Inner beauty

Inner beauty
 
The following expresses what I believe is a Goethean approach to beauty; that is, an inner perception of beauty balanced with relevant outer sensory images. 
“Recently, I was moved by a slide show dedicated to Audrey Hepburn, with quotes and pictures showing her in her dazzling youth and her radiant maturity.
 
“As a child in the Netherlands, Hepburn nearly died of hunger in a country devastated by World War II, and was rescued by the UN refugee programme. Towards the end of her life, she was asked about her beauty secrets. She replied with remarkable grace: ‘For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day. People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed. Never throw out anybody. The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows.’ …”
 
from https://www.psychologies.co.uk/self/what-is-inner-beauty.html
Inner beauty may be described as something experienced through a person’s character rather than by appearances.
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