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


Expression alone can invest beauty with conquering charms.


Unhappy sex, whose beauty is your snare.


They dazzle our eyes as they fly to our hearts.


She whom smiles and tears make equally lovely may command all hearts.


A beautiful woman is the paradise of the eyes.


The most beautiful object in the world, it will be allowed, is a beautiful woman.


Charming women can true converts make; we love the precept for the teacher’s sake.


When she passed it seemed like the ceasing of exquisite music.


A lovely countenance is the fairest of all sights, and the sweetest harmony is the sound of the voice of her whom we love.

La Bruyère.

A beautiful hand is an excellent thing in woman; it is a charm that never palls; and better than all, it is a means of fascinating that never disappears.


There is neither spirit nor persistency enough in the whole range of masculine humanity, with but a few rare exceptions, to withstand the artillery of a magnificent woman’s charms.

Dr. J. V. C. Smith.

Dean Swift proposed to tax beauty, and to leave every lady to rate her own charms; he said the tax would be cheerfully paid and very productive.

Frederic Saunders.

Charms which, like flowers, lie on the surface and always glitter, easily produce vanity; hence women, wits, players, soldiers, are vain, owing to their presence, figure and dress. On the contrary, other excellences, which lie down like gold and are discovered with difficulty, leave their possessors modest and proud.