Quotes of Comparison

“ If liberty and equality, as is thought by some are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost. ”

- Aristotle

“ Comparisons are odious. ”

- Fourteenth Century Saying

“ I hope all you young girls see yourself up there… we were just like you. ”

- Mia Hamm

“ A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I'm afraid of width. ”

- Steven Wright

“ A camel makes an elephant feel like a jet plane. ”

- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

“ Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this - no dog exchanges bones with another. ”

- Adam Smith

“ My father was a statesman, I am a political woman. My father was a saint. I am not. ”

- Indira Gandhi

“ The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists in the circulation of their blood. ”

- Logan Pearsall Smith

“ I am hugely proud to have played for Ireland. ”

- Kenny Cunningham

“ There are few things as toxic as a bad metaphor. You can't think without metaphors. ”

- Mary Bateson

“ Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even, the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying. ”

- J. Paul Getty

“ Incommensurables cannot be compared. ”

- Garrett Hardin

“ He is an Englishman! / For he himself has said it, / And it's greatly to his credit, / That he is an Englishman! ”

- William Gilbert

“ All my games were political games; I was, like Joan of Arc, perpetually being burned at the stake. ”

- Indira Gandhi

“ The only writer to whom you should compare yourself is the writer you were yesterday. ”

- David Schlosser

“ I can’t write without a reader. It’s precisely like a kiss - you can’t do it alone. ”

- John Cheever

“ The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn't have been complete without you. ”

- Frederick Buechner

“ There's no conversation more boring than talking about what it's really like to live in Newport and how the show compares to the real thing. I just don't care. ”

- Adam Brody

“ Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come. ”

- Rabindranath Tagore

“ Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow. ”

- William Blake

“ The bee and the serpent often sip from the selfsame flower. ”

- Pietro Metastasio

“ Word and picture are correlatives which are continually in quest of each other, as is sufficiently evident in the case of metaphors and similes. So from all time what was said or sung inwardly to the ear had to be presented equally to the eye. And so in childish days we see word and picture in continual balance; in the book of the law and in the way of salvation, in the Bible and in the spelling-book… ”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“ The wise man does not permit himself to set up even in his own mind any comparisons of his friends. His friendship is capable of going to extremes with many people, evoked as it is by many qualities. ”

- Charles Dudley Warner

“ As a USENET discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one. ”

- Godwin’s Rule of Nazi Analogies

“ Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past. ”

- Doug Horton

“ Live near to God, and so all things will appear to you little in comparison with eternal realities. ”

- Robert Murray McCheyne

“ No man is happy but by comparison. ”

- Thomas Shadwell

“ It is comparison that makes men miserable or happy. ”

- Unknown

“ A man's thinking goes on within his consciousness in a seclusion in comparison with which any physical seclusion is an exhibition to public view. ”

- Ludwig Wittgenstein

“ A wise man looks upon men as he does on horses; all their comparisons of title, wealth, and place, he considers but as harness. ”

- Robert Cecil
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