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Blaise PascalCleopatra's nose, had it been shorter, the whole face of the world would have been changed.

—  Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662, French thinker

Julius CaesarIt is not the well-fed long-haired man I fear, but the pale and the hungry looking.

—  Julius Caesar, 101-14 BC, Roman general & Consul

William ShakespeareYond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much: such men are dangerous.

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ Julius Caesar

Lord ChesterfieldAll your Greek will never advance you from secretary to envoy, or from envoy to ambassador; but your address, your manner, your air, if good, very probably may.

—  Lord Chesterfield, 1694-1773, English statesman & writer

Lord ChesterfieldA pleasing figure is a perpetual letter of recommendation.

—  Lord Chesterfield, 1694-1773, English statesman & writer


Quotes in Verse

Dorothy ParkerMen seldom make passes
At girls who wear glasses.

—  Dorothy Parker, 1893-1967, American writer, poet, satirist, critic


Funny Quotes

George W. BushSome folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called 'walking.'

—  George W. Bush, 1946-, American President

Ronald ReaganA hippie is someone who looks like Tarzan, walks like Jane and smells like Cheetah.

—  Ronald Reagan, 1911-2004, American President [1981-1989]


Ancient Greek

DiogenesBecause he is like this and plays the guitare instead of robbing.

Διότι τηλικούτος ών, κιθαρωδεί και ου ληστεύει!

—  Diogenes, 410-323 BC, Ancient Greek Cynic philosopher

     (explaining why he applauded a big ferocious guy who was playing very badly the lyre)

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