The psycho-analyst infers the monstrous and abnormal from a trifle; it is often safe to reverse the process. If a man dreams that he has committed a sin before which the sun hid his face, it is often safe to conjecture that, in sheer forgetfulness, he wore a red tie, or brown boots with evening dress.
Objectively, class differences in accent, dress, manners, and general style of life are very much smaller; and one cannot, strolling about the street or travelling on a train, instantly identify a person’s social background as one can in England. Subjectively, social relations are more natural and egalitarian, and less marked by deference, submissiveness, or snobbery, as one quickly discovers from the cab-driver, the barman, the air-hostess and the drug-store assistant.anthony crosland
"You dress like a cad. You act like a cad. You are a cad."George V to his son, Prince Edward. Quoted by Christopher Warwick in Abdication (Sidgwick and Jackson, 1986)
A few days after our arrival in this village, Spiro Milio presented himself to Mavrocordato, with a corps of two hundred picked Chimariots, the most martial-looking men in the whole army. They are not to be distinguished from Albanians, their dress and language being perfectly similar; but though their religion is Greek, they do not? understand one syllable of Greek.J.Millingen (1831), Memoirs of the affairs of Greece, pages 208-209
Since Man with that inconstancy was born, To love the absent, and the present scorn. Why do we deck, why do we dress For such a short-liv'd happiness?1688 Lycidus,'To Alexis in Answer to his Poem against Fruition,' stanza 3.
A pamphlet, no matter how good, is never read more than once, but a song is learned by heart and repeated over and over. And I maintain that if a person can put a few common sense facts into a song and dress them up in a cloak of humor, he will succeed in reaching a great number of workers who are too unintelligent or too indifferent to read.joe hill
Style is the dress of thoughts.Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, letter to his Son, on Education (Nov. 24, 1749).
The less taste a person has in dress, the more obstinate he always seems to be.Jerome K. Jerome, English author. Three Men in a Boat (1889), Ch. 7.
No change in musical style will survive unless it is accompanied by a change in clothing style. Rock is to dress up to.Frank Zappa, quoted in: //Real Frank Zappa Book, (1989), p. 203
The whole tendency of empiricism and democracy in speech, dress and manners has been toward a plainness which is without symbolic significance. The power of symbolism is greatly feared by those who wish to expel from life all that is nonrational in the sense of being nonutilitarianRichard Weaver (1948) Ideas have Consequences. p. 160
Dwellers in huts and in marble halls From Shepherdess up to Queen Cared little for bonnets, and less for shawls, And nothing for crinoline. But now simplicity's not the rage, And it's funny to think how cold The dress they wore in the Golden Age Would seem in the Age of Gold.Henry S. Leigh, The Two Ages, Stanza 4.
Forebearence is the dress of a scholar, so do not get yourself undressed of it.Majlisi, Bih?rul Anw?r, vol.78, p.362
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