Totaram was a remarkably able man. His writings in Hindi show a perception, idealism, tolerance, wit, balance, and shrewd practicality seldom matched by any of his European or Indian contemporaries, and as a debater he was supreme.
The doctrine of ratios and proportion is introduced by Euclid as a part of his system of geometry ; and the student seldom fails to remark, that in the treatises on algebra, the same subject is presented under a considerably different form; though he is usually quite unable to determine wherein the essential difference consists; and would probably find but few teachers who could precisely point out the distinction to him.
He who is void of virtuous Attachments in private Life, is, or very soon will be void of all Regard for his Country. There is seldom an Instance of a Man guilty of betraying his Country, who had not before lost the Feeling of moral Obligations in his private Connections.Samuel Adams
They fought because they were paid for it; they were not interested very much in the conquest of Greece. The Athenians on the other hand, fought for their freedom. They preferred to die rather than lose their freedom, and those who are prepared to die for any cause are seldom defeated.jawaharlal nehru
Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of
In a world where it is so easy to neglect, deny, pervert and suppress the truth, the scientist may find his discipline severe. For him, truth is so seldom the sudden light that shows new order and beauty; more often, truth is the uncharted rock that sinks his ship in the dark.John Cornforth
A white face goes with a white mind.Occasionally a black face goes with a white mind.Very seldom a white face will have a black mind.Giovanni, Nikki in full Yolande Cornelia Giovanni, Jr
And when they buried him the little port Had seldom seen a costlier funeral.Tennyson
Translations (like wives) are seldom strictly faithful if they are in the least attractive.roy campbell
The path which leads to the mount bf ascension does not lie among flowers; and he who travels it must climb the cold hillside, he must have his feet cut by the pointed rocks, he must faint in the dark valley, he must not seldom have his rest at midnight on the desert sand.henry giles
As the Knowledge of Nature tends to enlarge the human Mind, and give us more noble, more grand, and exalted Ideas of the AUTHOR of Nature, and if well pursu'd, seldom fails producing something useful to Man.
An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.pliny the younger
It seldom happens, however, that a great proprietor is a great improver.Adam Smith
A new scientific theory is seldom stated with such clarity by its original author, and usually takes many years to creep into public conciousness.john ziman
Everybody is seldom to be believed. "They say" is not proof that they know. On dit is French for a fib.samuel laman blanchard
Looking back on the long-stretched-out body of one's work, it is interesting to mark the endless duel fought within a man between the emotional and critical sides of his nature, first one, then the other, getting the upper hand, and too seldom fusing till the result has the mellowness of full achievement. One can even tell the nature of one's readers, by their preference for the work which reveals more of this side than of that.john galsworthy
Where men of fine feeling are concerned there is seldom misunderstanding.john paul jones
Virtue is harder to be got than knowledge of the world; and, if lost in a young man, is seldom recovered.john locke
The Germans themselves I should regard as aboriginal, and not mixed at all with other races through immigration or intercourse. For in former times, it was not by land but on shipboard that those who sought to emigrate would arrive; and the boundless and, so to speak, hostile ocean beyond us,is seldom entered by a sail from our world.Tacitus
As far as domestic democracy, all here present know that democracy means government of the people by the people. While we agree that consultation and participation are essential to every democracy, this is seldom achieved in practice.alfred de zayas
The greater part of our writers. * * * have become so original, that no one cares to imitate them: and those who never quote in return are seldom quoted.
I have seldom known any one who deserted truth in trifles that could be trusted in matters of importance.
I was so thin I could slice bread with my shoulder blades, only I seldom had bread.
Men seldom, or rather never for a length of time and deliberately, rebel against anything that does not deserve rebelling against.thomas carlyle
The tragedy is not that nonviolence did not work against the Nazis, but that it was so seldom utilized...The churches as a whole were too docile or anti-semitic, and too ignorant of the nonviolent message of the Gospel, to act effectively to resist the Nazis or act in solidarity with the Jews.
I have seldom met an intelligent person whose views were not narrowed and distorted by religion.