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Quotes of the Day for 22 July 2004 – Appearance

Philip was born at Bruges, The Netherlands, on this day in 1478. He was a Habsburg, the son of Maximilian of Germany who would become Holy Roman Emperor. He married Ferdinand and Isabella's daughter Juana (Joanna), and because several of her siblings died, he ended up as king of Spain for a few months. Known as Philip the Handsome, he took to his bed with a fever and died, in her grief the queen went mad and was known as Juana la Loca. Other than the name, which I'm grabbing as today's theme, Philip was inconsequential although his son was Charles V, king of Spain and one of the more powerful Holy Roman Emperors. Here, then, are some thoughts on appearance.

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The quotes:

Beautiful bodies and beautiful personalities rarely go together.
     - Carl Gustav Jung, 1875 - 1961

The world is governed more by appearance than realities so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.
     - Daniel Webster, 1782 - 1852

Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.
     - John Donne, 1572 - 1631

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.
     - Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy, 1828 - 1910

All kinds of beauty do not inspire love; there is a kind which only pleases the sight, but does not captivate the affections.
     - Miguel de Cervantes, 1547 - 1616

I require only three things of a man. He must be handsome, ruthless, and stupid.
     - Dorothy Parker, 1893 - 1967


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