"Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite, that you often diminish the one as you increase the other. Variety is most akin to the latter, simplicity to the former."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."William Shenstone on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."William Shenstone on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."William Shenstone on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."William Shenstone on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."William Shenstone on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"Laws are generally found to be nets of such a texture, as the little creep through, the great break through, and the middle-sized are alone entangled in it."
"Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world."
"Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it."
"The best time to frame an answer to the letters of a friend, is the moment you receive them. Then the warmth of friendship, and the intelligence received, most forcibly cooperate."
"Hope is a flatterer, but the most upright of all parasites for she frequents the poor man's hut, as well as the palace of his superior."
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