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  • She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an influence more powerful over many than the worth of character or the magic of manners.
    * Louisa May Alcott

  • Clothes and manners do not make the man; but, when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.
    * Henry Ward Beecher

  • There is no such thing as a moral dress... It's people who are moral or immoral.
    * Jennie Jerome Churchill

  • Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that.
    * Charles Dickens

  • Those who make their dress a principal part of themselves, will, in general, become of no more value than their dress.
    * William Hazlitt

  • I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity--all I hope for in my clothes.
    * Yves Saint Laurent

  • Camouflage is a game we all like to play, but our secrets are as surely revealed by what we want to seem to be as by what we want to conceal.
    * Russell Lynes

  • I hold that gentleman to be the best-dressed whose dress no one observes.
    * Anthony Trollope

  • Let me be dressed fine as I will,
    Flies, worms, and flowers exceed me still.
    * Isaac Watts