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Uncommon Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Uncommon

Please enjoy these Uncommon Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

There are not many things in life
so beautiful as true friendship,
and not many things more uncommon.
- Anonymous

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There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Lend your voices only to sounds of freedom,
no longer lend your strength to that
which you wish to be free from.
Fill your life with love and bravery,
and you shall live a life uncommon.
- Jewel

When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way,
you will command the attention of the world.
- George Washington Carver

 

The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.
- Dean Inge

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.
The ability to direct individual accomplishments
toward organizational objectives.
It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
- Andrew Carnegie

In the practical world of computing,
it is rather uncommon that a program,
once it performs correctly and satisfactorily,
remains unchanged forever.
- Niklaus Wirth

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Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

In some European theaters, it's still not uncommon
to have a late start and three LONG intermissions,
because people actually eat and drink and converse
during the intermissions.
- Joe Bob Briggs

Where youth and diffidence are united,
it requires uncommon steadiness of reason to resist
the attraction of being called the most charming girl in the world.
- Jane Austen

To do common things perfectly is far better worth our
endeavor than to do uncommon things respectably.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination,
because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise,
gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which
it was not before possessed.
- Joseph Addison

May not the complaint, that common people are above their station,
often take its rise in the fact of uncommon people being below theirs?
- Charles Dickens

It was not uncommon for the children to be told they
were being treated this way because it was their bad
karma and they must have hurt a child in a past life.
- Mary Garden

Poetry is a mixture of common sense,
which not all have,
with an uncommon sense, which very few have.
- John Masefield

Meekness: Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while.
- Ambrose Bierce

Put the uncommon effort into the common task...
make it large by doing it in a great way.
- Orison Swett Marden

A constitutional statesman is in general a man of common
opinions and uncommon abilities.
- Walter Bagehot

It is very expensive to achieve high unreliability.
It is not uncommon to increase the cost of an item
by a factor of ten for each factor of ten degradation accomplished.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.
- Booker T. Washington

Common sense is very uncommon.
- Horace Greeley

Academic and aristocratic people live in such an uncommon
atmosphere that common sense can rarely reach them.
- Samuel Butler

The greatest service we can do the common man is to
abolish him and make all men uncommon.
- Norman Angell

Is there not some chosen curse, some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven,
red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man who owes
his greatness to his country's ruin!
- Joseph Addison

Of the Marines on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue.
- Chester W. Nimitz

The truth is I love being alive.
And I love feeling free.
So if I can't have those things then I feel like a
caged animal and I'd rather not be in a cage.
I'd rather be dead.
And it's real simple.
And I think it's not that uncommon.
- Angelina Jolie

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion.
Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment
from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious.
On the other hand, they do less easily move against him,
believing that he has the gods on his side.
- Aristotle

Success in life is founded upon attention to the small
things rather than to the large things;
to the every day things nearest to us rather than to
the things that are remote and uncommon.
- Booker T. Washington

It is not uncommon in modern times to see governments
straining every nerve to keep the peace,
and the people whom they represent, with patriotic
enthusiasm and resentment over real or fancied wrongs,
urging them forward to war.
- Elihu Root

Once upon a time there was a Queen who had a son so
ugly and so misshapen that it was long disputed whether he had human form.
A fairy who was at his birth said, however,
that he would be very amiable for all that,
since he would have uncommon good sense.
- Charles Perrault

It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective,
ability, and judgment are radically different from yours.
It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility,
tolerance, and wisdom.
- Dee Hock

When we are sick, we want an uncommon doctor;
when we have a construction job to do,
we want an uncommon engineer, and when we are at war,
we want an uncommon general.
It is only when we get into politics that we are satisfied with the common man.
- Herbert Hoover

While many of us never knew Ronald Reagan personally,
we felt close to him because we shared his lighthearted sense of humor,
admired his uncommon virtue, and were moved by his remarkable wisdom.
- Randy Forbes

Learn to do common things uncommonly well;
we must always keep in mind that anything
that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
- George Washington Carver

It was my father who taught me to value myself.
He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that
I was the most precious thing in his life.
- Dawn French

To do a common thing uncommonly well brings success.
- Henry J. Heinz

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

We Learn...
10% of what we read,
20% of what we hear,
30% of what we see,
50% of what we see and hear,
70% of what we discuss,
80% of what we experience,
95% of what we teach others.
- William Glasser

Oh yes, the past can hurt.
But, you can either run from it or, learn from it.
- the movie The Lion King

How could youths better learn to live
than by at once trying the experiment of living?
- Henry David Thoreau

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
Balance good, karate good. Everything good.
Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We will not learn how to live together in peace
by killing each other's children.
- Jimmy Carter

At the end of a matter ask,
"What will I learn from this to make me better?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We could never learn to be brave and patient,
if there were only joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

Learn to be calm and you will always be happy.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The less I take the difficulties of my life as personal affront,
and the more I use them as an opportunity to learn and grow...
the easier I sleep at night.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If your actions inspire others to dream more,
learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
- John Quincy Adams

It's okay to make mistakes.
Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn.
- John Bradshaw

Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We must be ready to learn from one another,
not claiming that we alone possess all truth
and that somehow we have a corner on God.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

If you want to be heroic,
Don't emulate your heroes,
learn from them.
Heroes don't follow anyone,
they set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The illiterate are not those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking
only to learn that it is God shaking them.
- Charles West

It is better to learn late than never.
- Publilius Syrus

There is a magnet in your heart
that will attract true friends.
That magnet is unselfishness,
thinking of others first;
when you learn to live for others,
they will live for you.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Small people never learn to be indifferent;
they either envy or pity.
- Anonymous

Instead of being presented with stereotypes
by age, sex, color, class, or religion,
children must have the opportunity
to learn that within each range,
some people are loathsome and some are delightful.
- Margaret Mead

We are not what we know
but what we are willing to learn.
- Mary Catherine Bateson

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

We learn more by looking for the answer
to a question and not finding it
than we do from learning the answer itself.
- Lloyd Alexander


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