Deserving Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old deserving quotes, deserving sayings, and deserving proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Accept yourself as you are. Otherwise you will never see opportunity. You will not feel free to move toward it; you will feel you are not deserving. Alan Robert Neal
You deserve to be happy. You deserve to live a life that lights you up. Don't ever forget that. Coco Calla
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
The only thing that keeps you from deserving, or loving yourself, or whatever, is someone else's belief or opinion that you have accepted as truth. Louise Hay
The man who is deserving the name is the one whose thoughts and exertions are for others rather than for himself. Walter Scott
Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them. Aristotle
We are all deserving of love. Sandra Bullock
No matter how qualified or deserving we are, we will never reach a better life until we can imagine it for ourselves and allow ourselves to have it. Richard Bach
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection. Buddha
To a well deserving person God will show favor. To an ill deserving person He will simply be just Plautus
Accept yourself as you are. Otherwise you will never see opportunity. You will not feel free to move toward it; you will feel you are not deserving. Maxwell Maltz
The deserving are not always blest. That peculiar attribute known as personality is as potent a factor as genius. Walter J Phillips
You often say, "I would give, but only to the deserving." The trees in your orchard say not so, nor the flocks in your pasture. They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish. Khalil Gibran
It is better to deserve without receiving than to receive without deserving. Robert Green Ingersoll
ou always feel you are not deserving. People who are successful at what they do know what kind of work goes with it, so they are surprised at the praise. Virginia Hamilton
Any man who lets a woman like you take upon a night like this with a man like me...deserves it. Roland Young
I'm beautiful and I'm smart and I deserve better. Diane Keaton
Whatever induces collapse is thereby deserving of being listened to. E.M. Cioran
People are little creatures with big capacities, finite beings with infinite desires, deserving nothing but demanding all. Billy Graham
True happiness consists of being considered deserving of it. Pliny the Elder
He thoroughly deserved his success because he is the hardest trained athlete in the world. John Landy
Go on deserving applause, and you will be sure to meet with it, and the way to deserve it is to be good, and to be industrious. Citizen Jefferson
A slave who would work during the holidays was considered by our masters as scarcely deserving them. Frederick Douglass
The deserving hired man gets his wages increased when he can tell his employer that he can get better wages elsewhere. Frederick Douglass
If we men married the women we deserved, we should have a very bad time of it. Oscar Wilde
The God who would do this to him deserved only silence. Anne Roiphe
A relationship is likely to last way longer if each partner convinces or has convinced themselves that they do not deserve their partner, even if that is not true. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Do not always look for gratitude, for, sometimes when you are most deserving, you will get the least. Ida Scudder
This is a world of compensations, and he who would be no slave must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not from themselves, and, under a just God, cannot log return it. Abraham Lincoln
If the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. Matt 10:13
The labourer is worthy of his hire. Luke 10:7
Surely he who is worthy to receive his days and his nights is worthy of all else from you. / And he who has deserved to drink from the ocean of life deserves to fill his cup from your little stream. Kahlil Gibran
She screams and shouts and sometimes she screeches / She has been known to throw sand at beaches / Is she less deserving of kindness? Lilah Ainsworth
Is this like a loyal friend's treatment? / And are you deserving the name? / Say! what do you give those who love you / But poverty, sorrow, and shame? Ella Wheeler Wilcox
To be loved because of one's merit, because one deserves it, always leaves doubt; maybe I did not please the person whom I want to love me, maybe this, or that - there is always a fear that love could disappear. Erich Fromm
Having patience always gives you what you deserve. Fatma Alfalasi
You are sweet and smart and definitely not extremely strange. You are lovable and deserving of love--everybody is. Kimberly King Parsons
The vision is only limited until you decide what you deserve & staple it to your eyeballs. Curtis Tyrone Jones
Rewards are meaningless if they're not deserved. Frank Sonnenberg
People don't always get what they deserve in this world. Lemony Snicket
But if you can't take me at my worst, You don't deserve me at my best. Machine Gun Kelly
A good joke doesn't necessarily need appreciation from others. One can freely laugh at one’s own deserving jokes. Pawan Mishra
You are worthy of good things, and you are a deserving and beautiful person. Bryant McGill
The wishes of an honest man do not stretch beyond what he undoubtedly deserves. Eraldo Banovac
He who hides himself amongst the shadows deserves to live inside the dark shadows! Meet with the light to deserve the light! Mehmet Murat Ildan