Quotation Explorer - 'Distinctions'

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
It is not always the magnitude of the differences observed between species that must determine specific distinctions, but the constant preservation of those differences in reproduction. - Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
Consumers today have become a cynical mob of buyers who believe the reviews and ratings of complete strangers much more readily than your brand's promises and distinctions. - David Brier
Children judge each other harshly, but don't make nice distinctions among the grown. - Bill Holm
There is nothing to be gained by multiplying social distinctions indefinitely. - Evelyn Waugh
Wit makes its own welcome, and levels all distinctions. No dignity, no learning, no force of character, can make any stand against good wit. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
INDIFFERENT, adj. Imperfectly sensible to distinctions among things. "You tiresome man!" cried Indolentio's wife, "You've grown indifferent to all in life." "Indifferent?" he drawled with a slow smile; "I would be, dear, but it is not worth while." Apuleius M. Gokul - Ambrose Bierce
Understand that legal and illegal are political, and often arbitrary, categorizations; use and abuse are medical, or clinical, distinctions. - Abbie Hoffman
Modern invention has been a great leveler. A machine may operate far more quickly than a political or economic measure to abolish privilege and wipe out the distinctions of class or finance. - Ivor Brown
Hate obscures all distinctions. - C.S. Lewis
One man may hit the mark, another blunder; but heed not these distinctions. Only from the alliance of the one, working with and through the other, are great things born. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
When one attains self-knowledge, distinctions of race and religion vanish. - Abhijit Naskar
Intelligence and stupidity have equal chance of taking a man to divinity! The blind nature has no such distinctions. - Thiruman Archunan
Forget the years, forget distinctions. Leap into the boundless and make it your home! - Zhuangzi
White magic or black, it doesn’t make a difference. Natural and artificial? Obsolete distinctions - David Porush
All nationalistic distinctions - all claims to be better than somebody else because you have a different-shaped skull or speak a different dialect - are entirely spurious, but they are important so long as people believe in them. - George Orwell
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