Quotes: distinguish

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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    I do not know how to distinguish between our waking life and a dream. Are we not always living the life that we imagine we are?
  • Stephen Bayley
    Stephen Bayley
    British art criticus 1951-
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    ''Where do architects and designers get their ideas?'' The answer, of course, is mainly from other architects and designers, so is it mere casuistry to distinguish between tradition and plagiarism?
  • A practical botanist will distinguish at the first glance the plant of the different quarters of the globe and yet will be at a loss to tell by what marks he detects them.
  • Alan K. Simpson
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    Any education that matters is liberal. All the saving truths, all the healing graces that distinguish a good education from a bad one or a full education from a half empty one are contained in that word.
  • Bruce Lee
    Bruce Lee
    Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist 1940-1973
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    As an instructor, you must be able to distinguish between poor performance caused by lack of ability or aptitude on the part of the student and poor performance caused by lack of effort. You should treat the first with patience and the latter with firmness. You must never apply sarcasm and ridicule.
    Source: Jeet Kune Do (1997) Part 5 On training in Jeet Kune Do
  • Cass Sunstein
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    Behavioral scientists distinguish between fast thinking and slow thinking. Fast thinking is represented in the mind's System 1: it is automatic, intuitive, and often emotional. Slow thinking, reflected in System 2, is deliberative and reflective; it likes statistics. It's hard to think of a purer System 1 candidate than Trump.
  • Pierre de Beaumarchais
    Pierre de Beaumarchais
    French playwriter 1732-1799
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    Drinking, when we are not thirsty and making love all year round, madam; that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals.
  • George Macaulay Trevelyan
    George Macaulay Trevelyan
    British historian and academic 1876-1962
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    Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
  • George Macaulay Trevelyan
    George Macaulay Trevelyan
    British historian and academic 1876-1962
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    Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading, an easy prey to sensations and cheap appeals.
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
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    Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
  • Juvenal
    Juvenal
    Roman poet about 1st century AD
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    Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
  • Bud Grant
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    First of all the name, and the color purple, I think those two things distinguish the Vikings as much as anything. You go anywhere in the country and say 'Vikings,' they know exactly where you are. You say 'Cardinals,' well, Cardinals who? There are a dozen Cardinals teams in the country in professional and amateur sports.
  • Abdul Kalam
    Abdul Kalam
    Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam better known as A 1931-2015
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    Happiness, satisfaction, and success in life depend on making the right choices, the winning choices. There are forces in life working for you and against you. One must distinguish the beneficial forces from the malevolent ones and choose correctly between them.
    Source: Wings of Fire
  • Charlotte Brontë
    Charlotte Brontë
    British Novelist 1816-1855
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    I can so clearly distinguish between the criminal and his crime; I can so sincerely forgive the first while I abhor the last.
    Source: Jane Eyre (1847) ch. 6
  • Alfred Marshall
    Alfred Marshall
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    It is common to distinguish necessaries, comforts, and luxuries; the first class including all things required to meet wants which must be satisfied, while the latter consist of things that meet wants of a less urgent character.
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