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A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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.
Innocence is like polished armor; it adorns and defends.
I love pampering myself, so going for a massage or getting a mani-pedi makes me feel instantly better. When my nails are done I feel so much better - it's the little things that make me so happy, and you literally feel polished.
My heart is in helping people and in the less materialistic side of things, but there's the side of me that's more polished.
When I'm not working, I want to be the version of the person that I was born to be. I was born with curly hair. It fits my personality, and it's totally who I am. I am rough around the edges, and I am not a polished girl.
I adore clothes - they're my weakest link! My mother was the same, and she taught me always to look polished.
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.
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.
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.
To do a drawing for a painting most often means doing something very sketchy and schematic and then later making it polished.
Perhaps misguidedly, I always admire the people who are so polished.
Society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks.
The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear.
My words in her mind: cold polished stones sinking through a quagmire.
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
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.
Society is now one polished horde, formed of two mighty tries, the Bores and Bored.
The court is like a palace of marble; it's composed of people very hard and very polished.
Jean de la Bruyere
What is called good society is usually nothing but a mosaic of polished caricatures.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Imagine if the dinosaurs had tried picturing the rulers of their planet 100 million years hence. They'd undoubtedly envision these creatures as... dinosaurs! Conceiving of aliens as polished versions of ourselves is appealing, but unconvincing.
Remember that when you meet your antagonist, to do everything in a mild agreeable manner. Let your courage be keen, but, at the same time, as polished as your sword.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
I am convinced that a good building must be capable of absorbing the traces of human life and taking on a specific richness... I think of the patina of age on materials, of innumerable small scratches on surfaces, of varnish that has grown dull and brittle, and of edges polished by use.
I really don't like when things are all polished and perfect - the perfect love story and the hair is perfect.
C. S. Lewis
John F. Kennedy
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