Privilege Sayings and Quotes

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


Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed.     

Mwai Kibaki

Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility.     

Oprah Winfrey

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.     

Marcus Aurelius

What a privilege to be here on the planet to contribute your unique donation to humankind. Each face in the rainbow of colors that populate our world is precious and special.     

Morris Dees

Being able to live without having to be defined by your skin color is the hallmark of privilege.     

Luvvie Ajayi

It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.     

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.     

Charles Evans Hughes

It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to want little.     

Diogenes

When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.     

Thomas Paine

The privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject, but man only.     

Thomas Hobbes

That's the privilege of old age: You don't have to remember.     

Alan Arkin

It is the privilege of genius that life never grows common place, as it does for the rest of us.     

James Russell Lowell

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

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Privilege is the greatest enemy of right.     

Marie Ebner-Eschenbach

No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.     

Voltaire

It's definitely a privilege to be able to do what you love to do; it's not something that everyone gets to do, so I feel really good about that.     

Awkwafina

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.     

Joseph Campbell

Let us realize that: the privilege to work is a gift, the power to work is a blessing, the love of work is success!     

David O. McKay

You can be born into privilege, or you can not be born into privilege. You can be born into the opposite extreme and into poverty. I think from there on, though, you really do have to make your luck.     

Ivanka Trump

The ability to have a choice in what you do is a privilege.     

Anton Yelchin

A good deed is not just a duty, but above all, a privilege.     

Shari Arison

Being a role model is a privilege.     

Allyson Felix

We have privilege in our hands as storytellers. We need to tell stories that reflect our world.     

Dede Gardner

The more privilege you have, the more opportunity you have. The more opportunity you have, the more responsibility you have.     

Noam Chomsky

Life itself is a privilege, but to live life to the fullest- well, that is a choice.     

Andy Andrews

Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you. Even if it is a little thing, do something for which there is no pay but the privilege of doing it. Remember, you don't live in a world all of your own     

Albert Schweitzer