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What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Religion is more than life. Remember that his own religion is the truest to every man even if it stands low in the scales of philosophical comparison.
There is just no comparison between having a dinner date with a man and staying home playing canasta with the girls.
For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.
We all dream; we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake.
Jealousy is the fear of comparison.
There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.
The development of civilization and industry in general has always shown itself so active in the destruction of forests that everything that has been done for their conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison.
The only relevant test of the validity of a hypothesis is comparison of prediction with experience.
The Athanasian Creed is to me light and intelligible reading in comparison with much that now passes for science.
It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others.
Life - and I don't suppose I'm the first to make this comparison - is a disease: sexually transmitted, and invariably fatal.
True love makes the thought of death frequent, easy, without terrors; it merely becomes the standard of comparison, the price one would pay for many things.
Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man's onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason.
Death comes at you no matter what you do in this life, and to equate drugs with death is a facile comparison.
Love is the total absence of fear. Love asks no questions. Its natural state is one of extension and expansion, not comparison and measurement.
Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past.
Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned.
Comparison is an act of violence against the self.
I really reject that kind of comparison that says, Oh, he is the best. This is the second best. There is no such thing.
A man's thinking goes on within his consciousness in a seclusion in comparison with which any physical seclusion is an exhibition to public view.
For some individuals - some soldiers, some contractors - combat provides a kind of purpose and meaning beyond which all else potentially pales in comparison.
You can only really judge yourself in comparison to other people. How bad you are, but you're not as bad as someone else. So it's degrees of losing.
Laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves, by comparison with the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly.
Let Indian history be set side by side with Europe history with what there is of the latter century by century and let us see whether India need blush at the comparison.
Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people's art.
The massive bulk of the earth does indeed shrink to insignificance in comparison with the size of the heavens.
Now, we occupy a lowly position, both in space and rank in comparison with the heavenly sphere, and the Almighty is Most High not in space, but with respect to absolute existence, greatness and power.
I've never wanted to get adjusted to my income, because I knew I wanted to go back to public service. And in comparison to what my mother earns and how I was raised, it's not modest at all. I have no right to complain.
Beauty is a relation, and the apprehension of it a comparison.
Gerard Manley Hopkins
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