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Distinguishes Quotes

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A willingness to laugh at itself is what distinguishes
a compassionate religion from a cult.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts:
financial worries.
- Jules Renard

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
- Steve Jobs

The ability to make love frivolously is the chief characteristic
which distinguishes human beings from beasts.
- Heywood Broun

 

Therefore, vegetarianism alone can give us the quality of com-passion,
which distinguishes man from the rest of the animal world.
- Morarji Desai

My point is, if you want to achieve anything in life,
it is not enough to merely wish for it.
You must develop that kind of 4:30 AM discipline that
distinguishes you from others.
- Armstrong Williams

We need a foreign policy that distinguishes America's
friends from her enemies,
and recognizes the true threats that we face.
- Sarah Palin

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What distinguishes modern art from the art of other ages is criticism.
- Octavio Paz

Ardor, n. The quality that distinguishes love without knowledge.
- Ambrose Bierce

The main peculiarity which distinguishes man from other
animals is the means of his support-the power which
he possesses of very greatly increasing these means.
- Thomas Malthus

Given that we glimpse what distinguishes man from the beast,
is there anything that distinguishes woman from man?
- W. L. George

The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest
feature which distinguishes man from animals.
- William Osler

What distinguishes the majority of men from the few
is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
- John Stuart Mill

Data is what distinguishes the dilettante from the artist.
- George V. Higgins

To err is human; but contrition felt for the crime
distinguishes the virtuous from the wicked.
- Vittorio Alfieri

The Church's note must be a supernatural note which
distinguishes incarnation from immanence,
redemption from evolution, the Kingdom of God from mere spiritual process.
- Arthur Middleton

Partisans fight on familiar territory with professed
political objectives to conquer power.
This is what distinguishes them from terrorists.
- Jurgen Habermas

Almost everything that distinguishes the modern world
from earlier centuries is attributable to science,
which achieved its most spectacular triumphs in the seventeenth century.
- Bertrand Russell

Intellect distinguishes between the possible and the impossible;
reason distinguishes between the sensible and the senseless.
Even the possible can be senseless.
- Max Born

The New Testament evinces its universal design in its very,
style, which alone distinguishes it from all the literary
productions of earlier and later times.
- Philip Schaff

What distinguishes a great artist from a weak one is
first their sensibility and tenderness;
second,
their imagination, and third, their industry.
- Salman Rushdie

I know at last what distinguishes man from animals;
financial worries.
- Romain Rolland

The self has the characteristic that it is an object to itself,
and that characteristic distinguishes it from other
objects and from the body.
- George H. Mead

I think there's one thing which distinguishes our art -
we don't consider.
We don't think.
We write a little verse because it comes to us.
- Howard Nemerov

The refusal to rest content, the willingness to risk
excess on behalf of one's obsessions,
is what distinguishes artists from entertainers,
and what makes some artists adventurers on behalf of us all.
- John Updike

The word liberal distinguishes whatever nourishes the
mind and spirit from the training which is merely practical
or professional or from the trivialities which are no training at all.
- Alan K. Simpson

What distinguishes the campaign finance issue from
just about every other one being debated these days
is that the two sides do not divide along conventional
liberal/ conservative lines.
- James L. Buckley

There is a continuum of values between the churches
and the general community.
What distinguishes the handling of these values in
the churches is mainly the heavier dosage of religious vocabulary involved.
- Peter L. Berger

All men and women are born, live, suffer and die;
what distinguishes us one from another is our dreams,
whether they be dreams about worldly or unworldly things,
and what we do to make them come about.
We do not choose to be born.
We do not choose our parents.
We do not choose our historical epoch,
the country of our birth,
or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing.
We do not, most of us, choose to die;
nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death.
But within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we live.
- Joseph Epstein

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacle s,
discouragement s, and impossibilities:
It is this,
that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.
- Thomas Carlyle

Clothes and jewellery should be startling,
individual.
When you see a woman in my clothes, you want to know more about them.
To me, that is what distinguishes good designers from bad designers.
- Alexander McQueen

I think that's what distinguishes Schmidt,
really.
In the movies now, so much of what is appealing to
an audience is the dramatic or has to do with science fiction,
and Schmidt is simply human.
There's no melodrama; there's no device,
It's just about a human being.
- Jack Nicholson

Above all, don't lie to yourself.
The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie
comes to a point that he cannot
distinguish the truth within him, or around him,
and so loses all respect for himself and for others.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism.
- Michael Ignatieff

Education...
has produced a vast population able to read but unable
to distinguish what is worth reading.
- G. M. Trevelyan

In the perception of a tree we can distinguish the act of experiencing,
or perceiving, from the thing experienced,
or perceived.
- Samuel Alexander

Seduction is often difficult to distinguish from rape.
In seduction, the rapist often bothers to buy a bottle of wine.
- Andrea Dworkin

The best thing about lying in bed late is that you
learn to distinguish between first things and trivia,
for whatever presses on you has to prove its importance
before it makes you move.
- Max Lerner

People find ideas a bore because they do not distinguish
between live ones and stuffed ones on a shelf.
- Ezra Pound

But what has America to boast? What are the graces
or the virtues which distinguish its inhabitants? What
are their triumphs in war,
or their inventions in peace?
- Thomas Day

If a victory is told in detail, one can no longer distinguish it from a defeat.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

It is convenient to distinguish the two kinds of experience
which have thus been described,
the experienc-ing and the experienc-ed,
by technical words.
- Samuel Alexander

We distinguish the excellent man from the common man
by saying that the former is the one who makes great demands on himself,
and the latter who makes no demands on himself.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

It is impossible, in my mind, to distinguish between
the refusal to receive a petition,
or its summary rejection by some general order,
and the denial of the right of petition.
- Caleb Cushing

I try to distinguish my characters from each other.
- Lucy Liu

Leaders in Africa are so corrupt that we are certain
if we put dogs in uniforms and put guns on their shoulders,
we'd be hard put to distinguish them.
- Stokely Carmichael

We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and
being silent to be reserved.
- Voltaire

Once you hear the details of victory,
it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

As adults feign disinterest in science -
children can grab hold of it to distinguish themselves.
- Norman Macleod

I simply do not distinguish between work and play.
- Mary Oliver

We have within us, from the start, that which will
distinguish us from the vulgar herd.
- Jean Henri Fabre

Women of quality are so civil, you can hardly distinguish love from good breeding.
- William Wycherley

Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?
- Confucius

I'm now learning how to distinguish when I'm acting
and when I'm not acting -
offstage as well as onstage.
- Micky Dolenz

I definitely wish to distinguish American poetry from
British or other English language poetry.
- Diane Wakoski

Every man's life ends the same way.
It is only the details of how he lived and how he died
that distinguish one man from another.
- Ernest Hemingway

Taste, which enables us to distinguish all that has
a flavor from that which is insipid.
- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

I used to distinguish between my fiction and nonfiction
in terms of superiority or inferiority.
- Peter Matthiessen

By allowing the positive ions to pass through an electric
field and thus giving them a certain velocity,
it is possible to distinguish them from the neutral,
stationary atoms.
- Johannes Stark

I have strong sentiments toward Iran,
since I distinguish between the Iranian regime and the Iranian people.
I highly esteem Iranian music and culture.
- Moshe Katsav

Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons,
madam: that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals.
- Pierre Beaumarchais

Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long
enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

It's essential to distinguish between events that are
really beyond your control and events you caused yourself.
- Barbara Sher

Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because
it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them.
- Diogenes of Sinope

In every author let us distinguish the man from his works.
- Voltaire

In English we must use adjectives to distinguish the
different kinds of love for which the ancients had distinct names.
- Mortimer Adler

There are few circumstances which so strongly distinguish the philosopher,
as the calmness with which he can reply to criticisms
he may think undeservedly severe.
- Charles Babbage

A practical botanist will distinguish at the first
glance the plant of the different quarters of the globe
and yet will be at a loss to tell by what marks he detects them.
- Carolus Linnaeus

Motivation aside, if people get better at these life skills,
everyone benefits: The brain doesn't distinguish between
being a more empathic manager and a more empathic father.
- Daniel Goleman

This nation was conceived in liberty and dedicated to the principle -
among others -
that honest men may honestly disagree;
that if they all say what they think,
a majority of the people will be able to distinguish truth from error.
- Elmer Davis

God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed,
courage to change the things which should be changed
and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.
- Reinhold Niebuhr


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