- It is
beauty that begins to
please, and tenderness that completes the charm.—Fontenelle.
spoke for all time when
he said, "A thing of beauty is a joy forever."—Thackeray.
an outward gift which
is seldom despised except by those to whom it has been refused.—Gibbon.
sweets, then go.
outshines the fairest
- I pray
Thee, O God, that I may
be beautiful within.—Socrates.
there exists more than
one kind of beauty. There is the beauty of infancy, the beauty of
the beauty of maturity, and, believe me, ladies and gentlemen, the
of age.—G.A. Sala.
no beauty on earth
which exceeds the natural loveliness of woman.—J. Petit-Senn.
that she who is born a beauty is half married.—Ouida.
attracts us men, but
if, like an armed magnet it is pointed with gold or silver beside, it
with tenfold power.—Richter.
marry beauty, thou bindest
thyself all thy life for that which, perchance, will neither last nor
thee one year.—Raleigh.
- It is
seldom that beautiful
persons are otherwise of great virtue.—Bacon.
natural beauty in the
world is honesty and moral truth.—Shaftesbury.
of my life I grow
more convinced that it is wisest and best to fix our attention on the
and good and dwell as little as possible on the dark and the
orators are dumb, when beauty
nature will always supply
the absence of beauty; but beauty cannot supply the absence of good
is but a vain
and doubtful good,
should be, methinks, as
little merit in loving a woman for her beauty as in loving a man for
prosperity; both being equally subject to change.—Pope.
that dies, when
first it 'gins to bud;
good, a gloss,
a glass, a flower,
dead within an hour.
And as good
lost is seld
or never found,
gloss no rubbing
dead lie wither'd
on the ground,
glass no cement
for ever's lost,
In spite of
pain and cost.
called beauty a short-lived
tyranny; Plato, a privilege of nature; Theophrastus, a silent cheat;
a delightful prejudice; Carneades, a solitary kingdom; Domitian said,
nothing was more grateful; Aristotle affirmed that beauty was better
all the letters of recommendation in the world; Homer, that 'twas a
gift of nature, and Ovid, alluding to him, calls it a favor bestowed by
the gods.—From the Italian.
not experienced how,
on near acquaintance, plainness becomes beautified, and beauty loses
charm, exactly according to the quality of the heart and mind? And from
this cause am I of opinion that the want of outward beauty never
a noble nature or will be regarded as a misfortune. It never can
people from being amiable and beloved in the highest degree.—Frederika
Give me a
me a face,
hair as free!
but not my heart.
possessing nothing but
outward advantages is like a flower without fragrance, a tree without