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Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the holy of holies of Jewish time. It is that rarest of phenomena, a Jewish festival without food. Instead it is a day of fasting and prayer, introspection and self-judgment when, collectively and repeatedly, we confess our sins and pray to be written into God's Book of Life.
Next to sound judgment, diamonds and pearls are the rarest things in the world.
Jean de la Bruyere
Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
I think self-knowledge is the rarest trait in a human being.
The rarest quality in an epitaph is truth.
Henry David Thoreau
Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste.
Logan Pearsall Smith
To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet.
Charles Caleb Colton
An absolutely new idea is one of the rarest things known to man.
You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life.
One of the rarest things that a man ever does, is to do the best he can.
Mediocrity is now, as formerly, dangerous, commonly fatal, to the poet; but among even the successful writers of prose, those who rise sensibly above it are the very rarest exceptions.
William E. Gladstone
I love to see the rarest movies, the most talked-about movies and documentaries. I read all the reviews and compare them to see if it's worth going! I have a secret movie critic blog I have shown no one or promoted, and I intend to keep it that way.
Great men are rare, poets are rarer, but the great man who is a poet, transfiguring his greatness, is the rarest of all events.
The rarest of all things in American life is charm. We spend billions every year manufacturing fake charm that goes under the heading of public relations. Without it, America would be grim indeed.
If the library's rarest frequenters are the ones we'd like to see in them the most, then libraries are failing.
Dame Edna is that rarest sighting in our time of the absolute comic, an inspired personification of caprice whose comedy answered the primal call to take the audience for a tumble.
The strongest are those who renounce their own times and become a living part of those yet to come. The strongest and the rarest.
Creativity is an advertising agency's most valuable asset, because it is the rarest.
Jef I. Richards
The goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability, from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold.
But at the time when he wrote, Englishmen, with the rarest exceptions, wrote only in French or Latin; and when they began to write in English, a man of genius, to interpret and improve on him, was not found for a long time.
It has been common knowledge to informed collectors that many times the finest and rarest art glass is found unsigned.
Rarest of the real poets are born poets. They are the oddballs, not the professors.
Protein was the most valued ingredient 250 years ago: It was the rarest thing. Now the rarest thing we have is time: time to cook and time to eat.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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