Quote #23

“What is beautiful is good, and who is good will soon also be beautiful.”
– Sappho

This is a difficult concept for some to understand, but I think it’s quite simple.

First, there are many things in our life that are beautiful. Obviously, there are some things that some people see as beautiful that aren’t necessarily good in the purest sense of the word. But to me, if something is inherently, naturally, and at its core beautiful, then it is a good thing.

That first part doesn’t baffle too many people, but I can see how it could become a tool for justifying certain bad behaviors.

It’s the second part that I love though, because it is a powerful statement that I have found to be true throughout my short life.

Those who strive to be and do good, even if they are not on the surface an especially attractive person (physically speaking), they will become beautiful. I have seen this happen time and time again. Even my wife, who was never someone I would consider ugly, didn’t attract me physically in the beginning. But she was working hard at being good. Over time, she became beautiful to me. Beauty is, after all, in the eye of the beholder. And I beheld that she was beautiful.

This works for anyone, any time. People around you who notice the good in you will also see beauty. It may not happen immediately, but that beauty will bloom before their eyes as your goodness and its beauty are revealed to them.


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