|C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.|
| All finery is a sign of littleness.|
| Ornaments were invented by modesty.|
| The world is still deceived by ornament.|
| Jewelry and profuse ornaments are unmistakable evidences of vulgarity.|
| The true ornament of matrons is virtue, not apparel.|
| Women, like roses, should wear only their own colors, and emit no borrowed perfumes.|
Rabbi Ben Azai.
| The love of ornament creeps slowly but surely into the female heart.|
Mrs. S. C. Hall.
| Women of society, as well as Hottentots, run naturally to ornaments and gewgaws.|
| Around the neck what dross are gold and pearl!|
| When I behold the passion for ornamentation, and the corresponding power, I feel as if women had so far shown what they are bad for, rather than what they are good for.|
Julia Ward Howe.
| Dumb jewels often, in their silent kind, more than quick words, do move a womans mind.|
| Jewels! Its my belief that when woman was made, jewels were invented only to make her the more mischievous.|
| || Ornament is but the gilded shore|
|To a most dangerous sea; the beauteous scarf|
|Veiling an Indian; beauty, in a word,|
|The seeming truth which cunning times put on|
|To entrap the wisest.|
| Plutarch has a fine expression, with regard to some woman of learning, humility, and virtue;that her ornaments were such as might be purchased without money, and would render any womans life both glorious and happy.|
| Women have that feminine sensuousness which delights in color and odor and richness of fabric. Their sense of beauty is untaught. A little lower in the scale of civilization, they would pierce their noses, and dye their fingernails, and wear strings of glass beads.|
Mrs. L. G. Calhoun.
| We all originally came from the woods! it is hard to eradicate from any of us the old taste for the tattoo and the war-paint; and the moment that money gets into our pockets, it somehow or another breaks out in ornaments on our person, without always giving refinement to our manners.|