To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.— Oscar Wilde
Belligerent Rarest quotations
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
You are mysterious, I love you. You’re beautiful, intelligent, and virtuous, and that’s the rarest known combination.
Your hope in my heart is the rarest treasure Your Name on my tongue is the sweetest word My choicest hours Are the hours I spend with You - O God, I can't live in this world Without remembering You
Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.
The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.
Enthusiasm is by far the highest paid quality on earth, probably because it is one of the rarest; yet it is one of the most contagious.
What will you do today, knowing that you are one of the rarest forms of life to ever walk the Earth? How will you carry yourself? What will you do with your hands? Tomorrow you could die, but today you are precious and rare and awake. Grateful and awake, ask what you need to know now. Say what you feel now. Love what you love now.
Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste.
A childhood without books – that would be no childhood.
That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy.
We all need someone to look at us. We can be divided into four categories according to the kind of look we wish to live under . . . The fourth category, the rarest, is the category of people who live in the imaginary eyes of those who are not present. They are the dreamers.
...the rarest of all human qualities is consistency.
Those who talk on the razor-edge of double-meanings pluck the rarest blooms from the precipice on either side.
Painting that does not radiate feeling is not worth looking at.
The deepest-and rarest-of grown-up pleasures is true feeling.
The rarest things in the world, next to a spirit of discernment, are diamonds and pearls. [Fr., Apres l'esprit de discernement, ce qu'il y a au monde de plus rare, ce sont les diamants et les perles.]
Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess.
The deepest and rarest kind of courage has nothing to do with feats or obstacles in the outside world; and, indeed, has nothing to do with the outside world - it is the courage to be who you are.
And may the best of you - for it will only be the best of you, and even then only in the rarest and briefest moments - succeed in framing that most basic of questions, 'how do we live?'
Mankind must work continually to produce individual great human beings - this and nothing else is the task... for the question is this : How can your life, the individual life, retain the highest value, the deepest significance? Only by living for the good of the rarest and most valuable specimens.
The heart is like an instrument whose strings Steal nobler music from Life's many frets: The golden threads are spun thro' Suffering's fire, Wherewith the marriage-robes for heaven are woven: And all the rarest hues of human life Take radiance, and are rainbow'd out in tears.
The chief misery of the decline of the faculties, and a main cause of the irritability that often goes with it, is evidently the isolation, the lack of customary appreciation and influence, which only the rarest tact and thoughtfulness on the part of others can alleviate.
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.
The strongest are those who renounce their own times and become a living part of those yet to come. The strongest and the rarest.
Never, in all of the seventy billion humans who have walked this planet since the beginning of time has there been anyone exactly like you. Never, until the end of time, will there be another such as you. You have shown no knowledge or appreciation of your uniqueness. Yet, you are the rarest thing in the world.
Only the very rarest of princes can endure even a little criticism, and few of them can put up with even a pause in the adulation.
I dream of a quiet man / who explains nothing and defends nothing, but only knows / where the rarest wildflowers / are blooming, and who goes, / and finds that he is smiling / not by his own will.
One of the rarest things that a man ever does, is to do the best he can.
It was like a bird of rarest-spun heaven metal or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now.
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.
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.
Love makes use of the worst traps. The least noble. The rarest. It exploits coincidence.
You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life.
It is a sad reflection . . . that a sense of responsibility which comes with power is the rarest of things.
Rarest of all is the man who can and does reason at all times, quickly, accurately, inclusively, despite hope or fear or bodily distress, without egocentric bias or thalmic disturbance, with correct memory, with clear distinction between fact, assumption, and non-fact.
Many people know how to work hard; many others know how to play well; but the rarest talent in the world is the ability to introduce elements of playfulness into work, and to put some constructive labor into our leisure.