Quotes: distinction

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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.
  • 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.
  • Bill Brandt
    Bill Brandt
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
  • Benjamin Tucker
    Benjamin Tucker
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    Commanded love of all men indiscriminately is an obliteration of distinction between love and hate, and therefore is not love at all.
  • 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.
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