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Hugh MacLennan Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Hugh MacLennan

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In comparison with a loving human being,
everything else is worthless.
- Hugh MacLennan

Love is the total absence of fear.
Love asks no questions.
Its natural state is one of extension and expansion,
not comparison and measurement.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.
He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
- The Buddha

One of the greatest cause of unhappiness -
perhaps even the only cause of unhappiness - is comparison.
I remember as a young child hearing my mother say,
"Comparisons are odious."
That is one of the oldest sayings in the English language,
and one of the most important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another,
but let him work diligently and build one for himself,
thus by example assuring that his own
shall be safe from violence when built.
- Abraham Lincoln

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.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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.
- Erich Fromm


 

I really reject that kind of comparison that says,
Oh, he is the best.
This is the second best.
There is no such thing.
- Mikhail Baryshnikov

Our political differences, now matter how sharply they are debated,
are really quite narrow in comparison to the remarkably
durable national consensus on our founding convictions.
- John McCain

This nation has been drifting back in comparison with
the rest of the world for the last 20 years in education.
- Roy Romer

Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations;
reality is therefore abandoned.
- Emile Durkheim

The massive bulk of the earth does indeed shrink to
insignificance in comparison with the size of the heavens.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

These seem to me so ambiguous, so vague,
so easily misunderstood in comparison to genuine music,
which fills the soul with a thousand things better than words.
- Felix Mendelssohn

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.
- Stendhal

Composing a piece of music is very feminine.
It is sensitive, emotional, contemplative.
By comparison, doing housework is positively masculine.
- Barbara Kolb

It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our
own achievements in comparison with what we owe others.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration
itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people's art.
- Wallace Stevens

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.
- Thomas Hobbes

It is only through contact and comparison that the
relative value or worthlessness of the various cultural
elements can be clearly and critically seen and understood.
- Hu Shih

In the absence of that, I am happy to play solo,
but I don't think there is any comparison.
- Derek Bailey

Death comes at you no matter what you do in this life,
and to equate drugs with death is a facile comparison.
- Jerry Garcia

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.
- Richard Rogers

Today the salaries of stars are astronomical in comparison with the 20's,
but the high cost of today's living and taxes takes
a huge bite out of these salaries.
- Pola Negri

How blunt are all the arrows of thy quiver in comparison with those of guilt.
- Robert Blair

Get to know other worlds, if only for comparison.
I am near, too near for him to dream of me.
- Wislawa Szymborska

Life - and I don't suppose I'm the first to make this comparison -
is a disease: sexually transmitted,
and invariably fatal.
- Neil Gaiman

There is no comparison between the training here and the training in Israel.
- Isaac Yeffet

That is to say, nature's laws are causal;
they reveal themselves by comparison and difference,
and they operate at every multivariate space/time point.
- Edward Tufte

I think that, in comparison, New Yorkers and Northerners are so guarded.
- Genevieve Gorder

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.
- Jurgen Habermas

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.
- Francis Crick

The Athanasian Creed is to me light and intelligible
reading in comparison with much that now passes for science.
- Samuel Butler

I did a comparison of a school of architects known as the New York Five.
I compared their articulation of wall surfaces,
which I enjoyed very much.
- Parker Stevenson

There is no comparison between that which is lost by
not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.
- Francis Bacon

Jealousy is the fear of comparison.
- Max Frisch

Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past.
- Douglas Horton

I think my comparison with Shane would be a loner.
I always got the impression that she wasn't scared to be alone.
She enjoys it.
I can relate to that.
- Katherine Moennig

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.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

Comparison is a death knell to sibling harmony.
- Elizabeth Fishel

The worst excesses of the Congress of the 1980s pale
in comparison with what is going on in Washington today.
- Marty Meehan

No man is happy but by comparison.
- Thomas Shadwell

The only relevant test of the validity of a hypothesis
is comparison of prediction with experience.
- Milton Friedman

Beauty is a relation, and the apprehension of it a comparison.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins

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.
- Steven Chu

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.
- Edward Thorndike

We were in the same band, but we're two completely different people.
People have asked me to make comparisons with our albums,
and I can't, because there's no comparison.
Her album's okay.
I don't think she's the best singer on Earth,
but she's okay.
- Melanie Chisholm

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.
- Karl Marx

Take a sound from whatever source, a note on a violin,
a scream, a moan, a creaking door, and there is always
this symmetry between the sound basis,
which is complex and has numerous characteristics which
emerge through a process of comparison within our perception.
- Pierre Schaeffer

But sequence comparisons simply can't account for the
development of complex biochemical systems any more
than Darwin's comparison of simple and complex eyes
told him how vision worked.
- Michael Behe

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.
- Erykah Badu

Mumbai is home, so there's no comparison.
But then again, New York's a lot like Mumbai,
which is why I choose to live there.
It's fast, crowded (in a good way), the people are
friendly and it's full of color and race,
like Mumbai.
Unfortunately, the traffic's also just as bad.
- Lavrenti Lopes

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.
- Arianna Huffington

Your meditations may be as profound,
as exalted,
as devout as you like; you may practise every pious exercise you can manage,
but all this is as nothing in comparison with the Blessed Sacrament.
What we do may be godly, but this sacrament is God Himself!
- Johannes Tauler

All comparisons between America's current place in
the world and anything legitimately called an empire
in the past reveal ignorance and confusion about any
reasonable meaning of the concept empire,
especially the comparison with the Roman Empire.
- Donald Kagan

It is work, work that one delights in,
that is the surest guarantor of happiness.
But even here it is a work that has to be earned by
labor in one's earlier years.
One should labor so hard in youth that everything one
does subsequently is easy by comparison.
- Ashley Montagu

The last copy of the Chicago Daily News I picked up
had three crime stories on its front page.
But by comparison to the gaudy days,
this is small-time stuff.
Chicago is as full of crooks as a saw with teeth,
but the era when they ruled the city is gone forever.
- John Gunther

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.
- Robert Delaunay

They were being driven to a prison, through no fault of their own,
in all probability for life.
In comparison, how much easier it would be to walk
to the gallows than to this tomb of living horrors!
- Nellie Bly

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.
- Peter King

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.
- Theodore Roosevelt

My sense is that jurists from other nations around
the world understand that our court occupies a very
special place in the American system,
and that the court is rather well regarded in comparison,
perhaps, to their own.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Obviously, our children, who have been playing with
their computers since the age of five or six,
don't have quite the same brain as those who were brought
up on wooden or metal toys,
whose brains are certainly atrophied by comparison.
- Claude Vorilhon

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.
- David Guterson

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.
- Jeffrey Jones

In comparison with other men of their time,
the Americans were distinguished by the possession
of new political and social ideas,
which were destined to be the foundation of the American commonwealth.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

In comparison, Google is brilliant because it uses
an algorithm that ranks Web pages by the number of links to them,
with those links themselves valued by the number of
links to their page of origin.
- Michael Shermer

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.
- Maimonides

I was trained as a neurologist, and then I went into the theater,
and if you're brought up to think of yourself as a
biological scientist of some sort,
pretty well everything else seems frivolous by comparison.
- Jonathan Miller

The comparison to the old world is something to get excited about.
We have the potential for more choice and innovation,
and a different regulatory environment that doesn't
place as much weight on economic regulations of terms and conditions.
- Michael K. Powell

In America and in most of the industrialized world,
men are coming to be thought of by feminists in very
much the same way that Jews were thought of by early Nazis.
The comparison is overwhelmingly scary.
- Warren Farrell

I find myself enjoying a deeper love than I ever imagined
was possible in the form of my daughter and certainly
in the union with my wife.
It makes everything else, including work,
which is one of the things I'm most passionate about,
pale by comparison.
- Benjamin Bratt


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