Quotes of Distinguished

“ The whole imposing edifice of modern medicine is like the celebrated tower of Pisa — slightly off balance. ”

- Prince of Wales Charles

“ I can recall no parallel in history where a great nation recently at war has so distinguished its former enemy commander. ”

- Dorothee Soelle

“ There is something greater than wealth, grander even than fame — manhood, character, stand for success…nothing else really does. ”

- Orison S. Marden

“ Mr. Watson - come here - I want to see you. ”

- Alexander Graham Bell

“ If you want to be respected by others the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you. ”

- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“ Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve. ”

- Napoleon Hill

“ I made this letter very long, because I did not have the leisure to make it shorter. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ I want to be famous everywhere. ”

- Luciano Pavarotti

“ It is as hard to satirize well a man of distinguished vices, as to praise well a man of distinguished virtues. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ The vulgar man is always the most distinguished, for the very desire to be distinguished is vulgar. ”

- Gilbert K. Chesterton

“ If you want to be important - that's wonderful. If you want to be great - that's wonderful. But recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. That's your new definition of greatness - it means that everybody can be great because everybody can serve… ”

- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“ It is difficult to find a reputable American historian who will acknowledge the crude fact that a Franklin Roosevelt, say, wanted to be President merely to wield power, to be famed and to be feared. To learn this simple fact one must wade through a sea of. ”

- Gore Vidal

“ When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. ”

- Arthur C. Clarke

“ Man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ Few ever live to old age, and fewer still ever became distinguished, who were not in the habit of early rising. ”

- J. Todd

“ Sometimes a noble failure serves the world as faithfully as a distinguished success. ”

- Edward Dowden

“ MATERIAL, adj. Having an actual existence, as distinguished from an imaginary one. Important. Material things I know, or fell, or see; All else is immaterial to me. Jamrach Holobom. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Conservative. noun. A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from a liberal, who wishes to replace them with others. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Devotees of grammatical studies have not been distinguished for any very remarkable felicities of expression. ”

- Amos Bronson Alcott

“ We are always more anxious to be distinguished for a talent which we do not possess, than to be praised for the fifteen which we do possess. ”

- Mark Twain

“ A court is an assembly of noble and distinguished beggars. ”

- Charles Maurice

“ A distinguished diplomat could hold his tongue in ten languages. ”

- Unknown

“ A living thing is distinguished from a dead thing by the multiplicity of the changes at any moment taking place in it. ”

- Herbert Spencer

“ Conservative. A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from a Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination. ”

- Ernest Hemingway

“ He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that was wrong. ”

- Benjamin Disraeli

“ If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter. He has a heart capable of mirth, and naturally disposed to it. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ Lenience will operate with greater force, in some instances than rigor. It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it. ”

- George Washington

“ The really great men of earth are never known by their titled names, or seldom so, so significant has been their service, so distinguished their gifts, that their simple name is enough. ”

- Harry Moyle Tippett

“ What makes saintliness in my view, as distinguished from ordinary goodness, is a certain quality of magnanimity and greatness of soul that brings life within the circle of the heroic. ”

- Harriet Beecher Stowe
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