Now, this kind of dreadful news is repeated over and over on daily television and radio, not to mention all the print media that circulate everywhere with varying levels of efficiency.
In a related matter, as a woman friend of my late mother sagely observed, there aren’t very many pretty people.
WITH THAT in mind, I decided to research what beauty has meant to thinkers over the centuries. Author Unknown has one of the most provocative comments, which I copied exactly as I found it. Was it a typo or a true sentiment? Something to think about.
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.
No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.
Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.
A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you.
Adlai E. Stevenson
When you really look closely people are so strange and so complicated that they’re actually beautiful.
My So-Called Life
TV Drama Series on life of 15-year-old girl.
We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting.
Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on Simplicity.
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
Far away in the sunshine are my highest inspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see the beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.
Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty - they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.
Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.