"What breadth, what beauty and power of human nature and development there must be in a woman to get over all the palisades, all the fences, within which she is held captive!"
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Alexander Herzen on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Alexander Herzen 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."Alexander Herzen on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Alexander Herzen 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."Alexander Herzen on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross