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"What are you complaining about? It's a level playing field."
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"Daddy's way of helping you with your homework is not to help you."
Can't handle sudden wealth. Help yourself.
"I came to this country with nothing but the hair on my back."
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"Actually, Lou, I think it was more than just my being in the right place at the right time. I think it was my being the right race, the right religion, the right sex, the right socioeconomic group, having the right accent, the right clothes, going to the right schools..."
Tags:privilege, white privilege, life of privilege, privileged background, privileged backgrounds, racism, classism, misogyny, misogynist, misogynists, glass ceiling, glass ceilings, opportunity, opportunities, white man, white men, discriminate, discriminating, discrimination, secret to success, success, successful, advantage, advantages, advantageous, prejudice, prejudiced, bigot, bigots, unfair, level playing field, level playing fields, advantage, advantages, leg up, bootstraps, boot straps, entrepreneur, credit, give credit, giving credit, succesful, success, key to success
"Can't you just pull your socks up and stop whingeing?"
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"Master, what is the best thing I can do for the poor?"
"No, but I can give you an unfunded mandate."
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"Some poor devils can't make a go of anything."
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"Give a man an exam and he'll be healthy for a day; teach a man to examine himself and he'll be healthy for a lifetime."
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"I picked myself up by my own bootstraps. It's a mere coincidence that daddy owned the bootstrap company."
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The super-rich's helpful hints for the unemployed and low-wage workers...'Grab Your Boot Straps and Pull Yourself Up'.
Can you lift yourself by your bootstraps when you don't have any shoes?
"Gimme, gimme, gimme! Where do kids these days get this sense of entitlement? When I was small, I worked for everything I got!"