A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on fashion, people, praise, and time

It is neither a great praise nor a great blame when people say a tendency is in or out of fashion. If a tendency is as it should be at one time, it is always as it should be.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay on fashion and honor

Ambrose Phillips . . . who had the honor of bringing into fashion a species of composition which has been called, after his name, Namby Pamby.

Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington (1800 - 1859)

Source: Review of Aikin s Life of Addison, 1843

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A Quote by Lewis Thomas on agreement, failure, fashion, and sports

I do not agree with this century's fashion of running down the human species as a failed try, a doomed sport. At our worst, we may be going through the early stages of adolescence, and everyone remembers what that is like.

Lewis Thomas (1913 - 1993)

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on family, fashion, happiness, and unhappiness

All happy families are alike, but an unhappy family is unhappy after its own fashion.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Source: opening line of Anna Karenina

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on body, confession, fashion, information, mind, religion, science, words, and taoism

I confess that there is nothing to teach: no religion, no science, no body of information which will lead your mind back to the Tao. Today I speak in this fashion, tomorrow in another, but always the Integral Way is beyond words and beyond mind.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (p. 8)

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A Quote by John Locke on agriculture, army, dignity, fashion, idleness, men, profit, sports, thought, and understanding

The great men among the ancients understood very well how to reconcile manual labour with affairs of state, and thought it no lessening to their dignity to make the one the recreation to the other. That indeed which seems most generally to have employed and diverted their spare hours, was agriculture. Gideon among the Jews was taken from threshing, as well as Cincinnatus amongst the Romans from the plough, to command the armies of their countries . . . and, as I remember, Cyrus thought gardening so little beneath the dignity and grandeur of a throne, that he showed Xenophon a large field of fruit trees all of his own planting . . . Delving, planting, inoculating, or any the like profitable employments would be no less a diversion than any of the idle sports in fashion, if men could be brought to delight in them.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Two Treatises of Government, 1698

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A Quote by John Drinkwater on fashion, labor, purpose, and strength

Grant us the wil1 to fashion as we feel, Grant us the strength to labor as we know, Grant us the purpose, ribbed and edged with steel, To strike the blow.

John Drinkwater (1882 - 1937)

Source: A Prayer, st. 9

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on fashion and religion

Since I have heard often enough that everyone in the end has his own religion, nothing seemed more natural to me than to fashion my own.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Jean-Luc Godard on beauty, composers, difficulty, eternity, fashion, passion, and relatives

Beauty is composed of an eternal, invariable element whose quantity is extremely difficult to determine, and a relative element which might be, either by turns or all at once, period, fashion, moral, passion.

Jean-Luc Godard

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A Quote by John Boynton Priestley on children, fashion, heaven, and schools

As we read the school reports on our children, we realize a sense of relief, that can rise to delight, that, thank Heaven, nobody is reporting in this fashion on us.

J.B. Priestley (1894 - 1984)

Source: Reader's Digest, June 1964.

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