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?
  • Alan K. Simpson
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Robert Green Ingersoll
    Robert Green Ingersoll
    American lawyer, a Civil War veteran and politician 1833-1899
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    Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate.
  • Robertson Davies
    Robertson Davies
    Canadian novelist and journalist 1913-
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    Many a promising career has been wrecked by marrying the wrong sort of woman. The right sort of woman can distinguish between Creative Lassitude and plain shiftlessness.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    Nowadays a citizen can hardly distinguish between a tax and a fine, except that the fine is generally much lighter.
  • Jean-Paul Sartre
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    French writer and philosopher 1905-1980
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    Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.
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