C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


The maiden’s blush lights the volcano in the lover’s heart.

De Finod.

Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.


One only needs to see a smile in a white crape bonnet in order to enter the palace of dreams.

Victor Hugo.

For beauty is the bait which, with delight, doth man allure for to enlarge his kind.


Expression alone can invest beauty with supreme and lasting command over the eye.


Admiration and love are like being intoxicated with champagne; judgment and friendship are like being enlivened.

Dr. Johnson.

Her eyes, her lips, her cheeks, her shape, her features, seem to be drawn by Love’s own hand; by Love himself in love.


Her face had a wonderful fascination in it. It was such a calm, quiet face, with the light of the rising soul shining so peacefully through it.


The most fascinating women are those that can most enrich the everyday moments of existence. In a particular and attaching sense, they are those that can partake our pleasures and our pains in the liveliest and most devoted manner. Beauty is little without this; with it she is triumphant.

Leigh Hunt.

In the age of chivalry it was the beauty of woman alone that wrestled successfully against barbarism. She softened the rude manners of the warriors, and inspired the valorous knight with courage, generosity and honor, thus civilizing by the influence of her charms those whose hearts could not be touched by any other human power.

Alexander Walker.