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Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.

If the cut of the costume indicates intellect and talent, then the color indicates temper and heart.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.

Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches.

John Locke (1632-1704) English philosopher.

I who have been involved with all styles of painting can assure you that the only things that fluctuate are the waves of fashion which carry the snobs and speculators; the number of true connoisseurs remains more or less the same.

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Spanish painter.

Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.

George Santayana (1863-1952) American philosopher and poet.


When a person is in fashion, all they do is right.

Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773) British statesman.

Fashion is the science of appearance, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.

Henry Fielding (1707-1754) English novelist and dramatist.

Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear.

Anatole France (1844-1924) French writer.

Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.

Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799) German scientist, satirist and anglophile.

The beggar wears all colors fearing none.

Charles Lamb (1775-1834) English essayist.