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Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Live-By

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

A grocer is attracted to his business by a magnetic
force as great as the repulsion which renders it odious to artists.
- Honore de Balzac

I think comparisons are odious.
- John Madden

 

Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism.
- Claude Pepper

None of us are nuclear experts, but we know that if
there is a melt-down and breach of containment,
that's clearly the most odious thing that could happen.
- William Scranton

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

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To depend upon a profession is a less odious form of
slavery than to depend upon a father.
- Virginia Woolf

Sorrow makes an ugly face odious.
- Samuel Richardson

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

But I think I can sincerely declare that I cheerfully
submit myself to every odious name for conscience' sake;
and from my soul I despise all those whose guilt,
malice, or folly has made them my foes.
- James Otis

Jackson went from the professor's chair to the officer's saddle.
He carried with him the very elements of character
which made him odious as a teacher;
but I never saw him in an arbitrary mood.
- Daniel H. Hill

My feeling is that the hero has now been defined by
phrases like the odious one that we were all raised with -
crimes does not pay.
Of course it pays, you schmuck.
That's not why we don't do it.
We don't do it because it is wrong.
- Frank Miller

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

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

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

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

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

People will always make comparisons.
- Don DeLillo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

With courage, you will dare to take risks,
have the strength to be compassionate,
and the wisdom to be humble.
Courage is the foundation of integrity.
- Keshavan Nair

It is impossible to begin to learn
that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

When you argue with reality,
you lose - but only always.
- Byron Katie

Pride comes in two flavors -
be careful which you choose -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Pride" is such a double-edged sword -
Self-Worth on one edge and Ego on the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We have to stop and be humble enough to understand
that there is something called mystery.
- Paulo Coelho

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations
comes nearest to perfection.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If you have to have it, it's ego.
If you have to not have it, it's ego.
Hold life lightly and it will deliver what you need
and release what you don't.
- Alan Cohen

The man who is awakened, lives in such a way
that he leaves no footprints.
- Osho quoting The Buddha

Real excellence and humility are
not incompatible one with the other,
on the contrary they are twin sisters.
- Jean Baptiste Lacordaire

The good news is that you aren't
as important as you thought you were.
Relax. The weight of the world
is not on your shoulders.
Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Principal Causes of Our Suffering
are Our Expectations and Our Assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self denial is an indulgence to the ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pride comes in two flavors -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm so glad I never feel important, it does complicate life!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The man who can't dance thinks the band is no good.
- Polish Proverb

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect,
and the absence of ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

During life, none of us is 100% open to Spirit -
we have too much ego to do that.
Only at death do we give up our ego and completely open to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

INTENT:
We hold the power to make things happen
through our intent -
to the extent that we use our intention
with compassion and without ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The man who promises everything, is sure to fulfill nothing,
and everyone who promises too much is in danger of
using evil means in order to carry out his promises,
and is already on the road to perdition.
- Carl Jung

Looking at a sunset, just for a second
you forget your separateness:
you are the sunset.
That is the moment when you feel the beauty of it.
But the moment you say that it is a beautiful sunset,
you are no longer feeling it;
you have come back to your separate,
enclosed entity of the ego.
Now the mind is speaking.
- Osho

The soul loves to meditate,
for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy.
If, then you experience mental resistance during meditation,
remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego;
it doesn't belong to the soul.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Misery nourishes your ego -
that's why you see so many miserable people in the world.
The basic, central point is the ego.
- Osho

Each of us is of infinite value,
and each of us has the ability to make
a profound difference in the lives we touch.
We leave our most profoundly positive impact
on those around us by the nature of our lives
and the example we set -
not by how busy we are,
or how important we believe we are.
Setting an example of being loving, relaxed and joyful,
regardless of external circumstances,
is a great legacy for our family and for the world.
Self importance - ego - is not a path to happiness.
Focusing one's whole life on responsibilities,
without taking time for self-renewal and play,
abandons the joy and the true value of life.
I want my tombstone to read, "Inspired others,"
rather than, "Never missed a day at the office."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Self is the only prison that can ever bind the soul.
- Henry Van Dyke

"Pride" is one of those really crazy words,
and such a double-edged sword -
Self-Worth on one edge, and Ego on the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something,
but to be something.
- Muhammed Iqbal

Don't let your ego get too close to your position,
so that if your position gets shot down,
your ego doesn't go with it.
- Colin Powell

I'm aware that, from the outside, this looks like I've got quite an ego.
- Kevin Spacey

I think one of the interesting things about poker is
that once you let your ego in,
you're done for.
- Al Alvarez

Stupidity combined with arrogance and a huge ego will get you a long way.
- Chris Lowe

Goals must never be from your ego, but problems that cry for a solution.
- Robert H. Schuller


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