Rare Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old rare quotes, rare sayings, and rare proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.     

Jean de la Fontaine

I am rare, and there is value in all rarity; therefore, I am valuable.     

Og Mandino

It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless. If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime.     

Michael Eisner

It's rare for anyone to value the opinions of a teenage girl.     

Billie Eilish

It is a very rare man who does not victimize the helpless.     

James Baldwin

It's a rare moment when we take a break from the tribulations of the daily rat race to reflect on assumptions and values that we casually accept as gospel.     

Graydon Carter

It is a rare privilege to watch the birth, growth, and first feeble struggles of a living mind; this privilege is mine.     

Anne Sullivan

It is rare that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman.     

Alexandre Dumas

It's a rare man who can stand being around an intelligent woman, let alone married to her.     

Bette Davis

It's a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn't want to hear.     

Dick Cavett

The rare pleasure of being seen for what one is, compensates for the misery of being it.     

Margaret Drabble

It was so rare to find someone who was both so young and so wise, both so fresh and so jaded.     

Ally Carter

Rare is the man who seeks not only to heal himself but to heal his fellow man.     

Jose N. Harris

It is rare for people to be asked the question which puts them squarely in front of themselves     

Arthur Miller

It is a rare life that remains orderly even in private.     

Michel de Montaigne

Rare is the man who suffers no remorse as he passes from the state of confidant to that of rival.     

Honoré de Balzac

Rare is the human being, immature or mature, who has never felt an impulse to pretend he is some one or something else.     

George Pierce Baker

It's the rare book that's able to transport you in a way that a movie does.     

Bret Easton Ellis

It is rare to find learned men who are clean, do not stink and have a sense of humour.     

Baron de Montesquieu

It's a rare opportunity when you can do something for the greater good.     

Scott Borchetta

One rare and exceptional deed is worth far more than a thousand commonplace ones.     

Saint Ignatius

In those rare individual cases where women approach genius they also approach masculinity.     

Otto Weininger

It's a rare gift to understand that your life is wondrous, and that it won't last forever.     

Steven Galloway

These rare senses and powers of reasoning were given to be used freely, but not audaciously, to discover, not to pervert the truth.     

William John Wills

It's rare to find women who have that balance between work and life, who are really psyched for another woman's success.     

Dana Fox

It is a rare and difficult attainment to grow old gracefully and happily.     

Arnold Palmer

It is very rare or almost impossible that an event can be negative from all points of view.     

Brie Larson

It is a rare piece of legislation indeed where there is so much agreement about the goals.     

Mike Pence

Suddenly, as rare things will, it vanished.     

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

It's a rare reader who doesn't go to the novel looking for a kind of encouragement to live.     

Norman Rush