Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray;
Who can tread sure on the smooth, slippery way:
Pleased with the surface, we glide swiftly on,
And see the dangers that we cannot shun.


Beauty and folly are old companions.

The criterion of true beauty is that it increases on examination; if false, that it lessens.

Nothing is beautiful from every point of view.

Beauty – a deceitful bait with a deadly hook.

I think on-stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic and a progressive religious experience. — Shelley Winters


My wife was grading a science test at home that she had given to her elementary-school class and was reading some of the results to me. The subject was “The Human Body,” and the first question was: “Name one of the major functions of the skin.”

One child wrote: “To keep people who look at you from throwing up.”
— Contributed by Sam Jarrett, Reader’s Digest.

“Getting talked about is one of the penalties for being pretty, while being above suspicion is about the only compensation for being homely.” — Hubbard

“Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.”

“Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.” — John Donne

Better an ugly face than an ugly mind.

Pleasing looks never fade from fashion, but in order to make a living from those looks, a person has to have talent.



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