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"You're Only the fairest when your fairest to yourself" - Gail Carson Levine

"Compassion, the fairest associate of the heart." - Thomas Paine

"Courage is the fairest adornment of youth." - Erich Maria Remarque

"The fairest harmony springs from discord." - Heraclitus

"Virtue herself is her own fairest reward." - Silius Italicus

"Time is the fairest and toughest judge." - Edgar Quinet

"Of love, that fairest joys give most unrest." - John Keats

"A sweet content Passing all wisdom or its fairest flower." - Richard Henry Horne

"Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Opposition brings concord. Out of discord comes the fairest harmony." - Heraclitus

"Who makes the fairest show means most deceit." - Pericles

"Fairest and best adorned is she Whose clothing is humility." - James Montgomery

"As the caterpillar chooses the fairest leaves to lay her eggs on, so the priest lays his curse on the fairest joys." - William Blake

"As the caterpillar chooses the fairest leaves to lay her eggs on, the priest lays his curse on the fairest joys." - William Blake

"As the caterpillar chooses the fairest leaves to her eggs on, so the priest lays his curse on the fairest joys." - Orson Scott Card

"War, in its fairest form, implies a perpetual violation of humanity and justice." - Edward Gibbon

"Music is one of the fairest and most glorious gifts of God." - Martin Luther

"Mirror, mirror, here I stand. Who is the fairest in the land?" - Wilhelm Grimm

"Time's chariot-wheels make their carriage-road in the fairest face." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Poetry offers the fairest hope of restoring our lost unity of mind." - Richard M. Weaver

"The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure." - David Herbert Lawrence

"Envy, like the worm, is always attracted to the fairest apple" - Og Mandino

"The fairest order in the world is a heap of random sweepings." - Heraclitus

"Here comes to-day Pallas and Aphrodite, claiming each This meed of fairest." - Alfred Tennyson

"Purity of heart is the noblest inheritance, and love the fairest ornament, of woman." - Matthias Claudius

"Awake, My fairest, my espous'd, my latest found, Heaven's last best gift, my ever new delight!" - John Milton

"O fairest flower; no sooner blown but blaster, Soft, silken primrose fading timelessly." - John Milton

"The government will take the fairest of names, but the worst of realities - mob rule." - Polybius

"Deeds always overbalance; and downright practice speaks more plainly than the fairest profession." - Robert South

"Among the changing months, May stands confest The sweetest, and in fairest colors dressed." - James Thomson

"If heaven send no supplies, The fairest blossom of the garden dies." - William Blake

"So dear night the half of life is, And the fairest half indeed." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Industry has annexed thereto the fairest fruits and the richest rewards." - Isaac Barrow

"The government will take the fairest of names, but the worst of realities-mob rule." - Polybius

"The truth displayed in a good life is the fairest of images." - Halldór Laxness

"O fairest flower! no sooner blown but blasted, Soft silken primrose fading timelessly." - John Milton

"Poetry offers the fairest hope of restoring our lost unity of mind." - Richard Weaver

"Adam, the goodliest man of men since born His sons, the fairest of her daughters Eve." - John Milton

"From fairest creatures we desire increase, That thereby beauty's rose might never die." - William Shakespeare

"When in the chronicle of wasted time I see descriptions of the fairest wights." - William Shakespeare

"The fairest garden in her looks, And in her mind the wisest books." - Abraham Cowley

"The brightest blades grow dim with rust, The fairest meadow white with snow." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Tis the pest Of love, that fairest joys give most unrest." - John Keats

"Wild roses are fairest, and nature a better gardener than art." - Louisa May Alcott

"O fairest flower! no sooner blown but blasted, Soft silken primrose fading timelessly." - John Milton

"If heaven send no supplies, The fairest blossom of the garden dies." - William Browne

"Swift speedy time, feathered with flying hours, Dissolves the beauty of the fairest brow." - Philip Stanhope 4th Earl

"The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure." - D H Lawrence

"Swift speedy time, feathered with flying hours, Dissolves the beauty of the fairest brow." - Lord Chesterfield

"Thou speak'st like him's untutored to repeat: Who makes the fairest show means most deceit." - William Shakespeare

"Ares ever loves to pluck all the fairest flower of an armed host." - Aeschylus

"Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul; and the heart of man knoweth none more fragrant." - Hosea Ballou

"The stars are distant and unobtrusive, but bright and enduring as our fairest and most memorable experiences." - Henry David Thoreau

"Away, and mock the time with fairest show; False face must hide what the false heart doth khow." - William Shakespeare

"Gratitude is the fairest blossom which-springs from the soul; and the heart of man knoweth none more fragrant." - Hosea Ballou

"The United States is the best and fairest and most decent nation on the face of the earth." - George H W Bush

"[On Venice:] A wondrous city of fairest carving, reflected in gleaming waters swirled to new patterning by every passing gondola." - Sylvia Pankhurst

"Fairest of stars, last in the train of night, If better thou belong not to the dawn." - John Milton

"The opposite is beneficial; from things that differ comes the fairest attunement; all things are born through strife." - Heraclitus

"For some the fairest thing on the dark earth is Thermopylae, And the Spartan phalanx lowering lances to die." - Sappho

"For the school of grammar has primacy: it is the fairest foundation of learning, the glorious mother of eloquence." - Cassiodorus

"A wondrous city of fairest carving, reflected in gleaming waters swirled to new patterning by every passing gondola." - Sylvia Pankhurst

"Words are naught but wind, and the fairest promises like dreams that take flight with the morning." - Edouard Rene de Laboulaye

"Tennis doesn't owe me anything. Tennis is one of the fairest sports. It's given me so many extraordinary feelings." - David Ferrer

"A prudent person, having to do with a designing one, will always distrust most when appearances are fairest." - Samuel Richardson

"Love, the fairest among the undying gods, who loosens the limbs of all gods and men, conquers resolve and prudent counsel within the breast." - Hesiod

"Color is made to obscure the brightest endowments, to degrade the fairest character, and to check the highest and most praiseworthy aspirations." - Charles Lenox Remond

"The fairest blossoms of pleasantry thrive best where the sun is not strong enough to scorch, nor the soil rank enough to corrupt." - Roger L'Estrange

"Im sick and tired of politicians beating up on the IRS. We have the best and fairest tax-collection system in the world." - Charles Rangel

"If the fairest features of the landscape are to be named after men, let them be the noblest and worthiest men alone." - Henry David Thoreau

"Quoth the Ocean, Dawn! O fairest, clearest, Touch me with thy golden fingers bland; For I have no smile till thou appearest For the lovely land." - Jean Ingelow

"And yonder sits a maiden, The fairest of the fair, With gold in her garment glittering, And she combs her golden hair." - Heinrich Heine

"Fairest Cordelia, that art most rich being poor, Most choice forsaken, and most loved despised, Thee and thy virtues here I seize upon." - William Shakespeare

"O fairest of creation! last and best Of all God's works! creature in whom excell'd Whatever can to sight or thought form'd Holy, divine, good, amiable, or sweet!" - John Milton

"The fairest lives, in my opinion, are those which regularly accommodate themselves to the common and human model, without miracle, without extravagance." - Michel De Montaigne

"The feast is such as earth, the general mother, Pours from her fairest bosom, when she smiles, In the embrace of autumn." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Fairest of all that earth beholds, the hues That live among the clouds, and flush the air, Lingering, and deepening at the hour of dews." - William Cullen Bryant

"Fairest of all the lights above, Thou sun, whose beams adorn the spheres, And with unwearied swiftness move, To form the circles of our years." - Isaac Watts

"Find a woman who cares about nothing but loving, serving, honoring, and glorifying Jesus Christ, and you will see who truly is the 'fairest of them all.'" - Leslie Ludy

"A lovely countenance is the fairest of all sights, and the sweetest harmony is the sound of the voice of her whom we love." - Jean De La Bruyere

"Fairest of all that earth beholds, the hues That live among the clouds, and flush the air, Lingering, and deepening at the hour of dews." - William C Bryant

"In the second century of the Christian era, the empire of Rome comprehended the fairest part of the earth, and the most civilized portion of mankind." - Edward Gibbon

"Tis not the fairest form that holds The mildest, purest soul within; 'Tis not the richest plant that holds The sweetest fragrance in." - Charles G. Dawes

"My dear young lady, crime, like death, is not confined to the old and withered alone. The youngest and fairest are too often its chosen victims." - Charles Dickens

"Scarcely is there any peace so unjust that it is better than even the fairest war. -Vix ulla tam iniqua pax, quin bello vel aequissimo sit potior" - Desiderius Erasmus

"This is the divine moment when we can hold the fairest blossom of spring in one hand and the sweetest flowers of early summer in the other." - Patience Strong

"I never walked out the door and said, "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest Baldwin brother of them all?"" - Alec Baldwin

"The fairest things have fleetest end, Their scent survives their close: But the rose's scent is bitterness To him that loved the rose." - Francis Thompson

"The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science." - Albert Einstein

"Thy father's merit sets thee up to view, And shows thee in the fairest point of light, To make thy virtues, or thy faults, conspicuous." - Joseph Addison

"Fairest Isle, all isles excelling, Seat of pleasures, and of loves; Venus here will choose her dwelling, And forsake her Cyprian groves." - John Dryden

"Let then no doubt, Celinda, touch, Much less your fairest mind invade: Were not our souls immortal made Our equal loves can make them such." - Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury

"The fairest things have fleetest end, Their scent survives their close: But the rose's scent is bitterness To him that loved the rose." - Francis Thompson

"The fairest things have fleetest end, Their scent survives their close: But the rose's scent is bitterness To him that loved the rose!" - Edward Thomas

"Capricious, wanton, bold, and brutal Lust Is meanly selfish; when resisted, cruel; And, like the blast of Pestilential Winds, Taints the sweet bloom of Nature's fairest forms." - John Milton

"Each tree Laden with fairest fruit, that hung to th' eye Tempting, stirr'd in me sudden appetite To pluck and eat." - John Milton

"The fairest rules are those to which everyone would agree if they did not know how much power they would have." - John Rawls

"Envy, like the worm, never runs but to the fairest fruit; like a cunning bloodhound, it singles out the fattest deer in the flock." - Francis Beaumont

"Of the various forms of government which have prevailed in the world, an hereditary monarchy seems to present the fairest scope for ridicule." - Edward Gibbon

"Quoth the Ocean, "Dawn! O fairest, clearest, Touch me with thy golden fingers bland; For I have no smile till thou appearest For the lovely land." - Jean Ingelow

"The softest breeze to fairest flowers gives birth: Think not that Prudence dwells in dark abodes, She scans the future with the eye of gods." - William Wordsworth

"Let Time and Chance combine, combine! Let Time and Chance combine! The fairest love from heaven above, That love of yours was mine, My Dear! That love of yours was mine." - Thomas Carlyle

"[On New York City:] Were all America like this fair city, and all, no, only a small proportion of its population like the friends we left there, I should say that the land was the fairest in the world." - Frances Trollope

"Sir, the year growing ancient, Not yet on summer's death nor on the birth Of trembling winter, the fairest flowers o' th' season Are our carnations and streaked gillyvors, Which some call nature's bastards." - William Shakespeare

"Love may be the fairest gem which Society has filched from Nature; but what is motherhood save Nature in her most gladsome mood? A smile has dried my tears." - Honore De Balzac

"Envy, like the worm, never runs but to the fairest fruit; like a cunning bloodhound, it singles out the fattest deer in the flock. Abraham's riches were the Philistines' envy; and Jacob's blessing bred Esau's hatred." - J. Beaumont

"So hand in hand they passed, the loveliest pair that ever since in love's embraces met - Adam, the goodliest man of men since born his sons; the fairest of her daughters Eve." - John Milton

"Beauty in a woman is a moving thing, Yet sometimes just the patient lack of it Will pierce the heart to deeper poignancies, And, melting, draw a note of tenderness That not the fairest woman could evoke!" - Donald Evans

"January gray is here, like a sexton by her grave; February bears the bier, march with grief doth howl and rave, and April weeps - but, O ye hours! Follow with May's fairest flowers." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Man's mind a mirror is of heavenly sights, A brief wherein all marvels summed lie, Of fairest forms and sweetest shapes the store, Most graceful all, yet thought may grace them more." - Robert Southwell

"Sir, the year growing ancient, Not yet on summer's death nor on the birth Of trembling winter, the fairest flowers o' th' season Are our carnations and streaked gillyvors, Which some call nature's bastards." - William Shakespeare

"Let Time and Chance combine, combine! Let Time and Chance combine! The fairest love from heaven above, That love of yours was mine, My Dear! That love of yours was mine." - Thomas Carlyle

"January grey is here, Like a sexton by her grave; February bears the bier, March with grief doth howl and rave, And April weeps - but, O ye hours! Follow with May's fairest flowers." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Seek to be good, but aim not to be great; A woman's noblest station is retreat; Her fairest virtues fly from public sight; Domestic worth, - that shuns too strong a light." - George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton

"O rose! the sweetest blossom, Of spring the fairest flower, O rose! the joy of heaven. The god of love, with roses His yellow locks adorning, Dances with the hours and graces." - James Gates Percival

"Some say an army of horsemen, or infantry, A fleet of ships is the fairest thing On the face of the black earth, but I say It's what one loves." - Sappho

"Many of the greatest tyrants on the records of history have begun their reigns in the fairest manner. But the truth is, this unnatural power corrupts both the heart and the understanding." - Edmund Burke

"The rose is fairest when 't is budding new, And hope is brightest when it dawns from fears. The rose is sweetest wash'd with morning dew, And love is loveliest when embalm'd in tears." - Walter Scott

"By the margin of fair Zurich's waters Dwelt a youth, whose fond heart, night and day, For the fairest of fair Zurich's daughters In a dream of love melted away." - Charles Dance

"O rose! the sweetest blossom, Of spring the fairest flower, O rose! the joy of heaven. The god of love, with roses His yellow locks adorning, Dances with the hours and graces." - James Gates Percival

"Music is one of the fairest and most glorious gifts of God, to which Satan is a bitter enemy; for it removes from the heart the weight of sorrow, and the fascination of evil thoughts." - Martin Luther

"For peace, with justice and honor, is the fairest and most profitable of possessions, but with disgrace and shameful cowardice, it is the most infamous and harmful of all." - Polybius

"We didn't put a single boot on the ground, and [Muammar] Gaddafi was deposed. The Libyans turned out for one of the most successful, fairest elections that any Arab country has had. They elected moderate leaders." - Hillary Clinton

"Creatures, like pictures, are fairest at a certain distance, but it is not so with Christ; the nearer the soul approaches Him, and the longer it lives in the enjoyhment of Him, still the sweeter and more desirable He becomes." - John Flavel

"The best belongs to me and mine; and if we are not given it, we take it: the best food, the purest sky, the most robust thoughts, the fairest women!" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The rose is fairest when 't is budding new, And hope is brightest when it dawns from fears. The rose is sweetest wash'd with morning dew, And love is loveliest when embalm'd in tears." - Walter Scott

"Thus suicidal selfishness, that blights The fairest feelings of the opening heart, Is destined to decay, whilst from the soil Shall spring all virtue, all delight, all love, And judgment cease to wage unnatural war With passion's unsubduable array." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"There is a sentimental poetry, and it will have to be exposed (not censored. certainly; for to omit criticism of it would deprive us of our fairest chance to combat the sentimental rhetoric of the student's environment)." - Richard Weaver

"Come then, my bird! For the peace thou ever bearest, Still Heaven's messenger of comfort to me- Come-this fond bosom, O faithfullest and fairest, Bleeds with its death-wound, its wound of love for thee!" - George Darley

"Thou art as tyrannous, so as thou art, As those whose beauties proudly make them cruel; For well thou know'st to my dear doting heart Thou art the fairest and most precious jewel." - William Shakespeare

"Man's mind a mirror is of heavenly sights,A brief wherein all marvels summed lie,Of fairest forms and sweetest shapes the store,Most graceful all, yet thought may grace them more." - Robert Southwell

"Fairest and dearest, your wrath and anger are more heavy than I can bear; but learn that I cannot tell what you wish me to say without sinning against my honour too grievously." - Marie De France

"We have no right to pick out all that is noblest and fairest in man, to project these qualities into space, and to call them God. We only thus create an ideal figure, a purified, ennobled, 'magnified' Man." - Annie Besant

"When a beautiful soul harmonizes with a beautiful form, and the two are cast in one mould, that will be the fairest of sights to him who has the eye to contemplate the vision." - Plato

"O brave poets, keep back nothing; Nor mix falsehood with the whole! Look up Godward! speak the truth in Worthy song from earnest soul! Hold, in high poetic duty, Truest Truth the fairest Beauty." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"Thus suicidal selfishness, that blights The fairest feelings of the opening heart, Is destined to decay, whilst from the soil Shall spring all virtue, all delight, all love, And judgment cease to wage unnatural war With passion's unsubduable array." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Some say an army of horsemen some an army on foot others say ships laden for war are the fairest things on earth. But I say the fairest sight on this dark earth is the face of the one you love. Nor is it hard to understand: love has humbled the hearts of the proudest queens. And I would rather see you now stepping over my threshold than any soldier greaved in gold or any iron-beaked ship." - Alison Croggon

"No days such honored days as these! While yet Fair Aphrodite reigned, men seeking wide For some fair thing which should forever bide On earth, her beauteous memory to set In fitting frame that no age could forget, Her name in lovely April's name did hide, And leave it there, eternally allied To all the fairest flowers Spring did beget." - Helen Hunt Jackson

"Mine is the Month of Roses; yes, and mine The Month of Marriages! All pleasant sights And scents, the fragrance of the blossoming vine, The foliage of the valleys and the heights. Mine are the longest days, the loveliest nights; The mower's scythe makes music to my ear; I am the mother of all dear delights; I am the fairest daughter of the year." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. It is the source of all true art and science. He who knows it not and can no longer wonder, no longer feel amazement, is as good as dead, a snuffed-out candle." - Albert Einstein

"But in almost every province of the Roman world, an army of fanatics, without authority and without discipline, invaded the peaceful inhabitants; and the ruin of the fairest structures of antiquity still displays the ravages of those barbarians who alone had time and inclination to execute such laborious destruction." - Edward Gibbon

"The union of the Roman empire was dissolved; its genius was humbled in the dust; and armies of unknown barbarians, issuing from the frozen regions of the North, had established their victorious reign over the fairest provinces of Europe and Africa." - Edward Gibbon

"History is made of empires, and the United States was by far and away the greatest, richest, and fairest empire that had every dominated the earth. Inevitably, it would fall. Empires always did. But we were lucky, you said. We got to participate in the most fascinating social experiment ever attempted." - Lionel Shriver

"Every country-or at least every country that is fit for habitation-has its own rivers; and every river has its own quality; and it is the part of wisdom to know and love as many as you can, seeing each in the fairest possible light, and receiving from each the best that it has to give." - Henry Van Dyke

"Is one of the fairest portions of the globe to remain in a state of nature, the haunt of a few wretched savages, when it seems destined by the Creator to give support to a large population and to be the seat of civilization?" - William Henry Harrison

"For 'tis green, green, green, where the ruined towers are gray, And it's green, green, green, all the happy night and day; Green of leaf and green of sod, green of ivy on the wall, And the blessed Irish shamrock with the fairest green of all." - Mary Elizabeth McGrath Blake

"I dwell in Possibility A fairer House than Prose More numerous of Windows Superior - for Doors - Of Chambers as the Cedars Impregnable of Eye And for an Everlasting Roof The Gambrels of the Sky Of Visitors-the fairest For Occupation - This - The spreading wide my narrow Hands To gather Paradise" - Emily Dickinson

"Vain-glorious man, when fluttering wind does blow In his light wing's, is lifted up to sky; The scorn of-knighthood and true chivalry. To think, without desert of gentle deed And noble worth, to be advanced high, Such praise is shame, but honour, virtue's meed, Doth bear the fairest flower in honourable seed." - Edmund Spenser

"For thee, sweet month; the groves green liveries wear. If not the first, the fairest of the year; For thee the Graces lead the dancing hours, And Nature's ready pencil paints the flowers. When thy short reign is past, the feverish sun The sultry tropic fears, and moves more slowly on." - John Dryden

"With fairest flowers, Whilst summer lasts and I live here, Fidele, I'll sweeten thy sad grave. Thou shalt not lack The flower that's like thy face, pale primrose; nor The azured harebell, like thy veins; no, nor The leaf of eglantine, whom not to slander, Outsweet'ned not thy breath." - William Shakespeare



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