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Distinctions Quotes

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In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

Related topics: Wisdom Buddhist Perception Belief

Of course, in the United States, which at the time
was a very young country,
there were also class distinctions.
They weren't as pronounced, but they quickly evolved as well.
- Iris Chang

Distinctions between citizens solely because of their
ancestry are by their very nature odious to a free
people whose institutions are founded upon the doctrine of equality.
- Harlan Stone

Some people make sharp distinctions sort of between
their recreational musings and their professional work.
I don't make that distinction very much.
- Whitfield Diffie

 

Social distinctions concern themselves ultimately with
whom you may and may not marry.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

The attention of a traveller, should be particularly turned,
in the first place, to the various works of Nature,
to mark the distinctions of the climates he may explore,
and to offer such useful observations on the different
productions as may occur.
- William Bartram

Distinctions drawn by the mind are not necessarily
equivalent to distinctions in reality.
- Thomas Aquinas

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The class distinctions proper to a democratic society
are not those of rank or money,
still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned,
of race, but of age.
- W. H. Auden

All men will commence in their present rank and promotion
will be open to all men alike,
without any distinctions or qualifications,
political or otherwise.
- John Amery

Racial distinctions should not play a role in sport.
- Pierre de Coubertin

Hard distinctions make bad philosophy.
- John McCarthy

The highest of distinctions is service to others.
- King George VI

This type of gathering is unprecedented.
The time has come for Christians to publicly affirm our Jewish roots,
distinctions and oneness in Jesus Christ.
- Bill McCartney

Punishment is now unfashionable...
because it creates moral distinctions among men,
which, to the democratic mind, are odious.
We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful
individual responsibility.
- Thomas Szasz

Do not try to push your way through to the front ranks of your profession;
do not run after distinctions and rewards;
but do your utmost to find an entry into the world of beauty.
- Sydney Smith

Death and the dice level all distinctions.
- Samuel Foote

To those of you who received honours,
awards and distinctions, I say well done.
And to the C students, I say you, too,
can be president of the United States.
- George W. Bush

Understand that legal and illegal are political,
and often arbitrary, categorizations;
use and abuse are medical,
or clinical, distinctions.
- Abbie Hoffman

We must not discriminate between things.
Where things are concerned there are no class distinctions.
We must pick out what is good for us where we can find it.
- Pablo Picasso

I am quite unsatisfied by the distinctions between the oral and literate.
- David Antin

Again, most of the chief distinctions marked by economic
terms are differences not of kind but of degree.
- Alfred Marshall

Many persons have been confused and discouraged at
the very outset of the study by the great variety and
the delicate distinctions of the openings:
and this has constituted a fault in many otherwise
excellent manuals for the learner.
- Howard Staunton

When a judge assumes the power to decide which distinctions
made in a statute are legitimate and which are not,
he assumes the power to disapprove of any and all legislation,
because all legislation makes distinctions.
- Robert Bork

I also think we need to maintain distinctions -
the doctrine of creation is different from a scientific cosmology,
and we should resist the temptation,
which sometimes scientists give in to,
to try to assimilate the concepts of theology to the concepts of science.
- John Polkinghorne

There are no hard distinctions between what is real and what is unreal,
nor between what is true and what is false.
A thing is not necessarily either true or false;
it can be both true and false.
- Harold Pinter

But when, in the first setting out, he takes it for granted without proof,
that distinctions found in the structure of all languages,
have no foundation in nature; this surely is too fastidious
a way of treating the common sense of mankind.
- Thomas Reid

I care not how worldly you may be: there are times
when all distinctions seem like dust,
and when at the graves of the great you dream of a coming country,
where your proudest hopes shall be dimmed forever.
- Donald G. Mitchell

This country must be governed, and can be governed,
simply on questions of policy and administration and
the French Canadians who have had any part in this
movement have never had any other intention but to
organise upon those party distinctions and upon no other.
- Wilfrid Laurier

A philosopher is, no doubt, entitled to examine even
those distinctions that are to be found in the structure of all languages...
in that case, such a distinction may be imputed to a vulgar error,
which ought to be corrected in philosophy.
- Thomas Reid

Good men, whether they be Christians or rationalists,
do not desire to discriminate between races,
but the distinctions implanted by Nature are too conspicuous
to escape the observation of our senses.
- Arthur Keith

In this world, the greatest courage is to drop the mind aside.
The bravest man is who can see the world
without the barrier of the mind, just as it is.
It is tremendously different, utterly beautiful.
There is nobody who is inferior and there is nobody who is superior -
there are no distinctions.
- Osho

Joy increases and suffering decreases
as one masters the distinction between events
and one's feelings about those events.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The distinction between the past, present and future
is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
- Albert Einstein

I'm the only person of distinction who has ever had
a depression named for him.
- Herbert Hoover

Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people
I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.
- Thomas Hardy

Very notable was his distinction between coarseness and vulgarity,
coarseness, revealing something; vulgarity,
concealing something.
- E. M. Forster

And for well over a hundred years our politicians,
statesmen, and people remembered that this was a republic,
not a democracy, and knew what they meant when they made that distinction.
- Robert Welch

Children frequently sing meaningful phrases to themselves
over and over again before they learn to make a distinction
between singing and saying.
- David Antin

We must rediscover the distinction between hope and expectation.
- Ivan Illich

I think it's very important to maintain the classical
Christian distinction between the Creator and creation.
- John Polkinghorne

You need to be real enough to be believable,
but you don't necessarily have to be real enough to be real.
There is a distinction.
- Bradley Whitford

To be loved is to be fortunate, but to be hated is to achieve distinction.
- Minna Antrim

In the early West, law and politics were parallel roads
to usefulness as well as distinction.
- John George Nicolay

There is no neat distinction between operating system
software and the software that runs on top of it.
- Jim Allchin

Emancipation from every kind of bondage is my principle.
I go for recognition of human rights,
without distinction of sect, party, sex,
or color.
- Ernestine L. Rose

There's a fundamental distinction between strategy
and operational effectiveness.
- Michael Porter

One of the chief tasks of any dialogue with the Gentile
world is to prove that the distinction between anti-Semitism
and anti-Zionism is not a distinction at all.
- Abba Eban

By object is meant some element in the complex whole
that is defined in abstraction from the whole of which it is a distinction.
- John Dewey

I probably hold the distinction of being one movie star who,
by all laws of logic, should never have made it.
At each stage of my career, I lacked the experience.
- Audrey Hepburn

There is a distinction between fact and truth.
Truth has an element of revelation about it.
If something is true, it does more than strike one as merely being so.
- Lucian Freud

The author of McCarthyism was given the distinction
of addressing the Republican National Convention.
This strikes terror in the hearts of honest men.
- Emanuel Celler

I think the British have the distinction above all
other nations of being able to put new wine into old
bottles without bursting them.
- Clement Attlee

It was always said that the big distinction between
the French and the English is that the English are
intelligent and the French are intellectual.
- Kenneth Baker

That is the great distinction between the sexes.
Men see objects, women see the relationships between objects.
- John Fowles

When the divine vision is attained, all appear equal;
and there remains no distinction of good and bad,
or of high and low.
- Ramakrishna

Criminals are never very amusing.
It's because they're failures.
Those who make real money aren't counted as criminals.
This is a class distinction, not an ethical problem.
- Orson Welles

There are good books and there are bad books,
period, that's the distinction.
- Norton Juster

As a civilian during the Second War,
I was exposed to danger in circumstances which removed
any distinction between the man in and the man out of uniform.
- Lester B. Pearson

You can go out feet first, and that's not my desire,
or you can say, I think we've served with distinction,
and this is the time to go home and seek a new challenge.
- Jerry Kleczka

It is clear enough that you are making some distinction in what you said,
that there is some nicety of terminology in your words.
I can't quite follow you.
- Flann O'Brien

That attitude does not exist so much today,
but in those days there was a very sharp distinction
between basic physics and applied physics.
Columbia did not deal with applied physics.
- Gordon Gould

Yet God is so one that He admits of distinction,
and so admits of distinction that He still remains unity.
- John Hales

They envy the distinction I have won;
let them therefore,
envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
- Sallust

There is probably no oral society that fails to mark
the spatial distinction of left and right,
peculiar as this distinction may be.
- David Antin

I feel as though we're living in a time where there
is very little distinction paid between the personal and the professional.
- Wentworth Miller

A photographer must be prepared to catch and hold on
to those elements which give distinction to the subject or lend it atmosphere.
- Bill Brandt

We will make no distinction between the terrorists
who committed these acts and those who harbour them.
- George W. Bush

Commanded love of all men indiscriminately is an obliteration
of distinction between love and hate,
and therefore is not love at all.
- Benjamin Tucker

Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction,
and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim.
- Jane Austen

Genocide begins, however improbably,
in the conviction that classes of biological distinction
indisputably sanction social and political discrimination.
- Andrea Dworkin

I do earnestly wish to see the distinction of sex confounded in society,
unless where love animates the behaviour.
- Mary Wollstonecraft


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