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Elegant Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Elegant.

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants,
and to serve them one's self?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Related topics: Values Simplicity

Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense.
- Josh Billings

It is easy to study the rules of overloading and of
templates without noticing that together they are one
of the keys to elegant and efficient type-safe containers.
- Bjarne Stroustrup

The sword was a very elegant weapon in the days of the samurai.
You had honor and chivalry much like the knights,
and yet it was a gruesome and horrific weapon.
- Dustin Diamond

 

What our children have to fear is not the cars on the
highways of tomorrow but our own pleasure in calculating
the most elegant parameters of their deaths.
- J. G. Ballard

It is impossible to think of any good meal,
no matter how plain or elegant, without soup or bread in it.
- M. F. K. Fisher

It's funny to have become an elegant skier now.
But my drive is still the same.
- Hermann Maier

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She is elegant rather than belle.
- Wilfred Owen

You dress elegant women.
You dress sophisticated women.
I dress sluts.
- Gianni Versace

A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress,
and his tall and elegant figure; the greater part of
the men being six feet high.
- George Catlin

I wish I could be elegant.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Without a knowledge of mythology much of the elegant
literature of our own language cannot be understood and appreciated.
- Thomas Bulfinch

I think people think of me as this elegant person because
they always see me dressed up.
- Vanna White

Turkey, unlike chicken, has very elegant characteristics.
It has more of a cache than chicken.
Turkey is a delicacy, so it should be presented in such a way.
- Todd English

But I think beautiful is simple and elegant,
like a ballad with simple harmony.
- John Fogerty

Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people's happiness,
and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race.
- Bertrand Russell

I think there is a way to be formal and elegant and classy,
but more modern.
Brad Pitt has been changing it, and Will Smith has
been doing it in his own way.
- Steven Cojocaru

Further, the dignity of the science itself seems to
require that every possible means be explored for the
solution of a problem so elegant and so celebrated.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

It's hard work to make a four-minute program look effortless and elegant.
- Katarina Witt

I've been making the best movies at Elegant Angel since Tom Byron left.
- Marc Wallice

This is an elegant hotel!
Room service has an unlisted number.
- Henny Youngman

The web, then, or the pattern, a web at once sensuous and logical,
an elegant and pregnant texture: that is style,
that is the foundation of the art of literature.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

A truly elegant taste is generally accompanied with excellency of heart.
- Henry Fielding

Although there exist many thousand subjects for elegant conversation,
there are persons who cannot meet a cripple without talking about feet.
- Ernest Bramah

Everything in Italy that is particularly elegant and
grand borders upon insanity and absurdity or at least
is reminiscent of childhood.
- Alexander Herzen

As the 1960s began, a new breed of Hollywood leading lady was emerging.
She was elegant, international, and wonderfully comedic.
- Maureen O'Hara

It is not possible for a man to be elegant without a touch of femininity.
- Vivienne Westwood

I'm leaving the screen because I don't think I am very
good in the pictures and I have this beautiful dream
that I'm elegant on the stage.
- Helen Hayes

Storytelling and elegant style don't always go hand in hand.
- Donna Tartt

In journalism it is simpler to sound off than it is to find out.
It is more elegant to pontificate than it is to sweat.
- Harold Evans

As a scientist, my attention became totally focused
on global warming some 15 years ago by the elegant
and powerful measurements of carbon dioxide trapped
in ice cores taken as much as 2 miles deep from the
great East Antarctica ice sheet.
- John Olver

Even before string theory, especially as physics developed in the 20th century,
it turned out that the equations that really work in
describing nature with the most generality and the
greatest simplicity are very elegant and subtle.
- Edward Witten

What convinces is conviction.
Believe in the argument you're advancing.
If you don't you're as good as dead.
The other person will sense that something isn't there,
and no chain of reasoning, no matter how logical or elegant or brilliant,
will win your case for you.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

My grandfather was a very elegant individual.
My father also.
He was a lawyer and farmer in Cuba.
In Miami, he had to go to work wherever he could.
But whenever it was time to go out, you saw how they
cared for how they looked.
- Andy Garcia

It was a shock to people of the nineteenth century when they discovered,
from observations science had made, that many features
of the biological world could be ascribed to the elegant
principle of natural selection.
- Michael Behe

What affected me most profoundly was the realization
that the sciences of cryptography and mathematics are very elegant,
pure sciences.
I found that the ends for which these pure sciences
are used are less elegant.
- James Sanborn

Their elegant shape, showy colours, and slow,
sailing mode of flight, make them very attractive objects,
and their numbers are so great that they form quite
a feature in the physiognomy of the forest,
compensating for the scarcity of flowers.
- Henry Walter Bates

They see me wheeling around in a beautiful gown,
and they realize you can look elegant,
and you can lead a happy life in a wheelchair.
I know I've helped handicapped people,
because I've received many comments.
- Anna Lee

I hoped the dramatic power of the play would rest on
that tension between elegant structure -
the underlying plan is that you see the first and last
meeting of every couple in the play -
and inelegant emotion.
- Patrick Marber

He has such a patronizing tone and manner,
and such a sarcastic sense of humor.
I found him rather brutal, a kind of elegant brutality which appealed.
No, I think he came pretty much off the page.
- Jeremy Northam

Nothing is more pleasant than to see a pretty woman,
her napkin well placed under her arms,
one of her hands on the table, while the other carries to her mouth,
the choice piece so elegantly carved.
- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Fully experience THIS moment -
breathe in, breathe out - nothing more.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where There is Love,
Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

Sadness is nothing more than the absence of joy
in the same way that darkness
is nothing more than the absence of light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To live a pure unselfish life,
one must count nothing as one's own
in the midst of abundance.
- The Buddha

There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It costs you nothing to make another happy -
and you gain your true self through the act of spreading joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be content with what you have,
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.
- Lao Tzu

Nothing is missing - Lack is an illusion.
We always have everything we truly need.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you look into your own heart,
and you find nothing wrong there,
what is there to worry about?
What is there to fear?
- Confucius

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Is freedom anything else than the right
to live as we wish? Nothing else.
- Epictetus

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
- Elbert Hubbard

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water,
yet nothing can resist it.
- Lao Tzu

The world is a dangerous place,
not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.
- Albert Einstein

Nothing is ever absolutely "wrong."
"Wrong" is in the cultural tradition of the beholder.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war
is nothing but an act of murder.
- Albert Einstein


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