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Thomas Nelson Page Quotes and Sayings

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I have rarely seen the face of a mechanic in the action
of creation which was not fine,
never one which was not earnest and impressive.
- Thomas Nelson Page

She had been dying so long that I had almost come to regard her as immortal.
- Thomas Nelson Page

She would have been a very remarkable woman,
if she had not been an old maid.
- Thomas Nelson Page

Old maids do not mind giving people trouble.
- Thomas Nelson Page

 

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

People rarely succeed unless they
have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest
for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
- Oscar Wilde

Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform.
- William Penn

One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth
is rarely a politician's objective.
Election and power are.
- Cal Thomas

Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks;
they are the summits of ranges.
- Thomas W. Higginson

Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.
- Friedrich Schiller

A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
- Robert Fripp

Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof.
- Richard Bach

Travelling expands the mind rarely.
- Hans Christian Andersen

Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic,
for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt.
- Robert Lindner

The attempt to combine wisdom and power
has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
- Albert Einstein

One mind can think only of its own questions;
it rarely surprises itself.
- Orson Scott Card

Slogans rarely convince the unconvinced.
However, they do rally the troops already on your side.
- John McCarthy

A man who writes for a living does not have to go anywhere in particular,
and he could rarely afford to if he wanted.
- C. S. Forester

Real progress in understanding nature is rarely incremental.
All important advances are sudden intuitions,
new principles, new ways of seeing.
- Marilyn Ferguson

We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life,
and who, content with his life, can retire from the
world like a satisfied guest.
- Horace

In scientific work, those who refuse to go beyond fact
rarely get as far as fact.
- Thomas Huxley

An important scientific innovation rarely makes its
way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents:
What does happen is that the opponents gradually die out.
- Max Planck

I choose the places I go to carefully and wisely.
I'll rarely go to a shopping mall anymore.
- Fran Drescher

Fortunately, this is not something that we see a lot of.
Very rarely do you see a dog in this terrible shape from starvation.
People just aren't that cruel.
- Jonathan Ross

Men who like women rarely fall in love.
- Robin Skelton

So many differing opinions and philosophies...
are rarely housed under the roof of a single magazine.
- Jeff Vandermeer

First of all it's usually women who run these higher primate sanctuaries,
rarely men.
They are white.
They come from privileged backgrounds.
They are educated.
- Russell Banks

There is nothing that special to see when looking at me.
I'm a painter who paints day in day out,
from morning till evening - figure pictures and landscapes,
more rarely portraits.
- Gustav Klimt

I never had many problems to do my music and to give it to a record company.
Rarely do they try to argue with me about my music,
probably because it's still too far-out.
- Klaus Schulze

Again, I find it difficult to be taken care of and rarely acknowledge it,
and every act he does registers, but I also just need
to verbally acknowledge him and hug him.
- Patricia Heaton

We are rarely proud when we are alone.
- Voltaire

There is a passion for perfection which you will rarely see fully developed;
but you may note this fact,
that in successful lives it is never wholly lacking.
- Bliss Carman

Economic sanctions rarely achieve the desired results.
- Omar Bongo

People who honestly mean to be true really contradict
themselves much more rarely than those who try to be 'consistent'.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things.
- Horace

It has been one of my difficulties, in arguing this
question out of doors with friends or strangers,
that I rarely find any intelligible agreement as to the object of the war.
- Richard Cobden

At a moment that comes rarely in the life of a country.
It is a time when destiny is ours to hold.
- Paul Martin

Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely.
Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes,
comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue.
- Woody Allen

Only very rarely are foreigners or first-generation
immigrants allowed to be nice people in American films.
Those with an accent are bad guys.
- Max von Sydow

Passionate love, I take it, rarely lasts long,
and is very troublesome while it does last.
Mutual esteem is very much more valuable.
- Anthony Trollope

Legends die hard.
They survive as truth rarely does.
- Helen Hayes

People who truly love us can be divided into two categories:
those who understand us,
and those who forgive us our worst sins.
Rarely do you find someone capable of both.
- Jonathan Carroll

It is an endless procession of surprises.
The expected rarely occurs and never in the expected manner.
- Vernon A. Walters

I rarely believe anything, because at the time of believing
I am not really there to believe.
- Gertrude Stein

Who Rebels? Who rises in arms? Rarely the slave,
but almost always the oppressor turned slave.
- Emile M. Cioran

Those who give of themselves rarely regret it.
- Marvin Olasky

I rarely see one of the 'summer blockbuster' movies.
I'd like to see a stronger focus on smaller,
smarter movies.
- Christopher Meloni

Events alone rarely provide much guide to the future.
- Walter Lord

The only drawback is once the work is done you rarely see each other.
- Adrian Belew

I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds,
and I very rarely change it.
- Margaret Thatcher

I've never read a political poem that's accomplished anything.
Poetry makes things happen, but rarely what the poet wants.
- Howard Nemerov

Genius is rarely able to give any account of its own processes.
- George Henry Lewes

When men think much, they can rarely decide.
- Anthony Trollope

I eat fish, three times a week meat,
and if not yogurt,
something like this and it rarely continues.
- Karl Lagerfeld

Writers should be read but not seen.
Rarely are they a winsome sight.
- Edna Ferber

You rarely pay the rent by doing Shakespeare or Ibsen.
- Mandy Patinkin

Fate is never too generous even to its favorites.
Rarely do the gods grant a mortal more than one immortal deed.
- Stefan Zweig

I rarely read or buy a book because of a review.
- Jim Harrison

Sanctions against polluters are feeble and out of date,
and are rarely invoked.
- Ralph Nader

Sequels are very rarely a good idea,
and in any case,
the success of the book changed my relationship with the club in some ways.
- Nick Hornby

I know I stand visibly onstage, but my function is still unseen,
because I rarely see the immediate results of what
I am saying or doing or writing.
- Larry Norman

The media bring our wars home, but only rarely have
they been able to do it in complete freedom.
- Bruce Jackson

The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it.
- John Hay

The most important environmental issue is one that is rarely mentioned,
and that is the lack of a conservation ethic in our culture.
- Gaylord Nelson

I'm not the girl who always has a boyfriend.
I'm the girl who rarely has a boyfriend.
- Taylor Swift

As a matter of fact, I rarely ever play myself.
- Frank Langella

Rarely in my 45 years as a civil rights lawyer have
I been so angry about an injustice as I am about what
happened to Billy Ray Johnson.
- Morris Dees

Manuel is still today a good friend.
The others I see rarely, but with Edgar I phone from time to time.
- Klaus Schulze

Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace
and those who could make a good peace
would never have won the war.
- Winston Churchill


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