Quotes: distinguished

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  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter. He has a heart capable of mirth, and naturally disposed to it.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    American Novelist 1811-1896
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    What makes saintliness in my view, as distinguished from ordinary goodness, is a certain quality of magnanimity and greatness of soul that brings life within the circle of the heroic.
  • Herbert Spencer
    Herbert Spencer
    British Philosopher 1820-1903
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    A living thing is distinguished from a dead thing by the multiplicity of the changes at any moment taking place in it.
  • Bradford Dillman sounded like a distinguished, phony theatrical name, so I kept it.
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
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    Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination.
  • Stevie Smith
    Stevie Smith
    English poet and novelist 1902-1971
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    Death must be distinguished from dying, with which it is often confused.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
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    He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that was wrong.
  • Arthur C. Clarke
    Arthur C. Clarke
    British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist 1917-2008
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    If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
  • In comparison with other men of their time, the Americans were distinguished by the possession of new political and social ideas, which were destined to be the foundation of the American commonwealth.
  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan Swift
    English writer 1667-1745
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    It is as hard to satirize well a man of distinguished vices, as to praise well a man of distinguished virtues.
  • George Washington
    George Washington
    First president of the US 1732-1799
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    Lenience will operate with greater force, in some instances than rigor. It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it.
  • Anne Seward
    Anne Seward
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    Let me be content with being happy, without sighing that I am not distinguished.
  • Thomas Hobbes
    Thomas Hobbes
    British philosopher 1588-1679
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    Man is distinguished, not only by his reason; but also by this singular passion from other animals... which is a lust of the mind, that by a perseverance of delight in the continual and indefatigable generation of knowledge, exceeds the short vehemence of any carnal pleasure.
  • Andrea Dworkin
    Andrea Dworkin
    American radical feminist and writer 1946-2005
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    Men are distinguished from women by their commitment to do violence rather than to be victimized by it.
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