Quotes of Decoration

“ He might have proved a useful adjunct, if not an ornament to society. ”

- Charles Lamb

“ Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over. ”

- Ernest Hemingway

“ Clearness is the ornament of deep thought. ”

- Luc De Clapiers

“ Those are the best trees that combine use with ornament. ”

- John Evelyn

“ The nakedness of the indigent world may be clothed from the trimmings of the vain. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ When you get through all the phony tinsel of Hollywood, you find the genuine tinsel underneath. ”

- Fred Allen

“ Poverty was an ornament on a learned man like a red ribbon on a white horse. ”

- Anzia Yezierska

“ A friendly swarry, consisting of a boiled leg of mutton with the usual trimmings. ”

- Charles Dickens

“ For just as some women are said to be handsome though without adornment, so this subtle manner of speech, though lacking in artificial graces, delights us. ”

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“ Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern; it will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that; one stitch at a time taken patiently, and the pattern will come out all right, like embroidery. ”

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

“ It is, indeed, at home that every man must be known by those who would make a just estimate either of his virtue or felicity; for smiles and embroidery are alike occasional, and the mind is often dressed for show in painted honor, and fictitious benevolence. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ Glory is not a conceit. It is not a decoration for valor. Glory belongs to the act of being constant to something greater than yourself, to a cause, to your principles, to the people on whom you rely and who rely on you in rerun. ”

- John McCain

“ The most important function of education at any level is to develop the personality of the individual and the significance of his life to himself and to others. This is the basic architecture of a life; the rest is ornamentation and decoration of the structure. ”

- Grayson Kirk

“ Silence is an ornament for women. ”

- Sophocles

“ It is almost impossible to think of something no one has thought of before, but it is always possible to add different frills. ”

- Isaac Asimov

“ Great books are weighed and measured by their style and matter and not by the trimmings and shadings of their grammer. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Veni, Vidi, Velcro. I came, I saw, I stuck around. ”

- Unknown

“ Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old. ”

- Aristotle

“ Clearness ornaments profound thoughts. ”

- Luc de Clapier de Vauvanargues

“ Woman, to women silence is the best ornament. ”

- Sophocles

“ Any new venture goes through the following stages: enthusiasm, complication, disillusionment, search for the guilty, punishment of the innocent, and decoration of those who did nothing. ”

- Unknown

“ Tinsel is really snakes' mirrors. ”

- Stephen Wright

“ Even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit. ”

- Bible

“ A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery. ”

- Mao Tse Tung

“ From The Beginning, Ac/Dc Nerver Pretended To Be Anything Other Than A No-Frills,No Bullshit Blues-Rock Band. ”

- Angus Young

“ Many a family tree needs trimming. ”

- Kin Hubbard

“ A little of what you fancy does you good. ”

- Marie Lloyd

“ A little of what you call frippery is very necessary towards looking like the rest of the world. ”

- Abigail Adams

“ The Italians are fond of red clothes, peacock plumes, and embroidery; and I remember one rainy morning in the city of Palermo, the street was ablaze with scarlet umbrellas. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Knitting is very conducive to thought. It is nice to knit a while, put down the needles, write a while, then take up the sock again. ”

- Dorothy Day
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