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Words of Wisdom No. 23

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The Words of Wisdom for the month of July is on the topic of elegance.  When creating a elegance life, I like to think of the process as more of a continual progress rather than a goal I can physically set and accomplish in a day, month or year.  Each experience in life provides new and exciting opportunities to express and refine myself.  Perhaps these simple yet powerful truths on the subject of elegance may inspire you to continue the beautiful, refining process of elegant womanhood.

“Elegance is a glowing inner peace. Grace is an ability to give as well as to receive and be thankful. Mystery is a hidden laugh always ready to surface! Glamour only radiates if there is a sublime courage & bravery within: glamour is like the moon; it only shines because the sun is there.”
― C. JoyBell C.

“The elegance is as physical, as moral quality that has nothing common with the clothing. You can see a countrywoman more elegant than one so called elegant woman.”
― Karl Lagerfeld

“Isn’t elegance forgetting what one is wearing?”
― Yves Saint Laurent

“Elegance is refusal.”
― Coco Chanel

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
― Leonardo da Vinci
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“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.”
― E.F. Schumacher
“Elegance is refusal.”
― Coco Chanel
“Elegance…like all magnificent things, it’s very simple.”
― Natalie Babbitt
“You gave too much rein to your imagination. Imagination is a good servant, and a bad master. The simplest explanation is always the most likely.”
― Agatha Christie
“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
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“I have a different idea of elegance. I don’t dress like a fop, it’s true, but my moral grooming is impeccable. I never appear in public with a soiled conscience, a tarnished honor, threadbare scruples, or an insult that I haven’t washed away. I’m always immaculately clean, adorned with independence and frankness. I may not cut a stylish figure, but I hold my soul erect. I wear my deeds as ribbons, my wit is sharper then the finest mustache, and when I walk among men I make truths ring like spurs.”
― Edmond Rostand, Cyrano De Bergerac

“The elegance is as physical, as moral quality that has nothing common with the clothing. You can see a countrywoman more elegant than one so called elegant woman.”
― Karl Lagerfeld

“Prettiness fades after a few years, but elegance only increases with age.”
― Anne Gracie
“Elegance is an attitude”
― Longines
“Elegance is not about being noticed, it’s about being remembered.”
― Habeeb Akande
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    Viviane
    July 12, 2013 at 2:25 am

    reading these has just lifted and inspired me. thank you.

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    Stephanie
    July 12, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Hi there! I just wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a kind comment – I greatly appreciate it. You have a lovely site 🙂 Have a beautiful weekend!

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