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Plain Quotes

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Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Related topics: Values Life Human-Nature Psychology Simplicity

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be
clearer in his absence,
as the mountain to the climber
is clearer from the plain.
- Khalil Gibran

Exotic or ordinary, glamorous or plain,
exciting or boring - it's all in our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean.
- Albert Einstein

Nature will bear the closest inspection.
She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf,
and take an insect view of its plain.
- Henry David Thoreau

Art doesn't transform.
It just plain forms.
- Roy Lichtenstein

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Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains;
but,
like them, they break the storm and purify the air
of the plain beneath them.
- Jean Paul

The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy,
but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.
- George McGovern

I am a plain ordinary magnificent creation of God,
just like every other plain ordinary
mountain, ocean, tree, animal, and human.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at
seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.
- Jean Kerr

Tombs are the clothes of the dead.
A grave is a plain suit;
while an expensive monument is one with embroidery.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

I spent the first fourteen years of my life convinced
that my looks were hideous.
Adolescence is painful for everyone,
I know,
but mine was plain weird.
- Uma Thurman

I would have thought he would be there out of just plain curiosity.
It was incredible that he was missing.
- James Kirkwood

When I was almost 13 I was ripe for religion.
I was actually just plain ripe.
- Kathie Lee Gifford

Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity
of opportunity to be otherwise.
- Maya Angelou

Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry;
and these we adore; Plain living and high thinking are no more.
- William Wordsworth

I love the diversity of America.
I love the plain, normal sense of humor Americans have.
It is not wicked, like in some countries.
And I also love how new America is.
- Antonio Banderas

We hope that the plain people - the labourers and small farmers -
will take this opportunity of coming together and working
out the National programme.
- Eamon de Valera

Mystery is but another name for ignorance;
if we were omniscient,
all would be perfectly plain!
- Tryon Edwards

Someone once told me the one thread that runs through
them all is a premium on personal courage -
not intellectual courage,
but just plain physical courage.
- Walter Lord

I wanted to see if the American man in plain brown
pants and a bare torso could speak profound things.
- Ted Shawn

Like every aspect of cancer I've weathered thus far,
today's experience was not at all demoralizing,
expensive or humiliating.
No, it was just plain fun.
- April Winchell

Me, sexy? I'm just plain ol' beans and rice.
- Pam Grier

I am just a plain Jew; I mean have no training.
- Bebe Neuwirth

It became plain very soon after our marriage that ours
was to be a literary partnership.
- Mary A. Ward

Poetry is a beautiful way of spoiling prose,
and the laborious art of exchanging plain sense for harmony.
- Horace Walpole

The older I get, the more I seek to use a plain prose style,
concentrating more on story.
- John Scott

In plain Texas talk, it's 'do the right thing'
- Ross Perot

The point is, when you have a chance to have a big adventure,
especially if, like in your case, it doesn't hurt anyone,
it's just plain foolish not to take it.
- Mink Stole

It'll come to you in a month in a plain brown wrapper with no return address.
- Gene Rayburn

Flying might not be all plain sailing,
but the fun of it is worth the price.
- Amelia Earhart

Growing up, I was the plain one.
I had no style.
I was the tough kid with the comb in the back pocket and the feathered hair.
- Cameron Diaz

Optimism with some experience behind it is much more
energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism.
- Twyla Tharp

It is always a mistake to be plain-spoken.
- Gertrude Stein

In New York I was always offered the hot,
sexy roles.
But in L.A.
I was offered the plain, dowdy roles.
It says a lot about the difference between the coasts.
- Bebe Neuwirth

It is my opinion that time brings all things to fruition;
by time all things are made plain; time is the father of truth.
- Francois Rabelais

Keep your private life private.
Be open to suggestions from different people.
And just be nice.
I have heard stories about people who are just plain
rude to the press or fans.
- Michelle Trachtenberg

Too many people, because they were white and poor,
black and rich, or just plain busy with something other than politics,
have felt they had no voice in our government.
- Mark Sanford

There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation,
and for some men it is quite as difficult to record
an observation in brief and plain language.
- William Osler

It is true, there was no public-school system,
and the reason for it was very plain.
The wealth of the upper classes enabled them to have private tutors.
- John Sergeant Wise

None of us takes amending the Constitution lightly.
The plain fact is this amendment has been exhaustively
studied and it really is time to act.
- Sam Brownback

That is the land of lost content, I see it shining plain,
the happy highways where I went and cannot come again.
- A. E. Housman

I'm opposed to censorship of any kind,
especially by government.
But it's plain common sense that producers should target
their product with some kind of sensitivity.
- Lee Child

There's a very fine line between a groove and a rut;
a fine line between eccentrics and people who are just plain nuts.
- Christine Lavin

George Orwell's contention was that it is a sure sign
of trouble when things can no longer be called by their
right names and described in plain,
forthright speech.
- Christopher Lasch

The democratic idealist is prone to make light of the
whole question of standards and leadership because
of his unbounded faith in the plain people.
- Irving Babbitt

You can't just plain die.
You got to do it by the book.
- Richard McKenna

To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight
to a girl who has been looking plain for the first
fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive.
- Jane Austen

I am a plain man, and I care and know comparatively little about rhetoric.
- Gerrit Smith

Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
- Francis Bacon

My mother always called me an ugly weed,
so I never was aware of anything until I was older.
Plain girls should have someone telling them they are beautiful.
Sometimes this works miracles.
- Hedy Lamarr

Only the really plain people know about love -
the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an
impression that they soon exhaust their talents.
- Katharine Hepburn

I'm intrigued by the way in which physical appearance
can often direct a person's life;
things happen differently for a beautiful woman than for a plain one.
- Penelope Lively

To open his lips is crime in a plain citizen.
- Quintus Ennius

I had rather have a plain, russet-coated Captain,
that knows what he fights for, and loves what he knows,
than that which you call a Gentle-man and is nothing else.
- Oliver Cromwell

A really plain woman is one who, however beautiful,
neglects to charm.
- Edgar Saltus

I might show facts as plain as day: but,
since your eyes are blind, you'd say,
'Where? What?' and turn away.
- Christina G. Rossetti

Wherever they have been arraigned, a plain charge has
been exhibited against them.
They have had an impartial trial and have been permitted to make their defense.
- Robert Walpole

An orator is the worse person to tell a plain fact.
- Maria Edgeworth

Sometimes it seems that we are successful only because
we have not tried hard enough for our best.
We do the hard thing, and one day we succeed,
and many things are made plain to us.
- Maude Adams

Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting;
she is never plain.
She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief,
the souvenir of pain.
- Christopher Morley

Reasonable orders are easy enough to obey;
it is capricious,
bureaucratic or plain idiotic demands that form the habit of discipline.
- Barbara Tuchman

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

Many openly show discontentment with their looks,
but few with their intelligence.
I, however, assure you there are many more plain minds than faces.
- Bryant H. McGill

Hating people because of their color is wrong.
And it doesn't matter which color does the hating.
It's just plain wrong.
- Muhammad Ali

Sincerity is like traveling on a plain,
beaten road, which commonly brings a man sooner to
his journey's end than by-ways,
in which men often lose themselves.
- John Tillotson

I'm gonna be blunt and plain, if one ever looks at
me like that I'm gonna kill him and tell God he died.
- Jimmy Swaggart

The genius of the American system is that through freedom
we have created extraordinary results from plain old ordinary people.
- Phil Gramm

Manners are especially the need of the plain.
The pretty can get away with anything.
- Evelyn Waugh


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