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Rare Quotes

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To be oneself is a rare thing, and a great one.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Related topics: Values

Go ahead. Weep for the rare,
the never seen this way again,
the excruciating, ineffable,
unmitigated beauty of love.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are
and then wait to hear the answer.
- Anonymous

Friendship without self-interest
is one of the rare and beautiful things in life.
- James Francis Byrnes

 

Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious,
one should preserve it.
- Anais Nin

However rare true love may be,
it is less so than true friendship.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Real friendships among men are so rare
that when they occur they are famous.
- Clarence Day

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Rare is the union of beauty and purity.
- Juvenal

In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare!
- Homer

Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.
- Fred Allen

It is curious - curious that physical courage
should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare
- Mark Twain

The tendency of old age to the body,
say the physiologists,
is to form bone.
It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old
man whose opinions are not ossified.
- Bob Wells

Time to Die:
A Zen teacher had a rare and priceless teacup.
One day, his precocious student accidentally broke the cup.
Hearing the footsteps of his teacher,
the student held the pieces of the cup behind his back.
When the master appeared, he asked: "Why do people have to die?"
"This is natural," explained the teacher.
"Everything has to die and has just so long to live."
The student showed the shattered cup, saying,
"It was time for your cup to die."
- Traditional Zen Koan

In individuals, insanity is rare;
but in groups, parties, nations and epochs,
it is the rule.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Except in cases of necessity, which are rare,
leave your friend to learn
unpleasant things from his enemies;
they are ready enough to tell them.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless.
If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime.
- Michael Eisner

Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare.
In every case they are unique, poetic,
products of the heart.
- Arthur Erickson

If you can speak what you will never hear,
if you can write what you will never read,
you have done rare things.
- Henry David Thoreau

A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions;
and the plant is,
to a landscape artist, not only a plant -
rare,
unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance -
but it is also a color,
a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself.
- Roberto Burle Marx

To be really great in little things,
to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life,
is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Glory is a heavy burden, a murdering poison,
and to bear it is an art.
And to have that art is rare.
- Oriana Fallaci

Rare is the human being, immature or mature,
who has never felt an impulse to pretend he is some one or something else.
- George P. Baker

The perfect normal person is rare in our civilization.
- Karen Horney

Smooth shapes are very rare in the wild but extremely
important in the ivory tower and the factory.
- Benoit Mandelbrot

Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare.
- Rene Descartes

I think that testosterone is a rare poison.
- Germaine Greer

Curiosity is idle only to those who fail to realize
that it may be a very rare and indispensable thing.
- James Harvey Robinson

I'm delighted by how Nobody's Fool turned out.
It was a rare movie.
- Richard Russo

Good writers are of necessity rare.
- George Henry Lewes

I'm an ocean, because I'm really deep.
If you search deep enough you can find rare exotic treasures.
- Christina Aguilera

An audience is going to be able to find a little bit
of Dorothy in themselves and relate to this woman.:
roles like Dorothy Day are so rare in Hollywood.
- Moira Kelly

And I think it's very rare to have good stories,
well written comedies.
- Sophie Marceau

I love being a redhead.
It's a rare thing, so I think there's a bond between redheads.
- Laura Prepon

It's really rare for film directors to be that interested
in things other than themselves.
- Alan Cumming

Fugitive slaves were rare then, and as a fugitive slave lecturer,
I had the advantage of being the first one out.
- Frederick Douglass

Thought is a strenuous art - few practice it,
and then only at rare times.
- David Ben-Gurion

It's rare to be treated like a friend you haven't met in a Hollywood meeting.
- David Ogden Stiers

Those who create are rare; those who cannot are numerous.
Therefore, the latter are stronger.
- Coco Chanel

Only in the most unusual cases is it useful to determine
whether a book is good or bad;
for it is just as rare for it to be one or the other.
It is usually both.
- Robert Musil

The independent role of morphology in mate choice is
revealed by the rare instances where the usual association
between song and morphology is disrupted.
- Peter R. Grant

I don't have any fear of intimacy, but rather thrive on it,
which is rare in a public person.
- Jack Nicholson

To eat steak rare...
represents both a nature and a morality.
- Roland Barthes

It may not be possible to get rare roast beef but if
you're willing to settle for well done,
ask them to hold the sweetened library paste that passes for gravy.
- Marian Burros

Any feeling that I was enriching my mind from those
surrounding me was unfortunately rare with me.
- Georg Brandes

It is rare that even a jazz musician finds an individual voice.
- David Baker

Everyone has talent.
What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to
the dark place where it leads.
- Erica Jong

If you enjoy math and you write novels,
it's very rare that you'll get a chance to put your math into a novel.
I leapt at the chance.
- Mark Haddon

On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case
of a married couple falling in love after marriage,
but on close examination it will be found that it is
a mere adjustment to the inevitable.
- Emma Goldman

If you try to do that in pop music -
to play only rare show tunes,
for example - people don't come.
- Bobby Short

It is a rare and difficult attainment to grow old gracefully and happily.
- Arnold Palmer

Occasionally if you do something extraordinary,
the crew responds with spontaneous applause,
but that's very rare.
- Claudia Christian

The rare pleasure of being seen for what one is,
compensates for the misery of being it.
- Margaret Drabble

A rare experience of a moment at daybreak,
when something in nature seems to reveal all consciousness,
cannot be explained at noon.
Yet it is part of the day's unity.
- Charles Ives

Government workers often get a bad rap,
but it's rare for them to receive much appreciation when government works.
- Matthew Lesko

To find someone who loves your children like you do is really rare.
- Goldie Hawn

Suddenly, as rare things will, it vanished.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one.
- Thomas Carlyle

The rare case where the conquered is very satisfied with the conqueror.
- Konrad Adenauer

It is a very rare thing for a man of talent to succeed by his talent.
- Joseph Roux

I suspect that even today, with all the progress we
have made in liberal thought,
the quality of true tolerance is as rare as the quality of mercy.
- Frank Knox

Television: A medium.
So called because it's neither rare nor well done.
- Ernie Kovacs

Perfect health, like perfect beauty,
is a rare thing; and so,
it seems, is perfect disease.
- Peter Latham

Normally, we are happy to find a fragment of jaw,
a few isolated teeth, a bit of an arm,
a bit of a skull.
But to find associated body parts is extremely rare.
- Donald Johanson

I believe to have been one of the rare drivers to have returned to Ferrari.
- Jacky Ickx

True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture.
It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it.
It is arduous and it is rare.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence,
because it's so rare.
- Daniel P. Moynihan

It's a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn't want to hear.
- Dick Cavett

It's rare that I come across actors who are willing
to work as hard on the material as I am.
- Donnie Wahlberg

Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt of God.
- Jean Anouilh

Around age 40 I put on twenty pounds.
I had always had a perfect metabolism.
But, my metabolism betrayed me as it does most people,
except a very rare few who will always be thin.
- Suzanne Somers

All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
- Baruch Spinoza


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