Quotes About Comparison

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Marcus Aurelius
“How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbour says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Mark Twain
“Comparison is the death of joy.”
Mark Twain

Jon Kabat-Zinn
“Life on earth is a whole, yet it expresses itself in unique time-bound bodies, microscopic or visible, plant or animal, extinct or living. So there can be no one place to be. There can be no one way to be, no one way to practice, no one way to learn, no one way to love, no one way to grow or to heal, no one way to live, no one way to feel, no one thing to know or be known. The particulars count.”
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

Daisaku Ikeda
“I cannot say this too strongly: Do not compare yourselves to others. Be true to who you are, and continue to learn with all your might.”
Daisaku Ikeda, Discussions on Youth

John Green
“The vast majority of us imagine ourselves as like literature people or math people. But the truth is that the massive processor known as the human brain is neither a literature organ or a math organ. It is both and more.”
John Green

Charles R. Swindoll
“When the Lord makes it clear you're to follow Him in this new direction, focus fully on Him and refuse to be distracted by comparisons with others.”
Charles R. Swindoll

Charles R. Swindoll
“Fortunately, God made all varieties of people with a wide variety of interests and abilities. He has called people of every race and color who have been hurt by life in every manner imaginable. Even the scars of past abuse and injury can be the means of bringing healing to another. What wonderful opportunities to make disciples!”
Charles R. Swindoll

Charles R. Swindoll
“Peter must have thought, "Who am I compared to Mr. Faithfulness (John)?" But Jesus clarified the issue. John was responsible for John. Peter was responsible for Peter. And each had only one command to heed: "Follow Me." (John 21:20-22)”
Charles R. Swindoll

Brenda Ueland
“Don't always be appraising yourself, wondering if you are better or worse than other writers. "I will not Reason and Compare," said Blake; "my business is to Create." Besides, since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of Time, you are incomparable. ”
Brenda Ueland, If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit

Clive Barker
“We're both thieves, Harvey Swick. I take time. You take lives. But in the end we're the same: both Thieves of Always.”
Clive Barker, The Thief of Always

“Fighting external monsters is easy in comparison to how we fight those within us.”
Jeffrey Fry

Shannon L. Alder
“Personality begins where comparison leaves off. Be unique. Be memorable. Be confident. Be proud.”
Shannon L. Alder

Henry Adams
“Charles Francis Adams was singular for mental poise — absence of self-assertion or self-consciousness — the faculty of standing apart without seeming aware that he was alone — a balance of mind and temper that neither challenged nor avoided notice, nor admitted question of superiority or inferiority, of jealousy, of personal motives, from any source, even under great pressure.”
Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams

“Comparisons deplete the actuality of the things compared... ("Conveyance: The Story I would Not Want Bill Wilson To Read")”
William S. Wilson, Why I Don't Write Like Franz Kafka

“All measurement begins (and in the end, ends) with ourselves.”
― K. C. Cole (Sympathetic Vibrations)

Jonathan Swift
“Gulliver describes a royal personage inspiring awe among the tiny Lilliputians because he was taller than his brethren by the breadth of a human fingernail.”
Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels

Mallika Nawal
“To say she was attractive would be an understatement. Calling her 'attractive' would be like calling the Taj Mahal a marble grave.”
Mallika Nawal, I'm a Woman & I'm on SALE

Shannon L. Alder
“When the rush of the weak sweeps over those that strive to be strong, its destruction. The commonplaces of moral judgment become fogged with the lack of perception stained with the sting of longing. The voice of reason is lost in the envious echoes of hearts torn by battle. The song of our children echo the misfortune of their parent's haze---we all started out small and had dreams to become something more than what we were.”
Shannon L. Alder

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Short men are happy, for they can pass easily through the door. Tall men are happy, for they can stand erect and pluck oranges with their hands. Again, short men are angry, for they cannot stand erect and pluck oranges with their hands. Again, tall men are angry, for they cannot pass easily through the door.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

John Vanbrugh
“How I should despise such a thing if I were a man. What a nose she has! what a chin! what a neck! Then her eyes--and the worst kissing lips in the universe.”
John Vanbrugh, The Provoked Wife

Jodi Picoult
“Antony was also obsessive, judgmental, and paranoid.”
Jodi Picoult, Picture Perfect

“There is nothing but comparison that makes people happy or miserable.”
Vikrant Parsai

Michael Bassey Johnson
“You can't compare any book on earth to that which God has created. It has visionless humans as flat characters and those with vision as round characters. It has lucifer as the antagonist and himself as the protagonist. The setting is designed with living creatures and plants to give verisimilitude. It is the only book on earth that has no extremity”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Michael Bassey Johnson
“There's no shame compared to being beautiful with nothing in your brain, an ugly devil with wits is much better that the former.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

“I'm her sister," I say. "Caroline Taylor,”
Emily J. Proctor

Margaret Atwood
“I marvel at the nakedness of men's lives: the showers right out in the open, the body exposed for inspection and comparison, the public display of privates. What is it for? What purposes of reassurance does it serve? The flashing of a badge, look, everyone, all is in order, I belong here. Why don't women have to prove to one another that they are women? Some form of unbuttoning, some split-crotch routine, just as casual. A dog-like sniffing.”
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

Raheel Farooq
“Comparison is the most abused intellectual tool of all. We compare men and women, man and God, good and bad, equal and unequal, forgetting that this sin only results in a punishment so severe that we can't even trace it back to its origins. All we're left with in the end is ambiguity, uncertainty, lethargy and and Kafka!”
Raheel Farooq

“Like to like.”
George Gascoigne

G.K. Chesterton
“The whole point of education is that it should give a man abstract and eternal standards, by which he can judge material and fugitive conditions. If the citizen is to be a reformer, he must start with some ideal which he does not obtain merely by gazing reverently at the unreformed institutions. And if any one asks, as so many are asking: 'What is the use of my son learning all about ancient Athens and remote China and medieval guilds and monasteries, and all sorts of dead or distant things, when he is going to be a superior scientific plumber in Pimlico?' the answer is obvious enough. 'The use of it is that he may have some power of comparison, which will not only prevent him from supposing that Pimlico covers the whole planet, but also enable him, while doing full credit to the beauties and virtues of Pimlico, to point out that, here and there, as revealed by alternative experiments, even Pimlico may conceal somewhere a defect.”
G.K. Chesterton, All Is Grist: A Book of Essays

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