Top 240 Seldom Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Seldom Quotes from famous people such as Henry Spencer, Judd Nelson, Greg Boyle, Maynard Webb, Anthea Butler, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Historically, the U.S.'s big launchers fly seldom enoug

Historically, the U.S.’s big launchers fly seldom enough that their costs are dominated by annual upkeep of facilities and staff, not by the actual cost of each launch. The expensive part is maintaining the launch capability, not actually conducting launches.
Henry Spencer
Heroes always make the right decision; I find that seldom happens in my life.
Judd Nelson
It has become an accepted tenet that kids will rarely listen to their parents but seldom fail to imitate them. Communicating the message has never been a good substitute for ‘showing up’ and embodying the message.
Greg Boyle
I came out of retirement to run a start-up. Historically, I seldom used all of my vacation time, and the last sick day I took was in 1992. I am a sick puppy.
Maynard Webb
Incidents of racial bias and implicit bias happen to African-Americans of every social class daily in America. White people seldom notice or dwell on these as they encounter the quotidian events of their day.
Anthea Butler
Coming from a farming background, I saw nothing out of the ordinary in running barefoot, although it seemed to startle the rest of the athletics world. I have always enjoyed going barefoot and when I was growing up I seldom wore shoes, even when I went into town.
Zola Budd
Beauty is aspirational – an ideal that mortals approach but seldom attain.
Lionel Shriver
I’m ashamed to admit that I very seldom read poetry, even though many of my friends are poets.
Celeste Ng
My dad always watched wrestling and I seldom did.
Mike Leach
He who is a slave to his stomach seldom worships God.
Imams seldom condemn terror. And in their silence, in the void, acceptance – encouragement even – is assumed.
Katie Hopkins
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
He who seldom speaks, and with one calm well-timed word can strike dumb the loquacious, is a genius or a hero.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.
George Chapman
A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.
Henry Ward Beecher
I think its really matured a lot. I like the fact that there is now more to do there than gamble, since I don’t do a lot of that. The people are great. I seldom have time for vacations and when I do I prefer the beach instead of the desert.
Doug Davidson
No matter how beautiful the paper, artwork, printing, and binding, I’m seldom drawn to a book unless it’s by a writer I care about or on a subject that appeals to me.
Michael Dirda
What appears in newspapers is often new but seldom true.
Patrick Kavanagh
Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly.
Simeon Strunsky
Creativity seldom thrives in an atmosphere of great discipline or scrutiny. That’s one reason we tend not to want our leaders to get too creative.
Timothy Noah
I found that our Soviet espionage efforts had virtually never, or had very seldom, produced any worthwhile political or economic intelligence on the Soviet Union.
Aldrich Ames
You have to remember that I was a bright but simple fellow from Canada who seldom, if ever, met another writer, and then only a so-called literary type that occasionally sold a story and meanwhile worked in an office for a living.
A. E. van Vogt
The young very seldom lead anything in our country today. It’s been quite some time since a younger generation pushed an older one to a higher standard.
Wynton Marsalis
Kids enjoy laughing and are seldom bored when they find something funny. They also ask questions, often to adults, because they understand that the more words they can comprehend about a funny story or a joke, the more they’ll enjoy it.
Brian P. Cleary
For the human mind is seldom at stay: If you do not grow better, you will most undoubtedly grow worse.
Samuel Richardson
Technology writers are seldom subject to frenzied, Beatlemania-esque paroxysms of public attention. June 29, 2007, was the exception. I was in the wrong place – Apple’s Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan – with the right device. The iPhone.
Steven Levy
They very seldom let me lose my cool. They made me like I was Polly Perfect, which was ridiculous so that when I bump into kids on the street they’d say ‘I wish my Mom were like you.’
Charlotte Rae
I have found from experience that it is often interesting and useful to start from the edges and work inward – another flaw of mine. I seldom approach things directly. I would have made a great moth.
Erik Larson
How seldom we weigh our neighbor in the same balance with ourselves.
Thomas a Kempis
The realities of the world seldom measure up to the sublime designs of human imagination.
Bryant H. McGill
Tyrants seldom want pretexts.
Edmund Burke
A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the

A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.
Thomas Hardy
My greatest concern is that Mitt Romney seldom addresses the social issues publicly… I’m referring to the sanctity of human life, the traditional definition of marriage, and religious liberty.
James Dobson
Although you’ll seldom hear him do it, my dad sings really well. When I was a kid, we’d go hunting, and the old pickup truck had a radio in it. I have a lot of memories of coming home late at night and hearing my dad break out in song.
Tyler Childers
For my part, I confess I seldom listen to the players: one has so much to do, in looking about and finding out one’s acquaintance, that, really, one has no time to mind the stage. One merely comes to meet one’s friends, and show that one’s alive.
Frances Burney
My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.
William Shakespeare
I seldom was ever off my seat on the bench during the game.
John Wooden
Honesty is seldom ingratiating and often discomfiting.
Tom Stoppard
A woman seldom writes her mind but in her postscript.
Richard Steele
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.
Barbara Smith
Press on. Obstacles are seldom the same size tomorrow as they are today.
Robert H. Schuller
There are chapters in every life which are seldom read and certainly not aloud.
Carol Shields
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.
Charles Caleb Colton
The rich are always advising the poor, but the poor seldom return the compliment.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
Donald Trump was sharp; he was very perceptive. He was engaging. He had this expansive vocabulary, and he very seldom took breaks.
Omarosa Manigault Newman
Market type influences everything a company does. Strategy and tactics for one market type seldom work for another.
Steve Blank
Silence is not only golden, it is seldom misquoted.
Bob Monkhouse
Beauty is an outward gift which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.
Edward Gibbon
The owner of a company with supertight margins – say, a restaurant, retailer, or producer of commodity goods – would be a fool not to keep a close eye on the numbers. But when I make big decisions, numbers are seldom, if ever, the tiebreaker.
Jason Fried
What is ugly about life is that it so often only provides uneasy half solutions that are so seldom pure and tragic ones.
Harry Graf Kessler
Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.
Learned Hand
Laws fixed, certain, and uniform, are said to be the distinguishing traits of civilized from savage communities. In these last, seldom are any laws, unless it be the arbitrary and uncertain will of the strongest.
Levi Woodbury
Terrorism has become the systematic weapon of a war that knows no borders or seldom has a face.
Jacques Chirac
He who doesn’t consider himself is seldom considerate of others.
David Seabury
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
Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
George Santayana
Substantive and procedural law benefits and protects landlords over tenants, creditors over debtors, lenders over borrowers, and the poor are seldom among the favored parties.
John Turner
Now it is evident that a little insight into the customs of every people is necessary to insure a kindly communication; this, joined with patience and kindness, will seldom fail with the natives of the interior.
Charles Sturt
There is one type of ideal woman very seldom described in poetry – the old maid, the woman whom sorrow or misfortune prevents from fulfilling her natural destiny.
Lafcadio Hearn
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
Miguel de Cervantes
What is easy is seldom excellent.
Samuel Johnson
With any piece of writing, you’re hoping that it will change something, and it seldom does.
Ron Chernow
Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his great

Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.
Look at our society. Everyone wants to be thin, but nobody wants to diet. Everyone wants to live long, but few will exercise. Everybody wants money, yet seldom will anyone budget or control their spending.
John C. Maxwell
Don’t think that because you haven’t heard from me for a while that I went to sleep. I am still here, like a spirit roaming the night. Thirsty, hungry, seldom stopping to rest.
Spike Lee
To attempt to superimpose its views through the exercise of force, is seldom the part of intelligence; it is frequently the part of ignorance.
Paul P. Harris
It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies; seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends.
Charles Caleb Colton