Distinction

Distinction may refer to:

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

Famous quotes containing the word distinction:

    A distinction of property results from that very protection which a free Government gives to unequal faculties of acquiring it.
    James Madison (1751–1836)

    There is all the difference in the world between the criminal’s avoiding the public eye and the civil disobedient’s taking the law into his own hands in open defiance. This distinction between an open violation of the law, performed in public, and a clandestine one is so glaringly obvious that it can be neglected only by prejudice or ill will.
    Hannah Arendt (1906–1975)

    The distinction between children and adults, while probably useful for some purposes, is at bottom a specious one, I feel. There are only individual egos, crazy for love.
    Don Barthelme (1931–1989)