Quotes by distinctions
Quotes 1 till 14 of 14.
English writer 1778-1830
The most sensible people to be met with in society are men of business and of the world, who argue from what they see and know, instead of spinning cobweb distinctions of what things ought to be.
British economist 1842-1924
Again, most of the chief distinctions marked by economic terms are differences not of kind but of degree.
Russian Actor, Theatre director, Teacher 1863-1968
Do not try to push your way through to the front ranks of your profession; do not run after distinctions and rewards; but do your utmost to find an entry into the world of beauty.
Scottish anatomist and anthropologist 1866-1952
Good men, whether they be Christians or rationalists, do not desire to discriminate between races, but the distinctions implanted by Nature are too conspicuous to escape the observation of our senses.
Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.
English writer 1778-1830
Mankind are an incorrigible race. Give them but bugbears and idols - it is all that they ask; the distinctions of right and wrong, of truth and falsehood, of good and evil, are worse than indifferent to them.
W. H. Auden
American poet 1907-1973
The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age.
German - American physicist 1879-1955
The distinctions separating the social classes are false; in the last analysis they rest on force.
American historian, columnist and novelist 1957-
The ultimate test on the way to establishing an ideal civilization encouraging ideal human behavior was to look bravely beyond gender, color, ethnic origin, religious difference, and class distinctions to discover and honor the value of each unique individual.
American football player and coach 1940-
This type of gathering is unprecedented. The time has come for Christians to publicly affirm our Jewish roots, distinctions and oneness in Jesus Christ.
American political and social activist 1936-1989
Understand that legal and illegal are political, and often arbitrary, categorizations; use and abuse are medical, or clinical, distinctions.
Scottish philosopher and historian 1723-1816
We are fond of distinctions; we place ourselves in opposition, and quarrel under the denominations of faction and party, without any material subject of controversy.Source: An Essay on the History of Civil Society
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
Wit makes its own welcome, and levels all distinctions. No dignity, no learning, no force of character, can make any stand against good wit.
Spanish painter sculptor 1881-1973
We must not discriminate between things. Where things are concerned there are no class distinctions. We must pick out what is good for us where we can find it.