Rarity gives a charm; so early fruits and winter roses are the most prized; and coyness sets off an extravagant mistress, while the door always open tempts no suitor.
Marcus Valerius Martial quotes
Marcus Clarke – wilderness "Some see no beauty in our trees without shade, our flowers without perfume, our birds who cannot fly, and our beasts who have not yet learned to walk on all fours. But the dweller in the wilderness acknowledges the subtle charm of this fantastic land of monstrosities. He becomes familiar with the beauty of loneliness." ~Marcus Clarke, 1846-1881, writer, poet
Marcus Lamb – race "The race does not always go to the swift, but to the ones who keep running." ~Marcus Lamb
Marcus Porcius Cato – on learning "Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise." ~Cato the Elder, born Marcus Porcius Cato and also known as Cato the Censor, Cato the Wise, and Cato the Ancient (a Roman senator and historian known for his conservatism and opposition to Hellenization.)