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We act the way we dress. Neglected and untidy clothes reflect a neglected and untidy mind.

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There is much to support the view that it is clothes that wear us, and not we, them; we may make them take the mould of arm or breast, but they mould our hearts, our brains, our tongues to their liking.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) British novelist and essayist.

I have heard with admiring submission the experience of the lady who declared that the sense of being perfectly well dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquility which religion is powerless to bestow.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

Know first who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.

Euripides (BC 480-BC 406) Greek tragic poet.

Good clothes open all doors.

Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) British clergyman and author.


Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) British novelist.

One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

The difference between a man of sense and a fop is that the fop values himself upon his dress; and the man of sense laughs at it, at the same time he knows he must not neglect it.

Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773) British statesman.

There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress.

Joseph Addison (1672-1719) English essayist, poet, and dramatist.

From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) German writer.