Quotes 1 till 11 of 11.
British writer and artist 1670-17330
Ashamed of the many frailties they feel within, all men endeavor to hide themselves, their ugly nakedness, from each other, and wrapping up the true motives of their hearts in the specious cloak of sociableness, and their concern for the public good, they are in hopes of concealing their filthy appetites and the deformity of their desires.
Miguel de Cervantes
Spanish writer 1547-16160
For a man to attain to an eminent degree in learning costs him time, watching, hunger, nakedness, dizziness in the head, weakness in the stomach, and other inconveniences.
Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist 1833-18960
Hope is nature's veil for hiding truth's nakedness.
Otto Von Bismarck
German statesman 1815-18980
I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring.
English philosopher and statesman 1561-16260
Nakedness is uncomely, as well in mind as body, and it addeth no small reverence to men's manners and actions if they be not altogether open. Therefore set it down: That a habit of secrecy is both politic and moral.
English art critic, novelist, painter and poet 1926-20170
Nakedness reveals itself. Nudity is placed on display. The nude is condemned to never being naked. Nudity is a form of dress.
Italian novelist and poet 1908-19500
One does not kill oneself for love of a woman, but because love - any love - reveals us in our nakedness, our misery, our vulnerability, our nothingness.
English playwright, screenwriter and director 1930-20080
One way of looking at speech is to say it is a constant stratagem to cover nakedness.
English poet 1770-18500
Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting. The soul that rises with us, our life's star, hath had elsewhere its setting, and comet from afar: not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness, but trailing clouds of glory do we come from God, who is our home.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
French writer 1900-19440
Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness.
Robert M. Hutchins
American educational philosopher 1899-19770
The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.