A diamond in the rough means a person or object that is initially regarded as invaluable or appealing but is subsequently found to be exceptional.

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Best Diamond in the Rough Quotes

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Many individuals have, like uncut diamonds, shining qualities beneath a rough exterior. ~ Juvenal.

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Life keeps throwing me stones. And I keep finding the diamonds… ~ Ana Claudia Antunes.

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Life is rough so you gotta be tough. ~ Johnny Cash.

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Priceless diamonds often shape in worthless dirt. ~ Matshona Dhliwayo.

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You can find a diamond in the rough a lot of times. ~ Babyface.

I may not be perfect but I’ve always been true – I may not be worthy in your eyes. ~ Avenged Sevenfold.

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Unfortunately, a lot of executives aren’t like producers, and can’t hear the diamond in the rough. ~ Kenneth Edmonds.

Famous Diamond in the Rough Quotes

A diamond is a chunk of coal that did well under pressure. ~ Henry Kissinger.

God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls and coal into diamonds using time and pressure. He’s working on you too. ~ Rick Warren.

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Manners must adorn knowledge and smooth its way through the world. ~ Lord Chesterfield.

Endings bring new beginnings. Love has many truths. And knights come in all colours. ~ Dianna Hardy.

A kiss on the hand may feel very, very good, but a diamond and sapphire bracelet lasts forever. ~ Anita Loos.

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Everyone is diamond in the rough but sometimes they aren’t shining. ~ Evangeline Grunden.

God uses pressure, pain and difficulties to prepare us for Greater Things. Just like pressure is used to squeeze out oil from the olives, and pressure shapes diamonds, and fire refines gold. Just as the potter uses heat to shape clay into the form and shape He wants it to be, God does the same with us, to bring out our inner treasures and to make us use our potential to the fullest. God is not sending you difficult situations to hurt you; He is doing so to strengthen you, make you grow and to prepare you for your Destiny and Greatness. ~ Jeanette Coron.

Professional critics are incapable of distinguishing and appreciating either diamonds in the rough or gold in bars. They are traders, and in literature know only the coins that are current. Their critical lab has scales and weights, but neither crucible or touchstone. ~ Joseph Joubert.

There are still some wonderful people left in this world! They are diamonds in the rough, but they’re around! You’ll find them when you fall down– they’re the ones who pick you up, who don’t judge, and you had to fall down to see them! When you get up again, remember who your true friends are! ~ C. JoyBell C.

Popular Diamond in the Rough Quotes

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Remember diamonds are created under pressure so hold on, it will be your time to shine soon. ~ Sope Agbelusi.

Anyone can be confident with a full head of hair. But a confident bald man – there’s your diamond in the rough. ~ Larry David.

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My teachers treated me as a diamond in the rough, someone who needed smoothing. ~ Mother Jones.

The fact that you can’t see how much you’re worth makes you worth so much more.” She opened her mouth once, her brow bunched, but nothing came out. She didn’t know the words to ask. I continued. “A diamond doesn’t know how much it’s worth; it’s just beautiful because it exists.” ~ Shelly Crane.

If I was perfect then this would be easy… ~ Avenged Sevenfold.

Top Diamond in the Rough Quotes

I have to say, I’m really not that attractive. Until I met my husband, I could not get a date. ~ Tina Fey.

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Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough. ~ Mary McLeod Bethune.

So don’t let anybody tell you that you’re not loved and don’t let anybody tell you that you’re not enough, yeah there are days that we all feel like we’re messed up, But the truth is that we’re all diamonds in the rough. ~ Britt Nicole.

With every word, I drop knowledge. I’m a diamond in the rough, a shiny piece of coal trying to reach my goal. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

I would say Will came at a time in my life where he saw beauty in me that I didn’t see in myself at the time. And, you know, he saw a diamond in the rough and kind of, picked me up and blew off all the dust and said, ‘I’m telling you, I’m going to make you shine, girl.’ ~ Jada Pinkett Smith.

Powerful Diamond in the Rough Quotes

Yeah, it’s tough being smart and sexy, too. I have to say, I’m really not that attractive. Until I met my husband, I could not get a date. I promise you it’s true. My husband Jeff Richmond saw a diamond in the rough and took me in. ~ Tina Fey.

Manners must adorn knowledge and smooth its way in the world, without them it is like a great rough diamond, very well in a closet by way of curiosity, and also for its intrinsic value; but most prized when polished. ~ Lord Chesterfield.

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A muddied diamond is better than an unsullied pebble. ~ Matshona Dhliwayo.

Born of the impossibly varied options we have to amuse ourselves, cutting-edge companies are finding innovative ways to tailor our entertainment choices to who we are, relieving us of the burden of finding the diamond in the rough of 500 TV channels or thousands of movies and music albums released every year. ~ Marcus Buckingham.

Unfortunately, a lot of executives aren’t like producers, and can’t hear the diamond in the rough. ~ Babyface.

A diamond’s creation requires immense pressure and intense temperatures to reach its highest potential. Without enduring the adversity and pressure of its environment, the diamond would never become the treasure it was meant to be. May the changes you grow through bring incredible value in helping you forge a remarkable and multi-faceted life. ~ Susan C. Young.

I’m a diamond in the rough, a shiny piece of coal trying to reach my goal. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.


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