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)

The difference is slight, to the influence of an author, whether he is read by 500 readers, or by five hundred thousand; if he can select the 500, he reaches the five hundred thousand.
- Brooks Adams
(Keywords: Difference, Influence)

The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair.
- Douglas Adams
(Keywords: Difference, Wrong)

The difference is slight, to the influence of an author, whether he is read by five hundred readers, or by five hundred thousand; if he can select the five hundred, he reaches the five hundred thousand.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Difference, Influence)

The difference between playing the stock market and the horses is that one of the horses must win.
- Joey Adams
(Keywords: Difference, Horses)

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)

It's important that I make a difference in some way. It's not necessarily how I make a difference, but I want to make sure that I do.
- Clay Aiken
(Keywords: Difference, Want)

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)

Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Difference, Habits, Youth)

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)

When a system is considered in two different states, the difference in volume or in any other property, between the two states, depends solely upon those states themselves and not upon the manner in which the system may pass from one state to the other.
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Keywords: Difference, May, Property, State, states)

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

All of us want to have meaning in our lives and want to feel like we're doing something that makes a difference. I believe we're doing that in the Justice Department.
- John Ashcroft
(Keywords: Difference, Justice, Meaning, Want)

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)

It is a great deal of difference to receive an honorary title or a title in his profession.
- Leon Askin
(Keywords: Difference, Profession)

The big difference is the size of the crew and the flexibility of shooting because of the size. I mean, it's crazy. So you can't improvise, you cannot suddenly do something that comes to mind, whereas in a small production you have much more flexibility.
- Bille August
(Keywords: Difference, Flexibility, Mind, Production)

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)

The difference between a tool and a machine is not capable of very precise distinction; nor is it necessary, in a popular explanation of those terms, to limit very strictly their acceptation.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: Difference, Machine, Popular)

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)

There is a vast difference between games and play. Play is played for fun, but games are deadly serious and you do not play them to enjoy yourself.
- Maurice Baring
(Keywords: Difference, Fun, Games, Play)

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

It's not what you play but what you leave out that makes the difference.
- John Barrow
(Keywords: Difference, Play)

When I had my first voice lesson I was 15 years old. And I had a really good teacher. This is what made all the difference. A good teacher will teach you the technique, but also how to listen to your voice.
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Keywords: Difference, First, Old, Voice, Will, Years)

The difference between the denominational system and the public school system is all the difference between bolstering them up on the one hand and letting them alone of the other.
- Edmund Barton
(Keywords: Difference, Public, School)

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)

I wasn't as fit as I would of liked to have been, going to the World Cup, but I'm not sure what difference that made.
- David Beckham
(Keywords: Difference, World)

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)

Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Love, Heart, Indifference, Needs, Oil)

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)

The only difference from one $100 million budget film to another is which of the 12 box stars are getting $20 million to be in it.
- Dirk Benedict
(Keywords: Difference, Film, Stars)

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)

Untapped potential is the difference between where a person is now and where he or she can be.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Difference, Now, Potential)



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