In the affluent society, no useful distinction can be made between luxuries and necessities.
When the divine vision is attained, all appear equal; and there remains no distinction of good and bad, or of high and low.
No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse.
Do not try to push your way through to the front ranks of your profession; do not run after distinctions and rewards; but do your utmost to find an entry into the world of beauty.
Punishment is now unfashionable... because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility.
Criminals are never very amusing. It's because they're failures. Those who make real money aren't counted as criminals. This is a class distinction, not an ethical problem.
You need to be real enough to be believable, but you don't necessarily have to be real enough to be real. There is a distinction.
I do earnestly wish to see the distinction of sex confounded in society, unless where love animates the behaviour.
The primary distinction of the artist is that he must actively cultivate that state which most men, necessarily, must avoid: the state of being alone.
The ability to speak is a short cut to distinction. It puts a man in the limelight, raises him head and shoulders above the crowd.
The highest of distinctions is service to others.
I didn't finish college, which is really weird because they awarded me the Alumni of Distinction recently.
At present there is no distinction among the upper ten thousand of the city.
The more we study the Indian's character the more we appreciate the marked distinction between the civilized being and the real savage.
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.
Children frequently sing meaningful phrases to themselves over and over again before they learn to make a distinction between singing and saying.
When a judge assumes the power to decide which distinctions made in a statute are legitimate and which are not, he assumes the power to disapprove of any and all legislation, because all legislation makes distinctions
I think it's very important to maintain the classical Christian distinction between the Creator and creation.
I do not believe in sex distinction in literature, law, politics, or trade-or that modesty and virtue are more becoming to women than to men, but wish we had more of it everywhere.
They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
I am quite unsatisfied by the distinctions between the oral and literate.
Racial distinctions should not play a role in sport.
A photographer must be prepared to catch and hold on to those elements which give distinction to the subject or lend it atmosphere.
Where conscious subjectivity is concerned, there is no distinction between the observation and the thing observed
Distinction is the consequence, never the object of a great mind.
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