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Elegance Quotes

These are some of the best 'Elegance' quotations and sayings.

Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.

Elegance is inferior to virtue.

Elegance is innate. It has nothing to do with being well dressed. Elegance is refusal.

Elegance is not a dispensable luxury but a factor that decides between success and failure.

Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.

Elegance is refusal.

Elegance is something more than ease-more than a freedom from awkwardness and restraint. - It implies a precision, a polish, and a sparkling which is spirited, yet delicate.

Elegance of language may not be in the power of all of us; but simplicity and straightforwardness are. Write much as you would speak; speak as you think. If with your inferiors, speak no coarser than usual; if with your superiors, no finer. Be what you say; and, within the rules of prudence, say what you are.

Taste and elegance, though they are reckoned only among the smaller and secondary morals, yet are of no mean importance in the regulation of life. A moral taste is not of force to turn vice into virtue: but it recommends virtue, with something like the blandishments of pleasure.

When the mind loses its feeling for elegance, it grows corrupt and grovelling, and seeks in the crowd what ought to be found at home.