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David Hume – Plainess of manner is more engaging

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David HumeIt is with books as with women, where a certain plainness of manner and of dress is more engaging than that glare of paint and airs and apparel which may dazzle the eye, but reaches not the affections.

David Hume   (1711-1776)

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John Green – Be around someone because they’re pretty

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John GreenThat’s always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they’re pretty. It’s like picking your breakfast cereals based on color instead of taste.

John Green  

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Joseph Addison – A cheerful temper joined with innocence

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Joseph AddisonA cheerful temper, joined with innocence, will make beauty attractive, knowledge delightful, and wit good-natured. It will lighten sickness, poverty, and affliction, convert ignorance into an amiable simplicity, and render deformity itself agreeable.

Joseph Addison   (1672-1719)

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