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People care more about being thought to have good taste than about being thought either good, clever or amiable.

Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.

Talk what you will of taste, you will find two of a face as soon as two of a mind.

Taste and elegance, though they are reckoned only among the smaller and secondary morals, yet are of no mean importance in the regulation of life. A moral taste is not of force to turn vice into virtue: but it recommends virtue, with something like the blandishments of pleasure.

Taste cannot be controlled by law.

Taste depends upon those finer emotions which make the organization of the soul.

Taste is not stationary. It grows every day, and is improved by cultivation, as a good temper is refined by religion.

Taste is often one of the aspects of fashion. Folly borrows its mask, and walks out with wisdom arm in arm. Like virtues of greater dignity, it is assumed.

Taste is the enemy of creativeness.

Taste is the feminine of genius.

Taste is, so to speak, the microscope of the judgment.

Taste, if it mean anything but a paltry connoisseurship, must mean a general susceptibility to truth and nobleness, a sense to discern, and a heart to love and reverence all beauty, order, goodness, wheresoever, or in whatsoever forms and accompaniments, they are to be seen. This surely implies, as its chief condition, a finery-gifted mind, purified into harmony with itself, into keenness and justness of vision; above all, kindled into love and generous admiration.

The finer impulse of our nature.

We all have some taste or other, of too ancient a date to admit of our remembering that it was an acquired one.


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