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Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.
W. H. Auden
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.
The innocent are so few that two of them seldom meet - when they do meet, their victims lie strewn all round.
I am relatively sure, from conversations that I had with former president Bill Clinton, that George Bush seldom called upon him for advice.
I very seldom worry about other systems. I concentrate pretty fully on just making Linux the best I can.
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.
Every one, more or less, loves Power, yet those who most wish for it are seldom the fittest to be trusted with it.
Religion, for better or for worse, has been politicized in blatant ways that have seldom been equaled in American elections.
A widow's refusal of a lover is seldom so explicit as to exclude hope.
Beauty is an outward gift which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.
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 compromise. I am a Capricorn.
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.
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 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.
Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.
Women were seldom given quality assignments or adequate air time.
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.
We probably wouldn't worry about what people think of us if we could know how seldom they do.
A proof of really great art is that it is generally true - it seldom falls into the misapprehensions to which minor art is liable.
Things which do not require effort of some sort are seldom worth having.
People's ability to forget what they do not want to know, to overlook what is before their eyes, was seldom put to the test better than in Germany at that time.
W. G. Sebald
A woman seldom writes her mind but in her postscript.
Something that's seldom appreciated about me is that I am in sympathy with a great deal of what Marx wrote, except that I'm on the side of the bourgeoisie.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
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If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
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