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Quotations on Clothes

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The body is the shell of the soul, and dress the husk of that shell; but the husk often tells what the kernel is.

~ Unknown

The cat in gloves catches no mice.

~ Benjamin Franklin

Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others.

~ Benjamin Franklin

Many a one, for the sake of finery on the back, has gone with a hungry belly, and half-starved their families. "Silks and satins, scarlets and velvets, put out the kitchen fire," as Poor Richard says.

~ Benjamin Franklin

If a woman rebels against high-heeled shoes, she should take care to do it in a very smart hat.

~ George Bernard Shaw

The well-dressed man is he whose clothes you never notice.

~ W. Somerset Maugham

There is new strength, repose of mind, and inspiration in fresh apparel.

~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a wearer of new clothes.

~ Henry David Thoreau

Do not conceive that fine clothes make fine men, any more than fine feathers make fine birds. A plain, genteel dress is more admired, obtains more credit in the eyes of the judicious and sensible.

~ George Washington

Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.

~ Mark Twain

Good clothes open all doors.

~ Thomas Fuller

No man is esteemed for gay garments but by fools and women.

~ Sir Walter Raleigh

Clothes make the man.

~ Proverbs

- Latin Proverb

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