Quotes: distinction

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  • Thomas Hardy
    Thomas Hardy
    British writer and poet 1840-1928
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    Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.
  • Abdus Salam
    Abdus Salam
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    Alfred Nobel stipulated that no distinction of race or colour will determine who received of his generosity.
  • Edith Wharton
    Edith Wharton
    American Author 1862-1937
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    Almost everybody in the neighborhood had ''troubles,'' frankly localized and specified; but only the chosen had ''complications.'' To have them was in itself a distinction, though it was also, in most cases, a death warrant. People struggled on for years wit
  • Thomas Fuller
    Thomas Fuller
    English preacher and writer 1608-1661
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    An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.
  • Stephen Bayley
    Stephen Bayley
    British art criticus 1951-
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    As the twentieth century ends, commerce and culture are coming closer together. The distinction between life and art has been eroded by fifty years of enhanced communications, ever-improving reproduction technologies and increasing wealth.
  • 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.
  • Thomas Browne
    Thomas Browne
    English polymath and author 1605-1682
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    But the iniquity of oblivion blindly scattereth her poppy, and deals with the memory of men without distinction to merit of perpetuity.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Envy is the tax which all distinction must pay.
  • Andrea Dworkin
    Andrea Dworkin
    American radical feminist and writer 1946-2005
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    Genocide begins, however improbably, in the conviction that classes of biological distinction indisputably sanction social and political discrimination.
  • Ben Hecht
    Ben Hecht
    American writer, playwright 1894-1964
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    I discovered early in my movie work that a movie is never any better than the stupidest man connected with it. There are times when this distinction may be given to the writer or director. Most often it belongs to the producer.
  • Alice Hoffman
    Alice Hoffman
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    I don't think I make much of a distinction between the 'real' and the 'fantastic.' They both seem to be threads in the same cloth as far as I'm concerned.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    If he really thinks there is no distinction between vice and virtue, when he leaves our houses let us count our spoons.
  • Abraham Cahan
    Abraham Cahan
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    If it be true that our people represent a high percentage of mental vigor, the distinction is probably due, in some measure, to the extremely important part which Talmud studies have played in the spiritual life of the race.

    Source: The Rise of David Levinsky

  • John Kenneth Galbraith
    John Kenneth Galbraith
    American economist 1908-2006
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    In the affluent society no useful distinction can be made between luxuries and necessaries.
  • Gerard De Nerval
    Gerard De Nerval
    French writer, poet 1808-1855
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    It has been rightly said that nothing is unimportant, nothing powerless in the universe; a single atom can dissolve everything, and save everything! What terror! There lies the eternal distinction between good and evil.
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