People are like stained glass windows — the true beauty can be seen only when there is light from within. The darker the night, the brighter the windows.
These great quotes from people as different as Rosalind Russell and Mahatma Gandhi explore what it means to be truly beautiful, and how to take the best nurturing care of our selves. Some of them would make great inserts for holiday cards or gift tags, and all of them are uplifting during the holidays or any time.
Read these inspiring quotes here:
Taking joy in life is a woman’s best cosmetic.
There’s no better way to energize your body, mind, and spirit than by taking care of yourself.
The essence of all beauty, I call love,
The attribute, the evidence, and end,
The consummation to the inward sense
Of beauty apprehended from without, I still call love.
–Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief she is beautiful.
Even with all my wrinkles! I am beautiful!
As a white candle In a holy place,
So is the beauty of an aged face.
Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.
Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on Simplicity.
Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see Beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see Beauty never grows old.
The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty, even one’s own–even more, one’s own, for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being.
–Katherine Anne Porter
Compliments invite the person who is complimented to embrace a new perception of him or herself. And just as layers and layers of nacre form a pearl over an irritating grain of sand, so compliments collect around us, developing us in all our beauty.
–Daphne Rose Kingma
Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty. There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail.
I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.
Beauty and Self-Care Inspiration compiled by the editors.