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Seldom Quotes

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Things are seldom what they seem.
- William S. Gilbert (Gilbert and Sullivan: HMS Pinafore)

Related topics: Wisdom

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day.
- Sally Koch

Be alert. The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

 

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thoughtful people seldom share exactly the same opinion -
the same point-of-view.
The wise ones understand that they know nothing -
for virtually none of our experience is truly factual -
and they graciously honor all other opinions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Friendship often leads to love,
but lust seldom leads to friendship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

She generally gave herself very good advice,
(though she very seldom followed it).
- Lewis Carroll

True friendship is like sound health;
the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
- Charles Caleb Colton

I seldom think about my limitations,
and they never make me sad.
Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times;
but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.
- Helen Keller

Unless they share our opinions,
we seldom find people sensible.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The cautious seldom err.
- Confucius

Without change, something sleeps inside us,
and seldom awakens.
The sleeper must awaken.
- Frank Herbert

It was seldom that I attended any religious meetings,
as my parents had not much faith in and were never
so unfortunate as to unite themselves with any of the religious sects.
- Orson Pratt

Rich men's sons are seldom rich men's fathers.
- Herbert Kaufman

A building has integrity just like a man.
And just as seldom.
- Ayn Rand

Advice is seldom welcome,
and those who need it the most, like it the least.
- Lord Chesterfield

Great designers seldom make great advertising men,
because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture -
and forget that merchandise must be sold.
- James Randolph Adams

Beauty is an outward gift,
which is seldom despised,
except by those to whom it has been refused.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Seek not the favor of the multitude;
it is seldom got by honest and lawful means.
But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices,
but weigh them.
- Immanuel Kant

I seldom think of politics more than eighteen hours a day.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

What appears in newspapers is often new but seldom true.
- Patrick Kavanagh

Our Soviet espionage efforts had virtually never,
or had very seldom, produced any worthwhile political
or economic intelligence on the Soviet Union.
- Aldrich Ames

I work hard, and I tend to play hard.
I very seldom rest hard.
- Jacqueline Bisset

People seldom do what they believe in.
They do what is convenient, then repent.
- Bob Dylan

A woman seldom writes her mind but in her postscript.
- Richard Steele

What we anticipate seldom occurs: but what we least
expect generally happens.
- Benjamin Disraeli

There is one type of ideal woman very seldom described in poetry -
the old maid,
the woman whom sorrow or misfortune prevents from fulfilling her natural destiny.
- Lafcadio Hearn

Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure;
seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised,
or a little mistaken.
- Jane Austen

I don't consider myself qualified to do a movie about international intrigue -
I seldom leave the country.
- John Hughes

Substantive and procedural law benefits and protects landlords over tenants,
creditors over debtors, lenders over borrowers,
and the poor are seldom among the favored parties.
- John Turner

I've seldom seen a horny player walk into a bar and
not let out exactly what he did for a living.
- Johnny Bench

I'm actually a very quiet person off the golf course.
I talk 150 miles per hour when I'm at the course,
but when in private I very seldom ever open my mouth.
- Lee Trevino

The true gourmet, like the true artist,
is one of the unhappiest creatures existent.
His trouble comes from so seldom finding what he constantly seeks:
perfection.
- Ludwig Bemelmans

Perhaps it should only be added that the Gorean master,
though often strict, is seldom cruel.
The girl knows, if she pleases him, her lot will be an easy one.
- John Norman

The young very seldom lead anything in our country today.
It's been quite some time since a younger generation
pushed an older one to a higher standard.
- Wynton Marsalis

The state and the church seldom approve of anything I do.
I don't need their approval.
I don't aspire to the heterosexual nuclear family model.
- Jasmine Guy

Children have neither a past nor a future.
Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.
They seem not to notice us, hovering,
averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks,
but what we do for them is never wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense,
are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.
- John Stuart Mill

You seldom get that in film where you're lucky if you
get any say at all in the final cut.
- Greta Scacchi

But the power of instruction is seldom of much efficacy,
except in those happy dispositions where it is almost superfluous.
- Edward Gibbon

True art selects and paraphrases, but seldom gives a verbatim translation.
- Thomas Bailey Aldrich

The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up
to its level of sagacity,
but man has frequently dragged the dog down to his.
- James Thurber

A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.
- Samuel Johnson

The man who rows the boat seldom has time to rock it.
- Bill Copeland

Perhaps we too seldom reflect how much the life of
Nature is one with the life of man,
how unimportant or indeed merely seeming,
the difference between them.
- Richard Le Gallienne

You seldom get a censorship attempt from a 14-year-old boy.
It's the adults who get upset.
- Robert Cormier

We seldom call anybody lazy, but such as we reckon inferior to us,
and of whom we expect some service.
- Bernard de Mandeville

Our prejudices are our mistresses; reason is at best our wife,
very often heard indeed, but seldom minded.
- Philip Stanhope

You very seldom see a picture where you watch the process of falling in love.
- Alfre Woodard

Witticism.
A sharp and clever remark, usually quoted and seldom noted;
what the Philistine is pleased to call a joke.
- Ambrose Bierce

It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies;
seldom safe to venture to instruct,
even our friends.
- Charles Caleb Colton

A youthful mind is seldom totally free from ambition;
to curb that,
is the first step to contentment, since to diminish
expectation is to increase enjoyment.
- Frances Burney

The lion is, however, rarely heard -
much more seldom seen.
- John H. Speke

Failure seldom stops you.
What stops you is the fear of failure.
- Jack Lemmon

Anger is seldom without argument but seldom with a good one.
- Lord Halifax

Men are often capable of greater things than they perform -
They are sent into the world with bills of credit,
and seldom draw to their full extent.
- Horace Walpole

Prayers not felt by us are seldom heard by God.
- Philip Henry

Strange things have happened, but seldom does it happen.
- Henry Bliss

He was the only person caught in the collapse,
and afterward, most of his work was recovered too,
and it is still spoken of, when it is noted,
with high regard, though seldom played.
- William Gaddis

Opportunities are seldom labeled.
- John A. Shedd

You probably wouldn't worry about what people think
of you if you could know how seldom they do.
- Olin Miller

You faced front, you seldom smiled, since levity was
not the mark you wanted put across your face forever.
- Michael Lesy

A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue.
That's why there are so few good conversations:
due to scarcity,
two intelligent talkers seldom meet.
- Truman Capote

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.
- Benjamin Franklin

People seldom see the halting and painful steps by
which the most insignificant success is achieved.
- Anne Sullivan

Men seldom, or rather never for a length of time and deliberately,
rebel against anything that does not deserve rebelling against.
- Thomas Carlyle

Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly.
- Simeon Strunsky

I know when I'm working I seldom get into trouble.
My educated guess is that boredom has caused most of
the problems with Hollywood celebrities.
- Hedy Lamarr


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