Quotation Explorer - 'Seldom'

I love women more on canvas than real life, for they seldom change on canvas! - Ramana Pemmaraju
Writers seldom choose as friends those self-centered characters who are never in trouble, never make mistakes, and always count their change as it is handed to them. - Catherine Drinker Bowen
Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished. - Francis Bacon
A hug is worth a thousand words. A friend is worth more."True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost. - Charles Caleb Colton
You will find that reason, which always ought to direct mankind, seldom does; but that passions and weaknesses commonly usurp its seat, and rule in its stead. - Philip Dormer Stanhope
Virtue is harder to be got than knowledge of the world; and, if lost in a young man, is seldom recovered. - John Locke
Freedom, inefficiency, and prosperity are not in it frequently found together, and it is seldom easy to distinguish between the first two. - Edmund S. Morgan
Great minds think alike, and fools seldom differ. - Anonymous
Most people don't mind being stupid, insomuch that they do not appear stupid; appearance and being are seldom simultaneous, congruent, and conclusive. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
I discovered that those who seldom dwell on their emotions know better than anyone else just what an emotion is. - John Cage
WITTICISM, n. A sharp and clever remark, usually quoted, and seldom noted; what the Philistine is pleased to call a "joke." - Ambrose Bierce
What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally happens. - Benjamin Disraeli
A humanitarian seldom makes a good lover. For a lover’s world revolves around their lover, while a humanitarian’s world revolves around the world. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
[Mankind] is governed by minorities, seldom or never by majorities. It suppresses its feelings and its beliefs and follows the handful that makes the most noise. Sometimes the noisy handful is right, sometimes wrong, but no matter, the crowd follows it. - Mark Twain
The great artists of the world are never Puritans, and seldom even ordinarily respectable. - H.L. Mencken
Those who generate fog are Wizards of Oz hoping desperately that nobody pulls the curtain to reveal a trembling little writer behind it. This seldom happens. Readers who dare to point out that incomprehensible writing can't be comprehended risk being told that the problem is theirs. - Ralph Keyes
It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once. - David Hume
Loss is an invitation to a journey of unparalleled growth, yet we seldom RSVP the invitation. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said. - Anonymous
Love is a sentiment precipitated by an illusionary excitement which seldom fades away leaving the victims in utter hope and distraction to love and be loved in return - Moywaywa
The Beta Male is seldom the strongest or the fastest, but because he can anticipate danger, he far outnumbers his Alpha Male competition. The world is led by Alpha Males, but the machinery of the world turns on the bearings of the Beta Male. - Christopher Moore
(M)ysteries in fiction are seldom as insoluble as those in life, as most writers can't resist the lure of omniscience. - Dennis McFadden
We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action. - Frank Tibolt
Well behaved women seldom make history.
We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do. - Ethel Barrett
We keep drifting till we see light. Seldom do we realize that the light was always there! - Avijeet Das
Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses. - Dorothy Parker
Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure. - Jack Lemmon
Storytellers seldom let facts get in the way of perpetuating a legend, although a few facts add seasoning and make the legend more believable. - John H. Alexander
People who actually have good advice seldom give it voluntarily, instead others seek them out for it. They do not shove it down people's throats just to boost their exaggerated sense of importance. - JJ Matebesi
*Customer service* is seldom about the customer; it is usually about the seller’s chances of making more money from that customer in future. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Our dreams seldom approach us; the rule is this: We must approach them! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed. - Benjamin Franklin
While teachers often complain that their students seem to do very little thinking, teachers who simply follow the manual should understand that they are actually contributing to the problem. Students seldom learn to think under the tutelage of teachers who do not think either. - Donovan L. Graham
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society. - Alan W. Watts
Art is seldom the result of true genius; rather, it is the product of hard work and skills learned and tenaciously practiced by regular people. - Sally Mann
...as I am not fond of giving advice,having seldom seen it taken - Benjamin Franklin
A photograph is usually looked at- seldom looked into. - Ansel Adams
A model’s opinion seldom matters. The only time that he is required to open his mouth is when he is required to smile at the camera. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
True friendship is like sound health, the value is seldom appreciated until it is lost. - Charles Caleb Colton
Things are often spoke and seldom meant. - William Shakespeare
It was the misfortune of poetry to be seldom safely enjoyed by those who enjoyed it completely; and that the strong feelings which alone could estimate it truly were the very feelings which ought to taste it but sparingly. - Jane Austen
Humans seldom have created anything of lasting value unless they were tired or hurting. - Jon M. Huntsman Sr.
Do not give hope where there is none.Do not turn away hope where there is seldom some. - Rosen Topuzov
You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do. - Eleanor Roosevelt
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost. - Charles Caleb Colton
Ever since childhood, when I lived within earshot of the Boston and Maine, I have seldom heard a train go by and not wished I was on it. Those whistles sing bewitchment: railways are irresistible bazaars... Anything is possible on a train... - Paul Theroux
A well painted facade seldom scares a resident cockroach. - Hasse Jerner
People seldom become famous for what they say until after they are famous for what they've done. - Cullen Hightower
For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe... Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end. - H. L. Mencken
Life is islands of ecstasy in an ocean of ennui, and after the age of thirty land is seldom seen.
Man is seldom judged on the basis of his good deeds. If bad in past the good in present doesn’t matter ; if bad in present the good done in past is forgotten. That's human!! - Mehnaz Ansari
Pride slays thanksgiving ... A prideful man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves. - Henry Ward Beecher
We owe something to extravagance, for thrift and adventure seldom go hand in hand. - Jennie Jerome Churchill
We've learned how to destroy, but not to create; how to waste, but not to build; how to kill men, but not how to save them; how to die, but seldom how to live.
People who imagine themselves to be self-made seldom enjoy examining the process of manufacture in detail.
Sometimes you need to be a little selfish because kindness is seldom appreciated. - Chirag Tulsiani
You probably wouldn’t worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do. - Olin Miller
True friendhip is like sound health: the value of it is seldom know until it is lost. - Charles Caleb Colton
Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.
The most powerful of words are the one seldom spoken - Kaelo Setogang
The heart is seldom wiser than the mind, but when it is, listen to it. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Anger is never without Reason, but seldom with a good One. - Benjamin Franklin
We usually learn from debates that we seldom learn from debates. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
A good name is seldom regained. When character is gone, all is gone, and one of the richest jewels of life is lost. - J. Hawes
Do give books - religious or otherwise - for Christmas. They're never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal. - Lenore Hershey
An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit. - Pliny the Younger
What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give. - P. D. James
He that is good at making excuses is seldom good at anything else. - Benjamin Franklin
We have in fact, two kinds of morality, side by side: one which we preach, but do not practice, and another which we practice, but seldom preach. - Bertrand Russell
A dog owns nothing, yet is seldom dissatisfied. - Irish Proverb
Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day. - Sally Koch
Lightness can be found after the dark; appreciated when seldom seen. - Gisele T. Siegmund
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present - which seldom happens to us. - Jean De La Bruyere
The cautious seldom err. - Confucius
People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.
Too many people think only of their own profit. But business opportunity seldom knocks on the door of self-centered people. No customer ever goes to a store merely to please the storekeeper. - Kazuo Inamori
Good and great are seldom in the same man. - Winston S. Churchill
Christianity would have lacked a great essence without the Bible. A Christian who seldom devotes a little time to read the Bible is with a great question mark. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
So rest a while, we can talk in the cool of the evening. Or the cool of the morning. There 's seldom as much hurry as I used to think there was." -HawkWho had been ArchmageThe Other Wind - Ursula K. Le Guin
But men often mistake killing and revenge for justice. They seldom have the stomach for justice. - Robert Jordan
When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses. - Shirley Chisholm
Society has seldom considered the vicarious effects of domestic violence between partners on the lives of children. - Asa Don Brown
A lover of money is seldom a lover of people. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Multitudes speak of their first love; seldom about their last hate. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; to severe, seldom executed. - Benjamin Franklin
Fine minds are seldom fine souls. - Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
This was not what we wanted to hear that morning. Adventures inspire, tall tales excite, and fantasies stir the imagination, but sad stories seldom ever buoy the spirit. We all paused to take in the sad news. - J.W. Lord
The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Often, love is a tangled web of lies that only a broken heart would weave. Seldom is dishonesty the whole person, rather it's the pain. - Shannon L. Alder
With automobile accidents, mechanical failure is seldom the cause; and most often, operator error. I find the same to be true with corporate failings…. the people are rarely the issue… the shortcoming is most often found in the leadership. - Steve Maraboli
Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly. - Simeon Strunsky
I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one. - Mark Twain
Those who do not feel pain seldom think that it is felt. - Samuel Johnson
We have the power of the pen to write the next chapter, and the privilege to author the page in whatever fashion we choose. Yet, seldom do we understand the power of the pen and the privilege of the page. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
People expect that they should be understood by you but seldom put in an effort to understand you. - Amit Abraham
If thy words be too luxuriant, confine them, lest they confine thee. He that thinks he can never speak enough, may easily speak too much. A full tongue and an empty brain are seldom parted. - Francis Quarles
I do not put in long hours at the keys - or very seldom. Instead, I snatch time. I write in the crannies of my life. - Julia Cameron
You probably wouldn't worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do. - Olin Miller
A simple enough pleasure, surely, to have breakfast alone with one's husband, but how seldom married people in the midst of life achieve it. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Genius is seldom recognized for what it is: a great capacity for hard work. - Henry Ford
Far help seldom solves near troubles. - Matshona Dhliwayo
We seldom make logical mistakes, but often have mistaken logics. - Raheel Farooq
People seldom change. Only their masks do. It is only our perception of them and the perception they have of themselves that actually change. - Shannon L. Alder
We have, in fact, two kinds of morality side by side: one which we preach but do not practice, and another which we practice but seldom preach. - Bertrand Russell
Passion is seldom the end of any story, for it cannot long endure if it is not soon supplemented with true affection and mutual respect. - Kathryn L. Nelson
Freedom's just a word todayFreedom's just a wordWhen someone takes your word awayIt's seldom ever heardSo take a sentence full of things you're not supposed to sayCarry on, but don't write them down or you'll be gone - Stone Sour
You deserve a longer letter than this; but it is my unhappy fate seldom to treat people so well as they deserve. - Jane Austen
The world ridicules a passion which it seldom feels; its scenes, and its interests, distract the mind, deprave the taste, corrupt the heart, and love cannot exist in a heart that has lost the meek dignity of innocence. - Ann Radcliffe
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
The reason that man is seldom satisfied with his salary is that when it increases, he increases his expenses. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Man usually sees what he is looking for; seldom what he is looking at. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. - Benjamin Franklin
Families living in dysfunction seldom have healthy boundaries. Dysfunctional families have trouble knowing where they stop and others begin. - David W. Earle
When people don’t respect one another seldom is there honesty. - Shannon L. Alder
Things are seldom what they seem, skim milk masquerades as cream. - W. S. Gilbert
We seldom attribute common sense except to those who agree with us.
He who seldom speaks, and with one calm well-timed word can strike dumb the loquacious, is a genius or a hero.
It is seldom that domestic violence is an isolated episode; rather it is comprised of a number of episodes over an extended period of time. - Asa Don Brown
The definition of 'Employment' by an employer, and, that by an employee, are seldom the same. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies; seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends. - Charles Caleb Colton
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
True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.
One cause, which is not always observed, of the insufficiency of riches, is that they very seldom make their owner rich.
We make a home for ourselves, every time we work on something: actors, writers, singers, building these little nests in our gypsy souls, in place of the ones we so seldom seem to make in our own lives. And then suddenly it's over, and we have to start again. - Alan Brennert
All the objects pursued by the multitude not only bring no remedy that tends to preserve our being, but even act as hinderances, causing the death not seldom of those who possess them, and always of those who are possessed by them. - Baruch Spinoza
We who are of mature age seldom suspect how unmercifully and yet with what insight the very young judge us. - W. Somerset Maugham
By nature man without woman can feel no joy. She is his mother, his sister, his loving friend. She is seldom his enemy. - Christine de Pizan
We seldom look up to the person; we usually look up to their persona. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Silence is not only golden, it is seldom misquoted. - Bob Monkhouse
Wealth seldom fails to breed the fear of poverty. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. - Søren Kierkegaard
You have to remember that I was a bright but simple fellow from Canada who seldom, if ever, met another writer, and then only a so-called literary type that occasionally sold a story and meanwhile worked in an office for a living. - A.E. van Vogt
As time goes on, new and remoter aspects of truth are discovered which can seldom be fitted into creeds that are changeless. - Clarence Day Jr.
Pride is seldom delicate; it will please itself with very mean advantages.
Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue. - Confucius
It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather that the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young. - Bertrand Russell
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
Politics and justice seldom walk hand in hand. - Wayne Gerard Trotman
Stark truth, is seldom met with open arms. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
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