109+ Best You Deserve Better Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Deserve is to have earned or to be given something because of the way you have behaved or the qualities you have. Profoundly inspirational you deserve better quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

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Famous You Deserve Better Quotes

What is it going to take to dismantle the systems that keep me from being able to live well and that keep me and so many other people from being able to access the things that we need and deserve? — Alicia Garza

The very fact that you are a complainer, shows that you deserve your lot. — James Allen

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. — Benjamin Franklin

Now, I don’t think President Obama and Vice President Biden get the credit they deserve for saving us from the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes. Our economy is so much stronger than when they took office. — Hillary Clinton

When people need love and understanding and support the most is when they deserve it the least. — Lou Holtz

People who read the tabloids deserve to be lied to. — Jerry Seinfeld

I felt very proud to be part of a music scene that was changing the face of commercial music and rock music internationally, but I also felt like it was necessary for Soundgarden – as it was for all of these Seattle bands – to prove that we deserve to be on an international stage, and we weren’t just part of a fad that was based on geography. — Chris Cornell

He who would be no slave must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves and, under a just God, cannot long retain it. — Abraham Lincoln

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard. — H. L. Mencken

If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name. — A. Miln

The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it. — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We’re human. Enjoy yourself. You work hard every day; you deserve to turn up on the weekends with your friends. — Logic

You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s. — Robert Frost

I don’t deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence with Charles Chaplin. — Stan Laurel

I think the average person thinks I’m a nut and I deserve whatever happens to me. — Mike Tyson

Children need to get a high-quality education, avoid violence and the criminal-justice system, and gain jobs. But they deserve more. We want them to learn not only reading and math but fairness, caring, self-respect, family commitment, and civic duty. — Colin Powell

The only thing worse than an opportunity you don’t deserve is blowing an opportunity. — Michael J. Fox

We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle. — Marilyn Monroe

May it please Christ our Lord to grant us true humility and abnegation of will and judgment, so that we may deserve to begin to be His disciples. — Saint Ignatius

I think the short story is a very underrated art form. We know that novels deserve respect. — Neil Gaima

Guarding your heart and protecting your dignity are a little bit more important than clarifying the emotions of someone who’s only texting you back three words. I’ve learned that from trying to figure out people who don’t deserve to be figured out. — Taylor Swift

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve. — Joseph Joubert

Even when we make mistakes, we hope others will love us in spite of our shortcomings – even if we don’t deserve it. — Joseph B. Wirthlin

We are apt to love praise, but not deserve it. But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than that. — William Penn

Women absolutely deserve respect. — Aretha Franklin

Our parents deserve our honor and respect for giving us life itself. Beyond this they almost always made countless sacrifices as they cared for and nurtured us through our infancy and childhood, provided us with the necessities of life, and nursed us through physical illnesses and the emotional stresses of growing up. — Ezra Taft Benson

Our veterans who fall on hard times and find themselves without a home deserve more than just handwringing or kind words. They deserve real help that gets them back on their feet. — Michelle Obama

It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them. — Mark Twain

Our youth deserve the opportunity to complete their high school and college education, free of early parenthood. Their future children deserve the opportunity to grow up in financially and emotionally stable homes. Our communities benefit from healthy, productive, well-prepared young people. — Jane Fonda

People just deserve to be treated with kindness. — Sophia Bush

Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. — J. R. R. Tolkien

Americans deserve a better tomorrow, today. — Nancy Pelosi

Streaming is a really big market for me. We’ve been doing great in the streaming market, so it’s not something I want to alienate at all. Streaming counts now. They’re treating artists the way we deserve to be treated. — Rihanna

Well, I’m in my 60s now. I finally look it, I think. People until I was 60 would always say they thought I looked younger, which I think, without flattering myself, I did, but I think I certainly have, as George Orwell says people do after a certain age, the face they deserve. — Christopher Hitchens

The next time you hear me attacked as a socialist – like tomorrow – remember this: I don’t believe that government should take over the grocery store down the street or control the means of production. But I believe that the middle class and the working families who produce the wealth of America deserve a fair deal. — Bernie Sanders

The citizens of America expect more. They deserve and they want more than a recital of problems. — Barbara Jordan

Kindness is loving people more than they deserve. — Joseph Joubert

You can put handcuffs on people who push the envelope. When they break the law, they deserve to have handcuffs. — Elizabeth Warren

I think most Americans understand that we deserve to have universal health care, as enjoyed by most citizens in most developed countries. — Pete Buttigieg

Artists have a responsibility to speak and to act when governments fail, and if we don’t do that, we really deserve the world we get. — Alice Walker

A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human. — Alan Turing

The soldier who gropes for glory must submit himself to discipline. Subordination gives strength and security to an army. He that will not submit to it when corrected and improved by the experience of ages does not deserve the proud appellation of a soldier. — Sam Houston

Mr. President how long must women wait to get their liberty? Let us have the rights we deserve. — Alice Paul

The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they deserve. — Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Men seldom, or rather never for a length of time and deliberately, rebel against anything that does not deserve rebelling against. — Thomas Carlyle

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection. — Buddha

When we tell the story of our own conversion, I would have it done with great sorrow, remembering what we used to be, and with great joy and gratitude, remembering how little we deserve these things. — Charles Spurgeon

Our system rewards specific talents more than anything. I got pushed forward for having certain capacities. Others had their horizons systematically lowered for having capacities that our academic system had no use for. I’ve seen countless people lose heart and feel like they should settle for less, that they don’t deserve abundance. — Andrew Yang

‘Cosmos’ wouldn’t deserve its place in primetime evening network television were it not a landscape on which compelling stories were told. People, when they watch TV in the evening, want to see stories, and science simply tells the best stories. — Neil deGrasse Tyson

The wish to acquire more is admittedly a very natural and common thing; and when men succeed in this they are always praised rather than condemned. But when they lack the ability to do so and yet want to acquire more at all costs, they deserve condemnation for their mistakes. — Niccolo Machiavelli

People are just trying to work their jobs, raise their families, discipline their kids, and have a good life… Politics has just become like bad weather. And they deserve clear skies. — Eddie Vedder

There is nothing which can better deserve your patronage, than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness. — George Washington

I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. — J. R. R. Tolkien

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. — Buddha

The women putting their lives at risk for our country deserve better than to be treated as second-class citizens. — Tammy Duckworth

We develop the kind of citizens we deserve. If a large number of our children grow up into frustration and poverty, we must expect to pay the price. — Robert Kennedy

I’m lucky to be part of a team who help to make me look good, and they deserve as much of the credit for my success as I do for the hard work we have all put in on the training ground. — Lionel Messi

We deserve an economy that works in every county, for every Georgian, and helps families thrive – not just survive. — Stacey Abrams

The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I, therefore, intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt. — Barack Obama

Let’s win the peace and democracy the good people of Iraq so richly deserve after decades of tyranny. — Mike Pence

Our teachers deserve better feedback. — Bill Gates

There’s always an element of self delusion among people who believe they ought to be President. There’s an underestimation of your opponent and an overestimation of your own abilities. This is compatible with being rich and powerful, the idea that we were blessed by God because we deserve to be blessed. — Jimmy Carter

Every now and then, I deserve to say what I feel. — Selena Gomez

If you think you deserve a raise, you should just ask. — Satya Nadella

Mothers, stay close to your daughters. Earn and deserve their love and respect. Be united with their father in the rearing of your children. Do nothing in your life to cause your daughters to stumble because of your example. — Ezra Taft Benson

Timidity makes a person modest. It makes him or her say, ‘I’m not worthy of being written up in the record of deeds in heaven or on earth.’ Timidity keeps people from their good. They are afraid to say, ‘Yes, I deserve it.’ — Maya Angelou

I’m asking myself, ‘What do my girls, what do all our children deserve in their president? What kind of a president do we want for them?’ Well, to start with, I think we want someone who is a unifying force in this country: someone who sees our differences not as a threat, but as a blessing. — Michelle Obama

Pride is an independent, me-oriented spirit. It makes people arrogant, rude and hard to get along with. When our heart is prideful, we don’t give God the credit and we mistreat people, looking down on them and thinking we deserve what we have. — Joyce Meyer

Even when black folks make me angry, I know that the foundation is that I love us. I want us to win, and I want us to have all the things that we deserve in the world. And that’s driven by love. — Tarana Burke

In doing what we ought we deserve no praise, because it is our duty. — Saint Augustine

Though I am not imperial, and though Elizabeth may not deserve it, the Queen of England will easily deserve to have an emperor’s son to marry. — Elizabeth I

Any man who does not like dogs and want them about does not deserve to be in the White House. — Calvin Coolidge

On the whole, the accommodationist position has been dominant in U.S. law and public culture ¦ ever since George Washington wrote a famous letter to the Quakers explaining that he would not require them to serve in the military because the ‘conscientious scruples of all men’ deserve the greatest ‘delicacy and tenderness.’ — Martha Nussbaum

Men lose all the material things they leave behind them in this world, but they carry with them the reward of their charity and the alms they give. For these, they will receive from the Lord the reward and recompense they deserve. — Francis of Assisi

Coming out of the 2016 election, there was a few things that became really clear. One, that black people deserve to have vehicles that represent the breadth of our interests. Two, that we really need to do a better job of being able to communicate what conditions and experiences our communities are facing. — Alicia Garza

I deserve respect for the things I did not do. — Dan Quayle

I believe all men, all women, regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic background, you deserve the same rights. — Sophia Bush

I’ve been very lucky. There are guys I know who are really terrific in this business of stand-up who have not gotten the recognition they deserve. And it’s nice, if you’ve put in the time, to achieve that recognition. — Lewis Black

It’s hard for me to just say, ‘Wow, this is amazing – I’m famous. I’m living the dream.’ I sit there and think, ‘I’m scared – this can go away tomorrow.’ My dad always says that I’m a tortured soul because I’m never pleased; I never feel like I deserve what I’ve achieved. — Shawn Mendes

We deal here with the right of all of our children, whatever their race, to an equal start in life and to an equal opportunity to reach their full potential as citizens. Those children who have been denied that right in the past deserve better than to see fences thrown up to deny them that right in the future. — Thurgood Marshall

I’m 65 and I guess that puts me in with the geriatrics. But if there were fifteen months in every year, I’d only be 48. That’s the trouble with us. We number everything. Take women, for example. I think they deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of 28 and 40. — James Thurber

There’s nothing quite like tobacco: it’s the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn’t deserve to live. — Moliere

I love what I do for a living, it’s the greatest job in the world, but you have to survive an awful lot of attention that you don’t truly deserve and you have to live up to your professional responsibilities and I’m always trying to balance that with what is really important. — Tom Hanks

Kids deserve arts, and it’s just as important as science, math, history, English or athletics. — Flea

Even people who believe they deserve to be happy and have nice things often don’t feel worthy once they have them. — Oprah Winfrey

When you’re holding people’s attention, I feel you must give them high-quality ingredients. They deserve nothing but your best. And if they need information, get it, cross-check it, and try to be right. Do not waste their time; do not enjoy the ego trip of being onstage. — Henry Rollins

I need privacy. I would think that because what I do makes a lot of people happy that I might deserve a little bit of respect in return. Instead, the papers try to drag me off my pedestal. — Jim Carrey

We were Orthodox Jews, but we really didn’t deserve it. I mean, bacon – my father said, ‘Don’t put bacon in the house,’ but we had bacon. We didn’t keep kosher. And we observed which today would be Conservative Jews. But in those days, we belonged to an Orthodox temple. So we made out we were Orthodox Jews, but we really weren’t. — Don Rickles

Bad presidents don’t deserve holidays. They deserve scorn. — Ben Shapiro

There are certainly not so many men of large fortune in the world, as there are pretty women to deserve them. — Jane Austen

My appeal to the rich is, Deal liberally with your poor brethren, and use your means to advance the cause of God. The worthy poor, who are made poor by misfortune and sickness, deserve your especial care and help. — Ellen G. White

Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve. — George Bernard Shaw

I think I’m like most people – we fear the unknown and the things that have yet to come to pass, which are the very things that don’t deserve to be feared. When you give God complete control, it’s very hard not to be fearless. — Rihanna

Music is like the genius of humankind, universal… People who have never really taken the time to get into music, their lives are a lot smaller. Kids deserve the richness and dimension of it in their lives. — Flea

I think there are a number of things that you can do to encourage your kids’ dreams, but I do believe in speaking by experience of having a lot of help along the way, stumbling in the past. We’ve all stumbled, and we certainly all deserve to get up and walk again. — Dwayne Johnson

I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best. — Marilyn Monroe

Americans deserve to feel secure in their own lives, in their own middle-class aspirations, before you go to them and say, ‘We’re going to have to enforce navigable sea lanes in the South China Sea.’ — Hillary Clinton

This healthy eating stuff, it’s here to stay, and we now have everything we need to seize the opportunity and give all our kids the healthy futures they so richly deserve. — Michelle Obama

If you deserve it, go get it. — Conor McGregor

People until I was 60 would always say they thought I looked younger, which I think, without flattering myself, I did, but I think I certainly have, as George Orwell says people do after a certain age, the face they deserve. — Christopher Hitchens

Find the appropriate balance of competing claims by various groups of stakeholders. All claims deserve consideration but some claims are more important than others. — Warren Bennis

A leader does not deserve the name unless he is willing occasionally to stand alone. — Henry Kissinger

When people doubt your right to be somewhere, the responsibility falls on you to prove over and over again that you deserve to be there. — Stacey Abrams

To the people I forgot, you weren’t on my mind for some reason and you probably don’t deserve any thanks anyway. — Eminem

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and under the rule of a just God, cannot long retain it. — Abraham Lincoln

One of the most terrible feelings in the world is knowing that someone else doesn’t like you. Especially when you don’t know what you’ve done to deserve it. — Ariana Grande

If you are good enough to compete for a top-level corporate job, you should be smart enough to know what the job pays the other gender and negotiate accordingly. If you are an employer, and you don’t pay an employee market wages, regardless of gender or orientation, you will end up with what you deserve. — Mark Cuban

Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war – for killing people. We received ours for entertaining other people. I’d say we deserve ours more. — John Lennon

True, I am in love with suffering, but I do not know if I deserve the honor. — Saint Ignatius

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