Marriage as a community of interests unfailingly means the degradation of the interested parties, and it is the perfidy of the world's arrangements that no one, even if aware of it, can escape such degradation. The idea might therefore be entertained that marriage without ignominy is a possibility reserved for those spared the pursuit of interests, for the rich. But the possibility is purely formal, for the privileged are precisely those in whom the pursuit of interests has become second-nature they would not otherwise uphold privilege.
Empires are synonymous with centralized if occasionally schismatized hierarchical power structures in which influence is restricted to an economically privileged class retaining its advantages through usually a judicious use of oppression and skilled manipulation of both the society’s information dissemination systems and its lesser as a rule nominally independent power systems. In short, it’s all about dominance.iain banks
This privileged position (lawyer) obliges you to remember that most of the population cannot afford your services or fees. As a consequence they are denied access to justice. It therefore behoves the legal profession to consider practical ways of alleviating this unacceptable state of affairs.ratu joni madraiwiwi
It is always hard to hear people say such nice things about us, because quite honestly I feel very privileged and honored to be of service in any way I can. I think that is my mission here on earth in some way -- whether it is entertaining people or trying to help in whatever way I can. So [the attention and acclaim] is pretty embarrassing to me.gloria estefan
A select militia defined as only the privileged class entitled to keep and bear arms was considered an anathema to a free society , in the ...The Second Amendment, in That Every Man Be Armed: The Evolution of a Constitutional Right. Revised, quoted by Stephen P. Halbrook, in p.91
A select militia defined as only the privileged class entitled to keep and bear arms was considered an anathema to a free society , in the same that Americans denounced select spokesman approved by the government as the only class entitled to freedom of the press .United States Bill of Rights, in That Every Man Be Armed: The Evolution of a Constitutional Right. Revised, quoted by Stephen P. Halbrook in p.91
They were privileged children?they would always expect to be greeted with smiles.Anita Brookner
It seems the very model of all the catastrophes privileged populations feel await them.Susan Sontag
The master minds of all nations, in all ages, have sprung in affluent multitude from the mass of the nation, and fromthemass of thenationonlynot from its privileged classes.1889 A ConnecticutYankee in King Arthur's Court, ch.25.
There is no longer any religion when there is no longer any privileged religion. Take from religion its exclusive power and it will no longer exist.As quoted in Karl Marx's "The Jewish Question" by ; as translated in Karl Marx, Frederick Engels : Collected Works (1975) edited by International Publishers
Let me make it clear: this grammar school boy will take no lessons from that public school boy on the importance of children from less privileged backgrounds gaining access to university.michael howard
I don't regard Jews as a class. I regard them as a privileged misfortune.william joyce
Those who are most sensitive about "politically incorrect" terminology are not the average black ghetto-dweller, Asian immigrant, abused woman or disabled person, but a minority of activists, many of whom do not even belong to any "oppressed" group but come from privileged strata of society.theodore kaczynski
I know that my retirement will make no difference in its [my newspaper's] cardinal principles, that it will always fight for progress and reform, never tolerate injustice or corruption, always fight demagogues of all parties, never belong to any party, always oppose privileged classes and public plunderers, never lack sympathy with the poor, always remain devoted to the public welfare, never be satisfied with merely printing news, always be drastically independent, never be afraid to attack wrong, whether by predatory plutocracy or predatory poverty.joseph pulitzer
Medical statistics will be our standard of measurement: we will weigh life for life and see where the dead lie thicker, among the workers or among the privileged.rudolf virchow
I must confess my distaste for any proposal to use public funds for the support of selected, and thereby, privileged, industrialists, the more particularly if this is to be based on bureaucratic views of what is good and what is bad by way of industrial development, but I have been studying the report referred to with some interest.john james cowperthwaite
The separation of families to me is very close to my heart because we lived that as immigrants. I strongly feel that we all connected, and having felt people's love and support first-hand through difficult moments in my life, makes me feel it's our responsibility to help one another. I am privileged to help in some way, and I will always take that opportunity.gloria estefan
Always a Progressive in outlook, Hughes believed in the organic growth and evolution of polities and political relationships; any effort to freeze conditions would inevitably become a reactionary defense of the rights of the privileged against what might, in some cases, be the reasonable and legitimate demands of the dispossessed and the interests of the community as a whole.charles evans hughes
Anyone who has ever been privileged to direct a film also knows that, although it can be like trying to write War and Peace in a bumper car in an amusement park, when you finally get it right, there are not many joys in life that can equal the feeling.Stanley Kubrick
The functionaries of our political organizations and trade unions are corrupted or rather tend to be corrupted by the conditions of capitalism and betray a tendency to become bureaucrats, i.e., privileged persons divorced from the people and standing above the people.Ch. 6 (The State and Revolution (1917))
The history of the world is the history of a privileged few.henry miller
When we understand that privileged people derive material benefits from the exploitation of oppressed people, and that this means we benefit from the violence used to keep them down, we cannot sincerely condemn them for violently rebelling against the structural violence that privileges us.Gelderloos, Peter. How Nonviolence Protects the State. Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 2007. p. 37.
One murder made a villain, Millions a hero. Princes were privileged To kill, and numbers sanctified the crime .Beilby Porteus
The societal division of labor obtains the dignity of an ontological condition. If truth presupposes freedom from toil, and if this freedom is, in the social reality, the prerogative of a minority, then the reality allows such a truth only in approximation and for a privileged group.Herbert Marcuse (1964), One Dimensional Man, pp. 128-130
Concentration of ownership in the media is high and increasing. Furthermore, those who occupy managerial positions in the media, or gain status within them as commentators, belong to the same privileged elites, and might be expected to share the perceptions, aspirations and attitudes of their associates, reflecting their own class interests as well...Noam Chomsky (1989) Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies
"Despite all its shortcomings, this Constitution looms up against the background of Russian, Prussian and Austrian barbarism as the only work of liberty which Eastern Europe has ever created independently, and it emerged exclusively from the privileged class, from the nobility. The history of the world has never seen another example of such nobility of the nobility."Karl Marx (Later)
We must confront the privileged elite who have destroyed a large part of the world .Hugo Chavez, in Utopia or Death (eBook), p.81
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