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Quotes of ornament

  1. Modesty is not only an ornament but also a guard to virtue. – Joseph Addison
  2. Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture. – Amos Bronson Alcott
  3. The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest defense and ornament it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of the island. – William Blackstone
  4. Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society. – Edmund Burke
  5. Libel actions, when we look at them in perspective, are an ornament of a civilized society. They have replaced, after all, at least in most cases, a resort to weapons in defense of a reputation. – Henry Anatole Grunwald
  6. The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament hanging in the blackness of space. As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautiful marble you can imagine. – James Irwin
  7. But now sustainability is such a political category that it's getting more and more difficult to think about it in a serious way. Sustainability has become an ornament – Rem Koolhaas
  8. I believe the right question to ask, respecting all ornament is simply this; was it done with enjoyment, was the carver happy while he was about it? – John Ruskin
  9. First, there is the bare beauty of the logs themselves with their long lines and firm curves. Then there is the open charm felt of the structural features which are not hidden under plaster and ornament but are clearly revealed, a charm felt in Japanese architecture. – Gustav Stickley
  10. But the building's identity resided in the ornament – Louis Sullivan
  11. Poverty was an ornament on a learned man like a red ribbon on a white horse. – Anzia Yezierska

Usage examples for ornament

  1. The ornament of architecture Mr. Smith did not regard. – Hector's Inheritance or The Boys of Smith Institute by Horatio Alger
  2. There were but few pictures, but most of the rooms were panelled and needed no other ornament – Watersprings by Arthur Christopher Benson
  3. Above the oval a label formed by a colorless line edged by a colored exterior line, curved round from the oval line at the ends, and then parallel with it, having a small ball ornament at each end, is inscribed " U. S. Postage" in outline capitals, shaded outside, on a ground of vertical lines, except at the ends, where the lines are horizontal. – History of the Postage Stamps of the United States of America by John Kerr Tiffany
  4. The love of personal decoration was highly developed among them, and all branches of nature were called upon to minister to their desire for ornament – Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders by T. Eric Peet
  5. " It is a very remarkable ornament for a lady's finger, notwithstanding," said Hugh, smiling in his turn. – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  6. This makes a very elegant and very cheap ornament which is much stronger, besides, than those usually purchased. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  7. What ornament your excellency? – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  8. The mouldings are boldly cut and often enriched with dog tooth ornament – Our Homeland Churches and How to Study Them by Sidney Heath
  9. It's just an ornament a beautiful parlor ornament – The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted by Katharine Ellis Barrett
  10. No doubt its original use had been to store water, wine, or olive- oil, but nowadays it was merely an ornament to the garden. – The Jolliest School of All by Angela Brazil
  11. He had told the whole story to him eighteen months earlier, when he had brought home Madame Patoff; and he had told it without ornament leaving John to judge for himself. – Paul Patoff by F. Marion Crawford
  12. Wade watched him depart down the street, very erect and a trifle pompous, his gold- headed stick serving no other purpose than that of ornament – The Lilac Girl by Ralph Henry Barbour
  13. The full drawing of this rich and curious ornament cannot be presented with any effect on the scale adapted to these pages. – Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I. by John L. Stephens
  14. If Studies give us delight within ourselves, and add to us, we fondly hope, such ornament without, what more may we expect from them? – Talks to Freshman Girls by Helen Dawes Brown
  15. " She's the ornament of our circle," his companion insisted. – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  16. The question now before us-" What ornament is fit and right for a garden?" – Garden-Craft Old and New by John D. Sedding
  17. Or: " The good, wise, and learned man is an ornament to human society." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  18. The man in black had resorted to another scheme to obtain possession of that ugly ornament – Frank Merriwell's Chums by Burt L. Standish
  19. Self- denial is the ornament and beauty of a creature, and therefore humility is an ornament and clothing, 1 Pet. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  20. Rob had come with his brother, but she felt little satisfaction in his presence, knowing that he had tried to refuse the invitation, and had only yielded on Arthur's assertion that he was needed for help, not ornament and must come whether he liked it or not, to lend a hand with the oars. – More About Peggy by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey

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