Wisdom Wednesday: Pretty Is As Pretty Does

Photo credit: Christopher Bruno via freeimages.com with text added

Photo credit: Christopher Bruno via freeimages.com with text added

Have you ever seen the TV show True Beauty? It was a reality show in which men and women tried to compete for the title of “True Beauty”, $100,000, and a feature in People magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People issue.  Little did the contestants know that the judges were looking for inner beauty and quality of character more than physical beauty.

“Beauty without virtue is like a rose without scent.” —Danish proverb

“A pretty face and fine clothes do not make character.” —African proverb

“As a ring of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.” —Proverbs 11:22 NASV

“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 from within.” —Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“Narcissus does not fall in love with his reflection because it is beautiful, but because it is his. If it were his beauty that enthralled him, he would be set free in a few years by its fading.” —W.H. Auden

“Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes all the way through.” —American proverb

“Pretty is as pretty does.” —American proverb (and Forest Gump)

“Grace in women has more effect than beauty.” —William Hazlitt

“There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.” —Maria Mitchell

“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.” —Proverbs 31:30 NIV

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About Rene Yoshi

Just a transplanted Okinawan-French Southern girl with a wee bit o' Irish, sharing photography and what I'm learning about spiritual things, including putting off legalism and religious traditions, and embracing God's matchless love, tender mercy, and amazing grace! View all posts by Rene Yoshi

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