Quotes of Distinctive

“ Every culture has its distinctive and normal system of government. Yours is democracy, moderated by corruption. Ours is totalitarianism, moderated by assassination. ”

- Unknown

“ A man has his distinctive personal scent which his wife, his children and his dog can recognize. A crowd has a generalized stink. The public is odorless. ”

- W. H. Auden

“ If the egotist is weak, his egotism is worthless. If the egotist is strong, acute, full of distinctive character, his egotism is precious, and remains a possession of the race. ”

- Alexander Smith

“ In our day the conventional element in literature is elaborately disguised by a law of copyright pretending that every work of art is an invention distinctive enough to be patented. ”

- Northrop Frye

“ It is from the blues that all that may be called American music derives it most distinctive characteristics. ”

- James Weldon Johnson

“ The distinctive character of a child is to always live in the tangible present. ”

- John Ruskin

“ There are two distinctive classes of people today; those who have personal computers, and those who have several thousand extra dollars apiece. ”

- Dave Barry

“ Charles Chaplin makes a million dollars a year out of a funny, shuffling walk and a pair of baggy trousers, because he does "something different." Take the hint and "individualize" yourself with some distinctive idea. ”

- Napoleon Hill

“ Fortunately, the time has long passed when people liked to regard the United States as some kind of melting pot, taking men and women from every part of the world and converting them into standardized, homogenized Americans. We are, I think, much more mature and wise today… ”

- Hubert H. Humphrey

“ Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty: permit the distinctive sign of our order to be that it does not possess anything of its own beneath the sun, for the glory of your name, and that it have no other patrimony than begging. ”

- St. Francis of Assisi
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