Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday Five: On Beauty


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.
 ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross



Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing,
Then beauty is its own excuse for being.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger.
There is really nothing to be said about it.
It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all.
~ W. Somerset Maugham

Maria Victoria Heredia Reyes /


Inner beauty, too, needs occasionally to be told it is beautiful.
~ Robert Brault

Sergee bee /


 Beauty is a form of Genius -- is higher, indeed, than Genius, as it needs no explanation.
It is one of the great facts of the world, like sunlight, or springtime, 
or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.
~ Oscar Wilde


Smile Bonus

 Always remember that true beauty comes from within
 -- from within bottles, jars, compacts, and tubes.
~ Peter's Almanac

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Wishing you glimpses of heaven in unexpected places!

Happy Weekend,

Linking with Five on Friday


  1. Lovely thoughts for heading into the weekend!

  2. What a beautiful post. I enjoyed it.
    Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,

  3. I love stained glass and took a class once and made several pieces which are fun to display hanging in my windows...

    1. Lin, What fun to have taken that class.

      The stained glass window pic above was taken during our day tour to the Downton Abbey filming sites (last summer). This was from the church where Lady Mary and Lady Edith were married.

  4. You made me smile with this post!

  5. What a beautiful post! Thank you for popping by my blog today! Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Beautiful thoughts and photos.

  7. Wonderful thoughts and photos on beauty from a beautiful blogging friend.

  8. You had some wonderful photos to share and good quotes too! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

  9. I enjoyed your post and all the great quotes. Such pretty yellow flowers!

  10. I love the quote about stained glass. I'll think of it every time I see a stained glass now.

  11. Brenda! A lovely five. Hope you have a nice weekend.

  12. Beautiful photos and quotes.

    Happy Five on Friday

  13. thank you for this week's lovely photos. will make me smile all weekend.

  14. What a beautiful post, Brenda! Such wonderful quotes! The last one made me smile :) xo Karen

  15. When I look in the mirror, I realize that I need more bottles and jars.

    Maybe I'll just enjoy the beauty around me instead. A fun post. Thank you.

  16. Brenda: I love, love this post - absolutely one of my favorites. I have what I call, "my little book of things." It is a little book where I write beautiful thoughts and quotes. I wrote each and every one of these lovely thoughts in, my "little book." Thank you for the beauty and inspiration!

  17. A lovely post.
    Those stained glass windows are beautiful.

    All the best Jan

  18. This is a beautiful collection of five! And I loved the cute quotation at the end. :-)

  19. Lovely quotes - and the stained glass is gorgeous - even more so, knowing it's the Downton Abbey set - still missing that programme

  20. A beautiful collection of quotes and pictures, a delight to visit.

  21. Lovely smile photos and quotes. Hope your weekend has been good.


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