As long as there are rich people in the world, they will be desirous of distinguishing themselves from the poor.
— Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The most distinguishing feature of winners is their intensity of purpose.
Alymer Letterman distinguishing quote

The distinguishing sign of slavery is to have a price, and to be bought for it.
— John Ruskin

The distinguishing part of our Constitution is its liberty. To preserve that liberty inviolate seems the particular duty and proper trust of a member of the House of Commons. But the liberty, the only liberty, I mean is a liberty connected with order: that not only exists along with order and virtue, but which cannot exist at all without them. It inheres in good and steady government, as in its substance and vital principle.
— Edmund Burke

I am continually fascinated at the difficulty intelligent people have in distinguishing what is controversial from what is merely offensive.
— distinguishing quotation by Nora Ephron