Quotes: comparison

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  • Emile Durkheim
    Emile Durkheim
    French Sociologist 1858-1917
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    From top to bottom of the ladder, greed is aroused without knowing where to find ultimate foothold. Nothing can calm it, since its goal is far beyond all it can attain. Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned.
  • Dave Barry
    Dave Barry
    American humorist, writer
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    Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth *and* fresher breath.
  • Gerald G. Jampolsky
    Gerald G. Jampolsky
    American psychiatrist, Lecturer, writer
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    Love is the total absence of fear. Love asks no questions. Its natural state is one of extension and expansion, not comparison and measurement.
  • Brandon Lee
    Brandon Lee
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    All I can tell you is that you cannot make choices in your own career, either career choices or choices when you're actually working as an actor, based on trying to downplay or live up to a comparison with somebody else. You just can't do that. You have to do your own work based on your own gut, your own instincts, and your own life.
  • George Canning
    George Canning
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    Away with the cant of ''Measures, not men!'' - the idle supposition that it is the harness and not the horses that draw the chariot along. No, Sir, if the comparison must be made, if the distinction must be taken, men are everything, measures comparatively nothing.
  • J.M. Coetzee
    J.M. Coetzee
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    Being a father ... I can't help feeling that, by comparison with being a mother, being a father is a rather abstract business.
    Source: In ongenade (1999)
  • Arianna Huffington
    Arianna Huffington
    Greek-American author, syndicated columnist, and businesswoman 1950-
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    But, in fact, there is nothing that can bring you closer to fearlessness about everything else in the world than being a parent - because everyday fears - like not being approved of - pale by comparison to the fears you have about your children.
  • Albert Pike
    Albert Pike
    American attorney, soldier, writer, and Freemason 1809-1891
    Albert Pike
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    Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man's onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason.
  • Benito Mussolini
    Benito Mussolini
    Italian politician and journalist 1883-1945
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    Fascism conceives of the State as an absolute, in comparison with which all individuals or groups are relative, only to be conceived in their relation to the State.
    Source: The Doctrine of Fascism
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    Theodore Roosevelt
    American statesman 1858-1919
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    For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.
  • Doug Horton
    Doug Horton
    American Protestant clergyman 1891-1968
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    Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past.
  • Robert Blair
    Robert Blair
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    How blunt are all the arrows of thy quiver in comparison with those of guilt.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    I believe, if we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class. There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warm-blooded to fall into this vice.
  • In comparison with other men of their time, the Americans were distinguished by the possession of new political and social ideas, which were destined to be the foundation of the American commonwealth.
  • Wallace Stevens
    Wallace Stevens
    American poet 1879-1955
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    Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people's art.
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