Sideglances
by SARAH GREENE
Nov 07, 2013 | 707 views | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ONE OF THE disadvantages of the times we live in comes from today’s speed of communication. In an earlier day thousands of children could be starving in darkest Africa or an earthquake could play havoc with a heavily populated area of China, and we East Texans wouldn’t hear of it for years. if ever.

Now, this kind of dreadful news is repeated over and over on daily television and radio, not to mention all the print media that circulate everywhere with varying levels of efficiency.

In a related matter, as a woman friend of my late mother sagely observed, there aren’t very many pretty people.

WITH THAT in mind, I decided to research what beauty has meant to thinkers over the centuries. Author Unknown has one of the most provocative comments, which I copied exactly as I found it. Was it a typo or a true sentiment? Something to think about.

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:

Its loveliness increases; it will never

Pass into nothingness; but still will keep

A bower quiet for us, and a sleep

Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.

John Keats

Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.

Confucius

No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.

Oscar Wilde

Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.

Author Unknown

A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you.

Adlai E. Stevenson

When you really look closely people are so strange and so complicated that they’re actually beautiful.

My So-Called Life

TV Drama Series on life of 15-year-old girl.

We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting.

Kahlil Gibran

Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.

Franz Kafka

As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on Simplicity.

Plato

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.

John Muir

Far away in the sunshine are my highest inspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see the beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead.

Louisa May Alcott

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.

Leo Tolstoy

Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty - they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.

Martin Buxbaum

Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.

Rosalind Russell
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November 07, 2013
In an earlier day thousands of children could be starving in darkest Africa

Why is it, you people always want to take care in a land across the big pond?

WHEN RIGHT HERE IN TEXAS, YES TEXAS YOU HAVE TO OF THE LARGEST POVERTY STRICKEN TOWNS IN THE COUNTRY?

Guess it make you feel good or something.. BUT REMEMBER FOLKS IN YOUR OWN COUNTRY...

JMOP!