“Sisters, if the only charm you have is your physical appearance, beautiful as you may be, you are foolish and will come to rue the day you scoffed at the value of inner beauty. You will find a man for whom physical beauty is also the main thing. What then happens as you age? You will grow more insecure with every birthday….You will become one of the empty, frighteningly sad women who submit to face lifts, breast surgery, and Botox injections (if you escape the deadly grip of anorexia). By midlife, you will be popping antidepressants…. When it comes to appearance, Tallulah Bankhead’s (1903-1968) axiom is worth remembering: ‘There is less here than meets the eye.’”
-John Ensor, Doing What's Right in Matters of the Heart, p.127
"Gray hair is a crown of splendor;it is attained by a righteous life."