In the matter of dress people should always keep below their
who are incapable of shining but by dress would do well to consider,
that the contrast between them and their clothes turns out much to
- And why take ye thought for raiment?
Consider the lilies of the field,
how they grow: they toil not, neither do they spin.—Matthew 6:28.
- A majority of women seem to consider
themselves sent into the world
for the sole purpose of displaying dry goods; and it is only when
the part of an animated milliner's block that they feel they are
their appropriate mission.—Abba Goold Woolson.
- No man is esteemed for gay garments
but by fools and women.—Sir
- Those who think that in order to
dress well it is necessary to dress
extravagantly or grandly make a great mistake. Nothing so well becomes
true feminine beauty as simplicity.—George D. Prentice.
- Costly thy habit as thy purse can
buy, but not expressed in fancy; rich,
not gaudy; for the apparel oft proclaims the man.—Shakespeare.
- If a
woman were about to proceed to her execution, she would demand
a little time to perfect her toilet.—Chamfort.
- Men of
quality never appear more amiable than when their dress is plain.
Their birth, rank, title and its appendages are at best invidious; and
as they do not need the assistance of dress, so, by their disclaiming
advantage of it, they make their superiority sit more easy.—Shenstone.
- It is
well known that a loose and easy dress contributes much to give
to both sexes those fine proportions of body that are observable in the
Grecian statues, and which serve as models to our present
soon as a woman begins to dress "loud," her manners and conversation
partake of the same element.—Haliburton.
- Dress has a moral effect on the
conduct of mankind. Let any gentleman
find himself with dirty boots, old surtout, soiled neckcloth and a
negligence of dress, he will in all probability find a corresponding
by negligence of address.—Sir Jonah Barrington.
We sacrifice to dress,
till household joys
And comforts cease. Dress
drains our cellar dry,
And keeps our larder
clean; puts out our fires,
And introduces hunger,
frost and woe,
Where peace and
hospitality might reign.
- Dress changes the manners.—Voltaire.