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Ornament Quotes

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But the building's identity resided in the ornament.
- Louis Sullivan

Related topics: Architecture

Bashfulness is an ornament to youth,
but a reproach to old age.
- Aristotle

The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I believe the right question to ask,
respecting all ornament,
is simply this; was it done with enjoyment,
was the carver happy while he was about it?
- John Ruskin

 

I see my body as an instrument, rather than an ornament.
- Alanis Morissette

Silence is an ornament for women.
- Sophocles

Poverty was an ornament on a learned man like a red ribbon on a white horse.
- Anzia Yezierska

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Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
- Aristotle

Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family
as its center and ornament,
and this paradise is not secure until children appear
to animate and complete the picture.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

Bad conduct soils the finest ornament more than filth.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest defense and ornament;
it is its ancient and natural strength;
the floating bulwark of the island.
- William Blackstone

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

But now sustainability is such a political category
that it's getting more and more difficult to think
about it in a serious way.
Sustainability has become an ornament.
- Rem Koolhaas

Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order.
It is the Corinthian capital of polished society.
- Edmund Burke

First, there is the bare beauty of the logs themselves
with their long lines and firm curves.
Then there is the open charm felt of the structural
features which are not hidden under plaster and ornament,
but are clearly revealed, a charm felt in Japanese architecture.
- Gustav Stickley

The Church knew what the psalmist knew:
Music praises God.
Music is well or better able to praise him than the
building of the church and all its decoration;
it is the Church's greatest ornament.
- Igor Stravinsky

All the revision in the world will not save a bad first draft:
for the architecture of the thing comes,
or fails to come, in the first conception,
and revision only affects the detail and ornament,
alas!
- T. E. Lawrence

Libel actions, when we look at them in perspective,
are an ornament of a civilized society.
They have replaced, after all, at least in most cases,
a resort to weapons in defense of a reputation.
- Henry Anatole Grunwald

The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament
hanging in the blackness of space.
As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size.
Finally it shrank to the size of a marble,
the most beautiful marble you can imagine.
- James Irwin

Beauty doesn't need ornaments.
Softness can't bear the weight of ornaments.
- Munshi Premchand

Clearness ornaments profound thoughts.
- Luc de Clapier

Studies serve for delight, for ornaments,
and for ability.
- Francis Bacon

Hopes are like hair ornaments.
Girls want to wear too many of them.
When they become old women they look silly wearing even one.
- Arthur Golden

The house built on the sand may oftentimes be built higher,
have more fair parapets and battlements,
windows and ornaments, than that which is built upon the rock;
yet all gifts and privileges equal not one grace.
- John Owen

As I passed along the side walls of Westminster Abbey,
I hardly saw any thing but marble monuments of great admirals,
but which were all too much loaded with finery and ornaments,
to make on me at least, the intended impression.
- Karl Philipp Moritz

When the Christians, upon these occasions,
received martyrdom, they were ornamented,
and crowned with garlands of flowers;
for which they,
in heaven, received eternal crowns of glory.
- John Foxe

Before I took the veil, I was ornamented for the ceremony,
and was clothed in a rich dress belonging to the Convent,
which was used on such occasions; and placed not far
from the altar in the chapel,
in the view of a number of spectators who had assembled,
perhaps about forty.
- Maria Monk

If one has a good disposition, what other virtue is
needed? If a man has fame,
what is the value of other ornamentation?
- Chanakya

In a very simple sense I want everything that's in
a work to be there for the reason that it's needed.
It's not an ornamentation.
It's not there because I thought it looked nice but
because it has to be there.
- Paul Cullen

Down below the broad, roaring waves of the sea break
against the deep foundation of the rock.
But high above the mountain, the sea,
and the peaks of rock the eternal ornamentation blooms
silently from the dark depths of the universe.
- Rudolf Otto

We want to live at any price; so we cannot burden ourselves with feelings which,
though they might be ornamental enough in peace-time,
would be out of place here.
- Erich Maria Remarque

It was darn nigh impossible for women in rock in the '70s.
There wasn't a mold if you were a woman and you were
in the entertainment in the '70s.
You were probably a disco diva or a folk singer,
or simply ornamental.
Radio would play only one woman per hour.
- Ann Wilson

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The jump is so frightening
between where I am,
and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become,
I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
- Tom Peters

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

Success is getting what you want;
happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
It is the belief that God will do what is right.
- Max Lucado

We can do anything we want to
if we stick to it long enough.
- Helen Keller

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

If you want to do it,
Do It - TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

If you have health, you probably will be happy,
and if you have health and happiness,
you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard

If you want to be heroic,
Don't emulate your heroes,
learn from them.
Heroes don't follow anyone,
they set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything.
And that is by making the other person want to do it.
- Dale Carnegie

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work,
and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

What you want is irrelevant,
what you have chosen is at hand.
- Spock character in Star Trek VI movie

The key to happiness is not to have what you want
but to want what you have.
- Anonymous

Do you want to know who you are?
Don't ask. Act!
Action will delineate and define you.
- Thomas Jefferson

If we want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

Whatever you want in life, start today.
Not tomorrow - today.
Let it be a small beginning - a tiny beginning.
Your happiness depends on starting today - every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

Success is a state of mind.
If you want success,
start thinking of yourself as a success.
- Joyce Brothers

Just another cold, misty morning inviting,
"want to go again?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you want to be incrementally better: Be competitive.
If you want to be exponentially better: Be cooperative.
- Anonymous


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