Quotations on Difference

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I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Keywords: Time, Winning, Difference, Losing, May, Right)

Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart.
- Scott Adams
(Keywords: People, Difference, Profit)

When we ask for love, we don't ask others to be fair to us-but rather to care for us, to be considerate of us. There is a world of difference here between demanding justice... and begging or pleading for love.
- Mortimer Adler
(Keywords: Love, Care, Difference, Justice, World)

If my career detour from special education to singing has done one thing, it has afforded me the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.
- Clay Aiken
(Keywords: Education, Opportunity, Career, Difference, Singing)

The difference between tragedy and comedy: Tragedy is something awful happening to somebody else, while comedy is something awful happening to somebody else.
- Aaron Allston
(Keywords: Comedy, Difference, Tragedy)

Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.
- Barbara de Angelis
(Keywords: Love, Difference, Kindness)

There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Truth, Difference, Facts, World)

When a scene is being shot, it is very difficult to know what one wants it to say, and even if one does know, there is always a difference between what one has in mind and the result on film.
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Keywords: Being, Difference, Film, Mind, Result)

The difference between a saint and a hypocrite is that one lies for his religion, the other by it.
- Minna Antrim
(Keywords: Religion, Difference, Lies)

Yes, across the board, these gentlemen understand they have the power to make a difference and even educate people to injustices that are occurring in their worlds.
- Alexis Arguello
(Keywords: Power, People, Difference, Gentlemen)

With reference to other religions, the Church sees a great difference between them and herself. The other religions are expressions of the human soul seeking God, with some beautiful spiritual insights, but also not without errors. Christianity is rather God seeking humanity.
- Francis Arinze
(Keywords: God, Soul, Christianity, Church, Difference, Errors, Humanity, Spiritual)

The current wisdom now is that if the three networks are covering the news the same way the difference is the anchor people. I think that won't be true in the future.
- Roone Arledge
(Keywords: Wisdom, People, Difference, Future, News, Now)

The difference between style and fashion is quality.
- Giorgio Armani
(Keywords: Quality, Difference, Fashion, Style)

The difference between one man and another is not mere ability it is energy.
- Thomas Arnold
(Keywords: Ability, Difference, Energy, Man)

I love this country, I love these people, though I can't say I love their politicians. People are always nicer than politicians, but here, you can mark that difference up a hundredfold.
- Paddy Ashdown
(Keywords: Love, People, Country, Difference, Politicians)

Life is life - whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man's own advantage.
- Sri Aurobindo
(Keywords: Life, Idea, Difference, Man)

There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Happiness, Difference, Fool, Man)

There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and of a flatterer. For there is no such flatterer as is a man's self.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Friend, Difference, Man, Self)

There is no essential difference between the material of comedy and tragedy. All depends on the point of view of the dramatist, which, by clever emphasis, he tries to make the point of view of his audience.
- George P. Baker
(Keywords: Comedy, Difference, Tragedy)

There's the classic charitable contribution, which we receive thousands, and we're extremely grateful and they often come with notes from people, which are very heartwarming, about how much difference our products have made in their life on the Internet.
- Mitchell Baker
(Keywords: Life, People, Difference, Internet)

My hope is that people will be repulsed by the character's complete lack of ethics and obsession with consumerism - that's what I was saying about the difference between the character's message and the film's message.
- Christian Bale
(Keywords: People, Character, Hope, Difference, Ethics, Film, Obsession, Saying, Will)

Between the daylight gambler and the player at night there is the same difference that lies between a careless husband and the lover swooning under his lady's window.
- Honore De Balzac
(Keywords: Husband, Difference, Lady, Lies, Night)

The great difference between voyages rests not with the ships, but with the people you meet on them.
- Amelia Barr
(Keywords: People, Difference, Ships)

But if you really want to get involved in making a difference, you can stay at home with your family and have a job and make a reasonable living without having to be on an airplane all of the time, then you ought to go back home and run for School Board.
- Birch Bayh
(Keywords: Family, Home, Time, Difference, Job, Living, School, Want)

I think we have a number of young people - like yourself - who want to make a difference. I'm not sure the numbers are as large because I think the burden of getting elected to public office at the national level has become astronomically expensive.
- Birch Bayh
(Keywords: People, Burden, Difference, Numbers, Office, Public, Want)

It doesn't seem as if there's that much of a difference between a big production and a little production, other than you have a smaller space in which to get dressed and you have a shorter waiting time.
- Jennifer Beals
(Keywords: Time, Difference, Production, Space, Waiting)

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Perseverance, Difference, Obstinacy, Will)

One of the problems we saw in the last presidential election in our party is that our nominee, while winning the election, which we ought never to forget, often lost sight of the difference between strategy and tactics.
- Paul Begala
(Keywords: Strategy, Winning, Difference, Forget, Party, Problems, Sight)

What the hell difference does it make, left or right? There were good men lost on both sides.
- Brendan Behan
(Keywords: Men, Difference, Hell, Right)

I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
- Hilaire Belloc
(Keywords: Travel, Life, Being, Difference, Fulfillment)

A faith is something you die for, a doctrine is something you kill for. There is all the difference in the world.
- Tony Benn
(Keywords: Faith, Difference, Doctrine, World)

I want to make films that make a difference. I want to be out and hope that that will make things better for gay people and for myself. I hope one day I can start to make the kind of projects or be involved with kind of projects that can really make a difference.
- Jill Bennett
(Keywords: People, Hope, Day, Difference, Gay, Projects, Want, Will)

It is better to decide a difference between enemies than friends, for one of our friends will certainly become an enemy and one of our enemies a friend.
- Pierre Jean de Beranger
(Keywords: Friend, Difference, Enemies, Enemy, Friends, Will)

Everything is worth precisely as much as a belch, the difference being that a belch is more satisfying.
- Ingmar Bergman
(Keywords: Being, Difference, Worth)

But there is a difference here: When Jewish children are murdered, Arabs celebrate the deed. The death of an Arab child is no cause for celebration in Israel.
- Theodore Bikel
(Keywords: Death, Cause, Children, Deed, Difference, Israel)

Once in a while you start having second thoughts, then you read a letter from someone that lifts your spirits so much - it really makes a huge difference. I love reading them.
- Corbin Bleu
(Keywords: Love, Thoughts, Difference, Reading, Spirits)

There's a difference between a failure and a fiasco... a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions.
- Orlando Bloom
(Keywords: Failure, Difference, Disaster)

I've got the greatest job in the world. There's no other job in government where cause and effect is so tightly coupled where you can make a difference every day in so many different ways and in so many different people's lives. It's a great challenge.
- Michael Bloomberg
(Keywords: Government, People, Cause, Challenge, Day, Difference, Effect, Job, World)

The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
- Tom Bodett
(Keywords: Life, Difference, School)

They know the importance of their mission and of America's commitment to combating and defeating terrorism abroad, and they know that they are making a real difference in bringing freedom to a part of the world that has known only tyranny.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: America, Commitment, Difference, Freedom, Importance, Mission, Terrorism, Tyranny, World)

There's no such thing as the United Nations. If the U.N. secretary building in New York lost 10 stories, it wouldn't make a bit of difference.
- John Bolton
(Keywords: Building, Difference, Nations, United)

When humanness is lost the radical difference between the bodies in the pit and people walking on the street is lost.
- Edward Bond
(Keywords: People, Difference, Radical, Walking)

The difference between Liberty and liberties is as great as God and gods.
- Ludwig Borne
(Keywords: God, Gods, Difference, Liberty)

The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake.
- Nelson Boswell
(Keywords: Mistake, Greatness, Difference, Mediocrity)

It will be about which candidate, which of the two candidates remaining, is best suited to make a positive difference in the lives of North Carolina families, and I submit to each of you tonight that I am that candidate and Elizabeth Dole is not.
- Erskine Bowles
(Keywords: Positive, Difference, Will)

All good performance pieces have some philosophical validity. That's the difference between mere theater and performance art.
- Jack Bowman
(Keywords: Art, Performance, Difference, Theater, Validity)

The biggest difference between Kennedy and Nixon, as far as the press is concerned, is simply this: Jack Kennedy really liked newspaper people and he really enjoyed sparring with journalists.
- Ben Bradlee
(Keywords: People, Difference, Nixon, Press)

It's inevitable that if you do okay on something like that you don't just annoy people, that it will make a difference because it seemed like such a lot of people so, yes I would have to say that it has done.
- Jo Brand
(Keywords: People, Difference, Will)

One forgets too easily the difference between a man and his image, and that there is none between the sound of his voice on the screen and in real life.
- Bertolt Brecht
(Keywords: Life, Difference, Man, Sound, Voice)

Obviously everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world.
- Sergey Brin
(Keywords: Successful, Being, Difference, Want, World)



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