Quotes by countenance
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American motivational speaker, author and radio DJ 1945-
Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you.
English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
Good nature is more agreeable in conversation than wit and gives a certain air to the countenance which is more amiable than beauty.
English naturalist 1627-1705
There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.
American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Anglo-Irish dramatist 1751-1816
An unforgiving eye, and a damned disinheriting countenance!
British poet 1340-1400
Certes, they been lye to hounds, for an hound when he cometh by the roses, or by other bushes, though he may nat pisse, yet wole he heve up his leg and make a countenance to pisse.
Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
American lawyer, minister, educator, and humorist 1790-1870
He was a horse of goodly countenance, rather expressive of vigilance than fire; though an unnatural appearance of fierceness was thrown into it by the loss of his ears, which had been cropped pretty close to his head.
Roman senator, consul, magister officiorum, and philosopher
He who has calmly reconciled his life to fate, and set proud death beneath his feet, can look fortune in the face, unbending both to good and bad: his countenance unconquered he can shew.
English writer 1812-1870
I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.
Roman historian 86-34 BC
It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will.
English writer 1812-1870
It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.
English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
Observe it, the vulgar often laugh, but never smile, whereas well-bred people often smile, and seldom or never laugh. A witty thing never excited laughter, it pleases only the mind and never distorts the countenance.
English theatre critic, non-juror bishop and theologian 1650-1726
Perpetual pushing and assurance put a difficulty out of countenance and make a seeming difficulty gives way.
English writer 1667-1745
The two maxims of any great man at court are, always to keep his countenance and never to keep his work.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
Swiss theologist and mysticist 1741-1801
There are many kinds of smiles, each having a distinct character. Some announce goodness and sweetness, others betray sarcasm, bitterness and pride; some soften the countenance by their languishing tenderness, others brighten by their spiritual vivacity.
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