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Top 63 Scant Quotes

#1. It has always seemed to me a pity that the young people of our generation should grow up with such scant knowledge of Greek and Latin literature, its wealth and variety, its freshness and its imperishable quality. - Author: James Loeb
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#2. Misunderstanding women is a clear sign of scant virility. - Author: Italo Svevo
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#3. I had, out of my sixty teachers, a scant half dozen who couldn't have been supplanted by phonographs. - Author: Don Herold
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#4. But there is scant evidence to tie Saddam to terrorist organizations, and even less to the Sept. 11 attacks. - Author: Brent Scowcroft
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#5. She [Mrs. Hines] stood before the door as if she were barring them from the house
a dumpy, fat little woman with a round face like dirty and unovened dough, and a tight screw of scant hair. - Author: William Faulkner
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#6. she shall scant show well that now shows best. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#7. So, you are very welcome to our house. It must appear in other ways than words, Therefore, I scant this breathing courtesy. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#8. Work is a kind of vacuum, an emptiness, where I just switch off everything except the scant intelligence necessary to keep me going. God, the people are awful - great carved monstrosities from the sponge-stone of secondratedness. Hideous. - Author: Philip Larkin
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#9. As with the onset of sudden celebrity, for the newly rich, the world often becomes a darker, narrower, less generous place; a paradox that elicits scant sympathy, but is nonetheless true. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#10. The light was so dim that Jaime could scarcely see her, though they stood a scant few feet apart. 'In this light she could almost be a beauty', he thought. 'In this light she could almost be a knight'. - Author: George R R Martin
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#11. Success is hard, rewards are scant and the glory not always there. - Author: Billie-Jo Williams
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#12. He wondered what assumptions she was forming, what picture was emerging from this scant constellation of his life. - Author: Eleanor Catton
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#13. This is not the case. I find scant evidence in my nonfiction that I have matured at all. I cannot find a single idea I hadn't swiped from somebody else and enunciated plonkingly by the time I reached the seventh grade. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
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#14. Art can never match the luxury and superfluity of Nature. In the former all is seen; it cannot afford concealed wealth, and is niggardly in comparison; but Nature, even when she is scant and thin outwardly, satisfies us still by the assurance of a certain generosity at the roots. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#15. It was shivery and scant. Scared. Skint. But just around the edges it was still scintillant. - Author: Patrick Rothfuss
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#16. For one scant day he had loved himself, felt himself to be unified and whole, not split into hostile parts; he had loved himself and the world and God in himself, and everywhere he went he had met nothing but love, approval, and joy. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#17. The best minds have their soft spots and sometimes feel somewhat bruised by the scant respect of logic. - Author: Victor Hugo
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#18. If we never flattered ourselves we should have but scant pleasure. - Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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#19. This sudden appearance of Homo sapiens is attributable to the rapid mutation of only seventeen brain-building genes. A scant few, really. - Author: James Rollins
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#20. As the clinic's janitors, it had been a simple matter for Merv and Scant to plant the acid balloons the previous evening. Of - Author: Eoin Colfer
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#21. History furnishes scant evidence of the goodwill of the people. - Author: Marty Rubin
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#22. Stress appears in your life because you have a rigid view of 'This is the way the world should be,' and the Universe pays scant regard to your desires. And you refuse to accept this. - Author: Srikumar Rao
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#23. In the space of so many scant hours, a new world had lifted the hem of her skirts before him. A world of seething pleasures and sweaty rage. - Author: Ted Dekker
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#24. Even though loneliness affects so many of us, it has gotten scant research attention compared to related conditions like depression or anxiety. - Author: Robin Marantz Henig
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#25. If left to my own simplistic devices and the sorely scant limits of my abilities, would I not die a death of the blandest sort imaginable? And should I not thank God that He graciously gifted me with an imagination that renders such a death entirely unimaginable? - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#26. At least 80 percent of American prisoners are grossly over-sentenced. The Supreme Court knows this, but shows scant concern for this human side of criminal justice. - Author: Conrad Black
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#27. Words are too poor and too scant
to express the inmost feeling in the heart of man. - Author: Kahlil Gibran
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#28. O love, be moderate, allay thy ecstasy, In measure rain thy joy, scant this excess! - Author: William Shakespeare
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#29. When knowledge is scant or conflicting, folklore takes over. - Author: Paul Smith
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#30. I have a traditional view of the afterlife ... heaven, hell and judgments. But the accounts of those places are scant, and I believe it's on purpose. We aren't supposed to try to figure out the architecture of the afterlife, since the big game is here in this life. - Author: Doug TenNapel
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#31. In the '90s, there was scant presidential leadership and insufficient domestic political mobilization for foreign policy grounded in human rights. - Author: Samantha Power
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#32. Worlds of my own creation are erected with walls that are within but a few scant paces of each other. The world that God creates for me has no idea what walls are. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#33. To provide for the future is a part of one's responsibility in life; and the world has scant consideration for the man who neglects it. - Author: Henry Latham Doherty
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#34. Glamor is just sex that got civilized. A pretty girl, tastefully posed in a scant costume, is even a sort of cultural achievement. - Author: Dorothy Lamour
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#35. He paid scant attention to the conversation. He could smell his own sent on Anna's body, and it satisfied him in a primal way ... She gasped as he buried his nose in her maiden hair and inhaled. His scent was strongest here, in her gilded curls so soft and pretty in the morning light. - Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
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#36. It would be a fallacy to deduce that the slow writer necessarily comes up with superior work. There seems to be scant relationshipbetween prolificness and quality. - Author: Fannie Hurst
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#37. Greed is satisfied by nothing, but nature finds satisfaction even in scant measure. - Author: Seneca.
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#38. There were no ideas in music, only touch and instinct and sometimes grace - the mechanical tools - and that among those who were given the tools, only a few, a scant few, would be able to tell you something true. - Author: Will Boast
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#39. Books that children read but once are of scant service to them; those that have really helped to warm our imaginations and to train our faculties are the few old friends we know so well that they have become a portion of our thinking selves. - Author: Agnes Repplier
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#40. Cats, even when robust, have scant liking for the boisterous society of children, and are apt to exert their utmost ingenuity to escape it. Nor are they without adult sympathy in their prejudice. - Author: Agnes Repplier
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#41. What is life but God's daring invitation to a remarkable journey? And what is human nature but a staunchly inbred tendency toward self-preservation? And because of the rigidly paradoxical nature of these things, the road of life is seldom trod beyond a few scant steps. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#42. It is easy, from a safe distance, to overlook the fact that in undercities governed by corruption, where exhausted people vie on scant terrain for very little, it is blisteringly hard to be good. - Author: Katherine Boo
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#43. Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty. - Author: Galileo Galilei
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#44. There are many reasons why photography does not attract the social and cultural attention it deserves. I would add one more which has received scant attention: it does not make a lot of noise ... Perhaps photography would be more appreciated if camera shutters fired with the sound of a .357 Magnum. - Author: Bill Jay
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#45. Thought, stumbling, plods Past fallen temples, vanished gods, Altars unincensed, fanes undecked, Eternal systems flown or wrecked; Through trackless centuries that grant To the poor trudge refreshment scant, Age after age, pants on to find A melting mirage of the mind. - Author: Alfred Austin
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#46. Where minds differ and opinions swerve there is scant a friend in that company. - Author: Elizabeth I
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#47. I'll go on being nosy. Are you going to come clean with me about Taylor?"
Trevor grimaced faintly. He stared at nothing in particular for a moment, then sighed. "What can I say about a woman who tells me - scant minutes after we meet - that she's the woman I'm going to marry? - Author: Kay Robbins
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#48. I recommend limiting one's involvement in other people's lives to a pleasantly scant minimum. - Author: Quentin Crisp
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#49. The expeditions were often out of meat, and scant of clothes, but they always had the furniture and other requisites for the mass; they were always prepared, as one of the quaint chroniclers of the time phrased it, to 'explain hell to the savages. - Author: Mark Twain
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#50. O land and soil, red soil and sweet-gum tree,
So scant of grass, so profligate of pines - Author: Jean Toomer
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#51. For me, the term "psychotherapy" is limiting. It implies that we work with mind and emotions, but excludes the body and pays scant attention to the spirit, soul, and broader environmental issues. - Author: Jed Diamond
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#52. Our son shall win.
QUEEN-He is fat and scant of breath. Here Hamlet, Wipe thy brow. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#53. Again, as it was after Udayan's death, there was an acute awareness of time, of the future looming, accelerating. The baby's lifetime, so scant, already outdistancing and outpacing her own. This was the logic of parenthood. - Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
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#54. ( ... ) I'm not much of anything, ( ... ) besides bored and boring, punctuated by fits of scant self-amusement. And you are ... ? - Author: Chip Kidd
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#55. Writing brings scant relief. It retraces, it delimits. It lends a touch of coherence, the idea of a kind of realism. One stumbles around in a cruel fog, but there is the odd pointer. Chaos is no more than a few feet away. A meagre victory, in truth. - Author: Michel Houellebecq
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#56. He began to work on me with his mouth, making me pant and beg in scant seconds. After coaxing a quick, intense orgasm out of me, he rose. - Author: R.K. Lilley
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#57. My scientific qualifications are relatively scant. I like science. I try really hard to educate myself about it, but in the end, if something has to go 'boom,' and it would probably only go 'fwoosh,' I am relatively unconcerned about that, which is a sin, but not, I think, a grave one. - Author: Nick Harkaway
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#58. Here is neither want of appetite nor mouths,
Pray heaven we be not scant of meat or mirth. - Author: Walter Scott
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#59. A minuscule 4 percent of funds produce market-beating after-tax results with a scant 0.6 percent (annual) margin of gain. The 96 percent of funds that fail to meet or beat the Vanguard 500 Index Fund lose by a wealth-destroying margin of 4.8 percent per annum. - Author: David F. Swensen
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#60. I believe that when an elder dies, a library is burned: vast sums of wisdom and knowledge are lost. Throughout the world libraries are ablaze with scant attention. - Author: Elizabeth Kapu'uwailani Lindsey
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#61. The poor old earth which has mothered us and nursed us we treat with scant respect. Our awe and veneration we reserve for the worlds we know not of. Our senses sell us out. The mud on our shoes disenchants us. - Author: John Burroughs
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#62. You saw her fair, none else being by,
Herself pois'd with herself in either eye;
But in that crystal scales let there be weigh'd
Your lady's love against some other maid
That I will show you shining at this feast,
And she shall scant show well that now seems best. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#63. Why this strange indifferences to missions? Why these scant contributions? Why does money fail to be forthcoming when approved men and women are asking to be sent to proclaim the "unsearchable riches of Christ" to the heathen? - Author: Lottie Moon
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