Quotes: distinguishing

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  • American ladies are known abroad for two distinguishing traits (besides, possibly, their beauty and self-reliance), and these are their ill-health and their extravagant devotion to dress.
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    French writer and philosopher 1712-1778
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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    As long as there are rich people in the world, they will be desirous of distinguishing themselves from the poor.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
    Edmund Burke
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    Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind.
  • Antonin Artaud
    Antonin Artaud
    French producer and Actor 1896-1948
    Antonin Artaud
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    However fiercely opposed one may be to the present order, an old respect for the idea of order itself often prevents people from distinguishing between order and those who stand for order, and leads them in practice to respect individuals under the pretext of respecting order itself.
  • Nora Ephron
    Nora Ephron
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    I am continually fascinated at the difficulty intelligent people have in distinguishing what is controversial from what is merely offensive.
  • I need a teacher quite as much as Helen. I know the education of this child will be the distinguishing event of my life, if I have the brains and perseverance to accomplish it.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    Philanthropic people lose all sense of humanity. It is their distinguishing characteristic.
  • Stephen Vizinczey
    Stephen Vizinczey
    Hongarian writer and criticus 1933-
    Stephen Vizinczey
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    Powerful men in particular suffer from the delusion that human beings have no memories. I would go so far as to say that the distinguishing trait of powerful men is the psychotic certainty that people forget acts of infamy as easily as their parents birth
  • Joseph Joubert
    Joseph Joubert
    French writer 1754-1824
    Joseph Joubert
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    Professional critics are incapable of distinguishing and appreciating either diamonds in the rough or gold in bars. They are traders, and in literature know only the coins that are current. Their critical lab has scales and weights, but neither crucible or touchstone.
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
    John Ruskin
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    The distinguishing sign of slavery is to have a price, and to be bought for it.
  • The problem of distinguishing prime numbers from composite numbers and of resolving the latter into their prime factors is known to be one of the most important and useful in arithmetic.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
    Ambrose Bierce
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    Learning. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.
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