Hypocrisy is the necessary burden of villainy; affectation, part of the chosen trappings of folly! The one completes a villain, the other only finishes a fop. Contempt is the proper punishment of affectation, and detestation the just consequence of hypocrisy.
You bind the goods and trappings of your life together with your dreams to make a place that is uniquely your own.
Once you touch the trappings of monarchy, like opening an Egyptian tomb, the inside is liable to crumble.anthony sampson
When we vest our personal opinions with the trappings of religion, we make religion the servant of our politics.john danforth
My family means more to me than the artificial trappings of my career. If ever I had to choose between my career and my family, the wife and kids would definitely come out on top.mel gibson
By pretending that convention is Nature, that disobeying a personal prohibition is a medical illness, they establish themselves as agents of social control and at the same time disguise their punitive interventions in the semantic and social trappings of medical practice.thomas szasz
The trappings of a monarchy would set up an ordinary commonwealth.samuel johnson
Not caring, so that sumpter-horse, the back Be hung with gaudy trappings, in what course Yea, rags most beggarly, they clothe the soul.james russell lowell
Nothing is truly great which it is great to despise; wealth, honor, reputation, absolute power anything in short which has a lot of external trappings can never seem supremely good to the wise man because it is no small good to despise them. People who could have these advantages if they chose but disdain them out of magnanimity are admired much more than those who actually possess them.
In ordinary life , nothing is truly great which it is great to despise; wealth , honor , reputation , absolute power anything in short which has a lot of external trappings.