Quotation Explorer - 'Distinction'

GRAMMAR, n. A system of pitfalls thoughtfully prepared for the feet for the self-made man, along the path by which he advances to distinction. - Ambrose Bierce
PILLORY, n. A mechanical device for inflicting personal distinction -- prototype of the modern newspaper conducted by persons of austere virtues and blameless lives. - Ambrose Bierce
I have the distinction of speaking to you from one of the few countries that still has a communist party. - Dennis Miller
I look forward to an america in which commands respect throughout the world, not only for its strength, but for its civilization as well. And I look forward to a world in which we will be safe not only for democracy and diversity but also for personal distinction. - John F. Kennedy
The distinction between pretending you are better than you are and beginning to be better in reality is finer than moral sleuth hounds conceive. - C.S. Lewis
My culture is my identity and personality. It gives me spiritual, intellectual and Emotional distinction from others, and I am proud of it. - M.F. Moonzajer
I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marrying another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties. And quite frankly, I don't see much of a distinction beyond that. - Joe Biden
ECCENTRICITY, n. A method of distinction so cheap that fools employ it to accentuate their incapacity. - Ambrose Bierce
NOMINEE, n. A modest gentleman shrinking from the distinction of private life and diligently seeking the honorable obscurity of public office. - Ambrose Bierce
Growing older is a precious commodity. Only a few can endure to achieve that distinguished distinction and quality. - Debasish Mridha
I love science fiction, always have, always will. But it’s the kind of science fiction that I love which I think is an important distinction. - Matthew S. Williams
In truth, I am nothing but a plodding mediocrity please observe, a plodding mediocrity for a mere mediocrity does not go very far, but a plodding one gets quite a distance. There is joy in that success, and a distinction can come from courage, fidelity and industry. - Benjamin N. Cardozo
Actions that exemplify the limitations of a singular devotion to the profit motive, also draw a troublesome distinction between what is legal and what is moral. - Usman W. Chohan
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion. - Albert Einstein
NOBLEMAN, n. Nature's provision for wealthy American minds ambitious to incur social distinction and suffer high life. - Ambrose Bierce
People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion. - Albert Einstein
stipulated that no distinction of race or colour will determine who received of his generosity. Abdus Salam - Alfred Nobel
...distinction between growth and development. Aggregate growth in national economic indicators need not mean an improved life for the majority of the people. - Raewyn Connell and Nour Dados
The call of distinction cannot be heard by the average, neither can the vision of distinction be seen by the eyes of the mediocre. - Onyi Anyado
PANDEMONIUM, n. Literally, the Place of All the Demons. Most of them have escaped into politics and finance, and the place is now used as a lecture hall by the Audible Reformer. When disturbed by his voice the ancient echoes clamor appropriate responses most gratifying to his pride of distinction. - Ambrose Bierce
Give up your relentless moralizing, the continual pinpricks which pierce the skin of your fellows. The distinction between good and evil is the sickness of the mind. Give up your morals, and the people will regain a love of their fellows.
My role as a role model is to teach my generation how to excel in the role of distinction. - Onyi Anyado
Sex in our time is no longer a physical distinction. - Stefan Boldisor
Your distinction shouldn't be measured by your duration but rather, your donation. - Onyi Anyado
We live in a world where unfortunately the distinction between true and false appears to become increasingly blurred by manipulation of facts, by exploitation of uncritical minds, and by the pollution of the language. - Arne Tiselius
Entrepreneur, the development of your daily discipline will determine then deliver your desired distinction. - Onyi Anyado
When you walk in distinction, you don’t compete with anyone but competition wants to compete with you. - Onyi Anyado
The fact that at the moment the distinction is being made, a young adult, as opposed to an adult, is the one reading it. In other words, I don’t entirely believe in the distinction. A great book is a great book, and it’s impossible to say what part of a person is going to connect to it. - Kristin Cashore
Such seems to be the disposition of man, that whatever makes a distinction produces rivalry. - Samuel Johnson
She doesn't want the boy causing the distinction between "love" and "in love - Rachel Cohn
People who cannot distinguish between good and bad language, or who regard the distinction as unimportant, are unlikely to think carefully about anything else. - B.R. Myers
The eyes and the sex understand and know every language without any distinction. - Ehsan Sehgal
The God who is human in his divinity is the precise opposite of an essence which in ill-willed fashion closes itself to all human thought and knowledge... As love, rather, God is thinkable, without a distinction capable of made between essence and existence. Love is essentially existing lovingly. - Eberhard Jüngel
To say "He was a young fool, and now he's an old fool" is to make a distinction without a difference. - Gary Inbinder
Whoever feels pain in hearing a good character of his neighbor, will feel a pleasure in the reverse. And those who despair to rise in distinction by their virtues, are happy if others can be depressed to a level of themselves. - Benjamin Franklin
We are like dwarfs on the shoulders of giants, so that we can see more than they, and things at a great distance, not by virtue of any sight on our part, or any physical distinction, but because we are carried high and raised up by their giant size.
Men are not generally sufficiently aware of the distinction between the law of God and his purpose; they are apt to suppose, that as the temper of the sinner is contrary to the one, so the outrages of the sinner are able to defeat the other; than which nothing can be more false. - John Witherspoon
When you walk in distinction, even the photocopying machine can’t replicate your unique quality. - Onyi Anyado
You have to grab the goal, visualise your vision, excel in excellence and then become distinct in distinction. - Onyi Anyado
Do you know invisible determination and effort will always accomplish visible distinction and excellence? - Onyi Anyado
The real distinction is between those who adapt their purposes to reality and those who seek to mold reality in the light of their purposes. - Henry Kissinger
They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it. - Sallust
Humanity is kind to its respond, aim for distinction, can be measured by its deeds. - Kishore Bansal
Tudo é permitido e válido em nome do monopólio universal da distinção entre o verdadeiro e o falso. Everything is permitted and valid in the name of universal monopoly of the distinction between true and false. - Victor Eustáquio
The distinction of one person's character can be illustrated bythis word : attitude - Ency Bearis
The more rigid and exclusive one makes the border between philosophy and theology, the more that distinction itself has to fall on the side of theology, and the more inaccessible that very distinction becomes to philosophy - Gregory B. Sadler
All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music. For while in all other kinds of art it is possible to distinguish the matter from the form, and the understanding can always make this distinction, yet it is the constant effort of art to obliterate it. - Walter Pater
GENTEEL, adj. Refined, after the fashion of a gent. Observe with care, my son, the distinction I reveal: A gentleman is gentle and a gent genteel. Heed not the definitions your "Unabridged" presents, For dictionary makers are generally gents. G.J. - Ambrose Bierce
Make us, Lord, in Chesterton's distinction, travelers instead of tourists. Where the tourist defines his day by the expectation of seeing certain things, give us the traveler's openness to seeing what You will reveal. - Brian Eshleman
I'm not judging people, I'm judging their actions. It's the same type of distinction that I try to apply to myself, to judge, but not be judgmental. - Jeff Melvoin
If one believes in a god, one is a Theist. If one does not believe in a god, then one is an A-theist he is without that belief. The distinction between atheism and theism is entirely, exclusively, that of whether one has or has not a belief in God. - Chapman Cohen
We need dualities or opposites to appreciate, understandand recognize value and distinction in our lives. If we did not have bitter, we could not appreciate sweet.... - I. Alan Appt
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