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Scarcer Quotes

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One good Husband is worth two good Wives;
for the scarcer things are, the more they're valued.
- Benjamin Franklin

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I'm not likely to forget where I've been and what I've done and learned.
I think it's just as important to play new instruments as to play new pieces.
The old ones are getting scarcer and the new ones more and more wonderful.
- Yo-Yo Ma

There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence
that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.
- Oliver Goldsmith

There is something that is much more scarce,
something rarer than ability.
It is the ability to recognize ability.
- Robert Half


The country remains dependent on oil.
But as we are now learning, oil is becoming increasingly scarce.
- Armstrong Williams

Rules are to be initiated for the allotment of scarce raw materials etc;
and their use and processing for other than war,
or otherwise absolutely vital, goods is prohibited.
- Hjalmar Schacht

Affliction is a treasure, and scarce any man hath enough of it.
- John Donne

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We often repent of our first thoughts,
and scarce ever of our second.
- Horace Walpole

If you go looking for a friend, you're going to find they're very scarce.
If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere.
- Zig Ziglar

I board with a poor Scotchman: his wife can talk scarce any English.
- David Brainerd

A good book, in the language of the book-sellers,
is a salable one; in that of the curious,
a scarce one; in that of men of sense,
a useful and instructive one.
- Oswald Chambers

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses,
row on row, That mark our place, and in the sky,
The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard among the guns below.
- John McCrae

Live life to the fullest, for the future is scarce.
- Nick Carter

As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
- Josh Billings

There is something that is much more scarce,
something finer far, something rarer than ability.
It is the ability to recognize ability.
- Elbert Hubbard

And understand that scarce spectrum is used today for
example for cell phone operators,
they have to pay for the airwaves they use,
for their services.
- Robert McChesney

Getting our military back on stable footing won't happen overnight.
We must start this process now, since future engagements
are likely and allies are scarce.
- Ellen Tauscher

Evidence of epistasis from hybridization studies is more scarce.
- Peter R. Grant

To describe my scarce leisure time in today's terms,
I always default to reading.
- Jimmy Buffett

Capital isn't scarce; vision is.
- Sam Walton

In the meantime, we see there are charities that spend
much of their scarce resources that should be going
directly to the children to overcome this gulf that
separates them from both the donors and the needy.
- Dana Rohrabacher

If a commodity were in no way useful,
- in other words, if it could in no way contribute to our gratification,
- it would be destitute of exchangeable value,
however scarce it might be, or whatever quantity of
labour might be necessary to procure it.
- David Ricardo

There are certain things that are inherently scarce.
For example, there is only a certain amount of beachfront property in California.
It is going to be scarce, it is going to be expensive.
- Ralph Merkle

Scarce any problem will appear more hard and difficult,
than that of determining the distance of the Sun from
the Earth very near the truth:
but even this...
will without much labour be effected.
- Edmond Halley

The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky;
which is a number of small stars,
not seen asunder, but giving light together:
so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues,
or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate.
- Francis Bacon

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the
eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way.
Some see nature all ridicule and deformity...
and some scarce see nature at all.
But to the eyes of the man of imagination,
nature is imagination itself.
- William Blake

When gasoline and rubber are rationed,
electric power and transport facilities are becoming increasingly scarce,
and manpower shortages are developing,
it is difficult for people to understand their increased
use for other than the most vital needs of war.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Man hath still either toys or care: But hath no root,
nor to one place is tied, but ever restless and irregular,
about this earth doth run and ride.
He knows he hath a home, but scarce knows where;
He says it is so far,
that he has quite forgot how to go there.
- Henry Vaughan

Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed
nothing else can be managed.
- Peter Drucker

For those who do not live in fear of scarcity, life is unlimited.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am the master of my emotions -
I transform fear to love, anger to compassion,
pain to comfort, scarcity to abundance,
expectation to gratitude, and jealousy to generosity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A mentality of scarcity - of lack -
is the natural consequence of
viewing the world through eyes of fear.
In contrast, when the world is viewed
through eyes of love,
the future becomes unlimited.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No complaint...
is more common than that of a scarcity of money.
- Adam Smith

There is a scarcity of friendship, but not of friends.
- Thomas Fuller

Time is the scarcity, and it's the commodity we can't create any more of.
- Jim Mitchell

Money is a way of creating scarcity.
- Peter Coyote

There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love;
there's only scarcity of resolve to make it happen.
- Wayne Dyer

Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity
of opportunity to be otherwise.
- Maya Angelou

To my mind the old masters are not art;
their value is in their scarcity.
- Thomas A. Edison

A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue.
That's why there are so few good conversations:
due to scarcity,
two intelligent talkers seldom meet.
- Truman Capote

Gold and silver, like other commodities,
have an intrinsic value, which is not arbitrary,
but is dependent on their scarcity, the quantity of
labour bestowed in procuring them,
and the value of the capital employed in the mines which produce them.
- David Ricardo

I think we have to be not so afraid of scarcity.
We have to be willing to give away all things.
- Sharon Stone

It appears from Mr. Smith's account that there is no
scarcity of buffalo as he penetrated the country.
- William Henry Ashley

The waste of plenty is the resource of scarcity.
- Thomas Love Peacock

Chemistry itself knows altogether too well that -
given the real fear that the scarcity of global resources
and energy might threaten the unity of mankind -
chemistry is in a position to make a contribution towards
securing a true peace on earth.
- Kenichi Fukui

The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other.
It is not, as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity,
but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich.
- John Berger

I think that the use of copyright is going to change dramatically.
Part of it is economics.
There is just going to be so much content out there -
there's a scarcity of attention.
Information consumes attention, and there's too much information.
- Esther Dyson

The first lesson of economics is scarcity:
there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it.
The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.
- Thomas Sowell

Their elegant shape, showy colours, and slow,
sailing mode of flight, make them very attractive objects,
and their numbers are so great that they form quite
a feature in the physiognomy of the forest,
compensating for the scarcity of flowers.
- Henry Walter Bates

The ancient feud between cat and dog is not forgotten in the north,
for the Lynx is the deadly foe of the Fox and habitually
kills it when there is soft snow and scarcity of easier prey.
- Ernest Thompson Seton

Free is really, you know, the gift of Silicon Valley to the world.
It's an economic force, it's a technical force.
It's a deflationary force, if not handled right.
It is abundance, as opposed to scarcity.
- Chris Anderson

Never stir up litigation.
A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this.
- Abraham Lincoln

Would it be possible that I should not in any degree
succeed? I can scarcely think so.
Ah delusive hope, how much further wilt thou lead me?
- John James Audubon

A subject, truly, concerning which much might be written,
yet scarcely anything of real importance is to be found in books.
- Anton Seidl

Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever
outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.
- Denis Diderot

Global warming has melted the polar ice caps,
raised the levels of the oceans and flooded the earth's great cities.
Despite its evident prosperity, New Jersey is scarcely Utopia.
- Godfried Danneels

I am in that temper that if I were under water I would
scarcely kick to come to the top.
- John Keats

They had scarcely established themselves,
however, before another company of Jackson county citizens,
chiefly from around Independence, organized to drive them off.
- Cole Younger

I did not know what it was to be happy for a whole day at a time,
scarcely for an hour.
- Georg Brandes

It is safe to make a choice of your thoughts,
scarcely ever safe to express them all.
- Isaac Barrow

Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so slightly perhaps,
but still attached to life at all four corners.
Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible.
- Virginia Woolf

A military man can scarcely pride himself on having
smitten a sleeping enemy;
it is more a matter of shame,
simply, for the one smitten.
- Isoroku Yamamoto

Sorrows are like thunderclouds, in the distance they look black,
over our heads scarcely gray.
- Jean Paul

Lettuce is like conversation; it must be fresh and crisp,
so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it.
- Charles Dudley Warner

Childhood itself is scarcely more lovely than a cheerful,
kindly, sunshiny old age.
- Lydia M. Child

I am writing a book about the Crusades so dull that I can scarcely write it.
- Hilaire Belloc

What we now call school training, the pursuit of fixed
studies at stated hours under the constant guidance of a teacher,
I could scarcely be said to have enjoyed.
- Simon Newcomb

There are not a few among the disciples of charity who require,
in their vocation, scarcely less excitement than the
votaries of pleasure in theirs.
- Charles Dickens

I learned enough Hebrew to stagger through a meaningless
ceremony that I scarcely remember.
- David Antin

On this thin, scarcely real and yet so perceptible
sensation the whole world hung as on a faintly trembling axis,
and this in turn rested on the two people in the room.
- Robert Musil

Learning is the ally, not the adversary of genius...
he who reads in a proper spirit, can scarcely read too much.
- William Godwin

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