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1. "People seldom refuse help, if one offers it in the right way."
Author: A. C. Benson
2. "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."
Author: Anne Spencer
3. "Men brave and generous live the best lives, seldom will they sorrow; then there are fools, afraid of everything, who grumble instead of giving."
Author: Anonymous
4. "It is seldom in life that one knows that a coming event is to be of crucial importance."
Author: Anya Seton
5. "It is a good principle in science not to believe any 'fact'---however well attested---until it fits into some accepted frame of reference. Occasionally, of course, an observation can shatter the frame and force the construction of a new one, but that is extremely rare. Galileos and Einsteins seldom appear more than once per century, which is just as well for the equanimity of mankind."
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
6. "Problems seldom go away if they're ignored."
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
7. "To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman. I have seldom heard him mention her under any other name. In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex."
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
8. "A house can have integrity, just like a person,' said Roark, 'and just as seldom."
Author: Ayn Rand
9. "The skill of the politician consists in guessing what people can be brought to think advantageous to themselves; the skill of the experts consists in calculating what really is advantageous, provided people can be brought to think so. (The proviso is essential, because measures which arouse serious resentment are seldom advantageous, whatever merits they may have otherwise.) The power of the politician, in a democracy, depends upon his adopting the opinions which seem right to the average man. It is useless to urge that politicians ought to be high-minded enough to advocate what enlightened opinion considers good, because if they do they are swept aside for others."
Author: Bertrand Russell
10. "I don't like clothes shopping and trying on outfits in stuffy cubicles in men's shops, looking hideous in the wrap-round mirrors, is something I attempt as seldom as possible."
Author: Charles Saatchi
11. "She said that these were things all women knew yet seldom spoke of. Lastly she said that if women were drawn to rash men it was only that in their secret hearts they knew that a man who would not kill for them was of no use at all."
Author: Cormac McCarthy
12. "Only everyone forgets how seldom our memory is accurate. Having more memory is just a way of distorting a greater amount of the past"p.193"
Author: Craig Clevenger
13. "Comics seldom move me the way I would be moved by a novel or movie."
Author: Daniel Clowes
14. "Even with the intention to be quiet, human beings seldom can restrain from comment or at least grumbled cursing; we are the chattering species, as much as we are anything else - Odd Thomas - Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz pg 56 chapter 7"
Author: Dean Koontz
15. "(M)ysteries in fiction are seldom as insoluble as those in life, as most writers can't resist the lure of omniscience."
Author: Dennis McFadden
16. "Of all books printed, probably not more than half are ever read. Many are embalmed in public libraries; many go into private quarters to fill spaces; many are glanced at and put away...scarcely opened until the fire needs kindling. The most ardent book-lovers are not always the greatest readers; indeed, the rabid bibliomaniac seldom reads at all. To him books are as ducats to the miser, something to be hoarded and not employed... So pleasant it is to buy book; so tiresome to utilize them."
Author: Flora Haines Loughead
17. "I seldom deal in symbolisms; if there be hidden meanings in my verse, they are there without my knowledge."
Author: George Edward Woodberry
18. "Happiness of heart can never be measured out and bundled up, it's intangible. We keep running after it, grasping for it, and the heat of our running so seldom brings it closer. But now and then there may be a moment. We look at something and know it is good and beautiful. Those moments are happiness."
Author: Gladys Taber
19. "It is not seldom the case that when a man is browbeaten in some unprecedented and violently unreasonable way, he begins to stagger in hisown plainest faith. He begins, as it were, vaguely to surmise that, wonderfulas it may be, all the justice and all the reason is on the other side.Accordingly, if any disinterested persons are present, he turns to themfor some reinforcement for his own faltering mind."
Author: Herman Melville
20. "To a sensitive being, pity is not seldom pain."
Author: Herman Melville
21. "Seldom have I known any profound being that had anything to say to this world, unless forced to stammer out something by way of getting a living. Oh! happy that the world is such an excellent listener!"
Author: Herman Melville
22. "Since it is seldom clear whether intellectual activity denotes a superior mode of being or a vital deficiency, opinion swings between considering intellect a privilege and seeing it as a handicap"
Author: Jacques Barzun
23. "When the Lilliputians first saw Gulliver's watch, that "wonderful kind of engine...a globe, half silver and half of some transparent metal," they identified it immediately as the god he worshiped. After all, "he seldom did anything without consulting it: he called it his oracle, and said it pointed out the time for every action in his life." To Jonathan Swift in 1726 that was worth a bit of satire. Modernity was under way. We're all Gullivers now. Or are we Yahoos?"
Author: James Gleick
24. "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."
Author: James Thurber
25. "Age seldom arrives smoothly or quickly. It's more often a succession of jerks."
Author: Jean Rhys
26. "Again, folks, you've been witness to one of the most seldom seen events in history... I'm Chicken Larson saying good night, sleep tight and don't let the boogie man or a suicide blonde getchya."
Author: Jenn Cooksey
27. "Time spent in reconnaissance is seldom wasted."
Author: John Marsden
28. "The tiny Lilliputians surmise that Gulliver's watch may be his god, because it is that which, he admits, he seldom does anything without consulting."
Author: Jonathan Swift
29. "Persons who are born too soon or born too late seldom achieve the eminence of those who are born at the right time."
Author: Katharine Anthony
30. "The old lady pulled her spectacles down and looked over them about the room; then she put them up and looked out under them. She seldom or never looked through them for so small a thing as a boy; they were her state pair, the pride of her heart, and were built for "style," not service — she could have seen through a pair of stove-lids just as well. She looked perplexed for a moment, and then said, not fiercely, but still loud enough for the furniture to hear:"
Author: Mark Twain
31. "Perhaps in the margins of darkness, I could create a son who is not missing; who lives beyond even my own imagination and invention; whose lusts, stupidities, and strengths carry him farther than even he or I can anticipate; who sees the world for what it is; and consequently bears the burden of everyone's tomorrow with unprecedented wisdom and honor because he is one of the very few who has successfully interrogated his own nature. His shields are instantly available though seldom used. And those who value him shall prosper while those who would destroy him shall perish. He will fulfill a promise I made years ago but failed to keep."
Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
32. "Multitudes speak of their first love; seldom about their last hate."
Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
33. "My dad used to say, 'You wouldn't worry so much about what people thought about you if you knew how seldom they did."
Author: Phil McGraw
34. "My people sing, we dance, we love. That is our strength. But we also dig. And then we die. Seldom do we get to choose why. That choice is power. That choice has been our only weapon. But it is not enough."
Author: Pierce Brown
35. "It seldom happens that a premature shoot of genius ever arrives at maturity."
Author: Quintilian
36. "You, God, who live next door--If at times, through the long night, I trouble youwith my urgent knocking--this is why: I hear you breathe so seldom.I know you're all alone in that room. If you should be thirsty, there's no oneto get you a glass of water.I wait listening, always. Just give me a sign!I'm right here...Sen komsu tanri,Uzun geceler bazen,Kapina vura vura uyandiriyorsam seniSolumani seyrek duydugumdandir...Bilirim, yalnizsin odanda.Sana birsey gerekse kimse yok,Bir yudum su versin aradiginda.Hep dinlerim, yeter ki bir ses edin,Öyle yakinim sana..."
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
37. "In the silence punctuated only by their footsteps, both men thought not of themselves but of a Man who once made a long,lonely march up a hill, who in the world's worst hour did the most courageous thing ever done.At the end of His climb,He spread out His arms and permitted guilty men to drive nails into His hands and feet. He endured untold agony to give undeserving men- like Mike Hollis, Derrick Freeman, Nathan Hayes, and Adam Mitchell- a second chance.To most people none of this - not what these men were doing now, nor what He did two thousand years ago-made sense.From the outside, grace and truth,honor and courage,seldom do."
Author: Randy Alcorn
38. "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."
Author: Richard Le Gallienne
39. "Power brings a man many luxuries, but a clean pair of hands is seldom among them."
Author: Robert Harris
40. "Every one, more or less, loves Power, yet those who most wish for it are seldom the fittest to be trusted with it."
Author: Samuel Richardson
41. "I have an acquired taste for language, yet it is seldom an actual focus of mine."
Author: Saul Williams
42. "He was too many things at once - a boy, a man, and everything in between - and the differing parts of himself seldom came into balance. She found him attractive in that way. Yet the perception saddened her: she herself wasn't too many things, but too few."
Author: Stephen R. Donaldson
43. "This good fellowship - camaraderie - usually occurring through the similarity of pursuits is unfortunately seldom super-added to love between the sexes, because men and women associate, not in their labors but in their pleasures merely. Where, however, happy circumstances permit its development, the compounded feeling proves itself to be the only love which is strong as death - that love which many waters cannot quench, nor the floods drown, besides which the passion usually called by the name is as evanescent as steam."
Author: Thomas Hardy
44. "Even in a personal sense, after all, art is an intensified life. By art one is more deeply satisfied and more rapidly used up. It engraves on the countenance of its servant the traces of imaginary and intellectual adventures, and even if he has outwardly existed in cloistral tranquility, it leads in the long term to overfastidiousness, over-refinement, nervous fatigue and overstimulation, such as can seldom result from a life of the most extravagant passions and pleasures."
Author: Thomas Mann
45. "Silence is a mirror. So faithful, and yet so unexpected, is the relection it can throw back at men that they will go to almost any length to avoid seeing themselves in it, and if ever its duplicating surface is temporarily wiped clean of modern life's ubiquitous hubbub, they will hasten to fog it over with such desperate personal noise devices as polite conversation, hummin, whistling, imaginary dialogue, schizophrenic babble, or, should it come to that, the clandestine cannonry of their own farting. Only in sleep is silence tolerated, and even there, most dreams have soundtracks. Since meditation is a deliberate descent into deep internal hush, a mute stare into the ultimate looking glass, it is regarded with suspicion by the nattering masses; with hostility by buisness interests (people sitting in silent serenity are seldom consuming goods); and with spite by a clergy whose windy authority it is seen to undermine and whose bombastic livelihood it is perceived to threaten."
Author: Tom Robbins
46. "Information is seldom enough to heal a wounded heart."
Author: Tullian Tchividjian
47. "These moments of escape are not to be despised. They come too seldom."
Author: Virginia Woolf
48. "A dead man who never caused others to die seldom rates a statue."
Author: W.H. Auden
49. "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."
Author: William Gaddis
50. "Good and great are seldom in the same man."
Author: Winston Churchill

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Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death. The higher the interest rate and the more regularly it is paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed"
Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

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