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Wise Quotes about Seldom

May you find great value in these Seldom quotes and sayings.

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

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Today's problems can seldom be solved using yesterday's answers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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


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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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 most successful war seldom pays for its losses.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

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

Most of us seldom let the outrageous
part of ourselves out to play.
Notice that I didn't say "never," I said "seldom."
Halloween is one of those exceptions.
While there are certainly many "bah humbug" houses on our street,
more than half the houses wear an acknowledgement of Halloween -
and nothing about Halloween is NOT outrageous.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a wonderful advantage to a man,
in every pursuit or avocation,
to secure an adviser in a sensible woman.
In woman there is at once a subtle delicacy of tact,
and a plain soundness of judgement,
which are rarely combined to an equal degree in man.
A woman, if she be really your friend,
will have a sensitive regard for your character, honor, repute.
She will seldom counsel you to do a shabby thing:
for a woman friend always desires to be proud of you.
- Edward Bulwer-Lytton

There are people selling thoughtlessness with such casualty.
- Jewel

If a man smiles all the time,
he's probably selling something that doesn't work.
- George Carlin

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Conventional people are roused to fury
by departure from convention,
largely because they regard such departure
as a criticism of themselves.
- Bertrand Russell

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

You cannot hate other people without hating yourself.
- Oprah Winfrey

People are not disturbed by things,
but by the view they take of them.
- Epictetus

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

Look at other people and ask yourself
if you are really seeing them or just your thoughts about them.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

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

There are three classes of people:
those who see,
those who see when they are shown,
those who do not see.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Worthless people live only to eat and drink;
people of worth eat and drink only to live.
- Socrates

An instructed and intelligent people
are always more decent and orderly
than an ignorant and stupid one.
- Adam Smith

Simply put, you believe that things
or people make you unhappy,
but this is not accurate.
You make yourself unhappy.
- Wayne Dyer

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand;
they listen with the intent to reply.
- Stephen R. Covey

It is only in adventure that some people
succeed in knowing themselves -
in finding themselves.
- Andre Gide

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

The way to happiness is what I call Zero-Based Gratitude.
Each day be happy and grateful for what you have,
independent of yesterday and of other people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

Too many people overvalue what they are not,
and undervalue what they are.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand
my complaint about them not understanding me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What people say, what people do,
and what they say they do
are entirely different things.
- Margaret Mead


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