Musing on the Meaning of Clothes

In celebration of the meaning of cloth, here are some musing on the meaning of clothes from famous folk throughout history:

Our clothes are too much a part of us for most of us ever to be entirely indifferent to their condition:  it is as though the fabric were indeed a natural extension of the body, or even of the soul.  –Quentin Bell

Seldom do people discern
Eloquence under a threadbare cloak.

A man cannot dress, but his ideas get cloath'd at the same time.  –Laurence Sterne

Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.  –Epictetus

One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art. 
–Oscar Wilde

Clothes make the man.  Naked people have little or no influence on society. 
–Mark Twain

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