By James Rickman
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A weekly series that explores a featured theme by pairing classic quotations with urgent images. What recent news items inspired these textual/visual sets? Leave your guesses in the comments, and check back next Wednesday for the answers.


“I am a frayed and nibbled survivor in a fallen world, and I am getting along."

—Annie Dillard


"Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society."

—Mark Twain


"Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving, for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude. We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money, for that is the miser's passion, not the thief's."

—William Blake


“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.”

—Theodore Roosevelt


“We speak of the masculine and the feminine, but they are the wrong labels.”

—Anais Nin

See the connections? Write your guesses in the comments — and feel free to leave your own "pants" quotes — and check in next Wednesday to find the headlines that inspired these pairings.

Images: Newser, Emotistyle, Perez Hilton, Slate, Hollywood Reporter

Answers to last week's installment: