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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bruce Barton
    Bruce Barton
    American Author, Advertising Executive 1886-1967
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    Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity that was at hand.
  • Mary Wortley Montagu
    Mary Wortley Montagu
    English aristocrat, letter writer and poet 1689-1762
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    Nature has not placed us in an inferior rank to men, no more than the females of other animals, where we see no distinction of capacity, though I am persuaded if there was a commonwealth of rational horses... it would be an established maxim amongst them that a mare could not be taught to pace.
  • Hitopadesa
    Hitopadesa
    Indian text in Sanskrit
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    When the leader passes over all alike, not making a distinction, then the endeavors of those who are capable of exertion are entirely lost.
  • Bill Brandt
    Bill Brandt
    British photographer and photojournalist 1904-1983
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    A photographer must be prepared to catch and hold on to those elements which give distinction to the subject or lend it atmosphere.
    Source: Bill Brandt: selected texts and bibliography
  • Abdus Salam
    Abdus Salam
    Pakistani theoretical physicist 1926-1996
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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
  • 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
    George Canning
    British statesman 1770-1827
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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.
  • Barbara Demick
    Barbara Demick
    American journalist
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    By 2022, China is expected to cede the dubious distinction of being the world's most populous nation to India, according to the population division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
  • Bell Hooks
    Bell Hooks
    American author, professor, feminist (born G.J.Watkins) 1952-
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    Certainly we can end racism with love. We can demand that the federal government change its emphasis on racial distinction.
  • Arthur Peacocke
    Arthur Peacocke
    English Anglican theologian and biochemist 1924-2006
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    Classical philosophical theism maintained the ontological distinction between God and creative world that is necessary for any genuine theism by conceiving them to be of different substances, with particular attributes predicated of each.
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