Too late I loved you,
O Beauty so ancient yet ever new!
Too late I loved you!
And, behold, you were within me,
and I out of myself,
and there I searched for you.
"People are like stained glass windows; they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within."
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The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within -- strength, courage, dignity.
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We have within ourselves
Enough to fill the present day with joy,
And overspread the future years with hope.
Max Reid : My teacher tells me beauty is on the inside.
Fletcher : That's just something ugly people say.
~the movie "Liar, Liar" - 1997
There's beauty in the silver singing river
There's beauty in the sunrise in the sky
But none of these and nothing else can match the beauty
That I remember in my true love's eyes
- - - Bob Dylan "Tomorrow is a Long Time"