Friday, September 30, 2011


An appearance of delicacy, and even of fragility, is almost essential to beauty - Edmund Burke

A fine lady is a squirrel-headed thing, with small airs and small notions; about as applicable to the business of life as a pair of tweezers to the clearing of a forest - George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross)

The commonest man, who has his ounce of sense and feeling, is conscious of the difference between a lovely, delicate woman and a coarse one. Even a dog feels a difference in her presence- George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross)

Women could take part in the processions, the songs, the dances, of old religion; no one fancied their delicacy was impaired by appearing in public for such a cause - Margaret Fuller (Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli)

Delicacy is to the affections what grace is to the beauty- Joseph Marie de Gerando

Weak men often from the very principle of their weakness derive a certain susceptibility; delicacy and taste which render them, in those particulars, much superior to men of stronger and more consistent minds, who laugh at them - Sir Fulke Greville

True delicacy, that most beautiful heart-leaf of humanity, exhibits itself most significantly in little things - Mary Howlitt

The dependant who cultivates delicacy in himself very little consults his own tranquillity - Samuel Johnson

To a woman of delicate feeling the most persuasive declaration of love consists in the embarrassment of the lover - Nicolas Valentin de Latena

Delicacy in woman is strength - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Delicacy is to affectation what grace is to beauty - Madame Francoise d'Aubigne de Maintenon

Friendship, love, and piety ought to be handled with a sort of mysterious secrecy; they ought to be spoken of only in the rare moments of perfect confidence, to be mutually understood in silence. Many things are too delicate to be thought; many more, to be spoken - Novalis

Many things are too delicate to be thought; many more, to be spoken - Novalis

Delicacy is the coquetry of truth; fastidiousness is the prudery of falsehood - Achille Poincelot

Delicacy is to the mind what fragrance is to the fruit - Achille Poincelot

In delicate souls love never presents itself but under the veil of esteem - Madame Roland

It is against womanhood to be forward in their own wishes - Sir Philip Sidney

There is a certain delicacy which in yielding conquers; and with a pitiful look makes one find cause to crave help one's self - Sir Philip Sidney

An appearance of delicacy is inseparable from sweetness and gentleness of character - Lydia Huntley Sigourney

If you destroy delicacy and a sense of shame in a young girl, you deprave her very fast - Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe

The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling - Henry David Thoreau

Delicacy is the genuine tint of virtue - Marguerite de Valois

The innermost places of the heart are unspeakably beautiful.
I’ve wondered what is like to travel there, to taste the utmost delicacy of life.
This woman’s protective shield has allowed her to not feel the pain that might
deliver her to the threshold of this most honest place.
Until now.

                        Виньетка - хохлома

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