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Deformities Quotes

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Old age has deformities enough of its own.
It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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My coat and I live comfortably together.
It has assumed all my wrinkles, does not hurt me anywhere,
has moulded itself on my deformities,
and is complacent to all my movements,
and I only feel its presence because it keeps me warm.
Old coats and old friends are the same thing.
- Victor Hugo

A mask of gold hides all deformities.
- Thomas Dekker

An artist is an artist only because of his exquisite sense of beauty,
a sense which shows him intoxicating pleasures,
but which at the same time implies and contains an
equally exquisite sense of all deformities and all disproportion.
- Charles Baudelaire

 

His modesty amounts to deformity.
- Margot Asquith

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

Affectation is certain deformity; by forming themselves on fantastic models,
the young begin with being ridiculous,
and often end in being vicious.
- Robert Blair

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Art is significant deformity.
- Roger Fry

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

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 Spinoza

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the
eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way.
Some see nature all ridicule and deformity...
and some scarce see nature at all.
But to the eyes of the man of imagination,
nature is imagination itself.
- William Blake

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms,
the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven,
and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
- Akhenaton

Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children.
Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

Modesty is a quality in a lover more praised by the women than liked.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

I wish I had invented blue jeans.
They have expression, modesty, sex appeal,
simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.
- Yves Saint Laurent

Learning gives us a fuller conviction of the imperfections of our nature;
which one would think,
might dispose us to modesty.
- Jeremy Collier

Remember that with her clothes a woman puts off her modesty.
- Herodotus

Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

It rarely adds anything to say, "In my opinion" -
not even modesty.
Naturally a sentence is only your opinion;
and you are not the Pope.
- Paul Goodman

Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
- Oliver Goldsmith

At least I have the modesty to admit that lack of modesty is one of my failings.
- Hector Berlioz

Nothing so soothes our vanity as a display of greater vanity in others;
it make us vain,
in fact, of our modesty.
- Louis Kronenberger

I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty...
but I am too busy thinking about myself.
- Edith Sitwell

It is strange that modesty is the rule for women when
what they most value in men is boldness.
- Ninon de Lenclos

"Sex" is as important as eating or drinking and we
ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with
as little restraint or false modesty as the other.
- Marquis de Sade

With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty.
But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those
who cannot understand its grounds.
- Jean Rostand

A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence,
but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of.
- Joseph Addison

Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
- Lord Chesterfield

Sincerity is not a spontaneous flower nor is modesty either.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Some are blessed with musical ability,
others with good looks.
Myself, I was blessed with modesty.
- Roger Moore

One of the problems with sex education...
is that it also strips kids - especially girls -
of their modesty to have every detail of anatomy,
physiology and condom usage made explicit.
- James Dobson

Modesty is the color of virtue.
- Diogenes of Sinope

He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.
- Confucius

As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman,
so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense.
- Jonathan Swift

Modesty is my best quality.
- Jack Benny

If modesty and candor are necessary to an author in
his judgment of his own works,
no less are they in his reader.
- Sarah Fielding

Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
- Joseph Addison

Modesty used to be considered a natural female attribute.
No more.
- Linda Chavez

Modesty is the conscience of the body.
- Honore de Balzac

To test a modest man's modesty do not investigate if he ignores applause,
find out if he abides criticism.
- Franz Grillparzer

To forgive and to be forgiven are the two points of
holy magnificence and holy modesty;
round these two centres the whole doctrine of largesse revolves.
- Charles Williams

In all modesty, we must admit that governments are
not always the best doctors when it comes to diagnosing
economic ailments and prescribing the right treatment.
- Kim Campbell

It isn't false modesty when I say this,
but although I am supposed to be a famous person it
doesn't mean anything to me.
I just sit at home and work.
- Gyorgy Legeti

True it is that covetousness is rich,
modesty starves.
- John Milton

No age, sex, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty;
but without it one is vastly beneath the rank of man.
- Bernard Barton

With sincere modesty, if there is such a thing,
I have never thought of legacy at all.
I am always grateful if people like what I have done.
A legacy is something no one can forsee.
- Tom Glazer

No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty;
but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man.
- Bruce Barton

Modesty forbids what the law does not.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I think that for the highest achievements nowadays...
need to have the stable as a rock scientific base.
And also need to own modesty.
- Alexander Alekhine

Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty;
without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.
- Richard Steele

Modesty and unselfishness - these are the virtues which men praise -
and pass by.
- Andre Maurois

The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity.
- Max Beerbohm

Good taste is the modesty of the mind;
that is why it cannot be either imitated or acquired.
- Delphine de Girardin

Modesty should be typical of the success of a champion.
- Major Taylor

Modesty is the gentle art of enhancing your charm by
pretending not to be aware of it.
- Oliver Herford

No education can be of true advantage to young women
but that which trains them up in humble industry,
in great plainness of living, in exact modesty of dress.
- William Law

I do not believe in sex distinction in literature,
law, politics, or trade - or that modesty and virtue
are more becoming to women than to men,
but wish we had more of it everywhere.
- Belva Lockwood

Loquacity storms the ear, but modesty takes the heart.
- Robert South

Fidelity to conscience is inconsistent with retiring modesty.
If it be so, let the modesty succumb.
It can be only a false modesty which can be thus endangered.
- Harriet Martineau

As in all his subsequent dealings with France,
Ho Chi Minh's demands were a model of modesty.
- Wilfred Burchett

I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans:
the most spectacular,
the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant.
They have expression, modesty, sex appeal,
simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.
- Yves Saint Laurent

Conceit spoils the finest genius.
There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long;
even if it is,
the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one,
and the great charm of all power is modesty.
- Louisa May Alcott

You have a good many little gifts and virtues,
but there is no need of parading them,
for conceit spoils the finest genius.
There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long,
and the great charm of all power is modesty.
- Louisa May Alcott

I knew I was a winner back in the late sixties.
I knew I was destined for great things.
People will say that kind of thinking is totally immodest.
I agree.
Modesty is not a word that applies to me in any way -
I hope it never will.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Because impudence is a vice, it does not follow that modesty is a virtue;
it is built upon shame,
a passion in our nature, and may be either good or
bad according to the actions performed from that motive.
- Bernard de Mandeville

Our life is half natural and half technological.
Half-and-half is good.
You cannot deny that high-tech is progress.
We need it for jobs.
Yet if you make only high-tech, you make war.
So we must have a strong human element to keep modesty and natural life.
- Nam June Paik

There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity,
modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit;
and there is no true beauty without the signatures
of these graces in the very countenance.
- Arthur Helps

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To realize that you do not understand is a virtue;
Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
- Lao Tzu


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