— Christopher Marlowe English dramatist, poet and translator 1564 - 1593
Lust's Dominion (c. 1600), Act iii. scene 4. The first edition attributed the authorship of this play to Marlowe, though this attribution has been recognized as spurious by critics and scholars for nearly two centuries. See Logan and Smith, Predecessors of Shakespeare, p. 32. But compare: "Comparisons are odious", John Fortescue, De Laudibus Leg. Angliæ, Chapter xix.
— John Donne English poet 1572 - 1631
No. 8, The Comparison, line 54. Compare: "Comparisons are odious", John Fortescue, De Laudibus Leg. Angliæ, Chap. xix; "Comparisons are odorous", William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, act iii, scene v
— Teresa of Ávila Roman Catholic saint 1515 - 1582
Maxim 44, p. 259
Maxims for Her Nuns (1963)
„I think that comparisons are truly odious, I do not approve of this constant proud or envious to-do;
And furthermore, dear friends, I think that you and yours are delightful and I also think that me and mine are delightful too.“
— Ogden Nash American poet 1902 - 1971
Versus (1949), Possessions are Nine Points of Conversation
„[About the Paris Agreement:] By comparison to what it could have been, it’s a miracle. By comparison to what it should have been, it’s a disaster.“
— George Monbiot English writer and political activist 1963
"Grand promises of Paris climate deal undermined by squalid retrenchments" https://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2015/dec/12/paris-climate-deal-governments-fossil-fuels, The Guardian, 12 December 2015.
„Competition reduces people's creativity. And the trend of copying is increasing. Ungratefulness comes from comparison, and comparison comes from competition.“
— Umair Ahmad Businessman 1997
Speaking to journalist Iftikhar Ahmad (December 2017) as quoted in Media Imperialism in India and Pakistan (2019) by Farooq Sulehria, p. 59
— Gerard Manley Hopkins English poet 1844 - 1889
"On the Origin of Beauty: A Platonic Dialogue"
— Marc Bloch French historian, medievalist, and historiographer 1886 - 1944
The Historian's Craft, pg.42
— Karl Marx, libro Grundrisse
Notebook I, The Chapter on Money, p. 93.
Contesto: Money appears as measure (in Homer, e. g. oxen) earlier than as medium of exchange, because in barter each commodity is still its own medium of exchange. But it cannot be its own or its own standard of comparison.
„There is no comparison between him and me; he developed a whole new way of making art and he's clearly in a league of his own. It would be like making comparisons with Warhol.“
— Tracey Emin English artist, one of the group known as Britartists or Young British Artists 1963
The Independent on Sunday http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/film/features/article350884.ece 2005-03-12. Accessed 2006-03-19.
On artist Damien Hirst.
„The judicial process, as was said at the outset of these lectures, is a process of search and comparison, and little else.“
— Benjamin N. Cardozo United States federal judge 1870 - 1938
Other writings, The Nature of the Judicial Process (1921)
— Nicholas Dawidoff, libro The Catcher Was a Spy
The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg