Sunday, 24 June 2012


A diamond on a dunghill is a precious diamond still. - American Proverb

A diamond with a flaw is worth more than a pebble without imperfections. - Chinese Proverb

A diamond, incarcerated in its subterraneous prison, rough and unpolished, differs not from a common stone. - Charles Caleb Colton

Great virtues may draw attention from defects, they cannot sanctify them. A pebble surrounded by diamonds remains a common stone, and a diamond surrounded by pebbles is still a gem. - Robert G. Ingersoll

It is better to have old second-hand diamonds than none at all. - Mark Twain

No pressure, no diamonds. - Thomas Carlyle

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