"For, when with beauty we can virtue join, We paint the semblance of a form divine."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Matthew Prior on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Matthew Prior 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."Matthew Prior on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Matthew Prior 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."Matthew Prior on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"Fantastic tyrant of the amorous heart. How hard thy yoke, how cruel thy dart. Those escape your anger who refuse your sway, and those are punished most, who most obey."
"Hopes are but the dreams of those that wake."