Quotes 1 till 12 of 12.
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.
French writer and philosopher 1712-17780
As long as there are rich people in the world, they will be desirous of distinguishing themselves from the poor.
English politician and philosopher 1729-17970
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.
French producer and Actor 1896-19480
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.
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.
Irish writer 1854-19000
Philanthropic people lose all sense of humanity. It is their distinguishing characteristic.
Hongarian writer and criticus 1933-0
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
French writer 1754-18240
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.
English art critic 1819-19000
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.
American writer 1842-1914-1
Learning. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.