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1. "[T]he unsympathetic assessments we make of others are usually the result of nothing more sinister than our habit of looking at them in the wrong way, through lenses clouded by distraction, exhaustion and fear, which blind us to the fact that they are really, despite a thousand differences, just altered versions of ourselves: fellow fragile, uncertain, flawed beings likewise craving love and in urgent need of forgiveness."
Author: Alain De Botton
2. "Absurdly, irrationally, she believed that music could make a difference to the temper of the world.She did not investigate this belief, test it to see whether it made sense;she simply believed it, and so she chose music that expressed order and healing:Bach for order, Mozart for healing."
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
3. "I like candidates who tell me something that is going to make a difference to me."
Author: Ann Richards
4. "Whether we are based on carbon or on silicon makes no fundamental difference; we should each be treated with appropriate respect."
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
5. "NOTHING MAKES SENSE. Do not look for any sense in things. It is not there. It is you who ascribe it to what you live or get to know. A defeat or a victory is neither a message from the gods nor a trick of fate. Neither means anything — and, if they seem to, it is but an interpretation you yourself make of them —, inasmuch as things in themselves are only indifference and silence. So, do not waste your precious time in looking for signs everywhere around you. Try and interpret happenings, those which bleed and those which make you smile, as maturing experiences. Oh, yes, what is most important: live!"
Author: Camilo Gomes Jr.
6. "The man's labor that did the work is in the work. You can't make it go away. Even if it's paid for it's still there. If ownership lies in the benefit to a man then the mason owns all the work he does in the world and you caint put that claim aside nor quit it and it don't make no difference whose name is on the paper."
Author: Cormac McCarthy
7. "None of us alone can save the nation or the world. But each of us can make a positive difference if we commit ourselves to do so. (p. 109)"
Author: Cornel West
8. "May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart.May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace.May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, and war, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain in to joy.And may God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done. To bring justice and kindness to all our children and the poor.Amen."
Author: Craig Groeschel
9. "No matter what advantages you are born with-- money, intelligence, an appealing personality, a sunny outlook, or good social connections-- none of these provides a magic key to an easy existence. Somehow life manages to bring difficult problems, the causes of untold suffering and struggle. How you meet your challenges makes all the difference between the promise of success and the specter of failure."
Author: Deepak Chopra
10. "Most every charge you level at American capitalism applies with equal force to communism, with this nice difference, that the Reds make no pretense at such frivolities as civil liberties or environmentalism. The differences in degree are so great that they result in a radical difference in kind."
Author: Edward Abbey
11. "I waited and worked, and watched the inferior exalted for nearly thirty years; and when recognition came at last, it was too late to alter events, or to make a difference in living."
Author: Ellen Glasgow
12. "It will be about which candidate, which of the two candidates remaining, is best suited to make a positive difference in the lives of North Carolina families, and I submit to each of you tonight that I am that candidate and Elizabeth Dole is not."
Author: Erskine Bowles
13. "Books can make a difference in dispelling prejudice and building community: not with role models and recipes, not with noble messages about the human family, but with enthralling stories that make us imagine the lives of others. A good story lets you know people as individuals in all their particularity and conflict; and once you see someone as a person—flawed, complex, striving—you've reached beyond stereotype."
Author: Hazel Rochman
14. "For me, seeing the target and not seeing the target doesn't make any difference."
Author: Im Dong Hyun
15. "Don't just settle for surviving; Settle to make impacts. Life is deliberate; It's about making a difference!"
Author: Israelmore Ayivor
16. "Don't be a pepper on the eyes of people; Rather be the salt on their tongue and make a difference that influences their sense of belonging to the earth."
Author: Israelmore Ayivor
17. "For example, when Seymour told one of the twins or Zooey or Franny or even Mme. Boo Boo (who was only two years younger than myself, and often entirely the Lady), to take off his or her galoshes on coming into the apartment, each and all of them knew he mostly meant that the floor would get tracked up if they didn't and that Bessie would have to get out the mop. When I told them to take off their galoshes, they knew I mostly meant that people who didn't were slobs. It was bound to make no small difference in the way they kidded or ragged us separately."
Author: J.D. Salinger
18. "My husband believes that he can make a difference. He loves people."
Author: Jackie Jackson
19. "Having a literary agent makes a huge difference in submitting work. My agent has access and tremendous passion."
Author: Jacqueline Carey
20. "Cultural comparisons are good because they can tell you about what's similar, but also sometimes they make it easier to see obvious differences."
Author: Jan Chipchase
21. "I'm not in manufacturing, but I make something. I make a difference. But to be honest, I think China can make it cheaper."
Author: Jarod Kintz
22. "There's times when one play makes the whole difference, one calls makes the whole difference. And tonight it was that call."
Author: Johan Santana
23. "F you want to be famous then run for office and be a politician. If you want to be rich then become a plastic surgeon. If you want to have people know your name then be a teacher. If you want to make a difference in someone's life then have children. But if you want to work alone, feel like a freak, be misunderstood, wonder what the point is, always come up short of time and money, while writing stories that bubble up from within about characters you have never met but are strangely in love with, then be a writer."
Author: Karen Jones Gowen
24. "Once there was a princess who was very beautiful. She shone bright as the stars on a moonless night. But what difference did it make that she was beautiful? None. No difference."Why did it make no difference?" asked Abilene.Because," said Pellegrina, "She was a princess who loved no one and cared nothing for love, even though there were many who loved her."
Author: Kate DiCamillo
25. "Yes, well I really hope I can make a difference, even in the smallest way. I am looking forward to helping as much as I can."
Author: Kate Middleton
26. "You can be a member of all of the romance writers associations, take part in all of the networking available, or win the latest romance award... but guess what? None of that makes a difference if you don't WRITE something people want to READ. The greatest editor in the world won't make your book a best seller if it isn't something people care about. So forget all of the fluff that clouds your purpose... writing!!"
Author: Kathryn Le Veque
27. "Fear holds us back from living the lives we want. Use your 20s to make bold decisions, follow different paths, learn from heartbreak, and figure out who you are. When you're 30, do you want to look back at the same boring job, the stale relationship that isn't working, and no stamps in your passport? If you want something different, if you want a life that is filled with experiences, if you want to learn and grow, if you want to make a difference…conquer the fears, believe in yourself, and just do it. You may be questioning something right now. You may be battling thoughts in your mind about taking a leap. Ask yourself what you have to lose if you leap. Ask yourself what kind of stories you want to have. Ask yourself if you're worth it, if you deserve it."
Author: Katie Robinson
28. "Energetic action on debt would make a radical difference to the prospects of many of the poorest countries in the world, at no practical cost to creditor countries."
Author: Kenneth Clarke
29. "For years he'd strived to make a difference in the world, and he'd worked like a dog to make that happen, and yet here he was, a man sitting on a dock with his children, and never had he felt more certain that his words mattered."
Author: Kristin Hannah
30. "There are many experiments and a great deal of research that can be performed on the station that make a difference in our lives and we are committed to supporting this important vocation."
Author: Marc Garneau
31. "I greet all whom I meet today with the love of God. It can be a kind smile, an understanding pause, a touch of a hand that makes all the difference in how someone's day unfolds. I wish to be a conduit of love to those I meet, that I might know a softer way of being and a deeper sense of peace. Let me remember today that all of us are in need of love, both those who make it obvious and those who make it easy to forget. Whether showing their love or hiding it, my brothers are, as I am, in need of understanding. May I be someone who understands. May my selfish nature melt away, dear God, and compassion come to take its place. May everyone I meet or even think of today be blessed by the love I send their way. I will receive as I decide to give, and today I choose to give love."
Author: Marianne Williamson
32. "Hit don't make no difference what a man perfesses. I been in a heap o' churches. There's the Nazarene Church and the Pentecost and the Holy Rollers and the Baptists and I don't know what-all. I cain't see much difference to nary one of ‘em. There's a good to all of ‘em and there's a bad."
Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
33. "People are definitely a company's greatest asset. It doesn't make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps."
Author: Mary Kay Ash
34. "But with lots of good ideas, implementation is the key, and so we need to keep our eye on the ball as we go forward and make sure that people honor their pledges in terms of financial commitments, and that we actually use this money so that it makes a real difference."
Author: Mitchell Reiss
35. "Nothing you do in the White House matters. You know why not? Because as far as the mass of voting morons is concerned, while you're in office, you'll still be the worst single president they've ever had until you stop. Then it's some other poor bastard's turn. And even that doesn't matter, because ten, twenty years later, they'll look back on you, and wonder why they didn't appreciate you when they had you...You don't get to make a difference. You don't get to do jack shit. You know what you get?...You get an entry in the history book, and every 15 minutes, every day at Disneyworld, an animatronic puppet wearing your face will wave or nod when the spotlight hits it."
Author: Neil Gaiman
36. "Do something that makes a difference - because, by God, there's a lot to make you angry."
Author: Neil Kinnock
37. "In 'Uncharted,' we do the scenes the same way you would do a film or television show. The motion capture - the performance-capture process - is what makes such a difference for this franchise. So I don't approach it any differently. The other actors and I go in and rehearse scenes together, and then we go in the next day and perform."
Author: Nolan North
38. "Majority of folks out there are trying to make a difference. Don't just make a difference; become the difference!"
Author: Ogwo David Emenike
39. "For a person to make a difference in the world, he must be different than the world."
Author: Orrin Woodward
40. "Well, I'm your man. I'm the bloody bastard you wanted when you had me spawned. I'm your tool, and what difference does it make if I hate the part of me that you most need? What difference does it make that when the little serpents killed me in the game, I agreed with them, and was glad."
Author: Orson Scott Card
41. "It's not just tougher out there. It's become a situation where the contest is how much you can destroy the system, rather than how much you can make it work. It makes no difference if you have a ‘D' or an ‘R' after your name. There's no sense that this is about democracy, and after the election you have to work together, and knit the country together. The people in the game now just think to the first Tuesday in November, and not a day beyond it."
Author: Peter Hart
42. "It doesn't make a difference how beautiful your guess is. It doesn't make a difference how smart you are, who made the guess, or what his name is. If it disagrees with experiment, it's wrong."
Author: Richard P. Feynman
43. "The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences."
Author: Ruth Benedict
44. "If, as you say, our minds are delusiongenerators, then we're all like blind and deaf sea captainsshouting orders into the universe and hoping it makes a difference.We have no way of knowing what really works andwhat merely seems to work. So doesn't it make sense to tryall the things that appear to work even if we can't be sure?"
Author: Scott Adams
45. "When I was in the eighth grade, I wrote this huge long paper about how I had no idea what I was gonna do with my life, but that I wanted to make a difference and touch even if it was like one person's life... inspire them."
Author: Shantel VanSanten
46. "I think it doesn't really make a difference where she is, because she always takes herself with her."
Author: Sophie Dahl
47. "All the same, I don't mean nothin' you wouldn't like yer mas to know about, see? That's straight, that is. It's Art, and that makes all the difference. *When it ain't Art it's dirt, but if it's Art it's all right, see?*"
Author: Stella Gibbons
48. "For the Christ-follower,small spiritual adjustments make huge eternal differences."
Author: Todd Stocker
49. "There is very little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude."
Author: W. Clement Stone
50. "He was sick of God and God's religion, sick of all the little religious social clubs that didn't seem to make any real difference or affect any real changes."
Author: Wm. Paul Young

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