We have very strong environmental laws in the United States and elsewhere around the world. The problem is that they’re seldom enforced.
It seldom happens that a premature shoot of genius ever arrives at maturity.
Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.
Whether rich or poor, a home is not a home unless the roots of love are ever striking deeper through the crust of the earthly and the conventional, into the very realities of being, not consciously always; seldom, perhaps; the simplicity of loving grows by living simply near nature and God.
Men seldom, or rather never for a length of time and deliberately, rebel against anything that does not deserve rebelling against.
The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
But the power of instruction is seldom of much efficacy, except in those happy dispositions where it is almost superfluous.
People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.
True art selects and paraphrases, but seldom gives a verbatim translation.