Quotes of Deformity

“ Physical deformity, calls forth our charity. But the infinite misfortune of moral deformity calls forth nothing but hatred and vengeance. ”

- Clarence Darrow

“ Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice. ”

- Cato the Elder

“ A mask of gold hides all deformities. ”

- Thomas Dekker

“ It seems to be a law of nature that no man, unless he has some obvious physical deformity, ever is loth to sit for his portrait. ”

- Max Beerbohm

“ No person who is well bred, kind and modest is ever offensively plain; all real deformity means want for manners or of heart. ”

- John Ruskin

“ Time spent in the advertising business seems to create a permanent deformity like the Chinese habit of foot-binding. ”

- Dean Acheson

“ Faults ought no more to be concealed than virtues, and that, whatever it may be in a painter, it is no excellence in an historian to throw a veil on deformities. ”

- Anthony Wood

“ We hear much of a decent pride, a becoming proud, a noble pride, a laudable pride. Can that be decent, of which we ought to be ashamed? Can that be becoming, of which God has set forth the deformity? Can that be noble which God resists and is determined to abase? Can that be laudable, which God call abominable. ”

- Robert Cecil

“ It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government… ”

- Alexander Hamilton

“ I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity, order or confusion. Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly, well-ordered or confused. ”

- Baruch Benedict de Spinoza
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