Ornament Quotes by Henry Grunwald, Karl Philipp Moritz, Edmund Burke, Louis Sullivan, Francis Bacon, T. E. Lawrence and many others.
Libel actions, when we look at them in perspective, are an ornament of a civilized society. They have replaced, after all, at least in most cases, a resort to weapons in defense of a reputation.
As I passed along the side walls of Westminster Abbey, I hardly saw any thing but marble monuments of great admirals, but which were all too much loaded with finery and ornaments, to make on me at least, the intended impression.
Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society.
The building’s identity resided in the ornament.
Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.
All the revision in the world will not save a bad first draft: for the architecture of the thing comes, or fails to come, in the first conception, and revision only affects the detail and ornament, alas!
The Church knew what the psalmist knew: Music praises God. Music is well or better able to praise him than the building of the church and all its decoration; it is the Church’s greatest ornament.
Hopes are like hair ornaments. Girls want to wear too many of them. When they become old women they look silly wearing even one.
We used tea towels for gloves until we got proper ones and were always breaking our mum’s ornaments. She’d come home and find us all sat in our boxer shorts, out of breath and our skin red raw. She hated it.
I think that ‘Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance’ was mentally taxing, if only because I had to go to a Christmas party shortly after I had wrapped photography in Romania at two in the morning as the Ghost Rider. The invitation had a Christmas ornament on it with Ghost Rider’s face on it as a tree.
When I was a kid, my sisters and I used to get a little present in our stocking each day of December, usually an ornament, some sweets, or a little toy.
In 1979, postmodernism lost its understanding of the meaning of ornament. It degenerated into kitsch applique.
The house built on the sand may oftentimes be built higher, have more fair parapets and battlements, windows and ornaments, than that which is built upon the rock; yet all gifts and privileges equal not one grace.
Being half Jewish, we grew up with Christmas trees but had Jewish ornaments.
Bad conduct soils the finest ornament more than filth.
Clearness ornaments profound thoughts.
The Royal Family doesn’t go out shopping for their uniforms: they’ve got some guy sewing on all the ornaments in-house. You could say I’ve got my own in-house team as well.
Some animals are cunning and evil-disposed, as the fox; others, as the dog, are fierce, friendly, and fawning. Some are gentle and easily tamed, as the elephant; some are susceptible of shame, and watchful, as the goose. Some are jealous and fond of ornament, as the peacock.
I happen to love creating handmade ornaments even when I mess up I still have fun.
A good youth ought to have a fear of God, to be subject to his parents, to give honor to his elders, to preserve his purity; he ought not to despise humility, but should love forbearance and modesty. All these are an ornament to youthful years.
I think there is no better way to invite a human being to view their body differently than by inviting them to be an athlete, by revering one’s body as an instrument rather than just an ornament.
Modeling is one of the few professions where women out-earn men, and that’s because we’re more valuable objects and ornaments.
The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
I’m a disorganized mess. My purse is gross: I once found a shoulder pad, string cheese, and a Christmas ornament in it!
I think art is not an ornament or refinement at the fringes of human intelligence, I think it’s at the center. It’s at the core.
The holidays are a time to – not quite play it safe – but play it classic. You don’t want to be the girl in a head-to-toe sequin look, where you look like you should be an ornament on the tree.
I was living out on Long Island in Baldwin, New York when Hurricane Sandy hit. With the storm surge, the whole first floor of our house was under about three feet of water. We lost a lot of valuable stuff – sentimental stuff like pictures and Christmas ornaments. Nobody expected flooding that bad.
Let us have no machine-made ornament at all; it is all bad and worthless and ugly.
The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament hanging in the blackness of space. As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautiful marble you can imagine.
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture.
When I started studying architecture, people would say, you know, ‘Can you tell me why are all modern buildings so boring?’ Because, like, people had this idea that in the good old days, architecture had, like, ornament and little towers and spires and gargoyles, and today, it just becomes very practical.
Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest defense and ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of the island.
Knowledge of the past and of the places of the earth is the ornament and food of the mind of man.
Poverty was an ornament on a learned man like a red ribbon on a white horse.
For years, I had a Christmas ornament I had bought at a Cracker Barrel that read ‘Deck Them Halls, Y’all.’ It always tickled me.