Quotes of Disparity

“ The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug. ”

- Mark Twain

“ It is the dissimilarities and inequalities among men which give rise to the notion of honor; as such differences become less, it grows feeble; and when they disappear, it will vanish too. ”

- Alexis De Tocqueville

“ Wit needs leisure, and certain inequalities of position. ”

- Honore de Balzac

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

- Bear Bryant

“ The extreme right divides, sorts out and rejects,... It wants to introduce inequality and discrimination into the heart of the Constitution. It is an engine of exclusion, discord and violence. ”

- Jacques Chirac

“ Take the initiative and lead the way, You can make the difference. ”

- Unknown

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

- Jack Kerouac

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

- Greta Garbo

“ Sex — the great inequality, the great miscalculator, the great Irritator. ”

- Enid Bagnold

“ There is space within sisterhood for likeness and difference, for the subtle differences that challenge and delight; there is space for disappointment and surprise. ”

- Christine Downing

“ Postmodernism refuses to privilege any one perspective, and recognizes only difference, never inequality, only fragments, never conflict. ”

- Elizabeth Wilson

“ There is nothing wrong with intellectual differences flowing from freedom of thought as long as such differences remain confined to intellectual debates. ”

- Pervez Musharraf

“ All that a good government aims at...is to add no unnecessary and artificial aid to the force of its own unavoidable consequences, and to abstain from fortifying and accumulating social inequality as a means of increasing political inequalities. ”

- James Fenimore Cooper

“ True education makes for inequality; the inequality of individuality, the inequality of success, the glorious inequality of talent, of genius; for inequality, not mediocrity, individual superiority, not standardization, is the measure of the progress of the world. ”

- Felix E. Schelling

“ We must not... ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. ”

- Marion Wright Edelman

“ Under-representation of women and other inequality among researchers is a problem that will not solve itself as women acquire competence. ”

- Tarja Halonen

“ The difference between try and triumph is a little umph. ”

- Unknown

“ The endurance of the inequalities of life by the poor is the marvel of human society. ”

- James Froude

“ There's a lot of difference between listening and hearing. ”

- G. K. Chesterton

“ Inconsistencies cannot both be right; but, imputed to man, they may both be true. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ The universe is asymmetric and I am persuaded that life, as it is known to us, is a direct result of the asymmetry of the universe or of its indirect consequences. The universe is asymmetric. ”

- Louis Pasteur

“ When it comes to skiing, there's a difference between what you think it's going to be like, what it's really like, and what you tell your friends it was like. ”

- Unknown

“ It was a wise man who said that there is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals. ”

- Felix Frankfurter

“ Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane. 1966. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

“ It is comforting to reflect that the disproportion of things in the world seems to be only arithmetical. ”

- Franz Kafka

“ As you attempt to make big differences, remember to appreciate the small differences. And remember that you don't always have to reach the goal you set in order to make a difference. ”

- Win Borden

“ Smallness in a great man seems smaller by its disproportion with all the rest. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ Health and the Income Inequality Hypothesis. ”

- Nicholas Eberstadt

“ There is all of the difference in the world between paying and being paid. ”

- Herman Melville

“ Americans could never understand the difference between the right and the left in Germany, but they knew that Hitler should be defeated! ”

- Adam Michnik
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