Quotes: nakedness

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  • Bernard Mandeville
    Bernard Mandeville
    British writer and artist 1670-1733
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    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
    Miguel de Cervantes
    Spanish writer 1547-1616
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    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.
  • Alfred Nobel
    Alfred Nobel
    Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist 1833-1896
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    Hope is nature's veil for hiding truth's nakedness.
  • Otto Von Bismarck
    Otto Von Bismarck
    German statesman 1815-1898
    Otto Von Bismarck
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    I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
    Francis Bacon
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    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.
  • John Berger
    John Berger
    English art critic, novelist, painter and poet 1926-2017
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    Nakedness reveals itself. Nudity is placed on display. The nude is condemned to never being naked. Nudity is a form of dress.
  • Cesare Pavese
    Cesare Pavese
    Italian novelist and poet 1908-1950
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    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.
  • Harold Pinter
    Harold Pinter
    English playwright, screenwriter and director 1930-2008
    Harold Pinter
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    One way of looking at speech is to say it is a constant stratagem to cover nakedness.
  • William Wordsworth
    William Wordsworth
    English poet 1770-1850
    William Wordsworth
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    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
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    French writer 1900-1944
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    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
    Robert M. Hutchins
    American educational philosopher 1899-1977
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    The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.
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