Comparison Quotes

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What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Comparison is the thief of joy. Theodore Roosevelt

Always remember, the goals that we have achieved pale in comparison to the daily commitments it took to get there. Dabo Swinney

Instead of playing to win, I was playing not to lose. It reminds me of the story I once heard about two friends being chased by a bear, when one turned to the other and said, I just realized that I don’t need to outrun the bear; I only need to outrun you. Sean Covey

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

Never compare your inside with somebody else’s outside. Gabe Singleton remembering his counselor’s first advice. Michael Palmer

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

When you compare yourself with others, you start labeling yourself and others as well. Avoid this practice if you want to have high self esteem. Dr. Prem Jagyasi

Comparison is an act of violence against the self. Iyanla Vanzant

When you begin to walk your own journey, to have your own unique conversation, you will naturally stop feeling envious of others. Not because you’ll realize your desires are different from theirs, but because they are so similar. You’ll discover the difference between doing well and pretending to do well, between being happy and pretending to be happy, between healthy relationships and staged ones. You’ll see just how many obstacles lie on any path. You’ll realize that it takes the same amount of effort to work on building up the quality of the conversations in your life as it does to broadcast to the public, constantly, that those conversations are already perfect. You can either build up the mask or build up the authentic self. And you, brave and beautiful you, will make the right choice eventually. Be it now or on your deathbed. We all realize soon enough. Vironika Tugaleva

I don’t want anything negative in my life, like hate, comparison, competition, and jealousy. I think these things are very heavy and take away from you the way of enjoying life. Vivek Oberoi

Comparison is the root cause of all evil. Why compare when no two people are alike? Haresh Sippy

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

Other people’s lives seem better than yours because you’re comparing their director’s cuts with your behind the scenes. Evan Rauch

We live in a world of communication everyone gets information about everyone else. There is universal comparison and you don’t just compare yourself with the people next door, you compare yourself to people all over the world and with what is being presented as the decent, proper and dignified life. It’s the crime of humiliation. Zygmunt Bauman

There is no need for comparison. Be happy with yourself and find satisfaction in your work. Lailah Gifty Akita

I thought I knew what love was before giving birth to my baby, but whatever I had experienced in the past paled in comparison to the utterly unconditional love I immediately felt for the little bundle I now held in my arms. Linda Thompson

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Don’t compare yourself to other Christians. Compare yourself to Christ. He is the one you follow. He is the one other Christians too follow. Israelmore Ayivor

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

And that is to say, of course, that you can read a culture without its literature, without the bother of gathering and holding its ideas, considering their genesis and evolution, and weighing them in the balance with each other. Richard Mitchell

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

When you start comparing with others, you fall into a trap with no way out. Dee Dee Artner

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

Comparing ourselves instead of taking lessons from ourselves is not only a catalyst to diminishing our true purpose but also a great ingredient to thinking negative and staying in mediocrity. Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Madonna and I are very different. Just saying. We’re very different. I wouldn’t make that comparison at all, and I don’t mean to disrespect Madonna she’s a nice lady, and she’s had a fantastic, huge career biggest pop star of all time. Lady Gaga

Despite our human intelligence, we are very much like our friends in the wild; the world we live in is a survival of the fittest. But to this I say, let the fittest survive! Survival is overrated. We’re alive; we die. How long we survive for is of little significance. Our true significance lies not in the endless comparing of ourselves to one another, trying to see who is the fittest, using scales of evaluation and meaning that differ in the heart and mind of every individual; no it lies in our deeds alone with the time we have. A.J. Darkholme

I generally find that comparison is the fast track to unhappiness. No one ever compares themselves to someone else and comes out even. Nine times out of ten, we compare ourselves to people who are somehow better than us and end up feeling more inadequate. Jack Canfield

Neither compares nor competes. Be creative. Lailah Gifty Akita

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

The problem, as far as I can tell, is that women spend infinitely more time than men paying attention to, competing with, worrying about, everyone other than themselves. Clinton Kelly

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

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Look in the mirror rather than at your neighbor. Frank Sonnenberg

I love the English language, the colors of it, the many, many nuances, the different influences. I find German stilted, in a way, by comparison. Joachim Frank

Comparing kills fulfillment. Todd Stocker

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

Can you carry weight of others on your shoulders? Lailah Gifty Akita

How little do we discover in comparison of those things which now are and forever will be hidden from our sight? The whole of which I am fully persuaded no one will ever be able to dive into, and to explain their causes and effects. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Be you. You are sacred. Lailah Gifty Akita

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

After so many years struggling to keep up with you, I finally realized we’re not even running the same race. Scott Stabile

All I can tell you is that you cannot make choices in your own career, either career choices or choices when you’re actually working as an actor, based on trying to downplay or live up to a comparison with somebody else. You just can’t do that. You have to do your own work based on your own gut, your own instincts, and your own life. Brandon Lee

Why we are hanging around with inequality concept every day, it is like comparing water with the bread. M.F. Moonzajer

Vice, by comparison with terrible accidents, has its own peculiar explanation. For, in a way, it does occur in accordance with the rationale of nature, and its occurrence is not, so to speak, useless in relation to the whole world. For otherwise, the good would not exist, either. Chrysippus

The grass is often no greener on the other side, so stick it out and see if you can grow up within the relationship. Find happiness and emotional independence within yourself before placing unreasonable and often unexpressed expectations on your spouse. Malti Bhojwani

Comparison is a death knell to sibling harmony. Elizabeth Fishel

Guns are like cars you can trust a good used one better than one that’s brand new. Haruki Murakami

I’m a rapper. Gaga’s a fantastic artist, you know, she paved her way. She’s opened her own lane. But I think that I have my own lane. And we never cross. Ever. So, you know, I really don’t get the comparison anymore. Our music doesn’t sound the same. Our stage presence is not the same. I just can’t see the similarities. Nicki Minaj

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All of us are interested in things outside of our stewardships, and we should be, but the most important way to do anything about them is to magnify our own stewardships. When you focus on your own responsibility, you become relatively unconcerned with other peoples stewardships. The highest form of influence is to be a model, not a critic; a light, not a judge. Stephen R. Covey

The longer I live, the more I am enabled to realize that I have but one life to live on Earth, and that this one life is but a brief life, for sowing, in comparison with eternity, for reaping. George Muller

Do not compare yourself to anybody! Israelmore Ayivor

I love the comparison with Aaliyah and Timbaland, because Aaliyah is a legend, and there is a large cinematic feel to Timbaland’s sound, but what I do is different. SZA

Some comparisons are comparable to comparing apples and oranges’ seeds. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

It’s bizarre how we compliment eachother by saying You look younger than what you are. I mean, can’t we just be proud of our age and not constantly at war with a natural phenomenon? Torron Lee Dewar

Thousands of years ago, civilizations flourished in Africa which suffer not at all by comparison with those of other continents. In those centuries, Africans were politically free and economically independent. Their social patterns were their own and their cultures truly indigenous. Haile Selassie

My most persistent trash talker is Little Miss Perfect Pants. She always chimes in when I’m going to do something hard or new. You don’t know how to run a business you don’t have an MBA. You’ve never swum across a lake before. Before I was introduced to her and named her, I accepted these thoughts as truth. I thought I wasn’t good enough. I thought I’d be embarrassed. I allowed those voices to prevent me from feeling confident or taking risks. Over time I realized that she didn’t want me to look stupid or to fail. When I saw that for what it was, I understood this was my own fear about being unprepared. So, I signed up for an open-water swim class. I hired a business coach to help me launch my business. I took the next step to get me where I wanted to be. Darcy Luoma

Netbot was the first comparison shopping company. We realized comparison shopping can be quite tedious if you are driving from one furniture store to another. On the Internet, you can automatically look at a bunch of different stores and see where can you get the best price on a computer or some such thing, so that was the motivation. Oren Etzioni

The biggest mistake you can ever make it to compare yourself to others. Jacquelyn Frank

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

I’ve spent years living safely to secure a longer life, and look where that’s gotten me. I’m at the finish line but I never ran the race. Adam Silvera

Jealousy is the fear of comparison. Max Frisch

How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbour says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy. Marcus Aurelius

The people you choose to have around you make all the difference. My family and close friends keep me grounded. You have to have a mind of your own and a strong head on your shoulders. Cricket is the most important thing to me, so the rest of it pales in comparison. Virat Kohli

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Comparison is the death of joy. Mark Twain

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

Personality begins where comparison leaves off. Be unique. Be memorable. Be confident. Be proud. Shannon L. Alder

The Asian brand, which I admire for having become a global success, is Samsung. In comparison, we’re just starting, but I believe that we at Uniqlo will be the next Asian brand to do well globally. Tadashi Yanai

I cannot say this too strongly Do not compare yourselves to others. Be true to who you are, and continue to learn with all your might. Daisaku Ikeda

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

Life on earth is a whole, yet it expresses itself in unique time bound bodies, microscopic or visible, plant or animal, extinct or living. So there can be no one place to be. There can be no one way to be, no one way to practice, no one way to learn, no one way to love, no one way to grow or to heal, no one way to live, no one way to feel, no one thing to know or be known. The particulars count. Jon Kabat Zinn

Every Fourth of July, our Declaration of Independence is produced, with a sublime indignation, to set forth the tyranny of the mother country and to challenge the admiration of the world. But what a pitiful detail of grievances does this document present in comparison with the wrongs which our slaves endure! William Lloyd Garrison

Whatever your passion is, keep doing it. Don’t waste time chasing after success or comparing yourself to others. Every flower blooms at a different pace. Excel at doing what your passion is and only focus on perfecting it. Eventually people will see what you are great at doing, and if you are truly great, success will come chasing after you. Suzy Kassem

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

The moment you have to recruit people to put another person down, in order to convince someone of your value is the day you dishonor your children, your parents and your God. If someone doesn’t see your worth the problem is them, not people outside your relationship. Shannon L. Alder

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

When the Lord makes it clear you’re to follow Him in this new direction, focus fully on Him and refuse to be distracted by comparisons with others. Swindoll Charles R.

I’m the same kid who used to hop the trains with headphones and just go to downtown Manhattan, walk around and listen to music or walk through the city. The fame restricts that. It’s a small complaint in comparison to the benefits I get from it, but the restrictive part is what I don’t like and the fact that it’s not reversible. J. Cole

Life is like the oil within a lamp. It can be measured, but the pace at which it burns depends on how the dial is turned day by day, how bright and fierce the flame. And there is no predicting whether the lamp might be knocked to the ground and shatter, when it could have blazed on a great while longer. Such is the unpredictability of life. Margaret Rogerson

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

Don’t always be appraising yourself, wondering if you are better or worse than other writers. I will not Reason and Compare, said Blake; my business is to Create. Besides, since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of Time, you are incomparable. Brenda Ueland

That’s nice, to be compared to Joanna Lumley. She played my mother once in Ella Enchanted. I was one of the ugly sisters, and she was the stepmother, so that was great. I’ll take that comparison, thank you. Lucy Punch

The vast majority of us imagine ourselves as like literature people or math people. But the truth is that the massive processor known as the human brain is neither a literature organ or a math organ. It is both and more. John Green

Nature hasn’t gone anywhere. It is all around us, all the planets, galaxies and so on. We are nothing in comparison. Bjork

Fortunately, God made all varieties of people with a wide variety of interests and abilities. He has called people of every race and color who have been hurt by life in every manner imaginable. Even the scars of past abuse and injury can be the means of bringing healing to another. What wonderful opportunities to make disciples! Swindoll Charles R.

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

Judgment is one of the ego’s tools to foster separation through comparison. Peter Santos

Before Missy, there was no comparison to what Missy was doing. Missy Elliott

Never stop acquiring the commonsense, it is as good as the knowledge. Amit Kalantri

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

Much of the study of history is a matter of comparison, of relating what was happening in one area to what was happening elsewhere, and what had happened in the past. To view a period in isolation is to miss whatever message it has to offer. Louis L’Amour

I’m OCD beyond comparison. Fred Durst

Sex and a cocktail they both lasted about as long, had the same effect, and amounted to about the same thing. D. H. Lawrence

I’m not a Pat Benatar clone. I wish people would forget about that comparison. Patty Smyth

Gulliver describes a royal personage inspiring awe among the tiny Lilliputians because he was taller than his brethren by the breadth of a human fingernail. Jonathan Swift

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

Comparison is the root cause of all evil. Why compare when no two people are alike? Haresh Sippy

As the daughter of two teachers with first class degrees, I’d always seen myself as a duffer by comparison. Mary Quant

Everything and everyone at their own pace. Flow with not against yourself. Akiroq Brost

Looking back, in comparison, there wasn’t that much that you could do with a wooden racket. In my day, the matches were certainly much less demanding physically. Rod Laver

If I were to ask you to open two novels, and compare the circumstances of each protagonist, asking you to chose who is better, you may find this ridiculous. You may tell me these characters have been forged in two different worlds, around different people, and they each have their own inherent purposes. They’re traveling different paths, and they’ll traverse their paths at different speeds, as their meant to. Great. So as such, never again compare yourself to another. Daniel V Chappell

A duty is to be chosen from what is virtuous, and from what is useful, and also from the comparison of the two, one with the other; but nothing is recognized by Christians as virtuous or useful which is not helpful to the future life. Saint Ambrose

How I should despise such a thing if I were a man. What a nose she has! what a chin! what a neck! Then her eyes and the worst kissing lips in the universe. John Vanbrugh

I’ve got more in common with a three toed sloth than I have with Winston Churchill. There is no easy comparison with any modern politician. The more you read about him, the more completely amazed you are about what he did his energy, his literary fecundity, his ability to work just unbelievable energy. Boris Johnson

Neither compares nor competes. Lailah Gifty Akita

Our political differences, no matter how sharply they are debated, are really quite narrow in comparison to the remarkably durable national consensus on our founding convictions. John McCain

It is only when the mirror has not spoken to Chimpanzee in a plain language that it thinks it looks more better than the Gorilla. Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

If the whole earth is infinitely small in comparison with the sphere of the stars, what is man compared with all these created beings! Maimonides

I’m her sister, I say. Caroline Taylor, Emily J. Proctor

Modric is spectacular, but Messi has no comparison with Luka or anyone. Sergio Busquets

Get too used to glorious sunsets and it is easy to blame the sun for stealing the clouds’ glory but withhold the sun and there is nothing to see. Soman Chainani

A villain can be stylish, and his actions don’t have to be explained. Heroes are boring in comparison, even anti heroes, as there’s always a justification for their bad actions. Dhanush

Models are the mothers of invention. Leland Wilkinson

If you make rock music with guitars in it, the Radiohead comparison is inevitable. Bryce Dessner

The common approach to getting confidence is flawed. Mostly, what people really mean is that they are better than other people; generally, people known to them. Human nature constantly compares itself to others to work out how it is doing. The problem is obvious. There will always be people better than us in any area of life, so it is a never ending path with only momentary success here and there. Further, what we give out returns to us in like. There will be smiling assassins everywhere. Fortunately, we don’t need to be better than anyone else to be happy. We do, however, need to fulfil our own specific potential. Donna Goddard

Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man’s onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason. Albert Pike

Comparing yourself to others is not a useful metric unless every variable is identical which will never be possible. Adam J. Kurtz

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. Mahatma Gandhi

I cannot be so arrogant as to categorize your mistakes as so massive that, by comparison, mine are simply trifling errors. For to do that is to make a far bigger mistake than whatever mistake it was that you made. Craig D. Lounsbrough

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

I’ve ended up with what are essentially dinner rolls that tried to dress as pretzels for Halloween. Benny’s, meanwhile, are mall food court level perfection. Apparently the boiling part plus baking soda is what gives pretzels their tough, dark brown exterior. Add that to the ever growing list of things I didn’t know about cooking. Kaitlyn Hill

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

Comparison ruins Happiness. Period. AVIS Viswanathan