The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.

The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right.

Opportunity rarely knocks on your door.

Knock rather on opportunity's door if you ardently wish to enter.

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We are rarely proud when we are alone.

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.

The man who appeals to the best side of his fellows is rarely disappointed.

Rarely do the followers exceed the expectations of the leaders.

A woman one loves rarely suffices for all our needs, so we deceive her with another whom we do not love.

The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

We rarely repent of having eaten too little.

I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds, and I very rarely change it.

Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof.

Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited.

Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely.

A writer is rarely so well inspired as when he talks about himself.

People who honestly mean to be true really contradict themselves much more rarely than those who try to be consistent.

I'm not the girl who always has a boyfriend. I'm the girl who rarely has a boyfriend.

Writers should be read but not seen. Rarely are they a winsome sight.

One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.

In scientific work, those who refuse to go beyond fact rarely get as far as fact.

Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light.

Excellence is rarely found, more rarely valued.

The lessons taught in great books are misleading.

The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just.

We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest.

Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.

Unlike presidential administrations, problems rarely have terminal dates.

The punters know that the horse named Morality rarely gets past the post, whereas the nag named Self-interest always runs a good race.

The problem with society is that happiness and intelligence are rarely found in the same person. I guess that's why they say ignorance is bliss.

As far as modern writing is concerned, it is rarely rewarding to translate it, although it might be easy. Translation is very much like copying paintings.

For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers.

Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited;

genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.

Fortune rarely accompanies anyone to the door.

Genius is rarely able to give any account of its own processes.

The link between ideas and action is rarely direct.

There is almost always an intermediate step in which the idea is overcome. De Tocqueville points out that it is at times when passions start to govern human affairs that ideas are most obviously translated into political action. The translation of ideas into action is usually in the hands of people least likely to follow rational motives. Hence, it is that action is often the nemesis of ideas, and sometimes of the men who formulate them. One of the marks of the truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action the ability to pass directly from thought to action.

It is rarely that you see an American writer who is not hopelessly sane.

What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.

Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely.

Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue.

As for an authentic villain, the real thing, the absolute, the artist, one rarely meets him even once in a lifetime. The ordinary bad hat is always in part a decent fellow.

Fortune has rarely condescended to be the companion of genius.

Great men are rarely isolated mountain-peaks; they are the summits of ranges.

There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge available to us: observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination. Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.

Man loves little and often. Woman much and rarely.

A person well satisfied with themselves is seldom satisfied with others, and others, rarely are with them.

Sanctions against polluters are feeble and out of date, and are rarely invoked.

Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.

In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.

Issues are never simple. One thing I'm proud of is that very rarely will you hear me simplify the issues.

I'm very rarely in the gym. My workouts are predominantly outside, in nature.

Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things.