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Nurturing Quotes to Share with Friends

Nurturing Quotes to Share with Friends

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.

–Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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.
–Rosalind Russell

There’s no better way to energize your body, mind, and spirit than by taking care of yourself.
–Stephanie Tourles

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.
–Sophia Loren

Even with all my wrinkles! I am beautiful!
–Bessie Delanay

As a white candle In a holy place,
So is the beauty of an aged face.

–Joseph Campbell

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.
–James Allen

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.
–Frank Kafka

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.
–Navajo Song

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.
–Mahatma Gandhi

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Beauty and Self-Care Inspiration compiled by the editors.

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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3:09PM PST on Dec 28, 2013

Thank you.

3:09PM PST on Dec 28, 2013

Thank you.

3:08PM PST on Dec 28, 2013

Thank you.

3:08PM PST on Dec 28, 2013

Thank you.

6:12PM PST on Nov 9, 2012

So nice. Thanks Annie.

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