110 Entitlement Quotes To Inspire You To Earn Your Respect

Looking for insightful quotes on entitled people? We have rounded up the best collection of entitlement quotes, sayings, captions, and slogans, (with images and pictures) to inspire you give a level playing field to all with equal opportunities and fairness.

Entitlement is a belief that one is inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment and thus entitled people think that rules don’t apply to them.

People with an entitlement mentality often see themselves as superior to others and always expect better treatment than others.

As a result when their expectations are not met they may behave selfishly or create conflict. This mentaltity often affect their interpersonal relationships.

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A sense of entitlement is a characteristic based on the belief that someone deserves special treatment or recognition for something they didn’t earn. It’s the “you owe me” attitude where they believe that the world owes them without giving anything in returm

People often ask, is entitlement a good thing or bad. Studies show, entitlement is rarely viewed as a positive quality.  People with a sense of entitlement are more likely to create conflict, behave dishonestly, and act selfishly

These insightful quotes on entitlement will encourage you to earn your position with hard work and integrity. Equal opportunities is very important for the society where no special advantages, allowances, and exemptions are granted to people who have done nothing to deserve it.

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Famous Entitlement Quotes

  1. “Entitlement is lethal.” – Liev Schreiber

  2. “Gender shouldn’t grant you entitlements.”

  3. “Entitlement is destroying your happiness.”

  4. “Grace destroys entitlement.” – Justin Buzzard                                                                                 
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    quotes on entitlement

  5. “Thankfulness eradicated entitlement.” – Perry Noble

  6. “Entitlement fills your appetite, stay hungry, avoid it!”

  7. “Entitlement and privilege corrupt.” – James Stockdale                                                                       
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    quotes on entitlement mentality

  8. “Entitlement is the plague, that is eating up our society.”

  9. “I am afraid of privilege, of ease, of entitlement.” – Tan Le

  10. “Everyone is entitled to his own nostalgia.” – James Wolcott

  11. “Entitlement is the opposite of enchantment.” – Guy Kawasaki

  12. “You can’t be grateful for what you feel entitled to.” – Chris Brown                                             
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    entitled quote

  13. “Entitlement is a delusion built on self-centeredness and laziness.” – Unknown                                                                                                                                                             
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    quotes on sense of entitlement

  14. “I am tired of how entitled and inconsiderate people have become.”

  15. “Entitlement is the biggest enemy to our society.” – Jason Hartman

  16. “Success is not an entitlement. It has to be earned.” – Howard Schultz                                         
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    entitlement quotes

  17. “A misplaced sense of entitlement can cause division amongst people.”

  18. “What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.” – Brene Brown                                       
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    quotes about entitlement

  19. “Gratitude begins where my sense of entitlement ends.” – Steven Furtick

  20. “A sense of entitlement only justify your own selfishness leaving nothing more than sending a message that your behavior to disrespectful.” – Unknown

  21. “The worst kind of greed is a sense of entitlement to the earnings of others.”

  22. “Happiness is not an entitlement. Only its pursuit is. Happiness requires work.”

  23. “There is no entitlement. Love is either equal or a tragedy.” – Michael Robotham

Entitled People Quotes

The entitlement mentality is defined as a sense of deservingness or being owed a favor when little or nothing has been done to deserve special treatment.

Self entitled people have an uncompromising attitude and show a lack of understanding of others’ needs.

Entitled individuals think they deserve more than other people, even when they really aren’t better than others are. Also highly entitled people have issues with following rules and instructions.

People in position of power, and highly influential people usually think themselves as highly entitled to enjoy priviledges over others. This mentality increases resenment in people who find it unjust and unfair.

  1. “Entitlement? How can you be entitled to someone else’s money?” – John Stossel

  2. “An attitude of entitlement is inversely related to one of gratitude.” – Pete Wilson

  3. “Everybody deserves love, but nobody is entitled to it.” – Katerina Stoykova Klemer                                                                                                                                                                     
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    self entitlement quotes

  4. “Entitlement and gratitude cannot occupy the same space within.” – Christina Dawson

  5. “The bigger the sense of entitlement, the smaller the sense of gratitude.” – John Ortberg

  6. “A sense of entitlement will surely always guarantee you a seat at the victim’s eventually.”

  7. “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan

  8. “The only entitlement guaranteed should be the fruits of one’s own labor.” – Michael Palmer                                                                                                                                         
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  9. “Don’t feel entitled to anything you didn’t sweat and struggle for.” – Marian Wright Edelman

  10. “Successful people have a sense of gratitude. Unsuccessful people have a sense of entitlement.” – Steve Aitchison                                                                                                   
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    entitled people quotes

  11. “It is true that, when an entitlement begins to be enjoyed by people, they like to keep it.” – Jon Kyl

  12. “When there’s expectation, without appreciation, you get entitled and ingratitude.” – Cheri Fogarty

  13. “Too many people are endowed with a feeling of entitlement, but born without God-given empathy.”

  14. “You need to stop doing things for someone when you find out it’s expected rather than appreciated.”

  15. “I’m sorry that my disapproval of your behavior and sense of entitlement makes you uncomfortable.”

  16. “No one asked me to be an actor, so no one owed me. There was no entitlement.” – James Earl Jones

  17. “Thankfulness is difficult to express when one starts with an attitude of entitlement.” – Chris Tiegreen

  18. “People who take more than their share usually feel an inflated sense of entitlement.” – Jeanne Phillips

  19. “I hate the sense of entitlement or the sense of business crawling into playing music.” – Joshua Homme

  20. “Nothing guarantees more the erosion of character than getting something for nothing.” – Dennis Prager

  21. “There’s no such thing as entitlement, unless someone has first met an obligation.” – Margaret Thatcher

  22. “Entitlement creates an illusion of superiority that clouds our ability of self-improvisation.” – HBR Patel

  23. “McConaughey to Grads: ‘Life’s not fair, it never was, it won’t ever be,’ don’t fall into ‘Entitlement Trap’.”

  24. “The most capricious modern entitlement is not just Social Security, but to self-esteem.” – George F. Will

Quotes On Entitlement

  1. “People are totally entitled to their own opinion. But they are not entitled to their own facts.” – Seth Godin

  2. “Every righteous man or woman is entitled to revelation concerning his own affairs.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

  3. “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have.” – Hebrews 13:5 (Bible Verse)

  4. “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” – Mark Twain

  5. “Feeling entitled is the opposite of feeling grateful. Gratitude opens the heart, entitlement closes it.” – Paul Gibbons

  6. “Service and gratitude will fuel your relationship; entitlement and expectation will poison you.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli

  7. “Putting yourself first is not selfish. Thinking about yourself constantly is selfish. Please respect the difference.”

  8. “Male privilege and entitlement are dying a very painful death; no one gives up power without a struggle.” – Gloria Allred

  9. “Entitlement: That thing emanating from your co-worker as he complains that all the bagels are gone before he gets to work.”

  10. “When a parent shows up with an attitude of entitlement, understand that under it is a boatload of anxiety.” – Robert Evans

  11. “With sports, there is no entitlement on the field. It’s about numbers. It’s about results. It’s about outcomes.” – Maynard Webb

  12. “Entitlement mentality is a danger to your peace. Nobody owes you anything, get up and take responsibility.” – Lois Ei-kojonwa

  13. “You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.” – Abraham Lincoln

  14. “Affluence enables them to be involved in philanthropy but also creates children with a sense of entitlement.” – Eileen & Jon Gallo

  15. “Once an entitlement program has been created with millions of beneficiaries, it becomes almost impossible to repeal.” – Pat Buchanan

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

  17. “You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.” – Harlan Ellison

  18. “Good results is not an entitlement. It has to be earned and earned each individual working day via the lens of humility.” – Howard Schultz

  19. “Work life balance is not an entitlement or benefit. Your company cannot give it to you. You have to create it for yourself.” – Matthew Kelly

  20. “Beware: It is a quick transition from a nourishing from a sense of gratitude to a poisonous sense of entitlement.” – Steve Maraboli

  21. “We need someone with proven conservative leadership experience, not entitlement, to be able to represent us and lead us.” – Randy Hultgren

  22. “I do believe this is a new entitlement program. It doesn’t offer parents any new choice; it simply says who will pay for that choice.” – Pat Rusk

  23. “A sense of entitlement is a cancerous thought process that is void of gratitude and can be deadly to our relationships.” – Steve Maraboli

  24. “People who are given whatever they want soon develop a sense of entitlement and rapidly lose their sense of proportion.” – Sarah Churchwell

  25. “I do believe that i deserve what I have. I don’t think I’m entitled to it. That’s a big difference.” – Adam Levine, About Jealousy In The Great Gatsby

  26. “A lot of people think, particularly the people who have benefited, that they’re entitled to the fruits of their abilities, their labor.” – Paul Solman

  27. “Are you entitled to the fruits of your own labor or does government have some presumptive right to spend and spend and spend?” – Ronald Reagan

  28. “We who are engaged in the sacred cause of education are entitled to look upon all parents as having given hostages to our cause.” – Horace Mann

  29. “…the divided world of Aspen, where locals with a sense of entitlement were pitted against developers with a sense of condominiums.” – Steve Martin

  30. “Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his humanity.” – Mother Teresa

  31. “Entitlement is simply the belief that you deserve something. Which is great. The hard part is, you’d better make sure you deserve it.” – Mindy Kaling

  32. “To raise grateful kids in an entitled world, it’s important to shift the focus off of ourselves and onto others because entitlement is always self-seeking.”

  33. “Lazy people often assume that others owe them a handout (whether they’ve worked hard or not). Don’t fall into an entitlement mentality.” – Proverbs 13:4

  34. “Teach your children to work for the things that they want or they will never appreciate what they have. They will always expect everything to be given to them.”

  35. “You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

  36. “The problem with entitlement is that it makes people need to feel good about themselves all the time even at the expense of others around them.” – Mark Manson

  37. “Entitlements are not rights. People are not born with a claim on the property of others. Do you disagree? Tell me how much of what I earn ‘belongs’ to you and why.”

  38. “We do not want to feed a sense of entitlement in other people. We do this by meeting their needs and giving to them when they don’t appreciate our actions or us in general!”

  39. “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

  40. “When we replace a sense of service and gratitude with a sense of entitlement and expectation, we quickly see the demise of our relationships, society, and economy.” – Steve Maraboli

  41. “That sense of entitlement is precisely where we want them because the right to happiness is directly opposed to one of The Adversary’s greatest curatives – gratitude.” – Geoffrey Wood

  42. “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

  43. “Man is not, by nature, deserving of all that he wants. When we think that we are automatically entitled to something, that is when we start walking all over others to get it.” – Criss Jami

  44. “I’m interested in avoiding two types of behavior: one is the sense of guilt and the other is a sense of entitlement. If these two are avoided, then the rest is up to them.” – John Elkann

  45. “’One recipe for happiness is to have a 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.’” – Alan Bennett

  46. “It is easy when you are young to believe that what you desire is no less than what you deserve, to assume that if you want something badly enough, it is your God-given right to have it.” – Jon Krakauer

  47. “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.” – Mona Charen

  48. “Power to the Democrats is an entitlement, elections are a formality, and they should never lose. And especially to somebody like Donald Trump, who they think is a reprobate and a horrible guy.” – Rush Limbaugh

  49. “Pride and entitlement always go with unforgiveness. The longer you hold someone’s offense over them, the more likely you are to start feeling arrogant and entitled to your posture toward him.” – Will Davis Jr.

  50. “Entitlement vs Responsibility: We wouldn’t blame our dentist when we don’t brush our teeth properly and we get cavities. So then, why do we think we can blame the teacher when our kids don’t pass because they didn’t study.”

  51. “Didn’t it seem like really thin, gorgeous people were always so mean? Where did they get that aura of entitlement? And didn’t seem like people always fawned over them even though they behaved badly? Why was that?” – Lisa Unger

  52. “It’s important to understand that while honor is an entitlement to respect – and shame comes when you lose that title – a person of honor cares first of all not about being respected but about being worthy of respect.” – Kwame Anthony Appiah

  53. “A lot of [people have a sense of entitlement mentality that somebody else ought to do these things for them. People are mad at the government for not getting jobs for them. I don’t understand why it’s the government’s responsibility.” – Wayne Dyer

  54. “Self-entitlement is something that is embraced by those who feel like something is owed to them because of their position and or whom they are. In reality, the very thing that you think that makes you important really means nothing when it’s all said and done.”

  55. “Immature thinking: I deserve! I’m entitled! Pay my bills! Take care of me! Do not offend me! It’s really all about me! Mature thinking: I must earn. It’s about others. Challenge my views. I will buy my own stuff. Nobody owes me anything. I’m responsible for my success.”

  56. “We do have a generation that, I think, we have raised with a great deal of entitlement… We’ve got to stop rewarding bad behavior in America. When people don’t work and produce, then they need to get kicked to the curb. Get a damn job. Carry your own weight.” – Dr. Phil

  57. “Entitlement is an expression of conditional love. Nobody is ever entitled to your love. You always have a right to protect your mental, emotional, and physical well-being by removing yourself from toxic people and circumstances.” – Dr. Janice Anderson & Kiersten Anderson

  58. “It is this entitlement mentality that is eroding the foundations this country was built upon. The “entitlement mentality” is bringing down the American empire and the world.” – Robert T, Kiyosaki, Why “A” Students Work for “C” Students and Why “B” Students Work for the Government

Funny Entitlement Quotes That Are Sarcastic

  1. “You’re a member of the entitlement generation, I see.”

  2. “Contrary to popular opinion. No one owes you anything.”

  3. “It’s Halloween, everyone is entitled to one good scare.” – Brackett

  4. “Your fervent misguided sense of entitlement is stunning.”

  5. “You are not entitled to anything until you save and pay for it.”

  6. “Everyone’s entitled to be stupid now and then, but some people abuse the privilege.”

  7. “Toxic people demand constant attention to satisfy their high sense of entitlement and inflated ego.”

  8. “We live in the age of instant knowledge. And there’s almost a sense of entitlement to that.” – J. J. Abrams


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