37 Quotes About Sameness


There are differences and similarities that exist between all of us. Studies have found striking resemblances between us and other cultures and species. Here is a look at some of the best quotes about sameness that are encouraging.

“Almost nobody travels willingly from sameness to sameness and repetition to repetition, even if the physical effort required is trivial.”

“Americans continue to rapidly homogenize ourselves into a neutered oblivion. For a country founded on the protection of the unique, we relish our sameness.”

“And like a favorite old movie, sometimes the sameness in a friend is what you like the most about her.”

“Being different is a talent. You illuminate what makes you special in the sea of sameness around you.”

“Console yourself, dear man and brother; whatever you may be sure of, be sure at least of this, that you are dreadfully like other people. Human nature has a much greater genius for sameness than for originality.”

“Dominator culture has tried to keep us all afraid, to make us choose safety instead of risk, sameness instead of diversity.”

“However capable and skillful an individual may be, left alone, he or she will not survive. When we are sick or very young or very old, we must depend on the support of others.”

“I am now to offer some thoughts upon that sameness or familiarity which we frequently find between passages in different authors without quotation.”

“I don’t see any use in having a uniform and arbitrary way of spelling words. We might as well make all clothes alike and cook all dishes alike. Sameness is tiresome; variety is pleasing.”

“I never really liked the lyrics or the sameness of the music. It always seemed to have the same rhythm or whatever.”

“I’d never just want to do what everybody else did. I’d be contributing to the sameness of everything.”

“If we wish to ensure everyone’s peace and happiness we need to cultivate a healthy respect for the diversity of our peoples and cultures, founded on an understanding of this fundamental sameness of all human beings.”

“In other words, I would be giving in to a myth of sameness which I think can destroy us.”

“It doesn’t matter who the candidates are. It doesn’t matter the campaign. You know that’s gonna happen.”

“It is the low drive for sameness and the hatred of otherness that characterizes all forms of leftism, which inevitably are totalitarian…”

“It’s not good to make sentimental journeys. You see the differences instead of the sameness.”

“Just as the pure crystal takes color from the object which is nearest to it, so the mind, when it is cleared of thought-waves, achieves sameness or identity with the object of its concentration.”

“My fight is not for racial sameness but for racial equality and against racial prejudice and discrimination.”

“People have foolishly mistaken equality for sameness. Equality of the genders means that both have equal value and worth, and one is not better than the other.”

“People prefer to be with people like themselves. For all the celebration of ‘diversity,’ it’s sameness that dominates.”

“People try to hold onto the sameness. This holding onto prevents growth.”

“Perhaps even more than constituted authority, it is social uniformity and sameness that harass the individual most.”

“Properly practiced creativity MUST result in greater sales more economically achieved. Properly practiced creativity can lift your claims out of the swamp of sameness and make them accepted, believed, persuasive, urgent.”

“Sameness is the mother of disgust, variety the cure.”

“That which is to be most desired in America is oneness and not sameness. Sameness is the worst thing that could happen to the people of this country.”

“The media of sameness and separation represent the world in its most religious form – the structuring of the social in images.”

“The sense of identity provides the ability to experience one’s self as something that has continuity and sameness, and to act accordingly.”

“The softminded person always wants to freeze the moment and hold life in the gripping yoke of sameness.”

“There is a terrible sameness to the euphoria of alcohol and the euphoria of metaphor.”

“There’s a big difference between oneness and sameness. Oneness implies that we’re all connected and that we all come from the same source.”

“Today, we talk a lot about equality, but I think what most people mean by it is sameness – that everybody is the same – and they are afraid if they are not the same, they are not equal.”

“Unity does not mean sameness. It means oneness of purpose.”

“Valuing differences is what really drives synergy. Do you truly value the mental, emotional, and psychological differences among people?”

“We are rarely able to interact only with folks like ourselves, who think as we do.”

“We gained control of many things. But we had to let go of others.”

“We should cast aside all childish games that fetter and exhaust body, speech and mind.”

“You can’t state difference and also state equality. We have to state sameness to understand equality.”

There are many limits to being fair and the same.

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