A few strong instincts and a few plain rules suffice us.
Hating people because of their color is wrong.
And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
What is that feeling when you're driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? - it's the too-huge world vaulting us, and it's good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.
Be plain in dress, and sober in your diet; In short, my dear, kiss me and be quiet.
That is the land of lost content, I see it shining plain, the happy highways where I went and cannot come again.
One of the sublimest things in the world is plain truth.
I'm intrigued by the way in which physical appearance can often direct a person's life; things happen differently for a beautiful woman than for a plain one.
A great social success is a pretty girl who plays her cards as carefully as if she were plain.
Why has not man a microscopic eye? For the plain reason man is not a fly.
There's a very fine line between a groove and a rut;
a fine line between eccentrics and people who are just plain nuts.
A man who moralizes is usually a hypocrite, and a woman who moralizes is invariably plain.
'Tis not the many oaths that make the truth; But the plain single vow, that is vow'd true.
Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly;
for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood.
Nature will bear the closest inspection.
She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.
Many openly show discontentment with their looks, but few with their intelligence. I, however, assure you there are many more plain minds than faces.
In plain truth, lying is an accursed vice.
We are not men, nor have any other tie upon another, but by our word.
I might show facts as plain as day: but, since your eyes are blind, you'd say, Where? What? and turn away.
I tell you I must go! Do you think I can stay to become nothing to you? Do you think I am an automaton?-a machine without feelings? And can bear to have my morsel of bread snatched from my lips, and my drop of living water dashed from my cup? Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong!
Tombs are the clothes of the dead and a grave is a plain suit;
while an expensive monument is one with embroidery.
Only the really plain people know about love --the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an impression that they very soon exhaust their talents.
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.