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.     


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.     


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