35 Quotes About Entitlement


As people receive things without expectation or work performed, there becomes a sense of entitlement later on in life. Feeling like you are owed something for doing nothing. Here are some powerful quotes about entitlement that capture many beliefs and perceptions about getting something for nothing.

“A millionaire is a person who is free, who does what she loves, who has unlimited materials, her choice of tools, abundance, inspiration, freedom and an inflated sense of entitlement to have, create and get more.”

“Abuse is always wrong. Some try to excuse it. Most perpetrators have a sense of entitlement, thinking their actions are justified. Ironically, their victims may also believe they deserve to be mistreated.”

“Conservatism is a hard choice for a society that has become accustomed to big government and big entitlements promoted by liberals.”

“Entitlement is just the grossest kind of human behavior.”

“Gratitude begins where my sense of entitlement ends.”

“I am afraid of privilege, of ease, of entitlement.”

“I don’t have a sense of entitlement or that I deserve this. You’d be surprised at the lack of competition between nominees – I think a lot of it’s imposed from the outside. Can I have my champagne now?”

“I feel like I’ve been marinated in Australian theatre.”

“I feel like rock stars feel a sense of entitlement, whereas I just feel a sense of good fortune.”

“I had a Viking sense of entitlement to whatever provisions I could plunder.”

“I hate that sense of entitlement or the sense of business crawling into playing music.”

“I react very badly when mediocrity throws a tantrum of entitlement.”

“I was surrounded by too many people who felt that they had a strong sense of entitlement. That I owed them something.”

“I would certainly rather the industry not go broke, but if that’s what it takes for everyone to acquire some values and lose that sense of entitlement, maybe a little belt-tightening wouldn’t be so tragic.”

“If we live our lives as a gift it is possible to reach a blissful state of eternal happiness. It is those who live their life with a sense of entitlement that undermine peace, freedom and liberty.”

“I’ve never had a sense of entitlement. I saw how hard my father worked for his money, and it was always made very clear to me that things wouldn’t just be given to me.”

“Legalism breeds a sense of entitlement that turns us into complainers.”

“Let’s be honest about this; the liberal agenda with failed stimulus plans and government entitlement programs is crippling our economy and our quality of life.”

“Living with very limited expectations is a much more immediate way of living. You really do just make the best of everything you have.”

“Musicians, actors, writers – we’re all neurotic, odd people who’ve lucked into accidental careers.”

“No one asked me to be an actor, so no one owed me. There was no entitlement.”

“Nothing guarantees more the erosion of character than getting something for nothing.”

“Once you realize that there are no geniuses out there, you can think,”I can do that”. One reason I’ve succeeded is that I have that naïve sense of entitlement.”

“One recipe for happiness is to have to sense of entitlement.’ To this she added a star and noted at the bottom of the page: ‘This is not a lesson I have ever been in a position to learn.”

“Some male gamers with a deep sense of entitlement are terrified of change.”

“Teach your children gratefulness. Do all you can to deliver them from our culture’s poisonous entitlement mentality.”

“The darker side of the City tried to emphasize the selfish parts of me by encouraging my sense of entitlement and my desire for personal space.”

“The entitlement mentality so carefully cultivated by liberal academics, politicians, clergymen, and journalists continues to corrode the self-sufficiency that once defined the American character.”

“The school made it very clear that women were entitled to positions of authority. That sense of entitlement allowed us to feel that we have a natural place in leadership in the world. That gave me a mental and emotional confidence.”

“There’s really no reason for any musician, writer, actor to ever take themselves seriously. If you work in a needle exchange, take yourself seriously.”

“Though beauty gives you a weird sense of entitlement, it’s rather frightening and threatening to have others ascribe such importance to something you know you’re just renting for a while.”

“We live in an age of instant knowledge. And there’s almost a sense of entitlement to that.”

“What ends up getting this Stephen Lerner guy in the mind-set that he’s in is his sense of entitlement. So he wants a college education. He wants it, he should have it.”

“What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.”

“You have to demand things and believe you’re worth more. And once you do demand them, you’re usually going to get them. The players who first came in were very humble because we came from obscurity.”

Dealing with people who do not understand what it is like to work for something can create division in the environment.

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