Quotes of Birthright

“ They talk about their Pilgrim blood, their birthright high and holy! a mountain-stream that ends in mud thinks is melancholy. ”

- James Russell Lowell

“ I can only think of music as something inherent in every human being - a birthright. Music coordinates mind, body and spirit. ”

- Yehudi Menuhin

“ About the process of growing up.. What follows is tragic. We stop risking for fear of making mistakes, fear of not fitting in, fear of being embarrassed or humiliated by saying the 'wrong' thing. Our instinctive joy and boundless enthusiasm are replaced by playing it safe and looking good… ”

- Robert White

“ To an American the whole purpose of living, the one constant confirmation of continued existence, is to cram as much sensual pleasure as possible into one's mouth more or less continually. Gratification, instant and lavish, is a birthright. ”

- Bill Bryson

“ In every aspect of our lives, we are always asking ourselves, How am I of value? What is my worth? Yet I believe that worthiness is our birthright. ”

- Oprah Winfrey

“ Mind control is not one's birthright. The successful few owe their success to their perseverance. ”

- Ramana Maharshi

“ The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class-it is the cause of human kind, the very birthright of humanity. ”

- Anna Julia Cooper

“ I believe humans were born to have joy and to have it more abundantly; that the birthright of everyone is loving, caring, sharing, and abundance. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ Joy is your birthright. ”

- Sarah Ban Breathnach

“ The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. ”

- Benjamin Disraeli
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