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Comparing Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Comparing

Please enjoy these Comparing Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Essentially all suffering is the result of...
1. Comparing what we have (or don't have) today
... with what we had yesterday.
2. Comparing what we fear we might have (or not have) tomorrow)
... with what we have today.
3. Comparing what we have (or don't have) with what others have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

Do the best you can. Be proud of your accomplishments -
without comparing yourself to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Instead of comparing our lot with that
of those who are more fortunate than we are,
we should compare it with the lot
of the great majority of our fellow men.
It then appears that we are among the privileged.
- Helen Keller

I don't want to embarrass any other catcher by comparing him to Johnny Bench.
- Sparky Anderson

 

If anybody ever dares to compare Bob Dole to Clinton,
then they're comparing a criminal to an honest man.
- Sonny Bono

Comparing in the past years, Tamyra Gray and everyone
else that didn't win but their careers are doing well.
- LaToya London

It's impossible to compare two bands.
It would be like comparing two lovers.
- Dave Navarro

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They've been talking about Pi, which I haven't seen,
they've been comparing it to Usual Suspects,
Sixth Sense, and Fight Club, and I didn't see that either.
- Joe Pantoliano

Even if one is interested only in one's own society,
which is one's prerogative, one can understand that
society much better by comparing it with others.
- Peter L. Berger

I'm not 40 yet.
I wouldn't even bother comparing myself to Chaplin.
- Robert Downey, Jr.

When you stop comparing what is right here and now with what you wish were,
you can begin to enjoy what is.
- Cheri Huber

I really don't look at comparing things that way because
even in a 14-game season,
there could be a running back who could have a lot
more carries than other running backs.
- Franco Harris

Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.
- Marquis de Condorcet

Let's be careful when we start comparing American to
European tolerance because there isn't necessarily
a lot of European tolerance.
- Montel Williams

I'm not comparing Bush to Adolf Hitler -
because George Bush,
for one thing, is not as smart as Adolf Hitler.
- David Clennon

One finds the truth by making a hypothesis and comparing
observations with the hypothesis.
- David Douglass

You can look at that by comparing Medicare's growth
rates to the private insurance world,
to the other Federal programs that we run,
by looking at the billions of dollars,
not millions but billions of dollars,
we waste every year.
- Bobby Jindal

In comparing various authors with one another,
I have discovered that some of the gravest and latest
writers have transcribed,
word for word, from former works, without making acknowledgment.
- Pliny the Elder

In comparing therefore the value of the same commodity,
at different periods of time, the consideration of
the comparative skill and intensity of labour,
required for that particular commodity,
needs scarcely to be attended to, as it operates equally at both periods.
- David Ricardo

So right off, I'm going to have to say that a lot of
people have been comparing Life Is Killing Me to World Coming Down,
and I think a lot of those people equate art and sales figures,
and I don't do that.
- Josh Silver

We shall probably never attain the power of measuring
the velocity of nervous action;
for we have not the opportunity of comparing its propagation through immense space,
as we have in the case of light.
- Johannes P. Muller

Second, when comparing private school and public school test scores,
it's like apples and oranges.
Public schools have to take everyone,
but private schools can be selective.
It's not accurate or fair to compare the job they do.
- Dennis Moore

It hurt me a great deal.
It put a lot of pressure on me because I was at a young
age and the writers around here and throughout the
league starting comparing me to Cobb.
It put a lot of pressure on me.
- Al Kaline

It is, then, by those shadows of the hoary Past and
their fantastic silhouettes on the external screen
of every religion and philosophy,
that we can, by checking them as we go along,
and comparing them, trace out finally the body that produced them.
- H. P. Blavatsky

Bob Dylan is quite a songwriter, and a great singer and musician.
I won't bother with comparing myself to him,
but I will say that I heard his records at a very young
age and I still listen to all his records.
- Frank Black

If Obama fails to win reelection, let the blame be
first laid at the door of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi,
who at a pivotal point threw gasoline on the flames
by comparing angry American citizens to Nazis.
- Camille Paglia

I'm at peace with myself and where I am.
In the past, I was always looking to see how everybody else was doing.
I wasn't competitive, I was comparative.
I just wanted to be where everybody else was.
Now I've gotten to an age when I am not comparing anymore.
- Courteney Cox

In fact, from then on scholars engaged in a kind of
game of comparing different Indo-European languages with one another,
and eventually they could not fail to wonder what exactly
these connections showed,
and how they should be interpreted in concrete terms.
- Ferdinand de Saussure

Be simply yourself and don't compare or compete.
- Lao Tzu

When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.
- Lao Tzu

If you compare me to an actor, I'm probably one of
the best boxers in the profession.
But if you compare me as a boxer, I'm probably one of the best actors.
- Olivier Martinez

An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness.
No reward coming after the event can compare with the
sweet reward that went with it.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

People always want to put a label on you;
they always want to compare you to something.
- Carrot Top

The surest route to breeding jealousy is to compare.
Since jealousy comes from feeling less than another,
comparisons only fan the fires.
- Dorothy Corkville Briggs

To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you,
and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations -
such is a pleasure beyond compare.
- Kenko Yoshida

Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast
dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God.
- Guru Nanak

I learned to speak first, and then to sign.
I have never really known what it was like to hear,
so I can't compare hearing aids to normal hearing.
- Marlee Matlin

We really shouldn't be running education like a supermarket
where you compare prices.
- Shirley Williams

The people must know before they can act,
and there is no educator to compare with the press.
- Ida B. Wells

If you compare my character to the others,
they were sexy with designer clothes.
I had the nerdy outfit.
- Izabella Scorupco

I think to compare any time you win a Stanley Cup would
be unfair to all the players from all the teams.
- Mark Messier

Of all creatures in this visible world,
light is the most glorious; of all light,
the light of the sun without compare excels the rest.
- William Gurnall

I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans;
I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.
- William Blake

Some twins feel like they need to compare themselves to each other,
but we're not that way.
That's because of my parents, though,
and having six kids in the family.
- Ashley Olsen

There are few joys to compare with the telling of a well-told tale.
- Charles de Lint

You've got Corey Feldman doing his thing,
and the problem is, they're trying to be pop stars.
You can't compare Salty to any of the other actors out there playing music.
- Dustin Diamond

All I know is that when I mix to digital and when I
mix to tape I compare them and the tape always wins out.
- Jim Diamond

If you compare NASA's annual budget to explore the heavens,
that one year budget would fund NOAA's budget to explore
the oceans for 1,600 years.
- Robert Ballard

I have never tried to compare myself to anyone else.
- Sachin Tendulkar

Can the knowledge deriving from reason even begin to
compare with knowledge perceptible by sense?
- Louis Aragon

It's difficult to compare coaches.
You really can't compare them.
- Cobi Jones

Why don't you compare me to Sally Jessy Raphael?
- Trisha Goddard

Every night is different, you never know what it's going to be like.
I remember every night.
I don't like to compare them.
- Lenny Kravitz

I miss performing before a live audience -
the energy and excitement -
there's nothing to compare with it.
- Rita Mero

I suggested that we might compare earthquakes in terms
of the measured amplitudes recorded at these stations,
with an appropriate correction for distance.
- Charles Francis Richter

Well, being a Canadian, I love SCTV,
and I think it's the basis for all good North American comedy,
so I compare everything to that.
- Melissa Auf der Maur

It's a pity one can't imagine what one can't compare to anything.
Genius is an African who dreams up snow.
- Vladimir Nabokov

Texas will again lift it's head and stand among the nations.
It ought to do so, for no country upon the globe can
compare with it in natural advantages.
- Sam Houston

We can compare classical chess and rapid chess with theatre and cinema -
some actors don't like the latter and prefer to work in the theatre.
- Boris Spassky

Boxing is the ultimate challenge.
There's nothing that can compare to testing yourself
the way you do every time you step in the ring.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

I liked the energy of cooking, the action,
the camaraderie.
I often compare the kitchen to sports and compare the chef to a coach.
There are a lot of similarities to it.
- Todd English

I don't compare 'em, I just catch 'em.
- Willie Mays

It's hard to compare actors from different generations.
- Kim Hunter

And I'm comfortable being who I am, so I think a lot
of people who take over from a founder worry about
how they compare to the founder;
I worry about doing the best I can.
- Sanjay Kumar

How would you compare Polanski or Kubrick? I try not to do any comparisons.
- Tim Roth

One of my favorite poets, Neruda, writes close to the bone.
Though I know only a little Spanish,
I like to compare the Spanish and English lines and
see how the translator worked.
- Anita Diament

With every song that I write, I compare it to the Beatles.
The thing is, they only got there before me.
If I'd been born at the same time as John Lennon,
I'd have been up there.
- Noel Gallagher

You can compare me with Greta Garbo.
I have big feet, too.
- Lee Remick

I am still learning every day not to watch other people's careers and compare.
- Joely Fisher

Writing checks for charities is necessary and important.
But it can't compare with corporal works of mercy,
which are infinitely greater.
- William E. Simon

We have just started, and if you compare the number
of people using Skype to the number using a telephone
network around the world,
we're still just starting.
- Niklas Zennstrom


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