Distinction

Distinction may refer to:

  • Two, or more, things being distinct from one another

Famous quotes containing the word distinction:

    Quadruped lions are said to be savage, only when they are hungry; biped lions are rarely sulky longer than when their appetite for distinction remains unappeased.
    Charles Dickens (1812–1870)

    He says a man may perhaps answer, that the necessity of things held by him, is not a stoical necessity, but a Christian necessity, &c. But this distinction I have not used, nor indeed have ever heard before, nor could I think any man could make stoical and Christian two kinds of necessity, though they may be two kinds of doctrine
    Thomas Hobbes (1579–1688)

    There is nothing more likely to drive a man mad, than the being unable to get rid of the idea of the distinction between right and wrong, and an obstinate, constitutional preference of the true to the agreeable.
    William Hazlitt (1778–1830)