160+ Best Comparison Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Comparison or comparing is the act of evaluating two or more things by determining the relevant, comparable characteristics of each thing, and then determining which characteristics of each are similar to the other, which are different, and to what degree. Inspirational comparison quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

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Most Famous Comparison Quotes

The only person you should try to be better than is who you were yesterday. – Unknown

Have more than you show, and speak less than you know. – William Shakespeare

Don’t compare yourself to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. – Regina Brett

There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying. – Francis Bacon

We’re only envious of those already doing what we were made to do. Envy is a giant, flashing arrow pointing us toward our destiny. – Glennon Doyle Melton

Focus on your journey, not the destination. – Greg Anderson

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The problem with comparison is that you always feel either better than someone else or worthless compared to someone else. – Dillon Burroughs

Comparison is an act of violence against the self. – Iyanla Vanzant

Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. – Coco Chanel

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Comparison is the thief of joy. – Theodore Roosevelt

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

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

You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Let it go. You can’t move forward if you keep looking back. – April Harding

I will not reason and compare: my business is to create. – William Blake

Why compare yourself to others? No one is the entire world can do a better job of being you than you. – Anonymous

The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel. – Steve Furtick

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside you. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

You don’t have to do what everyone else is doing. – Oprah

Don’t compare your beginnings to someone else’s middle. – Tim Hiller

Being a successful person is not necessarily defined by what you have achieved, but by what you have overcome. – Fannie Flagg

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

Happiness is found when you stop comparing yourself to other people. – Anonymous

Don’t compare yourself with anyone else in this world. If you do, you are insulting yourself. – Anonymous

Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle. – Jon Acuff

Comparison is the most dangerous acquaintance love can make. – Soren Kierkegaard

Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do. – Brené Brown

Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be? – Danielle LaPorte

Stay true to yourself. – Selena Gomez

I will not reason and compare; my business is to create. – William Blake, Jerusalem

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde

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

Neither compares nor competes. – Lailah Gifty Akita

Comparison is the death of peace and well-being. – Anonymous

Stay in your lane. Comparison kills creativity and joy. – Brene Brown

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. – Marilyn Monroe

Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness. – Allen Ginsberg

Faithless to be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. – Maya Angelou

Don’t compare your weaknesses to someone else’s strengths. – Anonymous

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

About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all. – Rita Mae Brown

Be yourself, don’t take anything from anyone, and never let them take you alive. – Gerard Way

You cannot change what you are, only what you do. – Philip Pullman

You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant? – Dr. Seuss

Art and life really are the same, and both can only be about a spiritual journey, a path towards a re-union with a supreme creator, with god, with the divine; and this is true no matter how unlikely, how strange, how unorthodox, one’s particular life path might appear to one’s self or others at any given moment. – Genesis P-Orridge

I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all. – Coco Chanel

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

I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet. – Mahatma Gandhi

Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else. – Judy Garland

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. – E.E. Cummings

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another. – William Shakespeare

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Where’s your will to be weird? – Jim Morrison

We won’t be distracted by comparison if we are captivated with purpose. – Bob Goff

Winners compare their achievements with their goals. – Nido Qubein

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

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. – Oscar Wilde

The act of comparison is an act of violence against the self.

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem. – David Carradine

I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves. – Steve Maraboli

There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality. – Anton Chekhov

If you continuously compete with others you become bitter but if you continuously compete with yourself, you become better. – Anonymous

The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel. – Steve Furtick

Your story is unique and so so different and not worthy of comparison. – Anonymous

I will not hide my tastes or aversions. I will so trust that what is deep is holy, that I will do strongly before the sun and moon whatever only rejoices me, and the heart appoints. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Find out who you are and do it on purpose. – Dolly Parton

Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another. – Homer

If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else? – Ru Paul

They can’t scare me, if I scare them first. – Lady Gaga

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

Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live. – Gianni Versace

Our time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. – Steve Jobs

An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man’s entire existence. – Balzac

When I was a child my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk, you’ll be the pope.’ Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso. – Picasso

Follow your own star! – Dante Alighieri

Comparison is the best way to judge our progress but not with others, compare your yesterday with your today. – Anonymous

When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you. – Lao Tzu

You are not a bad person because you are gay. You are you because you are you and you were meant to be you – so be you proudly. – Tegan Quin

Don’t let others box you into their idea of what they think you should be. A confined identity is a miserable way to exist. Be you and live free. Trust that in living true to yourself, you will attract people that support and love you, just as you are. – Jaedade Walt

If you want to be yourself, sometimes you can’t compare the economic benefit with art. – Kelly Liang

Comparison is a slippery slope to jealousy. – Danielle LaPorte

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

To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater. – Bono

Learn to… be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not. – Henri Frederic Amiel

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth. – Benjamin Disraeli

If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise. – Johann von Goethe

The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Comparisons make you feel superior or inferior, neither serve a useful purpose. – Jane Travis

Personality begins where comparison ends. – Karl Lagerfeld

Don’t compare your life to others. There’s no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it’s their time. – Anonymous

There is no need for comparison. Be happy with yourself and find satisfaction in your work. – Lailah Gifty Akita

At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time. – Friedrich Nietzsche

We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin. – Andre Berthiaume

One’s real life is often the life that one does not lead. – Oscar Wilde

Taking into account the public’s regrettable lack of taste, it is incumbent upon you not to fit in… – Janeane Garofalo

Some people say you are going the wrong way, when it’s simply a way of your own. – Angelina Jolie

I feel that the simplicity of life is just being yourself. – Bobby Brown

How many more of us are faking the facade? How many more of us are pretending to be something we’re not? Even better, how many of us will have the courage to be ourselves regardless of what others think? – Katie McGarry

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

Dear you, don’t compare yourself to anyone. Your Unique Self is empowered, powerful, and unstoppable! Your uniqueness is what makes you incomparable! Don’t underestimate the beauty of just being you. – Stephanie Lahart

Don’t dilute yourself for any person or any reason. You are enough! Be unapologetically you. – Steve Mariboli

Comparison is the death of joy. – Mark Twain

Try not to get lost in comparing yourself to others. Discover your gifts and let them shine! – Jennie Finch

Comparison is the root cause of all evil.

Why compare when no two people are alike? – Haresh Sippy

Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another. – Marquis de Condorcet

If you pay attention to your ranking and comparison to others, you are competing with others.

If you ignore them, you can aim for the stars. – Khang Kijarro Nguyen

Comparison drives you to the dead end of your dream, your vision and your destiny. – Eugenia Herlihy

Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle. – Tim Hiller

Comparison kills creativity. Stop comparing and start creating. – Anonymous

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never compare your journey with someone else’s. Your journey is your journey, not a competition. – Anonymous

Do not compare yourself to anybody! – Israelmore Ayivor

More than comparing with somebody else, I’d prefer comparing my own work from film to film. – Keerthy Suresh

Learn not to compare yourself to other people because comparison will clip your wings and shoot you down. – Eugenia Herlihy

Comparison is the death of joy. – Mark Twain

Like anyone else, I can fall into these massive Instagram holes and start comparing myself to other people. – Adwoa Aboah

I heard comparison is the killer of joy. Oh boy, has it butchered my joy – Akachi Obijiaku

There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying. – Francis Bacon

No one is perfect no matter how hard they pretend they are, so don’t compare yourself to them,” Will says. – If I Wake

Do not compete with anyone. Seek to exceed your own expectations. – Lailah Gifty Akita

The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel. – Steve Furtick

Comparisons make you feel superior or inferior, neither serve a useful purpose. – Jane Travis

Uniqueness lies in not comparing oneself to others. – Raheel Farooq

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Winners compare their achievements with their goals, while losers compare their achievements with those of other people. – Nido Qubein

Haters have fallen into the tragic mindset of comparison; a form of psychological suicide. – Steve Maraboli

We get too bogged down by comparisons and competition. On the road to excellence, you are your own benchmark. You have to be your strongest critic. – Anupam Kher

Happiness is not an absolute value. It is a state of comparison. – Zadie Smith

Comparison is an act of violence committed against one’s self. – Clyde Lee Dennis

Stop thinking you’re doing it all wrong. Your path doesn’t look like anybody else’s because it can’t, it shouldn’t, and it won’t. – Eleanor Brownn

Don’t value your self worth by others or external things but by appreciating who you are within. And if you must measure your success do it not by what you have gained personally but what you have contributed to a wider benefit. – Rasheed Ogunlaru

It has nothing to do with who I am as compared to everyone else. It has everything to do with who I am in companionship with God. – Craig D. Lounsbrough

No one’s life ever goes as they planned. That truth alone should bring a sense of relief to everyone. – Andrena Sawyer

Comparison is the most poisonous element in the human heart because it destroys ingenuity and it robs peace and joy. – Euginia Herlihy

Never stretch your neck to see who is not doing it big. Look into your bosom, and realize that you can do it bigger! Go, create a brighter picture! – Israelmore Ayivor

You are not required to perform like them, you are required to perform like you. – Bangambiki Habyarimana

When we accept the labels placed on us by ourselves and others, we then restrict and limit ourselves based on those labels. Break free from them and reclaim your unlimited potential to be your amazing self. – Nanette Mathews

Comparison can turn friends into adversaries. – Frank Sonnenberg

Let us not look at the talents we wish we had or pine away for the gifts that are not ours but instead do the best we can with what we have. – BJ Richardson

Don’t compare the size of your roof with the size of the sky. – Amit Kalantri

Comparison is bad news, stay away from it as far as possible. – Euginia Herlihy

Comparison is waste of energy. Every individual is unique with unique talents. Find your passion and live your best life. – Lailah Gifty Akita

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