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I don't think that a leader can control, to any great extent, his destiny. Very seldom can he step in and change the situation if the forces of history are running in another direction.
Richard M. Nixon
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.
A great reader seldom recognizes his solitude.
Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.
W. H. Auden
I seldom deal in symbolisms; if there be hidden meanings in my verse, they are there without my knowledge.
George Edward Woodberry
The innocent are so few that two of them seldom meet - when they do meet, their victims lie strewn all round.
Beauty is an outward gift which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.
A widow's refusal of a lover is seldom so explicit as to exclude hope.
Every one, more or less, loves Power, yet those who most wish for it are seldom the fittest to be trusted with it.
Very seldom do we receive any support for trusting ourselves, listening to our own sense of inner truth, and expressing ourselves in a direct and honest way.
I very seldom worry about other systems. I concentrate pretty fully on just making Linux the best I can.
I am relatively sure, from conversations that I had with former president Bill Clinton, that George Bush seldom called upon him for advice.
Women were seldom given quality assignments or adequate air time.
Religion, for better or for worse, has been politicized in blatant ways that have seldom been equaled in American elections.
In England or America, actors do not have to cater to an image. In India, it is almost demanded of us. Very seldom do you get a film where you can walk away from your image.
Progress is seldom simple; it comes with costs and casualties, even challenges about whether a change represents an advance or a retreat.
I very seldom read back into what I've written.
When you write a song, it may come from a personal space, but it very seldom actually represents you. It comes out of a sort of mood of melancholy, somehow. It's almost theatrical.
Sometimes people ask, 'Does writing make you happy?' But I think that's beside the point. It makes you agitated, and continually in a state where you're off balance. You seldom feel serene or settled.
I very seldom compose anything in my head which later finds its way into text, except character names sometimes - I'm often very much inspired by things that I misunderstand.
I very seldom compromise. I am a Capricorn.
Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.
In an ideal world, an individual's institutional power would be correlated perfectly with his or her value-add. In practice, this is seldom the case.
Black women, whose experience is unique, are seldom recognized as a particular social-cultural entity and are seldom thought to be important enough for serious scholarly consideration.
A proof of really great art is that it is generally true - it seldom falls into the misapprehensions to which minor art is liable.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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