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  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    A man who moralizes is usually a hypocrite, and a woman who moralizes is invariably plain.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Crying is the refuge of plain women but the ruin of pretty ones.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    Some racists still reject the plain testimony written in the DNA that all the races are not only human but nearly indistinguishable.
    Source: Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (2011) 467
  • Brock Lesnar
    Brock Lesnar
    American professional wrestler 1977-
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    A guy that I was supposed to face - and I think that he was just plain downright scared to get in the ring with me because he was one of those guys that was on top and saw a huge threat in Brock Lesnar at the time - that's 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin.
  • Stevie Smith
    Stevie Smith
    English poet and novelist 1902-1971
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    A man may forgive many wrongs, but he cannot easily forgive anyone who makes it plain that his conversation is tedious.
  • Edgar Saltus
    Edgar Saltus
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    A plain woman is one who, however beautiful, neglects to charm.
  • Colm Toibin
    Colm Toibin
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    All writing is a form of manipulation, of course, but you realize that a plain sentence can actually do so much.
  • Anne Hutchinson
    Anne Hutchinson
    American religious reformer and activist
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    As I understand it, laws, commands, rules and edicts are for those who have not the light which makres plain the pathway.
  • Mary Wortley Montagu
    Mary Wortley Montagu
    English aristocrat, letter writer and poet 1689-1762
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    Be plain in dress, and sober in your diet; In short, my dear, kiss me and be quiet.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    Few men are of one plain, decided color; most are mixed, shaded or blended; and vary as much from different situations, as changeable silks do from different lights.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.
  • Amelia Earhart
    Amelia Earhart
    American aviation pioneer and author 1897-1939
    Amelia Earhart
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    Flying might not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.
  • Judith Guest
    Judith Guest
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    Geez, if I could get through to you, kiddo, that depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is plain and simple reduction of feeling. Reduction, see? Of all feeling. People who keep stiff upper lips find that it's damn hard to smile.
  • Bill Hybels
    Bill Hybels
    American church figure and author 1951-
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    I can write about prayer, you can read about prayer...but sooner or later you have to fall to your knees and just plain pray. Then, and only then, will you begin to operate in the vein of God's miracle-working ways.
    Source: Too Busy Not to Pray
  • Oliver Cromwell
    Oliver Cromwell
    Parliamentarian General, Lord Protector of England 1599-1658
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    I had rather have a plain, russet-coated Captain, that knows what he fights for, and loves what he knows, than that which you call a Gentle-man and is nothing else.
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