Distinction Quotes

"To expect truth to come from thinking signifies that we mistake the ne...

"To expect truth to come from thinking signifies that we mistake the need to think with the urge to know." - Science and common sense; Kant's distinction between intellect and reason; truth and meaning. by Hannah Arendt.
📅︎ Feb 24
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"The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi ...

"The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exists." - Hannah Arendt
📅︎ Sep 02
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“The distinction between the past, ...

“The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” -Albert Einstein
📅︎ Jul 14
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“Even among men lacking all distinction he inevitably stood out as a m...

“Even among men lacking all distinction he inevitably stood out as a man lacking more distinction than all the rest, and people who met him were always impressed by how unimpressive he was.” —Joseph Heller in Catch-22
📅︎ Jan 10
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“The single most important distinction in life…is to...

“The single most important distinction in life…is to distinguish between an opportunity to be seized and a temptation to be resisted.” – Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
📅︎ Mar 20
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"The distinction between good and evil ...

"The distinction between good and evil is meaningless if one does not have the freedom to choose between them." - Jim Butcher
📅︎ Dec 28
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The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi o...

The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exists. -- Hannah Arendt
📅︎ May 27
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"To those of you who received honors, awards and distinct...

"To those of you who received honors, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you, too, can be president of the United States."- 43rd U.S. President
📅︎ Feb 10
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“One must draw the distinction between competitive free enterprise, th...

“One must draw the distinction between competitive free enterprise, the most moral and productive system ever devised, and Cartel Capitalism dominated by industrial monopolists and international bankers.” -Gary Allen
📅︎ Jun 17
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"I look forward to an america in which commands respect throughout the world, not only for i...

"I look forward to an america in which commands respect throughout the world, not only for its strength, but for its civilization as well. And I look forward to a world in which we will be safe not only for democracy and diversity but also for personal distinction." - John F. Kennedy
📅︎ Mar 01
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You call these baubles, well, it is with baubles that men are led… Do you think th...

You call these baubles, well, it is with baubles that men are led… Do you think that you would be able to make men fight by reasoning? Never. That is only good for the scholar in his study. The soldier needs glory, distinctions, and rewards. - Napoleon
📅︎ Dec 26
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"Democracy, in fact, is always inventi...

"Democracy, in fact, is always inventing class distinctions, despite its theoretical abhorrence of them." - H.L. Mencken
📅︎ Aug 05
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“ The real difference between men is energy. A strong will, a settled pu...

“ The real difference between men is energy. A strong will, a settled purpose, an invincible determination, can accomplish almost anything; and in this lies the distinction between great men and little men. ” — Thomas Fuller
📅︎ May 22
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"The big distinction between good art and so-so art lies somewhere in the art’s heart’s purpo...

"The big distinction between good art and so-so art lies somewhere in the art’s heart’s purpose . . . It’s got something to do with love. With having the discipline to talk out of the part of yourself that can love instead of the part that just wants to be loved." —David Foster Wallace
📅︎ Sep 14
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