Comparison Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old comparison quotes, comparison sayings, and comparison proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying. Francis Bacon
The problem with comparison is that you always feel either better than someone else or worthless compared to someone else. Dillon Burroughs
A comparison between the triplets tentatively deduced by these methods with the changes in amino acid sequence produced by mutation shows a fair measure of agreement. Francis Crick
A wise man looks upon men as he does on horses; all their comparisons of title, wealth, and place, he consider but as harness. Robert Cecil
The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel. Steve Furtick
There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. Alexandre Dumas
Don't compare your beginning to someone else's middle. Jon Acuff
Comparison is the most dangerous acquaintance love can make. Soren Kierkegaard
Neither compares nor competes. Lailah Gifty Akita
Comparison will be the number one thing that will keep you from doing what God's calling you to do. He's put a gift and a call and a desire in your heart that is different than anyone else's. And you're wired that way for a reason. Kari Jobe
Comparison of statements made at different periods frequently enable us to give maximal and minimal dates to the appearance of a cultural element or to assign the time limits to a movement of population. Edward Sapir
If comparison is the thief of joy, then our culture is being robbed blind. Jon Foreman
Comparison with myself brings improvement, comparison with others brings discontent. Betty Jamie Chung
It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Comparison is an act of violence against the self. Iyanla Vanzant
Comparison kills creativity. Stop comparing and start creating. Anonymous
In comparison with a loving human being, everything else is worthless. Hugh MacLennan
Comparisons are always welcomed when drawn in favor. Pushpa Rana
Comparisons deplete the actuality of the things compared. William S. Wilson
Comparison is a very foolish attitude, because each person is unique and incomparable. Once this understanding settles in you, jealousy disappears. Rajneesh
Comparisons make you feel superior or inferior, neither serve a useful purpose. Jane Travis
If you compare yourself to others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Max Ehrmann
Don't compare yourself to others. That's a battle you can never win. Michelle Parsons
Comparison will strip you of power, of grace, and influence. Each person is unique. How then, can you possibly compare unique to unique? You can't. And when you try, you annihilate your brilliance. Amy Larson
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 death of joy. Mark Twain
Do not compare yourself to anybody! Israelmore Ayivor
Follow your inner moonlight don't hide the madness. Allen Ginsberg
Comparison is a thug that robs your joy. But it's even more than that comparison makes you a thug who beats down somebody or your soul. Ann Voskamp
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth. Benjamin Disraeli
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. Bernard M. Maruch
To be forgiven is such sweetness that honey is tasteless in comparison with it. But yet there is one thing sweeter still, and that is to forgive. As it is more blessed to give than to receive, so to forgive rises a stage higher in experience than to be forgiven. Charles Spurgeon
I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all. Coco Chanel
You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant? Dr. Seuss
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
Beauty is a relation, and the apprehension of it a comparison. Gerard Manley Hopkins
The infinitude of creation is great enough to make a world, or a Milky Way of worlds, look in comparison with it what a flower or an insect does in comparison with the Earth. Immanuel Kant
Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else. Judy Garland
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
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. Marilyn Monroe
Jealousy is the fear of comparison. Max Frisch
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Maya Angelou
Comparisons are odious. Miguel de Cervantes
You don’t have to do what everyone else is doing. Oprah
You cannot change what you are, only what you do. Philip Pullman
How blunt are all the arrows of thy quiver in comparison with those of guilt. Robert Blair
Personality begins where comparison leaves off. Be unique. Be memorable. Be confident. Be proud. Shannon L. Alder
Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions do your thing, and don’t care if they like it. Tina Fey