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We must rediscover the distinction between hope and expectation.
The Charter of the United Nations expresses the noblest aspirations of man: abjuration of force in the settlement of disputes between states; the assurance of human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion; the safeguarding of international peace and security.
No student ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him: it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.
Charles Kendall Adams
The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than that connected with advances in science.
There's a fundamental distinction between strategy and operational effectiveness.
I'm the only person of distinction who has ever had a depression named for him.
Learning, while at school, that the charge for the education of girls was the same as that for boys, and that, when they became teachers, women received only half as much as men for their services, the injustice of this distinction was so apparent.
I never make a distinction between private life and politics - that's a petit bourgeois thing. How can you make a stand against Nazi Germany, or in Rwanda, when you live life by making that distinction?
Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil.
Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn't know the first thing about either.
An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.
One of the chief tasks of any dialogue with the Gentile world is to prove that the distinction between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism is not a distinction at all.
Let a man find himself, in distinction from others, on top of two wheels with a chain - at least in a poor country like Russia - and his vanity begins to swell out like his tires. In America it takes an automobile to produce this effect.
The distinction between children and adults, while probably useful for some purposes, is at bottom a specious one, I feel. There are only individual egos, crazy for love.
The name, Seventh-day Adventist, is a standing rebuke to the Protestant world. Here is the line of distinction between the worshipers of God, and those who worship the beast, and receive his mark. The great conflict is between the commandments of God and the requirements of the beast.
Ellen G. White
I didn't finish college, which is really weird because they awarded me the Alumni of Distinction recently.
Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.
I make a distinction between manners and etiquette - manners as the principles, which are eternal and universal, etiquette as the particular rules which are arbitrary and different in different times, different situations, different cultures.
In the third grade, a nun stuffed me in a garbage can under her desk because she said that's where I belonged. I also had the distinction of being the only altar boy knocked down by a priest during mass.
The distinction between literary and genre fiction is stupid and pernicious. It dates back to a feud between Robert Louis Stevenson and Henry James. James won, and it split literature into two streams. But it's a totally false dichotomy.
George R. R. Martin
This is the merit and distinction of art: to be more real than reality, to be not nature but nature's essence.
William Ernest Henley
No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse.
The cross of the Legion of Honor has been conferred on me. However, few escape that distinction.
Riches have never fascinated me, unless combined with the greatest charm or distinction.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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