Top 215 Relative Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Relative Quotes from famous people such as Geoff Johns, Stephen Amell, Justin Rose, Yami Gautam, Robert Lanza, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Evil is relative - and what I mean by that is that our

Evil is relative – and what I mean by that is that our villains are as complex, as deep and as compelling as any of our heroes. Every antagonist in the DC Universe has a unique darkness, desire and drive. And the reason for being of ‘Forever Evil’ is to explore that darkness.
Geoff Johns
Canada does a really a phenomenal job of producing music, actors, and entertainers. If you look at the number of people we have in our country relative to the number of people that are prominent in the entertainment industry, it’s pretty impressive.
Stephen Amell
I think that relative to my normal levels of performance I am one of the best at being able to raise my game for the majors, and that what is giving me so much self-belief.
Justin Rose
As a child, I always wanted to be an actor. But as I grew older, the acting dream kind of faded away, and I took to studying a lot. A few years later, a relative of mine who really wanted me to try my hand at acting sent my photographs to a few production houses, and like they say, the rest is history.
Yami Gautam
Perhaps, if science is clever enough to see, it will realize that religion may not be too far off with its concrete imagery; and that relative to the supreme creator, we humans are much like the microorganisms we scrutinize under the microscope.
Robert Lanza
Beauty is composed of an eternal, invariable element whose quantity is extremely difficult to determine, and a relative element which might be, either by turns or all at once, period, fashion, moral, passion.
Jean-Luc Godard
I’d say the main way people get into terrible financial trouble is just to spend too much money relative to their income, and that is an endemic problem in the United States of America, and that’s the kind of thing that should be taught about in schools.
Ben Stein
Be able to cite three good qualities of every relative or acquaintance that you dislike.
Marilyn vos Savant
I have a tough skin and enough confidence not to worry too much about being underestimated because of my last name, my relative youth, or my modeling background. It comes with the territory.
Ivanka Trump
My personal view is that such total planning by the state is an absolute good and not simply a relative good… I do not myself think of the attitude I take as deriving from Marx – though this undoubtedly will be suggested – but from Fichte and Hegel.
John Grierson
To say a poem is absolute is saying nothing, because an ink blot can be absolute. Yet you put into it what you like. So it becomes totally relative.
Nicholas Mosley
I love going to horror movies – especially when they are fun. I think that they get you in touch with sort of these primal instincts that we all have in the relative safety of the theater.
Drew Goddard
A friend who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative.
George Ade
It is only through contact and comparison that the relative value or worthlessness of the various cultural elements can be clearly and critically seen and understood.
Hu Shih
What we are going to do is continue to grow our content spend on original programming, both in absolute numbers and as a percentage of our total spending, because it’s been working. It’s been helping grow the brand; and more importantly, it’s been driving viewing hours relative to how else we would spend the money.
Ted Sarandos
I didn’t grow up with great privilege, nor did I grow up wanting for anything. I was a middle-class kid and, relative to the rest of the world, that’s great wealth.
Matt Damon
Whoever is my relative, I will not be nice to them.
George Lopez
Basic philosophy, spirit and drive of an organization have far more to do with its relative achievements than do technological or economic resources, organizational structure, innovation and timing.
Marvin Bower
We now have the technology to pretty much hear everything. Can you imagine how our holiday dinners would be if every relative’s entire conversations from birth to that moment in time was shown to every other relative?
Rick Santelli
Where anger can be seen as a relative positive in a man, it is hardly ever perceived as anything other than a negative in a woman.
Maria Konnikova
Relative to other economies in the world, India has a good feel to it.
Michael Dell
Coming from a middle class background, travel was always considered a luxury then, even if it meant going to a relative’s place or a religious shrine.
Imtiaz Ali
Everything is creative. It’s all relative to me. No matter what, you’ve gotta use your imagination, use your senses.
Action Bronson
The U.S. is still in a pretty good spot, especially relative to other advanced countries. The aging of our population is not as pronounced as almost anyone else’s.
Austan Goolsbee
Personally, I don’t like the term ‘success.’ It’s too arbitrary and too relative a thing. It’s usually someone else’s definition, not yours.
Ichiro Suzuki
I was discovered, or mentored, by Norman Lear, who plucked me from the grinder of relative obscurity.
Alan Thicke
It’s always been something I’ve been searching for – freedom. It’s a very relative thing. It means different things to different people.
Alvin Lee
It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes.
Henry David Thoreau
There was a guy by the name of Charles Schwab: actually, Charles M. Schwab. I read a lot about him, and I always hoped I was related, but I wasn’t. He was a steel magnate. He worked for J.P. Morgan; then he started Bethlehem Steel. But he had no children, unfortunately, and it turned out I wasn’t a relative.
Charles Schwab
Age is relative. Experience is relative. And I think often intensity is confused with maturity.
Laura Marling
A second type of direct evidence is formed by statements, whether as formal legends or personal information, regarding the age or relative sequence of events in tribal history made by the natives themselves.
Edward Sapir
I mention the need of cooperation and confidence among

I mention the need of cooperation and confidence among the men who work, no matter what may be their relative ranks, because it is the vital factor underlying everything. Only as we are willing to work today, work as we never have worked before, will civilization survive.
Charles M. Schwab
Relative to the taxi industry, Uber is a sustaining innovation; that is, it makes customers’ lives better. Uber targeted mainstream markets with a better service for existing customers, and it succeeded in serving them better than the incumbents.
Clayton M. Christensen
We are 5 percent of the global population and consume a third of the total resources – on some level we should all feel guilty relative to the world.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours.
Grover Cleveland
Beauty is as relative as light and dark. Thus, there exists no beautiful woman, none at all, because you are never certain that a still far more beautiful woman will not appear and completely shame the supposed beauty of the first.
Paul Klee
Politics and power is a realm of relative influence.
Fareed Zakaria
It’s easy to sit in relative luxury and peace and pontificate on the subject of the Third World debts.
Roger Moore
A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
Socrates
Disabilities are a very relative condition, it is something that defines a situation, but if you can’t jump over the problem then you can certainly go around it.
Alex Zanardi
I don’t deal at all well with the relative amount of stuff I have to face already.
Daniel Day-Lewis
When a regular camera focuses physically, what the regular camera is doing is adjusting the lens relative to the sensor to bring different parts of the scene into focus.
Ren Ng
When my dad left public life, I was 13 years old. I went through my teen years and into adulthood in relative anonymity. After my dad’s funeral, I was suddenly recognizable to people I passed on the street.
Justin Trudeau
Uncertainty about sales impedes business planning and could harm capital formation just as much as uncertainty about inflation can create uncertainty about relative prices and harm business planning.
Janet Yellen
Eastern Muslim countries, such as Indonesia and Malaysia, are relative success stories, as they are not afflicted by the Arab heritage of retreat and humiliation at the hands of the French, Spanish, British, Turks, and Persians.
Conrad Black
When you look at where the Democratic field is going relative to foreign policy, they are increasingly moving away from a policy of pre-emptive self-defense that the president has adopted since September 11.
Ed Gillespie
The American surge of combat forces into Baghdad that was ordered by President Bush worked. And there was a calm, a relative calm that descended on the country kind of late 2008. That pretty much held until the last American combat soldiers left at the end of 2011.
Dexter Filkins
The discourse of sovereignty is a relative one when a crisis has become a global crisis.
Peter Maurer
It seems you can ask any friend, any relative, and they’ll be able to tell you about someone they know with autism.
Gary Cole
When distant and unfamiliar and complex things are communicated to great masses of people, the truth suffers a considerable and often a radical distortion. The complex is made over into the simple, the hypothetical into the dogmatic, and the relative into an absolute.
Walter Lippmann
It’s hard to avoid ‘unconscious overclaiming.’ In unconscious overclaiming, we unconsciously overestimate our contributions relative to others. This makes sense, because we’re far more aware of what we do than what other people do. Also, we tend to do the work that we value.
Gretchen Rubin
The first relative I came out to was my aunt Teri, a superior court judge in San Francisco. Her reaction surprised me. ‘I’ve known you were gay for years,’ she said. From that moment on I was comfortable in my own skin.
Jason Collins
A life lesson for me is, how do you muster the courage to take on a new risk? Whether it’s starting up a business or taking on a new project or expedition. I think the risks that we take are all relative to the risk-taker.
Ann Bancroft
That fallacy flies in the face of studies that show, every day, in every way, things are getting a little worse for America’s minorities relative to the progress made by those in the top percentiles of assets and income.
Harold Washington
The wise man is he who knows the relative value of things.
William Inge
The United States emerged from the Cold War with unprecedented absolute and relative power. It was truly first among unequals.
Richard N. Haass
An unmarried adult who cannot navigate the welfare system has no choice but to work, but a married working parent is constantly evaluating the relative merits of staying home with the kids versus bringing home that second paycheck.
Philip Greenspun
Home is a relative concept. Home is very much wherever it is that your people are and where you fit in.
Rege-Jean Page
People have always said – those words, ‘too conservative,’ is fairly relative. I’m sure that they probably said that about Thomas Jefferson and George Washington and Benjamin Franklin.
Sharron Angle
There was never a perception that I was second-class relative to boys. That gave me confidence.
Gita Gopinath
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.
Franklin P. Jones
Virtue is relative to the actions and ages of each of us in all that we do.
Plato
It seems everybody has been somehow affected by cancer,

It seems everybody has been somehow affected by cancer, either through a relative or a close friend or somewhere, and they know how devastating cancer can be. And they see me, and I refuse to let it affect how I live and what I do.
Craig Sager
This attempt to isolate cell constituents might have been a failure if they had been destroyed by the relative brutality of the technique employed. But this did not happen.
Albert Claude
They emphasize the viewpoint that the protracted economic stagnation in Japan derives from incomplete economic adjustments to significant changes in relative prices.
Toshihiko Fukui
Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin.
Barbara Kingsolver
If I care for an elderly relative without payment, it is not work, is not counted in national income, and, as it is not labour, is not counted as work. Should my neighbour pay me to do precisely the same tasks, it would contribute to economic growth.
Guy Standing
For example, some stars put out large amounts of energy in the infrared part of the spectrum, so that this can produce a different relative magnitude rating than using light energy from the middle of the spectrum.
Charles Francis Richter
Liquidity is a good proxy for relative net worth. You can’t lie about cash, stocks, and bond values.
Mark Cuban
In a successful health system, the proportion of per-capita health dollars used for home care, outpatient primary care, and preventive services should actually increase, not decrease, relative to those for acute hospital care.
Kenneth Frazier
I am not so famous. I’m known in a few countries like Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and around the Alps. Some climbers in Beijing know my name, and some in America, but I am not really famous. It’s very relative, my fame.
Reinhold Messner
It is absolutely ludicrous that abortion supporters would accuse a blood relative of Dr. King of hijacking the King legacy. Uncle Martin and my father, Rev. A. D. King were blood brothers. How can I hijack something that belongs to me? I am an heir to the King Family legacy.
Alveda King
I had a couple come in with a negative amortization mortgage on a house that costs way too much relative to their income. They’re consuming real estate, not investing in it.
Chris Cooper
Britain, relative to the U.S., is a highly secular society. Philanthropy alone cannot fill the gap left by government cutbacks. And the sources of altruism go deep into our evolutionary past.
Jonathan Sacks
Productivity is a relative matter. And it’s really insignificant: What is ultimately important is a writer’s strongest books.
Joyce Carol Oates
Anytime you have a relative in politics, you’re going to catch some flack from people, because that’s just part of the gig.
Colter Wall
I can only say this with all relative humility: I saw myself as a Beatle.
Terence Trent D’Arby
One city can look at other cities relative to their city and learn something. It’s a matter of sharing the patterns of what exists in one society based on landscape or cultural values versus other cities.
Jack Dangermond
One notable feature is that English doesn’t have much of a system for expressing relative social status.
David Crystal
Ever since the destruction of Baghdad by the Mongols in 1258, the Muslim world has been in slow decline relative to the west. With Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt and the creeping British annexation of Muslim India, that decline took on a malign aspect.
James Buchan
The criterion for free choice can never be an absolute one, but neither is it entirely relative.
Herbert Marcuse
Only recently – about five minutes ago, relative to the long-running human comedy – have parents been driving themselves to distraction by taking too seriously the idea that ‘as the twig is bent the tree’s inclined.’
George Will
Dramas about addiction can be exciting to watch. And then dispiriting. Exciting because degradation is fascinating to follow from the relative safety and smugness of an ‘appropriate’ life, and dispiriting because if all that sad mayhem can happen to this or that character, what’s to keep it from happening to me or you?
Hilton Als
It’s more dangerous to be a friend or relative of Jackie Chan in the star’s movies than it is to play the third yeoman on a ‘Star Trek’ episode.
Elvis Mitchell
The plain Canadian fact is that relative to other Western democracies, the U.S. in particular, there isn’t much difference between our two main political parties.
Neil Macdonald
If you’re a friend or a relative of George Herbert Walker Bush, Prez 41, or George W. Bush, Prez 43, or any other Bushes, then you know an 18-hole round of golf shouldn’t take more than three hours out of your day – there are other important things to do.
Dan Jenkins
I think success is a relative term. If you’re a caveman, success is capturing an elephant. Success is achieving better than the norm. Success is being exceptional. It’s exceptional reputation, exceptional income, and exceptional respect.
Jon Taffer
Rand Paul does not like being compared to his father Ron any more than sons named Bush like to dance in their father’s shadow, but the crucial difference is that while the Bushes all hail from the relative mainstream of the GOP, the Pauls have an ideological tributary virtually to themselves.
Nancy Gibbs
My favorite anything is always relative to the context of present time, place and mood. When I finish a book and want to immediately find another by the same author and no other, that author is elevated to my favorite.
Amy Tan
‘God’ is a relative word and has a respect to servants, and ‘Deity’ is the dominion of God, not over his own body, as those imagine who fancy God to be the soul of the world, but over servants.
Isaac Newton
In this play we’re dealing with relative truths – who’s lying, who’s telling the truth. But underneath that, Ed and I have hit this deeper level of intimacy between old friends that comes out in the play.
Fred Ward
In the absence of relative equality – quid pro quo – a court might question whether there was an actual contract. If I give you a dollar, and you give me a mansion, our contract would lack quid pro quo.
Zephyr Teachout
The relative lack of power of certain minority groups, and the fear they’re feeling in the wake of Donald Trump’s election, is something I think we really need to take a look at.
Megyn Kelly
Most people do surprisingly poorly when dealing with a

Most people do surprisingly poorly when dealing with a relative who is hurting, depressed, or anxious – we get defensive and try to solve the problem rather than finding the truth in what the person is saying.
David D. Burns
Everything is relative and you have to learn that sometimes you win and other times you lose.
Alfredo Di Stefano
Blacks in the Caribbean, Britain, Canada and sub-Saharan Africa as well as in the United States have low IQ scores relative to whites.
J. Philippe Rushton
Prayer provides an opportunity to remind oneself of how one should be living, our responsibilities to others, our own failings, and our relative good fortune, should we have it. This is, I think, a pretty worthwhile practice and it is not something you can only do if you believe you are talking to an unseen creator.
Julian Baggini
As you get older – I’m not old, but 29 is relative in goalie years – you like to see your number of games taper down a little bit so you are fresher for playoffs.
Carey Price
We know that, relative to GPS, radar is not as accurate – we’d be seeing our planes’ precise positions in 3-D, not just approximate locations every eight seconds.
Elizabeth Esty
Of course, relative citation frequencies are no measure of relative importance. Who has not aspired to write a paper so fundamental that very soon it is known to everyone and cited by no one?
Abraham Pais
The current distribution model for movies, in the U.S. particularly, but also around the world, is pretty antiquated relative to the on-demand generation that we’re trying to serve.
Ted Sarandos
I had done a lot of reading, relative for a kid, about World War Two, and I thought about Chamberlain a lot.
Douglas Feith
I stated that Hiroshima and Nagasaki are ‘among the most unspeakable crimes in history.’ I took no position on just where they stand on the scale of horrors relative to Auschwitz, the bombing of Chungking, Lidice, and so on.
Noam Chomsky
We are increasingly using social media to drive both engagement and commerce. And because we are a commerce platform that integrates content, we believe we have a unique opportunity to make up a high button, a relative factor in social.
Mindy Grossman
Everything is relative except relatives, and they are absolute.
Alfred Stieglitz
From regular, relative skydiving, I went on to freeflying. Freeflying is more the three-dimensional skydiving.
Ueli Gegenschatz
In a sense it might even be said that our failure is to form habits: for, after all, habit is relative to a stereotyped world, and meantime it is only the roughness of the eye that makes two persons, things, situations, seem alike.
Walter Pater
We pay some price when necessary to bring down inflation but that price is temporary and is not large relative to the permanent gain from reduced inflation.
Martin Feldstein
I think we’re all survivors, to be honest. I mean, some of us more than others – some of us have to survive far more horrendous things than others. It’s all relative: whatever your experience is.
Passenger
I think the interesting thing about the word ‘posh’ is that it is so relative; it’s quite a provocative title because people have strong feelings about that word.
Laura Wade
It was very difficult to go from relative anonymity to such huge success in such a short space of time.
Audrey Tautou
Bill Gates is a relative newcomer to the fight against global warming, but he’s already shifting the debate over climate change.
Jeff Goodell
A huge segment of the country has always felt overtaxed. In 1938, when taxes were roughly 17% of income, a ‘Fortune’ survey found that nearly half of all Americans thought they paid too much relative to what they got in return.
Nina Easton
I don’t have perfect pitch, but I have relative pitch. I’m glad I don’t have perfect pitch because perfect pitch can drive you crazy.
Billy Eckstine
Relative to the rest of your life, college isn’t all that hard.
Sean Evans
To the predators… Weinstein, the stranger, the relative, the boyfriend… I say to you, ‘You can choose your sin but you don’t get to choose the consequences.’ To the victims… I see you. I believe you… and I’m listening.
Viola Davis
Progress is always relative: to the oppressed, it can only be viewed as an all or nothing deal – if oppression continues, even in a modified form, then the system must still be attacked until that injustice is eradicated.
Tim Wise
The idea of ‘machine assemblage’ is, especially, very alien to my sensibility, since it suggests a relative indifference of the strata to one another during the process of construction.
Brian Ferneyhough
When you’re your parents’ one shot at a genetic legacy, you may get to attend all the best schools, wear all the best clothes and eat all the best foods – at least relative to children in multiple-sibling households. But you also wind up with an overweening sense of your own importance.
Jeffrey Kluger
A tennis racket lurks in my earliest memories like a sick relative who had come to live with us. When I look at my baby pictures, there it is, resting in my crib in the place of a rattle or chew toy.
Douglas Brunt
Hedge-fund managers make too much money relative to their social utility. I wish their rewards were a bit closer to those of, say, schoolteachers.
David Ignatius
Much has already been said about the indisputable integrity of men such as AB Bardhan and Prakash Karat. So, why is it that while the sleaze and slime of the political underbelly puts us off, we aren’t warmed by the relative virtue and scrubbed-clean morality of the Marxists?
Barkha Dutt
Microeconomics is the study of how specific choices made by businesses, consumers and governments affect the markets for different goods and services. For example, a microeconomist might examine how price changes affect sales of apples relative to oranges.
Alex Berenson
We have made a decision in our economy to lower taxes on successful risk-taking and have been very successful relative to Europe and Japan.
Edward Conard
Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a re

Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune.
Chanakya
The flaw in, say, austerity, is that its success is predicated on the relative exactitude of math rather than the shifting, liquid imperfection of people’s lives.
Steven Weber
In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is – as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art.
Josef Albers
It is a well-documented fact that guys will not ask for directions. This is a biological thing. This is why it takes several million sperm cells… to locate a female egg, despite the fact that the egg is, relative to them, the size of Wisconsin.
Dave Barry
For me, I think that, certainly, the fact that Las Vegas has a gambling aspect to it is far overshadowed by the entertainment value, if you will, family appeal, that you have, the convention appeal. So it does not have disfavor with me, in my opinion, relative to being an NFL city.
Jerry Jones
At the lodge the chief gave me many particulars which were relative to the late visit of the Spaniards.
Zebulon Pike
I always believed that I had to pretend to be happy. But what I’ve learned is that it doesn’t matter what race or class or demographic you come from. I truly believe that sadness is relative.
Adwoa Aboah
Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.
Aristotle
Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human ever has to choose a relative.
Mordecai Wyatt Johnson
Until a friend or relative has applied a particular proverb to your own life, or until you’ve watched him apply the proverb to his own life, it has no power to sway you.
Nicholson Baker
Like a lot of people, I pray for a sick relative or that kind of thing, but I don’t pray to make my next flight connection at the airport. I find prayers before sports contests to be insensitive and kind of demeaning, at least when someone prays to beat the other team or something like that.
James Carville
No relative of mine has tried to pull favors in Chandigarh – got a job or even a license prepared, started a business, unlike others who did a lot for their families.
Kirron Kher
The only definition by which America’s best days are behind it is on a purely relative basis.
Bill Gates
While the Tan Yan Kee foundation believes that it is merely scratching the surface relative to the gargantuan problems in the education sector, it envisions that one day it will be able to train more teachers and provide much-needed facilities that will transform schools into more conducive learning environments.
Lucio Tan
The worst thing for me would be going back to where I was – relative obscurity.
Jordan Burroughs
Growing richer every day, for as rich and poor are relative terms, when the rich are growing poor, it is pretty much the same as if the poor were growing rich. Nobody is poor when the distinction between rich and poor is destroyed.
James L. Petigru
Grades are almost completely relative, in effect ranking students relative to others in their class. Thus extra achievement by one student not only raises his position, but in effect lowers the position of others.
James S. Coleman
Language is like money, without which specific relative values may well exist and be felt, but cannot be reduced to a common denominator.
George Santayana
I met my grandfather just before he died, and it was the first time that I had seen Dad with a relative of his. It was interesting to see my own father as a son and the body language and alteration in attitude that comes with that, and it sort of changed our relationship for the better.
Christian Bale
I do want to try to put things in perspective today relative to the U.S.-Canada relationship. I would like to start by talking about how important this relationship is to the people of the United States.
Paul Cellucci
Well, I think by any expectation South Africa has come a tremendously long way. We’ve seen a society that many people thought couldn’t withstand a peaceful transition to democracy without a great deal of violence, in fact, make that transition and do it in relative peace and security.
Susan Rice
Fame infantilises and grants relative impunity. Those that seek it, out of an exaggerated need for admiration or attention, are often the least well equipped to deal with criticism.
Jemima Khan
Traveling the world was a constant thing, rich with experiences. But all of it was relative to being able to play live onstage and really stretch out.
Jimmy Page
I think ‘Lost’ is like losing a friend or a relative or someone. You can’t replace it with another one.
Sonya Walger
We believe in constructing the portfolio so that we put our biggest amount of money in our highest-conviction idea, and then we view the other ideas relative to that.
David Einhorn
The Ultimate Warrior character relative to professional wrestling or WWE, he’s definitely a Hall of Famer. He’s a Hall of Famer whether he gets into the Hall of Fame or not.
The Ultimate Warrior
Terrorism is not a public health threat, relative to cancer and heart disease and malaria and so forth.
George M. Church
To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure.
Honore de Balzac
The producers of ‘Chernobyl’ should tell the truth: the accident demonstrates the relative safety, not danger, of nuclear power.
Michael Shellenberger
Low prices at Walmart are a given. Customers almost take that for granted. But they also want to save time, and that goal is increasing in importance relative to just saving money.
Doug McMillon
In the end, will truth matter? Of course truth will matter. Truth isn’t relative. But there’s going to be a great sacrifice on the way to getting truth to matter to us again, to finding out why it does, and God knows what shape that sacrifice will take.
Ali Smith
I've been quite fascinated by the relative insignifican

I’ve been quite fascinated by the relative insignificance of human existence, the shortness of life. We might as well be a letter in a word in a sentence on a page in a book in a library in a city in one country in this enormous universe! And that kind of fear and insignificance has kept me awake at night.
Laura Marling
Mormons… are so strong, they can handle wealth, they are confident. I think it is because they are not bogged down by rules for equality, but have a firmly defined system of relative status and responsible command.
Mary Douglas
If God be an infinite being, there cannot be, either in the present or future world, any relative proportion between man and his God. Thus, the idea of God can never enter the human mind.
Baron d’Holbach
America’s role in the global economy inevitably was going to diminish; we’re smaller relative to – as China, India, other emerging markets grow.
Joseph Stiglitz
Fear is a relative thing; its effects are relative to power.
Sarah Hall
There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering the university believes, or says he believes, that truth is relative.
Allan Bloom
In Greece, Italy and, to a lesser extent, France, unsustainable tax cuts and spending sprees added to households’ estimates of their private wealth relative to their wage income.
Edmund Phelps
As governor, I would seek to ensure that Massachusetts has access to a balanced portfolio of low-cost energy that doesn’t put us at a competitive disadvantage relative to other states, or put an even heavier burden on working families.
Charlie Baker
I would not say I chose to write long poems on a conscious level. The long poem has been a relative constant.
John Barton
In business, success often depends upon the relative age of your ideas.
Robert Kiyosaki
We’re at maybe 1% of what is possible. Despite the faster change, we’re still moving slow relative to the opportunities we have. I think a lot of that is because of the negativity… Every story I read is Google vs someone else. That’s boring. We should be focusing on building the things that don’t exist.
Larry Page
Genuine cosmopolitanism is a rare thing. It requires comfort with real difference, with forms of life that are truly exotic relative to one’s own.
Ross Douthat
We never stop to consider that our beliefs are only a relative truth that’s always going to be distorted by all the knowledge we have stored in our memory.
Don Miguel Ruiz
Right and wrong are not relative terms. There are fundamental truths. Evil flourishes, but good men continue to battle it – and win.
Mike Gallagher
The 21st Amendment gives the states the right to decide what the drinking ages should be and other aspects relative to alcoholic beverages, and I support that. As a United States senator, I want to weigh in – this is not my agenda.
Pete Coors
I think the Sixties in some ways is a barrier to young people today. They think of it, you know, what we’re doing is not that. But it’s partly the myth of the Sixties. It always felt embattled and small. It always, almost always, was a small group of people relative to the opposition around.
Bernadine Dohrn
Relative to most people I know, I am comfortable just about anywhere. I went to 20 schools before the 8th grade because my father couldn’t hold a job. We moved every six months. I had to adjust.
Clark Blaise
For many children, it’s seeing a beloved relative ill and in pain that leads them to want to become doctors. But, for me, it was watching my grandma get better.
Michael Greger
To the extent the dollar gains strength relative to other currencies, assets priced in those other currencies would become cheaper on a dollar basis.
Steve Mnuchin
I haven’t been as healthy as I’d like or as spry as I’d like. But it’s all relative to the sport. So I’m just enjoying the process, really. It’s been ups and downs obviously and frustrating times. I know that’s the beauty and the struggle.
Shaun Livingston
Western Europe GDP per capita – not taking into account the new accession counties – was lower in 2001 relative to that of the US than any time since the 1960’s.
John Hutton
As countries embrace mass higher education, the cost of maintaining universities increases dramatically relative to an elite system.
Derek Bok
It doesn’t matter much where your company sits in its industry ecosystem, nor how vertically or horizontally integrated it is – what matters is its relative ‘share of customer value’ in the final product or solution, and its cost of producing that value.
Gary Hamel
What played to what had been a relative weakness for us-this was exploding overseas as well, and we had to scramble to mount some reach and get into places and be competitive on the ground.
Brit Hume
I think doing period piece is easier, because after a certain distance, everybody is equal, I think. The relative contemporary is harder. I think that’s the way it is.
Ang Lee
Both Conservative and Labour politicians in Britain are rather too fond of praising the relative ‘classlessness’ of American society and of urging their own people to emulate it. There is a certain falseness about such arguments, and also a certain hypocrisy.
Linda Colley
We who are interested in relative truth have to keep digging for it and not let ourselves be sucked under.
Holly Near
When the dollar collapses, it’s not doing it in a vacuum. If the dollar loses value, it’s doing so relative to some other currency. So the purchasing power that we lose, somebody else gets.
Peter Schiff
For investors who do want to speculate in high-yield bonds, one alternative may be a junk bond mutual fund, which can offer investors the relative safety of diversification.
Alex Berenson
The reality is that the workforce relative to the number of people retired has shrunk and today in America there are only 3.3 working Americans paying payroll taxes to support each individual currently retired and collecting Social Security taxes.
John Shadegg
Concentrate your strengths against your competitor’s relative weaknesses.
Paul Gauguin
Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superfic

Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative.
William S. Burroughs
The benefits of globalisation and economic growth are being unevenly distributed and people are acutely aware of their own relative disadvantage.
Wes Streeting
I had to keep from laughing when a male relative of mine became concerned about how often I danced.
Cesar Romero
There is no myth relative to the manners and customs of the English that in my experience is more tenaciously held by the ordinary Frenchman than that the sale of a wife in the market-place is an habitual and an accepted fact in English life.
Sabine Baring-Gould
One of the most surprising forms of nonverbal communication is the way we automatically adjust the amount of time we spend looking into another’s eyes as a function of our relative social position.
Leonard Mlodinow
I had a great time on News Radio, I got to make tons of money in relative obscurity and learn a lot about the TV biz and work on my standup act constantly. It was a dream gig.
Joe Rogan
Economists argue about the relative impact of immigrants versus robots on wage stagnation – voters don’t care much. They blame immigrants. It’s easier to get mad at a person from Macedonia or Mexico, taking your job than it is to get mad at a piece of technology from Silicon Valley.
Katty Kay
Perhaps because my town was so naturally gothic in its architecture and relative isolation – the roads often closed in winter – my stories tended toward the ghostly and the creepily suspenseful right from the get-go.
Andrew Pyper
A lot of times, you’ll be flipping through country radio and there’s just no substance. Like I’ve said before, it’s all about props: Solo cups or whatever. It’s not about a dude’s work day or someone that lost a good friend or relative. There’s nothing to hold onto when you’re going through something.
Tyler Childers
An increase in the relative price of products from the low wage manufacturers in Asia and Latin America will also make those products less attractive to American consumers.
Martin Feldstein
The 9/11 strikes left an indelible impact on our minds, but in relative terms, the scale of casualties actually wasn’t all that high.
Steven Pinker
I remember being really hurt by a relative of a good friend of mine when I mentioned that someone was a great wrestler – she said, ‘What do you mean? How can you be great at wrestling?’ I stopped them and said, ‘Do you think that what I do takes no talent whatsoever?’ She realized how hurtful those words were.
Mick Foley
There’s no such thing as an absolute openness. Openness is relative, I think, in all societies.
Peter Eisenman
The theory of relativity worked out by Mr. Einstein, which is in the domain of natural science, I believe can also be applied to the political field. Both democracy and human rights are relative concepts – and not absolute and general.
Jiang Zemin
Our lives are structured by our memories of events. Event X happened just before the big Paris vacation. I was doing Y in the first summer after I learned to drive. Z happened the weekend after I landed my first job. We remember events by positioning them in time relative to other events.
Joshua Foer
I grew up in the suburbs of Connecticut – during the school time of year – but I preferred it in New Hampshire. I preferred the culture, the landscape, the relative solitude. I’ve always loved it.
Donald Hall
The truth is that relative income is not directly related to happiness. Nonpartisan social-survey data clearly show that the big driver of happiness is earned success: a person’s belief that he has created value in his life or the life of others.
Arthur C. Brooks
I think everyone knows someone who’s battling with dementia or caring for a relative affected by it. I’ve been staggered by how commonplace it is.
Phyllis Logan
The relative illiquidity of small-company shares – which often contributes to their being undervalued – also increases their volatility.
Whitney Tilson
I still have drive, but everything is relative.
Don Rickles
If we arrive at a saner world in which the maximum human potential is cultivated in every person, our descendants will not understand why our world produced only one Louis Pasteur, one Edison, one Tesla, or one Salk, and why great achievements in our age were the products of a relative few.
Jacque Fresco
I am afforded a bit of easy wonderment in relative comfort as to how humans have lasted so long. Climate- and geography-wise, the planet seems to have little use for us.
Henry Rollins
Freedom is relative.
Billy Graham
Whatever their relative valuation of the single and married states, most societies in history made sharp distinctions between those who married and those who remained single: They were seen as mutually exclusive ways of life, with different legal rights and social obligations.
Stephanie Coontz
In all probability, when the 1919 series is over, a diagnosis of it will show that the final result was brought about by some unusual situation or freak happening that was given no consideration when the relative strength of the two clubs was considered.
Billy Evans
I have a relative who is also gay. We can’t help it if they were born that way.
Manny Pacquiao
Every individual is a person necessarily imbedded in a range of multiple relations, and therefore, no one is really independent in anything but a relative sense; no one is truly autonomous.
David Novak
‘The Story Of A Marriage’ was initially a short story I wrote, and before that, it was a family story. It was a story that a relative of mine told me about herself in the ’50s, and it was a story that no one else in my family believes, and it might not be true.
Andrew Sean Greer
When we say a show is successful, it’s because, relative to the investment, it’s successful, relative to how else we would have spent that money on licensing something else, does this creation – did it attract the audience that it was built for.
Ted Sarandos