scarce quotes

There is something that is much more scarce, something finer far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.Elbert Hubbard

When you think of all the conflicts we have - whether those conflicts are local, whether they are regional or global - these conflicts are often over the management, the distribution of resources. If these resources are very valuable, if these resources are scarce, if these resources are degraded, there is going to be competition.Wangari Maathai

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place, and in the sky, The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard among the guns below.John McCrae

If a commodity were in no way useful, - in other words, if it could in no way contribute to our gratification, - it would be destitute of exchangeable value, however scarce it might be, or whatever quantity of labour might be necessary to procure it.David Ricardo

When words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain.William Shakespeare

We often repent of our first thoughts, and scarce ever of our second.Horace Walpole

We have had scarce investment in women... One of my tasks is that everyone spends much more on women.Michelle Bachelet

The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number of small stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together: so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate.Francis Bacon

As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.Josh Billings

The most abundant resources that we possess amongst the 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States are passion and knowledge, yet our most scarce resource is collaboration.Adam Braun

Live life to the fullest, for the future is scarce.Nick Carter

A good book, in the language of the book-sellers, is a salable one; in that of the curious, a scarce one; in that of men of sense, a useful and instructive one.Oswald Chambers

The bottom line is that we have entered an age when local communities need to invest in themselves. Federal and state dollars are becoming more and more scarce for American cities. Political and civic leaders in local communities need to make a compelling case for this investment.Mick Cornett

When I think about creating abundance, it's not about creating a life of luxury for everybody on this planet; it's about creating a life of possibility. It is about taking that which was scarce and making it abundant.Peter Diamandis

Affliction is a treasure, and scarce any man hath enough of it.John Donne

There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.Oliver Goldsmith

Evidence of epistasis from hybridization studies is more scarce.Peter R. Grant

There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.Robert Half

Scarce any problem will appear more hard and difficult, than that of determining the distance of the Sun from the Earth very near the truth: but even this... will without much labour be effected.Edmond Halley

I'm a capitalist by conviction and profession. I believe the best economic system is one that rewards entrepreneurship and risk-taking, maximizes customer choice, uses markets to allocate scarce resources and minimizes the regulatory burden on business.Gary Hamel