be able to communicate profound insights and advice to others, speaking from a place of genuine confidence and knowing.”
Miya Yamanouchi, Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

Kevin A. Patterson
“The thing that makes systemic oppression so difficult to discuss is that when you do, you have to acknowledge your role in it. Often this means having to admit that you're part of the problem. It's not a comfortable experience when you learn that you further or benefit from the oppression of others.”
Kevin A. Patterson, Love's Not Color Blind: Race and Representation in Polyamorous and Other Alternative Communities

Gift Gugu Mona
“Not everyone was privileged to see another sunrise like you did, so before you start complaining; remember that the breath of life, is not for sale.”
Gift Gugu Mona

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Memory is a few lines snipped from a larger story that we are privileged to tuck away between the pages of our minds.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Gift Gugu Mona
“Not everyone was privileged to see another sunrise like you did, so before you start complaining remember that the breath of life is not for sale.”
Gift Gugu Mona

“What the privileged do with what is left, how to make alive what will one day be yours?”
Alan Maiccon

“In despotism the systems are there to protect the privileged and oppress the underprivileged.”
Mecha Constantine

Virginia Woolf
“... it is the privilege of loneliness; in privacy one may do as one chooses.”
Virginia Woolf

Michael Bassey Johnson
“To be rich and talented at the same time is rare but possible, but the most talented; the genius, is the one crippled and bulldozed into oblivion by the scourge of poverty.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, The Book of Maxims, Poems and Anecdotes

Abhijit Naskar
“I wish I could tell you that all the comfort and luxuries in the world are a sign of progress, but they are not - they are a sign of disparities - and these disparities can only go away with our sacrifice - with the sacrifice of the humanitarians - some must give all, all must give some, only then will there be actual civilized, sane, healthy and whole progress - progress that includes all of humanity, not just the privileged few.”
Abhijit Naskar, Sleepless for Society

Ruth Ann Oskolkoff
“They had freedom as before, but without their vast riches. These previously privileged had what everyone else did, and were not given compensation, like some had predicted. In an instant, they had been turned into regular human beings. In one loud terrifying moment, people became equal within the law and as recipient of benefits. Before then, the entire revolution had seemed impossible. Although it was amazingly bloodless, these changes were welcomed by most and only resisted by a minute number who still could not see the benefit.”
Ruth Ann Oskolkoff, Zin

Zufishan Rahman
“The tree leaves die in fire
and my people call it autumn.”
Zufishan Rahman, Foxfire - A book of poems

R. Kikuo Johnson
“Rich kids—they can never admit they’re rich.”
R. Kikuo Johnson, Night Fisher

Lailah Gifty Akita
“All our problems are nothing compared to the previous privileged of being alive.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“All our problems are nothing compared with the precious privileged of being alive.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

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