He could distinguish and divide
A hair 'twixt south and south-west side. [ Butler ]
Equal nature fashion'd us
All in one mould.
All's but the outward gloss
And politic form that does distinguish us. [ Massinger ]
Divine Philosophy, by whose pure light
We first distinguish, then pursue the right;
Thy power the breast from every error frees,
And weeds out all its vices by degrees. [ Juv ]
Believing hear, what you deserve to hear.
Your birthday as my own to me is dear.
Blest and distinguish'd days! which we should prize
The first, the kindest bounty of the skies.
But yours gives most; for mine did only lend,
Me to the world; yours gave to me a friend. [ Martial ]
In every author let us distinguish the man from his works. [ Voltaire ]
We should distinguish between laughter inspired by joy, and that which arises from mockery. [ Goldsmith ]
What can give us more sure knowledge than our senses? How else can we distinguish between the true and the false? [ Lucretius ]
We must distinguish between felicity and prosperity; for prosperity leads often to ambition, and ambition to disappointment. [ Landor ]
Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don't think of retiring from the world, until the world will be sorry that you retire. [ Dr. Samuel Johnson ]
The learned compute that seven hundred and seven millions of millions of vibrations have penetrated the eye before the eye can distinguish the tints of a violet. [ Edward Bulwer-Lytton ]
A taste for flowers and a love for the beautiful, as exhibited in the wonders of creative power, are evidences of a refined and sensitive nature, and peculiar traits of character which distinguish man from the lower order of animals. [ Celestia R. Colby ]
Oddities and singularities of behavior may attend genius; when they do, they are its misfortunes and its blemishes. The man of true genius will be ashamed of them; at least he will never affect to distinguish himself by whimsical peculiarities. [ S. W. Temple ]
necessary is miserably applied. It disordereth families, and overturneth government, by being so abused. Remember that children and fools want everything because they want judgment to distinguish; and therefore there is no stronger evidence of a crazy understanding than the making too large a catalogue of things necessary. [ Lord Halifax ]
Individuals possessing moderate sized brains easily find their proper sphere, and enjoy in it scope for all their energy. In ordinary circumstances they distinguish themselves, but they sink when difficulties accumulate around them. Persons with large brains, on the other hand, do not readily attain their appropriate place; common occurrences do not rouse or call them forth. [ George Combe ]