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“ ... second-hand impressions are no more to be trusted than second-hand clothes.”
“There are some people who leave impressions not so lasting as the imprint of an oar upon the water.”
“First impressions are often signals from the deep that we should credit oftener than we do ...”
“The effort required to make a favorable first impression is less than the effort required to undo an unfavorable one.”
“We do not know people by experience; experience through the passing of time merely ratifies the first full realization we have received entire.”
“People get to like a soul, but a satisfactory hat makes an impression at first sight.”
“Two things remain irretrievable: time and a first impression.”