Entitlement Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old entitlement quotes, entitlement sayings, and entitlement proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Entitlement is the opposite of enchantment.     

Guy Kawasaki

Gratitude begins where my sense of entitlement ends.     

Steven Furtick

A sense of entitlement is a cancerous thought process that is void of gratitude and can be deadly to our relationships.     

Steve Maraboli

Thankfulness eradicates entitlement.      

Perry Noble

What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.     

Brene Brown

An attitude of entitlement is inversely related to one of gratitude.     

Pete Wilson

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

Pride and entitlement always go with unforgiveness. The longer you hold someone's offense over them, the more likely you are to start feeling arrogant and entitled to your posture toward him.     

Will Davis Jr.

Entitlement creates an illusion of superiority that clouds our ability of self-improvisation.     

HBR Patel

When a parent shows up with an attitude of entitlement, understand that under it is a boatload of anxiety.     

Robert Evans

It is true that, when an entitlement begins to be enjoyed by people, they like to keep it.     

Jon Kyl

No major entitlement, once it has been implemented, has ever been unwound.     

Ted Cruz

Male privilege and entitlement are dying a very painful death; no one gives up power without a struggle.     

Gloria Allred

Once an entitlement program has been created with millions of beneficiaries, it becomes almost impossible to repeal.     

Pat Buchanan

People who are given whatever they want soon develop a sense of entitlement and rapidly lose their sense of proportion.     

Sarah Churchwell

The most capricious modern entitlement is not just Social Security but to self-esteem.     

George F. Will

There's no such thing as entitlement, unless someone has first met an obligation.     

Margaret Thatcher

What annoys people is the idea that somebody has everything, and they're allowed to get away with anything. It's the sense of entitlement that gets up people's noses.     

Douglas Booth

Thankfulness is difficult to express when one starts with an attitude of entitlement.      

Chris Tiegreen

Entitlement is an expression of conditional love. Nobody is ever entitled to your love. You always have a right to protect your mental, emotional, and physical well-being by removing yourself from toxic people and circumstances.     

Dr. Janice Anderson & Kiersten Anderson

Grace destroys entitlement.     

Justin Buzzard

You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.     

Harlan Ellison

Everyone is entitled to his own nostalgia.     

James Wolcott

Every righteous man or woman is entitled to revelation concerning his own affairs.     

Gordon B. Hinckley

If you're entitled, you likely think you know more than you do.     

Neil Blumenthal

We are each entitled to our own opinion, but no one is entitled to his own facts.     

Patrick Moynihan

Every man is entitled to be valued by his best moment.      

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everybody should be entitled to one lie, one failing, one infidelity.      

Martin Firrell

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, which people don't seem to be shy about expressing.      

Jamie Moyer

Don't feel entitled to anything you didn't sweat and struggle for.     

Marian Wright Edelman