You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
If we cannot live so as to be happy, let us at least live so as to deserve it.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
I deserve respect for the things I didn’t do.
One cannot properly appreciate the human realities so long as one labors under the adolescent delusion that people get the fates they deserve.
Use every man after his desert, and who should ‘scape whipping? (Hamlet)