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Away with the cant of Measures, not men! -- the idle supposition that it is the harness and not the horses that draw the chariot along. No, Sir, if the comparison must be made, if the distinction must be taken, men are everything, measures comparatively nothing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Those who actually set out to see the fall of a city or those who choose to go to a front line, are obviously asking themselves to what extent they are cowards. But the tests they set themselves -- there is a dead body, can you bear to look at it? -- are nothing in comparison with the tests that are sprung on them. It is not the obvious tests that matter (do you go to pieces in a mortar attack?) but the unexpected ones (here is a man on the run, seeking your help -- can you face him honestly?).More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Love is the total absence of fear. Love asks no questions. Its natural state is one of extension and expansion, not comparison and measurement.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Do not dismayed daughters, at the number of things which you have to consider before setting out on this divine journey, which is the royal road to heaven. By taking this road we gain such precious treasures that it is no wonder if the cost seems to us a high one. The time will come when we shall realize that all we have paid has been nothing at all by comparison with the greatness of our prizes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Philosophic argument, especially that drawn from the vastness of the universe, in comparison with the apparent insignificance of this globe, has sometimes shaken my reason for the faith that is in me; but my heart has always assured and reassured me thatMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I always tried to make clear that basketball is not the ultimate. It is of small importance in comparison to the total life we live. There is only one kind of life that truly wins, and that is the one that places faith in the hands of the Savior. Until that is done, we are on an aimless course that runs in circles and goes nowhere.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It's cool to be compared to her, but honestly who gives a damn. [About the comparison to Liz Taylor]More [03/22/2006 12:03:00]
Randal Graves: Becky, you've given guys blowjobs, right?
Becky: I haven't even put my purse down yet.
Randal Graves: That's a yes.
[to Dante]
Randal Graves: And I know you've gone down on chicks.
Becky: What's your point, Graves?
Randal Graves: Well, once you're done chomping down on the no-no parts of your lover you kiss them, right? That's just like going ass to mouth.
Becky: Okay, I'm pretty sure you just compared an asshole to a vagina.
Randal Graves: And?
Becky: Have you refilled the napkin holders yet?
Randal Graves: That's an Elias job!
Becky: That comparison of pink and brown eyes just made it a Randal job.
Elias: Zing!
Randal Graves: [to Elias] Shut the fuck up, GoBot!
[to Becky]
Randal Graves: You know, I could probably sue this whole corporation right now for sexual harassment. You're only making me refill the napkin holders because of my firmly held beliefs on the subject of ass to mouth.
Dante Hicks: You never go ass to mouth!
Randal Graves: Would you grow up?More [07/24/2007 12:07:00]
Sarah: That's not fair!
Jareth: You say that so often, I wonder what your basis for comparison is?More [06/24/2008 12:06:00]
Emma Bovary:
You scoundrel!

I beg your pardon?

Emma Bovary:
You monster!

It's hardly becoming, Madame Bovary, for a woman of your character to start calling names. I've tolerated your conduct for too long. The things I've witnessed! The cheating, the lying, the insatiable greed! What ininquities! What sordid passions! Your child and husband deceived! All morals abandoned! Every loyalty forsworn while you indulged yourself with any man that came your way!

Emma Bovary:
Oh, dont! Please!

And now you call me names. I am in the business of making money, Madame Bovvary, a recognized, honorable profession, a profession which I am confident bears public comparison with yours.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
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At exactly 3:45 on that Saturday afternoon in the last week of September, Marvin Unger was, perhaps, the only one among the hundred thousand people at the track who felt no thrill at the running of the fifth race. He was totally disinterested in horse racing and held a lifelong contempt for gambling. Nevertheless, he had a $5 win bet on every horse in the fifth race. He knew, of course, that this rather unique system of betting would more than likely result in a loss, but he didn't care. For after all, he thought, what would the loss of twenty or thirty dollars mean in comparison to the vast sum of money ultimately at stake.

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Colonel Nicholson:
I've been thinking. Tomorrow it will be twenty-eight years to the day that I've been in the service. Twenty-eight years in peace and war. I don't suppose I've been at home more than ten months in all that time. Still, it's been a good life. I loved India. I wouldn't have had it any other way. But there are times when suddenly you realize you're nearer the end than the beginning. And you wonder, you ask yourself, what the sum total of your life represents. What difference your being there at any time made to anything. Hardly made any difference at all, really, particularly in comparison with other men's careers. I don't know whether that kind of thinking's very healthy; but I must admit I've had some thoughts on those lines from time to time. But tonight... tonight!

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Richard Messinger:
Richard Messinger, the bestselling author of a famous children's novel, editor of a beloved New York picture magazine. Rich in comparison with the poor. Brilliant in comparison with the moderately intelligent. Happy in comparison with the glum. Dead at the tender age of 30 only after being put into comparison with the living!

Julie Messinger:
And those foolish people in the ghettos think they have problems!

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Now this is my plan. Step number one: I will recruit the world's greatest criminal mind. Step number two: I will build an organization so sinister, so powerful, that by comparison La Cosa Nostra will seem like the Vienna Boys' Choir!

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Jon Stewart:
[on an Iraq comparison to Vietnam] Said a frustrated Vietnam, "Can we stop comparing intractable conflicts to me? I mean I've moved on. Hello? Thriving sex trade?"

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Deborah Sloane:
For starters, I don't really think that your young girl predilection has much to do... with their firm, young flesh. I mean, when someone like you is out with someone like Harper, you must invite all kinds of comparison and ridicule, which can't be much fun... for either of you. Right, honey?

[look towards daughter]

Deborah Sloane:
So then, what is... a man of, uh, your age... doing with my 21-year-old daughter? It'd be easy enough to say you're afraid of mature women, but that's so glib. Afraid of what, exactly? So I kept thinking. And then it hit me. I know exactly what she has that I haven't got. Awe. That's it, isn't it? I mean, no real woman - no woman of experience would ever stand in front of you with awe in her eyes... and say, "Wow, Look at that man. Look at that bohemian wedding photographer... with holes in his jeans. Gosh, isn't he something?" No. I mean, it takes a naive girl for that. It takes Harper for that.

[long pause, comment matter-of-factly]

Deborah Sloane:
So what do you think? Am I right?

Connie Fitzpatrick:
You are some woman, Deborah.

Deborah Sloane:
Mrs. Sloane. I'm Mrs. Sloane.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
I really reject that kind of comparison that says, Oh, he is the best. This is the second best. There is no such thing.More [07/17/2009 12:07:00]
It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others.More [07/09/2011 06:07:23]
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.More [07/20/2011 03:07:33]
Well, first, the situation in Afghanistan is much better than it was. But there is no comparison between Afghanistan and Iraq. Iraq has a bureaucracy, Iraq has wealth. Iraq has an educated class of people who are positioned to come in and take over.More [08/04/2011 02:08:22]
I only know from my own personal experience, and I personally feel that there's a cyclical nature to things, so you don't want to start making generalizations about how bad things have become in comparison to the old days.More [08/09/2011 05:08:42]
If the September 11 terror attack is supposed to constitute a caesura in world history, it must be able to stand comparison to other events of world historical impact.More [08/10/2011 11:08:04]
Life - and I don't suppose I'm the first to make this comparison - is a disease: sexually transmitted, and invariably fatal.More [08/15/2011 05:08:15]
But, in fact, there is nothing that can bring you closer to fearlessness about everything else in the world than being a parent - because everyday fears - like not being approved of - pale by comparison to the fears you have about your children.More [08/31/2011 09:08:57]
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.More [09/07/2011 06:09:58]
I would never describe Charlotte as a prude - maybe at the start, but that was in comparison to the other girls. She wasn't willing to do the stuff they were doing - and I mean, thank goodness!More [09/15/2011 11:09:16]
If I remember rightly Holland for instance has something like 45, and it's a much smaller country. In comparison we have very few and they are very badly financed.More [09/23/2011 09:09:43]
Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned.More [09/23/2011 11:09:14]
I performed adequately at school, but in comparison to my older brother, who set the record for the highest cumulative average for our high school, my performance was decidedly mediocre.More [10/01/2011 11:10:54]
The massive bulk of the earth does indeed shrink to insignificance in comparison with the size of the heavens.More [10/05/2011 01:10:13]
A comparison between the triplets tentatively deduced by these methods with the changes in amino acid sequence produced by mutation shows a fair measure of agreement.More [10/06/2011 05:10:52]
I thought the Billie Holiday comparison was beautiful. I think, Wow, what a wonderful, creative, helpful spirit. She's someone who wanted to help others by sharing her emotion. That's what I do, too, so I think that's a great comparison.More [10/08/2011 03:10:19]
The Athanasian Creed is to me light and intelligible reading in comparison with much that now passes for science.More [10/27/2011 05:10:45]
What that comparison told us was that the law was improving business, ... Last year the state collected $4,869,000 (in food and beverage taxes) and this year they collected $5,824,000. When you look at those two numbers there?s clearly no drop in revenue. To the contrary, based on the information we have so far, the law is having a positive effect on businesses.More [12/25/2011 02:12:09]
When I get the comparison to Aaliyah, I can definitely say that I get touched more than anything when people tell them I remind them of her on a personal note because all I heard was people say a lot of great tings about her so I take it as a big compliment in that sense.More [08/21/2012 05:08:15]
Don Quixote is one that comes to mind in comparison to mine, in that they both involve journeys undertaken by older men.More [10/04/2012 04:10:04]
Don Quixote is one that comes to mind in comparison to mine, in that they both involve journeys undertaken by older men. That is unusual, because generally the hero of a journey story is very young.More [10/04/2012 04:10:07]
This technique is really different and I think this is an evolution in comparison with what we did on Deep Forest in 1990 when we worked only with samplers because the digital mulitrack machines weren’t really efficient at the time.More [10/09/2012 08:10:22]
The reason to drive this point home with a vivid and frank comparison is many New Yorkers are still not confronting the reality of how serious our crisis is. It was an exhortation to face reality.More [12/04/2012 09:12:19]
The very special place that a language occupies among institutions is undeniable, but there is much more to be said-, a comparison would tend rather to bring out the differences.More [03/20/2013 09:03:45]
This communication alone, by the comparison of the antagonisms, rivalries, movements which give birth to decisive moments, permits the evolution of the soul, whereby a man realizes himself on earth. It is impossible to be concerned with anything else in art.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
There was a bit of a comparison that Bret was making between Vince McMahon and my dad. He looked up to Vince as a dad and stuff, and it was a shame to see the whole thing end the way it did.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The only book by a modern president that bears serious comparison with Obama's 'Dreams From My Father' is Jimmy Carter's short campaign autobiography, 'Why Not the Best?,' published in 1975.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
There is no reasoning, no process of inference or comparison there is no thinking about things, no putting two and two together there are no ideas - the animal does not think of the box or of the food or of the act he is to perform.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
It's funny. People often compare me to other humor essayists. They're usually quite nice comparisons I will accept those gladly. But I am always sort of appalled at the idea of being lumped with other, more chick-y female writers. And the truth is probably that neither comparison is accurate.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
There is just no comparison between having a dinner date with a man and staying home playing canasta with the girls.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Marriage of attraction is a gamble anyway, so you might as well marry into a family that is similar to your own, and make that much less of an adjustment. But the 'love marriage', as it is called, is equally common in India now. But it would be interesting to do a comparison of what would work better. Marriage is hard work, and it is a gamble.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
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.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people's art.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I carry my own film guys with me now. People think that's a huge expense, but with technology like it is these days, it's not. You can film videos and everything with a Canon Mark II, and shoot a movie. They're doing it for next to nothing, by comparison. I can do ten videos for a project for the price of one mainstream video in the past.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Being a part of both organizations, there is no comparison in the two organizations. This is a professional organization. The Hornets were just -- I don't know what the hell it was. There is no explaining for them.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that lost by not trying.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state to another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Away with the cant of "Measures not men!"--the idle supposition
that it is the harness and not the horses that draw the chariot
along. No Sir, if the comparison must be made, if the
distinction must be taken, men are everything, measures
comparatively nothing.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Works of the intellect are great only by comparison with each
other.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Never be satisfied with what you achieve, because it all pales in comparison with what you are capable of doing in the future.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The only relevant test of the validity of a hypothesis is comparison of prediction with experience.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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