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

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

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

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

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

Eliezer Yudkowsky
“It's a most peculiar psychology—this business of 'Science is based on faith too, so there!' Typically this is said by people who claim that faith is a good thing. Then why do they say 'Science is based on faith too!' in that angry-triumphal tone, rather than as a compliment? And a rather dangerous compliment to give, one would think, from their perspective. If science is based on 'faith', then science is of the same kind as religion—directly comparable. If science is a religion, it is the religion that heals the sick and reveals the secrets of the stars. It would make sense to say, 'The priests of science can blatantly, publicly, verifiably walk on the Moon as a faith-based miracle, and your priests' faith can't do the same.' Are you sure you wish to go there, oh faithist? Perhaps, on further reflection, you would prefer to retract this whole business of 'Science is a religion too!”
Eliezer Yudkowsky, The Less Wrong Sequences

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

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

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

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

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

“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

Shannon L. Alder
“God never uses one approach to the get his job done in the world. Each soul has its own way of being reached. He has put inside of each of us an unique song, that only another heart can hear clearly. To wish you were someone else robs another human being of the special blessings, talents and gifts God meant for you to share.”
Shannon L. Alder

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

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

Dannika Dark
“We’re stars, you know. Different, distant, young and old, but we’re all made of the same stuff. We all shine just as bright as the next.”
Dannika Dark, Five Weeks

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

“Present has always been in comparison with past; history.”
Rana Junaid Mustafa Gohar

“Comparison is a trap. It will kill our joy. It will rob us of our peace. It makes us act foolish and stupid. It causes dissension and division in the body of Christ. It creates terrible tension in our relationships with others. So here’s what you need to focus on: Let God use you the way he sees fit to do so. Embrace what he is doing in and through your life.”
Kurt W. Bubna, Epic Grace: Chronicles of a Recovering Idiot

“Never worry about the delay of your success compared to others, because construction of a palace takes more time than an ordinary building.”

“The system is religion, the law is spirituality. Take your pick.”
John Martel, Billy Strobe

Richelle E. Goodrich
“I don't understand why when I wish for happiness it inevitably rains; however, I do tend to find myself grateful for restored conditions once the storm ceases.”
Richelle E. Goodrich

Israelmore Ayivor
“The shovel is bigger than the spoon, but it can never ever do the work the spoon does. They both look similar; they both have different sizes but one more thing not to forget is that "they are important in their own roles"! Each is unique! You are unique too. Take the lead!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Edward St. Aubyn
“Personally I think that competition should be encouraged in war and sport and business, but that it makes no sense in the arts. If an artist is good, nobody else can do what he or she does and therefore all comparisons are incoherent.”
Edward St. Aubyn, Lost for Words

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