Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then. It is something to think of, and gives her a sort of distinction among her companions. Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice, ch.24.
The distinction between children and adults, while probably useful for some purposes, is at bottom a specious one,Ifeel.Thereare only individual egos, crazy for love. Donald Barthelme
Come Back, Dr Caligari,'Me and Miss Mandible'.
The only real distinction at this dangerous moment in human historyand cosmic development has nothing to do with medals and ribbons. Not to fall asleep is distinguished. Everything else is mere popcorn. Saul Bellow
The chief distinction in the intellectual powers of the two sexes is shewn by man's attaining to a higher eminence in whatever he takes up, than can womanwhether requiring deep thought, reason, or imagination, or merely the use of the senses and hands. Charles Robert Darwin
The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, ch.19.
That is the great distinction between the sexes. Men see objects, women seetherelationship between objects It is an extra dimension of feeling which we men are without and one that makes war abhorrent to all real womenand absurd. John Robert Fowles
The Magus, ch.52.
In the affluent society, no useful distinction can be made between luxuries and necessities. John Kenneth Galbraith
The Affluent Society.
Never literary attempt was more unfortunate than my Treatise of Human Nature. It fell dead-born from the press, without reaching such distinction, as even to excite a murmur among the zealots. David Hume
My Own Life, ch.1.
But if he does really think that there is no distinction between virtue and vice, why, Sir, when he leaves our houses, let us count our spoons. Samuel known as Dr Johnson Johnson
Remark,14 Jul. Quoted in James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791), vol.1.
If there be no nobility of descent in a nation, it is all the more indispensable that there should be nobility of ascent; a character in them that bear rule, so fine and high and pure, that as men come within the circle of its influence, they involuntarily pay homagetothat which is the one pre-eminent distinctionthe royalty of virtue. Henry Codman Potter
Washington centennial address, 30 Apr.
'Would you just as soon get off the earth?' holding ourselves aloof in pride of distinction saying to ourselves this costs us nothing as though hate has no cost as though hate ever grewanything worth growing. Carl Sandburg
On'the red men'.The People,Yes.
The cross of the Legion of Honour has been conferred upon me. However, few escape that distinction. Mark pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens TwainSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
ATramp Abroad, ch.8.
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