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A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society.
Colleges are places where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Society is now one polished horde, formed of two mighty tries, the Bores and Bored.
When you campaign and have to participate in so many debates just to the win the nomination of your party, you've had a lot of practice. You get to figure out as you go from one debate to another where you made your mistakes. By the time you get to the big debate you're pretty polished.
The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear.
Society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks.
My words in her mind: cold polished stones sinking through a quagmire.
When I need to push myself, I think of all those nicely polished trophies waiting to be lifted up by the winner - and how that winner might be me.
What is called good society is usually nothing but a mosaic of polished caricatures.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
The court is like a palace of marble; it's composed of people very hard and very polished.
Jean de la Bruyere
Matching your hat to your shoe to your bag, or your necklace to your earrings, has a tendency to look dated. Mixing up your accessories adds interest to an outfit, and can make you look much more modern and polished.
I'm glad I can present a polished version of myself when it counts.
I love a finished speaker, I really, truly do I don't mean one who's polished, I just mean one who's through.
I am usually protective of my work, not showing it to anyone until it has been redrafted and polished.
I love to eat an apple after a meal, just to cleanse my teeth - they always look polished afterwards.
I'm not the least bit polished, I come from a blue collar background and I never thought I could feel comfortable around the English.
I come here not as a polished politician but as a woman who has had her fair share of life's knocks.
To do a drawing for a painting most often means doing something very sketchy and schematic and then later making it polished.
The Web is the new way to figure out who's hot and what's not. You can't let TV dictate because it's so polished, so political. It is what they want you to know. The Internet is the raw.
People would say I'm more polished as a passer than Tebow and Cam, but I'm not as physical a runner. But I am 6'2', 223, and I can throw with the best of them.
Robert Griffin III
I don't know why people think I'm polished - I often leave the house with buttons missing and ladders in my tights.
Sophie Ellis Bextor
We love a good, hyped sound, but when it starts to sound insincere, that's when I lose interest. I hope that our music, even if it sounds polished, doesn't sound insincere.
The toute ensemble was such as to make polished society blush, when compared with these savages.
My table is now brightly, now dimly lighted. Its temperature varies. It may receive an ink stain. One of its legs may be broken. It may be repaired, polished, and replaced part by part. But, for me, it remains the table at which I daily write.
I'm not slick. I'm not polished. I think my strength is in reacting.
Innocence is like polished armor; it adorns and defends.
I don't believe any lip shade is off-limits, but texture is key. A sheer lipstick in a healthy pink or neutral color looks more polished and grown-up than a super-shiny gloss.
You work on an idea, your first interpretation is very raw and you work it and you work it and it gets polished and polished. It gets to a certain level and then it comes down off that peak.
The worst job I ever had was working nights in the Chrysler Building. I was part of a team of about five guys, and we polished the leather furniture.
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