PREROGATIVE QUOTES

Prerogative Quotes,

"To be sick is to enjoy monarchical prerogatives." Charles Lamb. IMG
"Even if one is interested only in one's own society, which is one's prerogative, one can understand that society much better by comparing it with others." Peter L Berger. IMG
"To make someone wait: the constant prerogative of all power." Roland Barthes. IMG
"The people's liberties strengthen the king's prerogative, and the king's prerogative is to defend the people's liberties." Charles I of England. IMG
"It is an old prerogative of kings to govern everything but their passions." Charles Dickens. IMG
"Beauty is the true prerogative of women, and so peculiarly their own, that our sex, though naturally requiring another sort of feature, is never in its lustre but when puerile and beardless, confused and mixed with theirs." Michel De Montaigne. IMG
"Gluttony is mankind's exclusive prerogative." Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. IMG
"The Creator gave us the complete, unchallengable right of prerogative over the one thing, and only thing we own, our mind." Napoleon Hill. IMG
"The first prerogative of an artist in any medium is to make a fool of himself." Pauline Kael. IMG
"It is not the constitutional prerogative of the Government to determine needs." David Mamet. IMG
"Unto a broken heart No other one may go Without the high prerogative Itself hath suffered too." Emily Dickinson. IMG
"Power without responsibility - the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages." Stanley Baldwin. IMG
"I'm a politician, and as a politician I have the prerogative to lie whenever I want." Charlie Peacock. IMG
"If somebody don't like something that I do, that's his or her prerogative. Just like it's mine." Ray Charles. IMG
"The first is the law, the last prerogative." John Dryden. IMG
"I am a contradictory mess but I see it as my prerogative to change my mood like the weather." Shirley Manson. IMG
"On being: Arrogance is not the prerogative of the gifted." Andy Hargreaves. IMG
"Freedom is not the sole prerogative of a chosen few, but the universal right of all God's children." Ronald Reagan. IMG
"Freedom which in no other land will thrive, Freedom an English subject's sole prerogative." John Dryden. IMG
"Remember, your prerogative is to govern, and not to serve the things of this world." Thomas A Kempis. IMG
"According to the Bible, God created the heavens and the Earth. It is man's prerogative - and woman's - to create their own particular and private hell." Rod Serling. IMG
"The pursuit of eternity is no longer the prerogative of the gods - it is the business of us all, here and now." Bob Brown. IMG
"My prerogative right now is to just chill and let all the other overexposed blondes on the cover of Us Weekly (magazine) be your entertainment." Britney Spears. IMG
"One of the prerogatives by which man is eminently distinguished from all other living beings inhabiting this globe of earth, consists in the gift of reason." William Godwin. IMG
"It is the prerogative of great men only to have great defects." Francois de La Rochefoucauld. IMG
"It is a fool's prerogative to utter truths that no one else will speak." Neil Gaiman. IMG
"It [Adam's act] cast off the authority of God, usurped his prerogative, and gave the mind up to the dominion of natural desire" John L. Dagg. IMG
"Love ever gives-forgives-outlives and ever stands with open hands. And while it lives, it gives. For this is love's prerogative - to give and give and give...." William Arthur Dunkerley. IMG
"Anger is a noble infirmity; the generous failing of the just; the one degree that riseth above zeal, asserting the prerogative of virtue." Martin Farquhar Tupper. IMG
"It is the prerogative of wizards to be grumpy. It is not, however, the prerogative of freelance consultants who are late on their rent, so instead of saying something smart, I told the woman on the phone, "Yes, ma'am. How can I help you today?" Jim Butcher. IMG
"Senseless violence is a prerogative of youth, which has much energy but little talent for the constructive." Anthony Burgess. IMG
"I'm not talking to anyone, I'm delivering a monologue. It's the inebriated man's prerogative." Carlos Ruiz Zafon. IMG
"A critic has no right to the narrowness which is the frequent prerogative of the creative artist." E M Forster. IMG
"What men call luck Is the prerogative of valiant souls, The fealty life pays its rightful kings." James Russell Lowell. IMG
"We returned home, after these experiments, with the conviction that sailing flight was not the exclusive prerogative of birds." Otto Lilienthal. IMG
"The old middle-class prerogative of being permanently in a most filthy temper." John Mortimer. IMG
"It has always been the perogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor." Neil Gaiman. IMG
"Reason to rule, mercy to forgive: The first is law, the last prerogative." Louis Dudek. IMG
"I had to admit that in his old-fashioned way O'Hara was still romantic about sex; like Scott Fitzgerald, he thought of it as an upper-class prerogative." Alfred Kazin. IMG
"Acting is a child's prerogative. Children are born to act. Usually, people grow up and out of it. Actors always seem to me to be people who never quite did grow out of it." Joanne Woodward. IMG
"I don't think enjoying life is an exclusive prerogative of young people." Mick Jagger. IMG
"But to be the Vicar of Christ, to claim to exercise his prerogatives on earth, does involve a claim to his attributes, and therefore our opposition to Popery is opposition to a man claiming to be God." Charles Hodge. IMG
"Christ has not only ordained that there shall be such officers in his Church - he has not only specified their duties and prerogatives - but he gives the requisite qualifications, and calls those thus qualified, and by that call gives them their official authority." Charles Hodge. IMG
"In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal. There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave." John James Ingalls. IMG
"I believe firmly that in making ethical decisions, man has the prerogative of true freedom of choice." Corliss Lamont. IMG
"We sometimes talk as if "original research" were a peculiar prerogative of scientists or at least of advanced students. But all thinking is research, and all research is native, original, with him who carries it on, even if everybody else in the world already is sure of what he is still looking for." John Dewey. IMG
"As the prerogative of Natural Science is to cultivate a taste for observation, so that of Mathematics is, almost from the starting point, to stimulate the faculty of invention." James Joseph Sylvester. IMG
"By privileges, immunities, or prerogatives to give unlimited swing to the passions of individuals, and then to hope that they will restrain them, is about as reasonable as to expect that the tiger will spare the hart to browse upon the herbage." Charles Caleb Colton. IMG
"You know, in this business, you don't have any control over what the press says and how they portray things. And that's their prerogative. But I think anybody who looks at it objectively has trouble making the case that somehow this is a bad economy." Dick Cheney. IMG
"The thought of the future life with its prerogatives and joys helps to make the trials of the present seem light and transient." Billy Graham. IMG
"In philosophy equally as in poetry it is the highest and most useful prerogative of genius to produce the strongest impressions of novelty, while it rescues admitted truths from the neglect caused by the very circumstance of their universal admission." Samuel Taylor Coleridge. IMG
"The government is merely a servantmerely a temporary servant; it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, and decide who is a patriot and who isn't. Its function is to obey orders, not originate them." Mark Twain. IMG
"The House of Lords, an illusion to which I have never been able to subscribe - responsibility without power, the prerogative of the eunuch throughout the ages." Tom Stoppard. IMG
"When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative." Francis Bacon. IMG
"...Why is compassion not part of our established curriculum, an inherent part of our education? Compassion, awe, wonder, curiosity, exaltation, humility - these are the very foundation of any real civilisation, no longer the prerogatives, the preserves of any one church, but belonging to everyone, every child in every school." Yehudi Menuhin. IMG
"If two people want to get married, it's their prerogative - we hope. Everybody should be able to do what they want to do and be in the pursuit of happiness" Mariah Carey. IMG
"The United States has an absolute, uncompromising commitment to Israel's security and an absolute conviction that Israel alone must decide the steps necessary to ensure that security. That is Israel's prerogative. We accept that. We endorse that. Whatever Israel decides cannot, will not, will never, not ever, alter our fundamental commitment to her security." Al Gore. IMG
"Universal empire is the prerogative of a writer. His concerns are with all mankind, and though he cannot command their obedience,he can assign them their duty. The Republic of Letters is more ancient than monarchy, and of far higher character in the world than the vassal court of Britain." Thomas Paine. IMG
"Detachment is the prerogative of an elite; and as the dandy is the nineteenth century's surrogate for the aristocrat in matters ofculture, so Camp is the modern dandyism. Camp is the answer to the problem: how to be a dandy in the age of mass culture." Susan Sontag. IMG
"Religion has everything on its side: revelation, prophecies, government protection, the highest dignity and eminence. . . and more than this, the invaluable prerogative of being allowed to imprint its doctrines on the mind at a tender age of childhood, whereby they become almost innate ideas." Irvin D Yalom. IMG

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