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Rarest Quotes

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The rarest quality in an epitaph is truth.
- Henry David Thoreau

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Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess,
and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
- Josh Billings

An absolutely new idea is one of the rarest things known to man.
- Thomas More

You will find as you grow older that courage is the
rarest of all qualities to be found in public life.
- Benjamin Disraeli

 

Next to sound judgment, diamonds and pearls are the
rarest things in the world.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
- Ernest Hemingway

The strongest are those who renounce their own times
and become a living part of those yet to come.
The strongest and the rarest.
- Milovan Djilas

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One of rarest things that a man ever does is to do the best he can.
- Josh Billings

The goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent,
detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability,
from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold.
- Ike Skelton

Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage,
and seems insipid to a vulgar taste.
- Logan P. Smith

It has been common knowledge to informed collectors
that many times the finest and rarest art glass is found unsigned.
- James Lafferty

Great men are rare, poets are rarer,
but the great man who is a poet,
transfiguring his greatness, is the rarest of all events.
- John Drinkwater

Rarest of the real poets are born poets.
They are the oddballs, not the professors.
- James Broughton

Creativity is an advertising agency's most valuable asset,
because it is the rarest.
- Jef I. Richards

To dare to live alone is the rarest courage;
since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field,
than their own hearts in their closet.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Mediocrity is now, as formerly, dangerous,
commonly fatal, to the poet; but among even the successful writers of prose,
those who rise sensibly above it are the very rarest exceptions.
- William E. Gladstone

But at the time when he wrote, Englishmen,
with the rarest exceptions, wrote only in French or Latin;
and when they began to write in English,
a man of genius, to interpret and improve on him,
was not found for a long time.
- George Saintsbury

The rarest of all things in American life is charm.
We spend billions every year manufacturing fake charm
that goes under the heading of public relations.
Without it, America would be grim indeed.
- Anita Loos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Rare is the union of beauty and purity.
- Juvenal

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

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

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

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

Jerusalem Syndrome is actually a rare psychological
condition that occurs to some visitors to the Middle East.
They get to Israel and just snap.
- Marc Maron

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

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

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

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

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

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

Then, again, the ability to organize and conduct industrial,
commercial, or financial enterprises is rare;
the great captains of industry are as rare as great generals.
- William Graham Sumner

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

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

The violinist is that peculiarly human phenomenon distilled to a rare potency -
half tiger,
half poet.
- Yehudi Menuhin

Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.
- Emily Dickinson

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

It's rare that scenes last more than 2 or 3 minutes,
so sound helps segue from one scene to another.
- Stephen Hopkins

Talent was not rare; the ability to survive having it was.
- Neal Stephenson

The best part? Probably being able to portray such a respectable,
ethical, intelligent, strong woman.
That's still pretty rare in our business,
unfortunately.
- Catherine Bell

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

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
- Jean de La Fontaine

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

It's very rare that publications double their frequency.
- James Daly

Valor is common but great souls are rare.
- Bernard Joseph Saurin

If it's well written and well directed and you've got
good actors to work with,
acting is easy.
But making sure all the ducks are in a row is the hard part.
It's very rare.
- John Lithgow

Absolutely not, because in acting I've found a domain that suits me perfectly.
And that is so utterly rare.
- Zhang Ziyi

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

In most of history, societies have not been free.
It's a very rare society that is free.
The default condition of human societies is tyranny.
- Michael Novak

The term 'giant' is used too often to describe artists.
But in the case of Akira Kurosawa, we have one of the
rare instances where the term fits.
- Martin Scorsese

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

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

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

I know it's a rare privilege, but if one can really
tackle something in adult life that means that much to you,
then it's more rewarding than anything I can imagine.
- Andrew Wiles

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

There have been only rare moments in history where
individual histories were able to run their course
without wars or revolutions.
- Raymond Queneau

I had 30-something years' experience in modeling,
which is rare.
- Lauren Hutton

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


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