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The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.Aristotle
It’s not very easy to grow up into a woman. We are always taught, almost bombarded, with ideals of what we should be at every age in our lives: This is what you should wear at age twenty, That is what you must act like at age twenty-five, This is what you should be doing when you are seventeen. But amidst all the many voices that bark all these orders and set all of these ideals for girls today, there lacks the voice of assurance. There is no comfort and assurance. I want to be able to say, that there are four things admirable for a woman to be, at any age! Whether you are four or forty-four or nineteen! It’s always wonderful to be elegant, it’s always fashionable to have grace, it’s always glamorous to be brave, and it’s always important to own a delectable perfume! Yes, wearing a beautiful fragrance is in style at any age!C. JoyBell C.
And is not all of life material – based on the material – permeated by the material? Should not one learn, gladly, to utilize the beauty of the fine material? I do not speak of the gross crudities of soporific television, of loud brash convertibles and vulgar display – but rather of grace and line and refinement – and there are wonderful and exciting things that only money can buy, such as theater tickets, books, paintings, travel, lovely clothes – and why deny them when one can have them? The only problem is to work, to stay awake mentally and physically, and NEVER become mentally, physically, spiritually flabby or over complacent!Elizabeth Winder - Pain - Parties - Work: Sylvia Plath in New York - Summer 1953