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The man who rows the boat seldom has time to rock it.
When words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain.
The voice of the people has been said to be the voice of God; and, however generally this maxim has been quoted and believed, it is not true to fact. The people are turbulent and changing, they seldom judge or determine right.
People seldom refuse help, if one offers it in the right way.
A. C. Benson
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform - They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses.
Life holds one great but quite commonplace mystery. Though shared by each of us and known to all, seldom rates a second thought. That mystery, which most of us take for granted and never think twice about, is time.
Press on. Obstacles are seldom the same size tomorrow as they are today.
Robert H. Schuller
Before a man speaks it is always safe to assume that he is a fool. After he speaks, it is seldom necessary to assume it.
H. L. Mencken
A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.
Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire.
What we anticipate seldom occurs: but what we least expect generally happens.
How seldom we weigh our neighbor in the same balance with ourselves.
Thomas a Kempis
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.
There are a lot of 'chicken Christians.' Chickens are generally afraid of life, and they seldom fly or reach their potential in life. And when a storm comes, all they seem to do is flap around the chicken yard, stirring up dirt and running to the chicken house.
Silence is not only golden, it is seldom misquoted.
Feminism has never been sexy, but let me assure you that it never stopped me from flirting, and I have seldom suffered from lack of men.
There is a pride, a self-love, in human minds that will seldom be kept so low as to make men and women humbler than they ought to be.
I have always believed that national character... depends more on the female part of society than is generally imagined. Precepts from the lips of a beloved mother... sink deep in the heart, and make an impression which is seldom entirely effaced.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
Miguel de Cervantes
It is the greatest mistake to think that man is always one and the same. A man is never the same for long. He is continually changing. He seldom remains the same even for half an hour.
The rich are always advising the poor, but the poor seldom return the compliment.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.
My keen love of travel was seldom hindered by Father. He permitted me, even as a mere boy, to visit many cities and pilgrimage spots.
The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.
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