What You Deserve

Sunday Saturday, December 13, 2009 – What You Deserve

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

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

America gets the politicians they deserve. That’s it. And you keep struggling. ~ Al Lewis

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

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

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

Liberals feel unworthy of their possessions. Conservatives feel they deserve everything they’ve stolen. ~ Mort Sahl

And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together. ~ Jonathan Swift

Deserve your dream. ~ Octavio Paz

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

Be friendly to everyone. Those who deserve it the least need it the most. ~ Bo Bennett

Flattery in courtship is the highest insolence, for whilst it pretends to bestow on you more than you deserve, it is watching an opportunity to take from you what you really have. ~ Sarah Fielding

I deserve all the love you can spare me. And I want a lot more than I deserve. ~ Dashiell Hammett

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

I didn’t kill anyone that didn’t deserve killing in the first place. ~ Mickey Cohen

I don’t deserve any credit for turning the other cheek as my tongue is always in it. ~ Flannery O’Connor

I don’t deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don’t deserve that either. ~ Jack Benny

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

If I were a girl, I’d despair. The supply of good women far exceeds that of the men who deserve them. ~ Robert Graves

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

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

It is only too clear that man is not at home in this universe, and yet he is not good enough to deserve a better. ~ Perry Miller

Some people obtain fame, others deserve it. ~ Doris Lessing

Wouldn’t it be much worse if life were fair and all the terrible things that happen to us, come because actually deserve them? So now I take comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the Universe. ~ Marcus Cole

To hell with reality! I want to die in music, not in reason or in prose. People don’t deserve the restraint we show by not going into delirium in front of them. To hell with them! ~ Louis-Ferdinand Celine

You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned. ~ Judith Viorst

You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s. He’s more particular. ~ Robert Frost

You have no idea what a poor opinion I have of myself and how little I deserve it. ~ William Gilbert

There is no man so good, who, were he to submit all his thoughts and actions to the laws would not deserve hanging ten times in his life. ~ Michel Montaigne

If we cannot live so as to be happy, let us at least live so as to deserve it. ~ Immanuel Hermass von Fichte