Quotes of Disagreement

“ It makes a great difference in the force of a sentence, whether a man be behind it or no. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't. ”

- Henry Ward Beecher

“ There's a big difference between wanting to work and having to work. And I had to learn that the hard way. Now money is very important to me, because I ain't got it. ”

- James Caan

“ It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all. ”

- Emmet Fox

“ Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they might have been. ”

- William Hazlitt

“ Wit is the clash and reconcilement of incongruities, the meeting of extremes round a corner. ”

- Leigh Hunt

“ By union the smallest states thrive. By discord the greatest are destroyed. ”

- Sallust

“ What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy? ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“ Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't. ”

- Pete Seeger

“ The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative, and the second is disastrous. ”

- Margaret Fontey

“ The only difference between a genius and one of common capacity is that the former anticipates and explores what the latter accidentally hits upon; but even the man of genius himself more frequently employs the advantages that chance presents him; it is the lapidary who gives value to the diamond which the peasant has dug up without knowing its value. ”

- Abbe Guillaume Raynal

“ It has sometimes been said that we find nowhere, in nature, an analogue of the difference between "happens" and "is," on the one hand, and "ought," on the other hand. ”

- Wolfgang Kohler

“ I write to keep from going mad from the contradictions I find among mankind — and to work some of those contradictions out for myself. ”

- Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

“ I never said "I want to be alone." I only said,"I want to be left alone." There is all the difference. ”

- Greta Garbo

“ I don't think there's anything unique about human intelligence. All the neurons in the brain that make up perceptions and emotions operate in a binary fashion. ”

- Bill Gates

“ There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it. ”

- Charles F. Kettering

“ Rough work, iconoclasm, but the only way to get at truth. ”

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

“ You've got to love what's lovable, and hate what's hateable. It takes brains to see the difference. ”

- Robert Frost

“ People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives. ”

- Theodore Roosevelt

“ If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man. ”

- Mark Twain

“ The difference between Socrates and Jesus? The great conscious and the immeasurably great unconscious. ”

- Thomas Carlyle

“ The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way. ”

- Bertrand Russell

“ Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver. ”

- Barbara De Angelis

“ It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference. ”

- Bear Bryant

“ The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson. ”

- Tom Bodett

“ I want to talk with people who care about things that matter that will make a life-changing difference. ”

- Mark Victor Hansen

“ Notice the difference between what happens when a man says to himself, I have failed three times, and what happens when he says, I am a failure. ”

- S. I. Hayakawa

“ I don't know. I don't care. And it doesn't make any difference. ”

- Jack Kerouac

“ There is hardly such a thing as a war in which it makes no difference who wins. Nearly always one side stands more or less for progress, the other side more or less for reaction. ”

- George Orwell

“ As one may bring himself to believe almost anything he is inclined to believe, it makes all the difference whether we begin or end with the inquiry, "What is truth?". ”

- Richard Whately
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