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Rare Quotes


"April's rare capricious loveliness." - Julia Caroline Dorr

"Excellent things are rare." - Plato

"White ravens are rare." - Halldór Laxness

"Star people are rare." - Jerry Spinelli

"Happiness is a rare cosmetic." - George Whyte-Melville

"Quotation lovers love rare words." - Willis Regier

"Rare indulgence produces greater pleasure." - Juvenal

"Completeness is rare in history ..." - Barbara Tuchman

"Quotation lovers love rare words." - Willis Goth Regier

"A rare theorist turned experimentalist." - Willis Lamb

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

"Readers are plentiful; thinkers are rare." - Harriet Martineau

"Full stories are as rare as honesty." - Zadie Smith

"Evil is relatively rare. Ignorance is epidemic." - Jon Stewart

"Skills are common. Talent is rare." - Colin Clark

"Common sense is as rare as genius." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The gift without the giver is rare." - James Russell Lowell

"Christians are rare people on earth." - Martin Luther

"Rare is he who will concede genius." - Juana Ines de la Cruz

"Simplicity, very rare in our age." - Ovid

"Rare benevolence, the minister of God." - Thomas Carlyle

"Time itself made all things rare." - Lionel Shriver

"Self-acquainta nce is a rare condition." - Robert Henri

"Constancy in a man is rare." - Catherine Cookson

"I hate losing laughs; they're rare things." - Terry Gilliam

"Beauty and wisdom make a rare conjunction." - Petronius

"Absolute and entire ugliness is rare." - John Ruskin

"Ideas are everywhere, but knowledge is rare." - Thomas Sowell

"Good writers are of necessity rare." - George Henry Lewes

"Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare." - Anthony Burgess

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

"'re a rare rare find A troubled cure For a troubled mind" - Nick Drake

"When the rare chance comes, seize it To do the rare deed." - Thiruvalluvar

"It's rare - too rare, I have to say - for botanists to become doctors." - Andrew Weil

"One is apt to overestimate beauty when it is rare" - Mark Twain

"Receptiveness is a rare and massive power, like fortitude." - George Eliot

"YOU are valuable and rare and worthy of love." - John Green

"Good criticism is very rare and always precious." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"All the rare and royal names Wormy sheepskin yet retains" - John Millington Synge

"Eyes that look are common; eyes that see are rare." - J. Oswald Sanders

"Art means something very rare, an extraordinary achievement." - Wayne Thiebaud

"Friends might be rare but they're not irreplaceable" - Jeaniene Frost

"Wisdom and beauty form a very rare combination." - Petronius

"True lovers are as rare as true rebels." - Masha Tupitsyn

"Kindness is no common virtue. It is a rare gift." - David Samuels

"Rare are the people who can capture a human being." - Kirsten Dunst

"True sorrow is as rare as true love." - Stephen King

"So rare is the union of beauty with modesty." - Juvenal

"Friends might be rare but they"re not irreplaceable" - Jeaniene Frost

"It's a rare thing not to have been bonny- once." - Samuel Beckett

"I am a rare species, not a stereotype." - Ivan E. Coyote

"Truth is rare fruit in garden of murder." - Earl Derr Biggers

"The red carpet we roll out come sizzling medium rare." - Ruth Fertel

"Great captains of industry are as rare as great generals" - William Graham Sumner

"Success is less rare than the courage to attempt it." - Terry Rossio

"Love is like a butterfly, a rare and gentle thing." - Dolly Parton

"Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life." - S. D Gordon

"If only art were as rare as good taste ..." - Natalie Clifford Barney

"entirely new concepts are very rare in politics ..." - Hannah Arendt

"Patience is a crucial but rare investment commodity." - David Dreman

"I love a happy ending. They are so rare." - Stephenie Meyer

"All intimacy is rare-that's what makes it precious." - Amy Bloom

"Common sense - so rare it's a god damn superpower" - PZ Myers

"Success is a rare paint, hides all the ugliness." - John Suckling

"Young atheists abound, but old atheists are rare." - James Cook

"In diplomacy, clear-cut wins and losses are rare." - Madeleine Albright

"Except under rare circumstances, I don't write responses to criticism." - Samuel P Huntington

"Life is short and experiences with remarkable people are rare." - Diane Keaton

"TALENT and WORK ETHIC, the most important and RARE combination." - Hubie Brown

"People sometimes say: "Common sense is quite rare."" - Voltaire

"Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life." - S.D. Gordon

"A rare bird on earth, comparable to a black swan." - Juvenal

"You are horror and beauty in rare combination." - Octavia Butler

"The people of Iowa are a rare breed." - Jason Reeves

"With rare exceptions, people are responsible for what they do." - Park Dietz

"And what would humans be without love?" RARE, said Death." - Terry Pratchett

"Too weird to live, too rare to die!" - Hunter S Thompson

"A born king is a very rare being." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"Red hair is great. It's rare, and therefore superior." - Augusten Burroughs

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

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

"Erudition without pedantry is as a rare as wisdom itself." - George Sarton

"I have stitched life into me like a rare organ" - Sylvia Plath

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

"Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity." - Stephen Vincent Benet

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

"To find people who don't want anything is rare." - Andrew Young

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

"Rare is the union of beauty and purity." - Juvenal

"Generally, common sense is rare in the (higher) rank." - Juvenal

"Common sense among men of fortune is rare." - Juvenal

"Poets and artists who speak of the mystery are rare." - Joseph Campbell

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

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

"It's very rare that I put makeup on." - Ashley Williams

"To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful." - Victor Hugo

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

"It was an argument of rare power and eloquence." - William Henry Moody

"Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare." - Baruch Spinoza

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

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

"Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whiskey, and a dog to eat the rare steak." - Johnny Carson

"Very rare, the intelligence of the heart. The intelligence of the whimsical brain is less rare, less attaching, sometimes tedious." - Storm Jameson

"There are rare Christians whose very presence incites others to be better Christians. I want to be that rare Christian." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"Music is art, and art is important and rare. Important, rare things are valuable. Valuable things should be paid for." - Taylor Swift

"True and baseless evil is as rare as the purest good-and we all know how rare that is..." - Jasper Fforde

"The amateur is very rare in French literature - as rare as he is common in our own." - Lytton Strachey

"A picture was once a rare sort of symbol, rare enough to call for attentive concentration. Now it is the actual experience that is rare, and the picture has become ubiquitous." - Lewis Mumford

"You're arguing that the fragile, rare thing is beautiful simply because it is fragile and rare. But that's a lie, and you know it." - John Green

"How idiotic civilization is! Why be given a body if you have to keep it shut up in a case like a rare, rare fiddle?" - Katherine Mansfield

"Casual reliance on unnamed sources...corrodes our credibility and, in cases that are rare but not rare enough, may abet journalistic malpractice." - Bill Keller

"The central idea in The Black Swan is that: rare events cannot be estimated from empirical observation since they are rare." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"But beauty vanishes; beauty passes; However rare-rare it be; And when I crumble, who will remember This lady of the West Country?" - Walter De La Mare

"But beauty vanishes; beauty passes; However rare rare it be; And when I crumble, who will remember This lady of the West Country?" - Walter De La Mare

"At the age of 40, having ordered meat very rare in restaurants all his life, he realized he actually liked it medium and not at all rare." - Albert Camus

"The evening advanced. The shadows lengthened. The waters of the lake grew pitchy black. The gliding of the ghostly swans became rare and more rare." - Wilkie Collins

"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

"Moral courage is more a rare commodity than bravery in a battle or great intelligence." - John F Kennedy

"How rare it is to find a soul quiet enough to hear God speak." - Francois Fenelon

"You are the most rare & majestic you there ever was and ever will be." - Jenna Marbles

"Beauty is one of the rare things that do not lead to doubt of God." - Jean Anouilh

"Good women are rare too, none of them have come close" - Drake

"Sanity is very rare; every man almost and every woman has a dash of madness." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Television is a medium. It is neither rare nor well done." - Bill Moyers

"Those who dive in the sea of affliction bring up rare pearls." - Charles Spurgeon

"Occasions are rare; and those, who know how to seize upon them, are rarer." - Josh Billings

"A morsel of genuine history is a thing so rare as to be always valuable." - Thomas Jefferson

"Every one will be something worth while, something rare, something perfect." - Wallace D. Wattles

"Wanting to work is so rare a merit, that it should be encouraged." - Abraham Lincoln

"Certainly, friends are sufficiently rare not to be neglected; they are life's best comforters." - Eugenie de Guerin

"everybody fancies they have that rare thing, a sense of humour." - Olivia Robertson

"Constant acts of goodness are worth far more than rare acts of greatness." - Ron Kaufman

"Nothing in the world is so rare as a person one can always put up with." - Giacomo Leopardi

"Jefferson was the rare leader who stood out from the crowd without intimidating it." - Jon Meacham

"The planets resources are rare; we must consume more ethically and equitably." - Alain Ducasse

"Only what is thought, said, or done at a certain rare coincidence is good." - Henry David Thoreau

"Rare is the virtue that's not ruled by Fortune, That stands unshaken even when Fortune flees." - Ovid

"Loyalty is such a rare quality; but my fans are the most loyal in the world." - Michael Jackson

"Soulmate" is an overused term, but a true soul connection is very rare, and very real." - Hilary Duff

"Books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal." - John Green

"You speak your mind, don't you...? A rare find in a woman." - Marianne Wiggins

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

"If you want to shoot rare, fast-moving elephants, you should always carry a loaded gun." - Warren Buffett

"Everything great is just as difficult to realize as it is rare to find." - Baruch Spinoza

"Natural talent is a questionable phenomenon. Inclination perhaps, but innate ability is extremely rare." - Erin Morgenstern

"Love is feared: it dissolves society, it's unpopular, and it's very rare." - Christina Stead

"Friends are rare for, the good reason that men are not common." - Philibert Joseph Roux

"To love is easy and therefore common - but to understand - how rare it is!" - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"Perfection bores me, in art, in music; most of all, in people. Luckily, perfection is rare." - Vicki Baum

"A fool marvels at rare things, but a wise man at common ones." - Confucius



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