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
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
Inner beauty, too, needs occasionally to be told it is beautiful.
~ Robert Brault
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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
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!
Linking with Five on Friday
Lovely thoughts for heading into the weekend!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful post. I enjoyed it.ReplyDelete
Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,
I love stained glass and took a class once and made several pieces which are fun to display hanging in my windows...ReplyDelete
Lin, What fun to have taken that class.Delete
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.
You made me smile with this post!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful post! Thank you for popping by my blog today! Have a wonderful weekend.ReplyDelete
Beautiful thoughts and photos.ReplyDelete
Wonderful thoughts and photos on beauty from a beautiful blogging friend.ReplyDelete
You had some wonderful photos to share and good quotes too! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!ReplyDelete
I enjoyed your post and all the great quotes. Such pretty yellow flowers!ReplyDelete
I love the quote about stained glass. I'll think of it every time I see a stained glass now.ReplyDelete
Brenda! A lovely five. Hope you have a nice weekend.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos and quotes.ReplyDelete
Happy Five on Friday
thank you for this week's lovely photos. will make me smile all weekend.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful post, Brenda! Such wonderful quotes! The last one made me smile :) xo KarenReplyDelete
When I look in the mirror, I realize that I need more bottles and jars.ReplyDelete
Maybe I'll just enjoy the beauty around me instead. A fun post. Thank you.
Lovely well chosen quotesReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
A lovely post.ReplyDelete
Those stained glass windows are beautiful.
All the best Jan
This is a beautiful collection of five! And I loved the cute quotation at the end. :-)ReplyDelete
Lovely quotes - and the stained glass is gorgeous - even more so, knowing it's the Downton Abbey set - still missing that programmeReplyDelete
A beautiful collection of quotes and pictures, a delight to visit.ReplyDelete
Lovely smile photos and quotes. Hope your weekend has been good.ReplyDelete
I love the stained glass metaphor. Beauty really is everywhere, I'm always reminding myself to stop and look for it.ReplyDelete
Loved the Oscar Wilde quote and the 'smile bonus'. :)ReplyDelete