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ORNAMENT
[ Also see Appearance Art Beauty Dandy Dress Elegance Gold Luxury Ostentation Simplicity ]

Women, like roses, should wear only their own colors, and emit no borrowed perfumes.
      - Rabbi Ben Azai (Aze)

Jewelry and profuse ornaments are unmistakable evidences of vulgarity.
      - Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

Women have that feminine sensuousness which delights in color and odor and richness of fabric. Their sense of beauty is untaught. A little lower in the scale of civilization, they would pierce their noses, and dye their fingernails, and wear strings of glass beads.
      - Mrs. L.G. Calhoun

Women of society, as well as Hottentots, run naturally to ornaments and gewgaws.
      - Alexandre Dumas pere

The love of ornament creeps slowly but surely into the female heart.
      - Anna Maria Hall (nee Fielding) (Mrs. Samuel Carter Hall)

When I behold the passion for ornamentation, and the corresponding power, I feel as if women had so far shown what they are bad for, rather than what they are good for.
      - Julia Ward Howe (Howel)

Jewels! It's my belief that when woman was made, jewels were invented only to make her the more mischievous.
      - Douglas William Jerrold

Ornaments were invented by modesty.
      - Joseph Joubert

The true ornament of matrons is virtue, not apparel.
      - Justin (St. Justin Martyr)

Dumb jewels often, in their silent kind, more than quick words, do move a woman's mind.
      - William Shakespeare

Ornament is but the gilded shore
  To a most dangerous sea; the beauteous scarf
    Veiling an Indian; beauty, in a word,
      The seeming truth which cunning times put on
        To entrap the wisest.
      - William Shakespeare

Plutarch has a fine expression, with regard to some woman of learning, humility, and virtue;--that her ornaments were such as might be purchased without money, and would render any woman's life both glorious and happy.
      - Laurence Sterne

We all originally came from the woods! it is hard to eradicate from any of us the old taste for the tattoo and the war-paint; and the moment that money gets into our pockets, it somehow or another breaks out in ornaments on our person, without always giving refinement to our manners.
      - Edwin Percy Whipple

Around the neck what dross are gold and pearl!
      - Edward Young


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