78+ Best Entitlement Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Entitlement is the feeling that you have the right to do or have what you want without having to work for it or deserve it, just because of who you are. Profoundly inspirational entitlement quotes will fire up your brain and encourage you to look at life differently while making you laugh.

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Famous Entitlement Quotes

Success in the United States is not an entitlement in China. You have to go there and earn it, and earn it the right way. — Howard Schultz

Far too many well-connected businesses are feeding at the federal trough. By addressing corporate welfare as well as other forms of welfare, we would add a whole new level of understanding to the notion of entitlement reform. — Charles Koch

Obamacare has driven entitlement spending up much faster than expected. — Stephen Moore

The Good Friday Agreement and the basic rights and entitlements of citizens that are enshrined within it must be defended and actively promoted by London and Dublin. — Gerry Adams

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. — Alveda King

I’ve seen a lot of actors in a lot of different stages of their careers, and I’ve seen it come and go. People get a sense of entitlement from it. And that’s when it starts getting you in trouble. — Bill Pullman

My father and mother had no sense of entitlement for their children. — Seamus Heaney

Entitlement is lethal. — Liev Schreiber

When you talk about entitlement programs, it’s not just about – it’s not about cutting those programs. It is about saving those programs. Those programs are on a path of fiscal unsustainability. — Marco Rubio

I don’t see that anyone owes me anything for my service. I don’t feel any sense of entitlement. — Dakota Meyer

Elite athletes learn entitlement. They believe they are entitled to have women serve their needs. It’s part of being a man. It’s the cultural construction of masculinity. — Jackson Katz

I just have this sense of entitlement that I should be able to feel comfortable at all times, like I could go to bed at any moment in what I’m wearing. — Amy Schumer

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? — Cate Blanchett

The predator wants your silence. It feeds their power, entitlement, and they want it to feed your shame. — Viola Davis

Americans never would alter the way entitlement programs are funded or education administered without serious study and widespread debate. — Richard N. Haass

I opposed the Medicare prescription drug entitlement. I opposed the Wall Street bailout. I opposed the stimulus bill. — Mike Pence

I’ll let Democrats defend spending our grandchildren broke on entitlements. — Christopher Buckley

Promoting dependency is the Democratic Party’s vocation. It knows that almost all entitlements are forever, and those that are not – e.g., the lifetime eligibility for welfare, repealed in 1996 – are not for the middle class. — George Will

While we clearly need health-care reform, the last thing our country needs is a massive new health-care entitlement that will create hundreds of billions of dollars of new unfunded deficits and move us much closer to a government takeover of our health-care system. — John Mackey

I was so lucky because what I did in ‘Thor’ was I built the character from the ground up – the foundations of his spirit, really. He was someone who was born with an expectation that he would one day be a king, born with an entitlement. — Tom Hiddleston

I would like my kids to inherit a world where people succeed because of merit and hard work, not entitlement, and where people accept others for what they are and not try to change them. — Guy Kawasaki

Actors devote a lot of our time and energy to the work that we do, but there shouldn’t come a sense of entitlement from fans that we owe them every second of our lives. — Lili Reinhart

By making bold cuts in spending and commonsense entitlement reforms, we will make our government simpler, smaller, and smarter. — Mitt Romney

If we are ever going to rescue our nation from selfish entitlement, political correctness, and collectivism, we must start sending citizen-statesman warriors to fight for us in Washington, and I believe Col. Maness will do just that. — Tim Kennedy

I’m here today to warn you: I want you to watch out for the adversary. Guard yourself from any spirit of entitlement. Restrain any and all subtle temptation to gain attention or to find ways to promote yourself. — Charles R. Swindoll

A lot of parents today are terrified that something they say to their children might make them ‘feel bad.’ But, hey, if they’ve done something wrong, they should feel bad. Kids with a sense of responsibility, not entitlement, who know when to experience gratitude and humility, will be better at navigating the social shoals of college. — Amy Chua

No one asked me to be an actor, so no one owed me. There was no entitlement. — James Earl Jones

When bands got really big and sold a lot of records back in the day and did really well on the road, everyone developed a certain ego. And there’s a certain entitlement that comes with that. And it stops people from communicating the way you used to communicate when you were in a band together and it was all for one, one for all. — Scott Weiland

In order to truly get deficit spending and federal debt under control, the Trump administration is going to have to eventually address entitlement reform. If not, Trump will not only become part of the Washington status quo on the issue, but will leave burdensome and expensive problems for future generations. — Katie Pavlich

The idea of the NHS took root in the political imagination less as an example of social entitlement’s victory over private provision, and more as the embodiment of brand Britain. — Ash Sarkar

People like entitlements. That’s why we spend so much on them. — Tucker Carlson

Entitlement is just the grossest kind of human behavior. — Jessica Parker Kennedy

I don’t think you expand entitlements when so many people are dependent on government and when the money the federal government is offering is going to be taken away from you after just a couple of years. — George Pataki

By finding waste and abuse in entitlement programs, and eliminating it, we can ensure that the funds that are put into these programs go to the people that need them the most. — Jim Ryun

I believe there are several conservative democrats who are prepared to join Republicans in opposition to measures that propose new entitlements and reparations. — Thom Tillis

I’ve been taught that human nature is such that the place of privilege most often and most naturally leads to a sense of entitlement. The notion that I deserve to be treated as special because I’m privileged. The truth is, privilege should never lead to entitlement. — Kirk Cousins

On economic policy, Pence has held to the key building block of growth. He is a budget hawk who voted against President George W. Bush’s fiscally bloated No Child Left Behind education bill and hyper-expensive Medicare prescription-drug bill. He said he would not support new middle-class entitlements. He was consistent. — Lawrence Kudlow

I am angry about the mammoth, out-of-control social welfare entitlement programs from Washington, D.C., that were supposed to solve our problems. The obvious truth is these impractical, politically motivated programs have irreparably damaged the fabric of our black society and community. — Allen West

You have to take away some of tax breaks for the wealthy, and you have to cut back on some entitlements. Because, unless we do all of these things, it just doesn’t work. And what’s good theater and what’s good politics isn’t necessarily good economic policy. — Michael Bloomberg

Every team can have a shot at the title, and we’re seeing all of them as a potential threat. There’s absolutely no feeling of entitlement to be at the front. — Toto Wolff

We were endowed by our Creator with the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We were not endowed by the Federal Government. We were not endowed by entitlements. We were not endowed by pork barrel spending; we were not endowed by budgetary earmarks. — Lawrence Kudlow

I do think that there is both a very powerful sense of entitlement and a kind of bubble of wealth which makes it hard for the people at the very top to understand the travails of the middle class. — Chrystia Freeland

I don’t know so much about my boys, but my girls, they all work with me. They know how to work. My daughters know it’s not done till it’s done, even if it’s three or four in the morning. I don’t want them to grow up with entitlement. — Marie Osmond

Unsuccessful businessmen and workers do not have the same animus against the capitalist system as do the wordsmith intellectuals. Only the sense of unrecognized superiority, of entitlement betrayed, produces that animus. — Robert Nozick

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

Succeeding makes us feel good. But beating someone else makes us feel really good. Comparing ourselves to others and coming out on top creates a sense of entitlement. And when we feel entitled, we cheat more because, of course, the rules don’t apply to awesome people like us. — Daniel H. Pink

Trillions of dollars in out-of-control entitlement spending cannot be remedied by cuts in NASA, or even in the entire discretionary budget, defense included. Rather, the financial bleeding needs to be staunched where the hole is and nowhere else. — Robert Zubrin

To cut the federal budget without cutting entitlements is like giving up chocolate-chip cookies and then deciding it’s OK to eat the ones that don’t have any nuts. — Timothy Noah

GOP candidates routinely sign a pledge never, ever to raise taxes. Democratic candidates aren’t even asked to sign a parallel pledge never, ever to cut entitlements. — Timothy Noah

Whoever makes something, having bought or contracted for all other held resources used in the process… is entitled to it. The situation is not one of something’s getting made, and there being an open question of who is to get it. Things come into the world already attached to people having entitlement over them. — Robert Nozick

When President George W. Bush attempted to reform Social Security, that proposal was more unpopular with Americans than the Iraq war. People love their entitlements. — Robert Kiyosaki

Marriage equality – I think that it’s a constitutionally guaranteed right. Let’s end the drug wars. Let’s balance the federal budget, and that means reforming the entitlements – Medicaid, Medicare. — Gary Johnson

When we think of entitlement programs, Social Security and Medicare immediately come to mind. But by any fair standard, the holy trinity of United States social policy should also include the mortgage-interest deduction – an enormous benefit that has also become politically untouchable. — Matthew Desmond

Seven hundred and sixteen billion dollars, funneled out of Medicare by President Obama. An obligation we have to our parents and grandparents is being sacrificed, all to pay for a new entitlement we didn’t even ask for. The greatest threat to Medicare is Obamacare, and we’re going to stop it. — Paul Ryan

All those articles that scold Millennials for their supposed entitlement? Forget them. Millennials are great employees. — Neil Blumenthal

Mastery over the body – its impulses, its needs, its size – is paramount; to lose control is to risk beauty, and to risk beauty is to risk desirability, and to risk desirability is to risk entitlement to sexuality and love and self-esteem. — Caroline Knapp

The thing that upsets me the most is the entitlement of people that will stand with a flag and say to some other people that they need to go back to where they came from. When, in fact, they also would need to go back to where they came from, because you need to go all the way back to the beginning. — George Lopez

I don’t want to be obnoxious with my ambition or sound like I expect any sort of entitlement here. Hollywood is not in the business of humoring people. — Jason Bateman

Some calamities – the 1929 stock market crash, Pearl Harbor, 9/11 – have come like summer lightning, as bolts from the blue. The looming crisis of America’s Ponzi entitlement structure is different. Driven by the demographics of an aging population, its causes, timing and scope are known. — George Will

Entitlement is the opposite of enchantment. — Guy Kawasaki

If China wants to build a new six-lane expressway, it can bulldoze its way past any number of villages in its path; in India, if you want to widen a two-lane road, you could be tied up in court for a dozen years over compensation entitlements. — Shashi Tharoor

In fact, entitlement spending on programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security make up 54% of federal spending, and spending is projected to double within the next decade. Medicare is growing by 9% annually, and Medicaid by 8% annually. — Jim Ryun

Look, of course people are scared of entitlement reform because every time you put entitlement reform out there, the other party uses it as a political weapon against you. — Paul Ryan

I have no problem with military and entitlement reform, lower costs raise freedom. — Lisa Kennedy Montgomery

Millennials in particular get a lot of flack for their supposed entitlement and narcissism, but these evaluations have never matched my experience with hiring young people at Warby Parker. — Neil Blumenthal

The future of America is not an entitlement. We have been given a treasure chest of gifts and opportunities, but some people are being left behind, and success is not sustainable unless it is shared. — Howard Schultz

Democrats believe, plausibly, that middle-class entitlements are instantly addictive and, because there is no known detoxification, that class, when facing future choices between trimming entitlements or increasing taxes, will choose the latter. — George Will

It’s amazing how, in New York, there is almost a feeling of entitlement by the public – this very palpable lack of surprise at being stopped in the street and being asked to be the subject of a 12-foot monumental painting. — Kehinde Wiley

We need to resist the temptation to create more entitlements and more entitlements, which is one of the reasons we are heading recklessly toward fiscal crisis. — Jeff Sessions

What I think we need to do to engage the American people in a conversation about entitlement reform is to have a bipartisan group of people who come together and put every solution on the table, every alternative on the table. And then we ought to engage in a long conversation with the American people so they understand the choices. — Carly Fiorina

We Nigerians must reclaim our sovereignty, our civic entitlements. — Wole Soyinka

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. — Candice Bergen

The 1935 Social Security Act established 65 as the age of eligibility for payouts. But welfare state politics quickly becomes a bidding war, enriching the menu of benefits, so in 1956 Congress entitled women to collect benefits at 62, extending the entitlement to men in 1961. — George Will

So let me be clear, Collective bargaining isn’t a right, it is an expensive entitlement. Once and for all, we are giving the taxpayers a voice in this debate. We put the power back in the hands of the people. — Scott Walker

I think that there’s something in the American psyche, it’s almost this kind of right or privilege, this sense of entitlement, to resolve our conflicts with violence. There’s an arrogance to that concept if you think about it. To actually have to sit down and talk, to listen, to compromise, that’s hard work. — Michael Moore

Ted Cruz is a patriot. He believes in what he does. He’s done marvels in mobilizing conservatives, mobilizing Americans concerned about the direction of the ever-expanding entitlement state under Obama, and particularly the threat it is to freedom. I disagree with his tactics, but I agree entirely with his objectives. — Charles Krauthammer

Childhood ought to have at least a few entitlements that aren’t entangled with utilitarian considerations. One of them should be the right to a degree of unencumbered satisfaction in the sheer delight and goodness of existence in itself. — Jonathan Kozol

We live in an age of instant knowledge. And there’s almost a sense of entitlement to that. — J. J. Abrams

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