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Comparisons Quotes

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Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb

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The ego lives by comparisons...
The ego cannot survive without judgment.
- A Course in Miracles

One of the greatest cause of unhappiness -
perhaps even the only cause of unhappiness - is comparison.
I remember as a young child hearing my mother say,
"Comparisons are odious."
That is one of the oldest sayings in the English language,
and one of the most important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mind of a human being is formed only of comparisons
made in order to examine analogies,
and therefore cannot precede the existence of memory.
- Giacomo Casanova

 

I have never believed in comparisons,
whether they are about different eras,
players or coaches.
- Sachin Tendulkar

Things are as they are.
Looking out into it the universe at night,
we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars,
nor between well and badly arranged constellations.
- Alan Watts

How would you compare Polanski or Kubrick? I try not to do any comparisons.
- Tim Roth

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A wise man looks upon men as he does on horses;
all their comparisons of title,
wealth, and place, he consider but as harness.
- Robert Cecil

Judgment traps you within the limitations of your comparisons.
It inhibits freedom.
- Willie Stargell

I think comparisons are odious.
- John Madden

The surest route to breeding jealousy is to compare.
Since jealousy comes from feeling less than another,
comparisons only fan the fires.
- Dorothy Corkville Briggs

There's always going to be comparisons,
and that's unavoidable.
There are people out there who feel I hit my peak with
Magician and have gone downhill since.
- Raymond E. Feist

I worked at NBC and MTV for two years,
and it was very interesting to see the comparisons
of audiences and the way that I would have to present
a story to the two different places.
- Tabitha Soren

People will always make comparisons.
- Don DeLillo

Once people start making comparisons to a player of the past,
they want you to be that player.
I try to go out there and create my own image,
my own style, my own type of game.
Right now I can't even think of one guy I've been compared to.
- Paul Pierce

But sequence comparisons simply can't account for the
development of complex biochemical systems any more
than Darwin's comparison of simple and complex eyes
told him how vision worked.
- Michael Behe

But it really wasn't until three to four years later,
when we had an opportunity in the lab to make very detailed observations,
and comparisons with other fossil discoveries,
that we realized she was a new species of human ancestor.
- Donald Johanson

All comparisons between America's current place in
the world and anything legitimately called an empire
in the past reveal ignorance and confusion about any
reasonable meaning of the concept empire,
especially the comparison with the Roman Empire.
- Donald Kagan

Because of recent improvements in the accuracy of theoretical
predictions based on large scale ab initio quantum mechanical calculations,
meaningful comparisons between theoretical and experimental
findings have become possible.
- Yuan T. Lee

I think that's created a healthy environment.
The comparisons to "ER" were maddening and there was
this assumption that the two of us were looking at
each other with rage and resentment,
which was also not the case.
- Adam Arkin

Comparisons are really no good in sport,
especially if it is a comparison between different eras and generations,
for there are so many variables that come into play,
starting from the quality of the opposition to playing conditions.
- Sunil Gavaskar

We were in the same band, but we're two completely different people.
People have asked me to make comparisons with our albums,
and I can't, because there's no comparison.
Her album's okay.
I don't think she's the best singer on Earth,
but she's okay.
- Melanie Chisholm

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.
He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
- The Buddha

Love is the total absence of fear.
Love asks no questions.
Its natural state is one of extension and expansion,
not comparison and measurement.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another,
but let him work diligently and build one for himself,
thus by example assuring that his own
shall be safe from violence when built.
- Abraham Lincoln

Religion is more than life. Remember that his own religion
is the truest to every man even if it stands low
in the scales of philosophical comparison.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Jealousy is the fear of comparison.
- Max Frisch

True love makes the thought of death frequent,
easy, without terrors; it merely becomes the standard of comparison,
the price one would pay for many things.
- Stendhal

Laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising from
some sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves,
by comparison with the infirmity of others,
or with our own formerly.
- Thomas Hobbes

Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration
itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people's art.
- Wallace Stevens

No man is happy but by comparison.
- Thomas Shadwell

Death comes at you no matter what you do in this life,
and to equate drugs with death is a facile comparison.
- Jerry Garcia

I think my comparison with Shane would be a loner.
I always got the impression that she wasn't scared to be alone.
She enjoys it.
I can relate to that.
- Katherine Moennig

I think that, in comparison, New Yorkers and Northerners are so guarded.
- Genevieve Gorder

If I remember rightly Holland for instance has something like 45,
and it's a much smaller country.
In comparison we have very few and they are very badly financed.
- Richard Rogers

Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations;
reality is therefore abandoned.
- Emile Durkheim

Comparison is a death knell to sibling harmony.
- Elizabeth Fishel

Today the salaries of stars are astronomical in comparison with the 20's,
but the high cost of today's living and taxes takes
a huge bite out of these salaries.
- Pola Negri

It is only through contact and comparison that the
relative value or worthlessness of the various cultural
elements can be clearly and critically seen and understood.
- Hu Shih

The worst excesses of the Congress of the 1980s pale
in comparison with what is going on in Washington today.
- Marty Meehan

How blunt are all the arrows of thy quiver in comparison with those of guilt.
- Robert Blair

Our political differences, now matter how sharply they are debated,
are really quite narrow in comparison to the remarkably
durable national consensus on our founding convictions.
- John McCain

I performed adequately at school, but in comparison to my older brother,
who set the record for the highest cumulative average for our high school,
my performance was decidedly mediocre.
- Steven Chu

Beauty is a relation, and the apprehension of it a comparison.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins

A comparison between the triplets tentatively deduced
by these methods with the changes in amino acid sequence
produced by mutation shows a fair measure of agreement.
- Francis Crick

In the absence of that, I am happy to play solo,
but I don't think there is any comparison.
- Derek Bailey

These seem to me so ambiguous, so vague,
so easily misunderstood in comparison to genuine music,
which fills the soul with a thousand things better than words.
- Felix Mendelssohn

In comparison with a loving human being,
everything else is worthless.
- Hugh MacLennan

The only relevant test of the validity of a hypothesis
is comparison of prediction with experience.
- Milton Friedman

We all dream; we do not understand our dreams,
yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds,
strange at least by comparison with the logical,
purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake.
- Erich Fromm

If the September 11 terror attack is supposed to constitute
a caesura in world history,
it must be able to stand comparison to other events
of world historical impact.
- Jurgen Habermas

A man's thinking goes on within his consciousness in
a seclusion in comparison with which any physical seclusion
is an exhibition to public view.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

Life - and I don't suppose I'm the first to make this comparison -
is a disease: sexually transmitted,
and invariably fatal.
- Neil Gaiman

This nation has been drifting back in comparison with
the rest of the world for the last 20 years in education.
- Roy Romer

I did a comparison of a school of architects known as the New York Five.
I compared their articulation of wall surfaces,
which I enjoyed very much.
- Parker Stevenson

There is no comparison between the training here and the training in Israel.
- Isaac Yeffet

It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our
own achievements in comparison with what we owe others.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Composing a piece of music is very feminine.
It is sensitive, emotional, contemplative.
By comparison, doing housework is positively masculine.
- Barbara Kolb

The massive bulk of the earth does indeed shrink to
insignificance in comparison with the size of the heavens.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

Get to know other worlds, if only for comparison.
I am near, too near for him to dream of me.
- Wislawa Szymborska

There is no comparison between that which is lost by
not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.
- Francis Bacon

I really reject that kind of comparison that says,
Oh, he is the best.
This is the second best.
There is no such thing.
- Mikhail Baryshnikov

The Athanasian Creed is to me light and intelligible
reading in comparison with much that now passes for science.
- Samuel Butler

Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past.
- Douglas Horton

That is to say, nature's laws are causal;
they reveal themselves by comparison and difference,
and they operate at every multivariate space/time point.
- Edward Tufte

I don't think the Republicans would appreciate the comparison,
but they're exactly like the Labor Party in England in the 1970s.
They're letting their extremists take them straight down.
The same thing is going to happen - they had to disappear
for a while and when they reinvented themselves they did it with moderates,
they did it with Tony Blair.
- Evan Thomas

Your meditations may be as profound,
as exalted,
as devout as you like; you may practise every pious exercise you can manage,
but all this is as nothing in comparison with the Blessed Sacrament.
What we do may be godly, but this sacrament is God Himself!
- Johannes Tauler

Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery,
must accompany the stages of man's onward progress.
The faculty of doubting and questioning,
without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless,
is itself a divine prerogative of the reason.
- Albert Pike

Well, first, the situation in Afghanistan is much better than it was.
But there is no comparison between Afghanistan and Iraq.
Iraq has a bureaucracy, Iraq has wealth.
Iraq has an educated class of people who are positioned
to come in and take over.
- Peter King

The last copy of the Chicago Daily News I picked up
had three crime stories on its front page.
But by comparison to the gaudy days,
this is small-time stuff.
Chicago is as full of crooks as a saw with teeth,
but the era when they ruled the city is gone forever.
- John Gunther

I find myself enjoying a deeper love than I ever imagined
was possible in the form of my daughter and certainly
in the union with my wife.
It makes everything else, including work,
which is one of the things I'm most passionate about,
pale by comparison.
- Benjamin Bratt


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