Every phase of our life belongs to us. The moon does not, except in appearance , lose her first thin, luminous curve, nor her silvery crescent , in rounding to her full. The woman is still both child and girl, in the completeness of womanly character .
What is good looking, as Horace Smith remarks, but looking good? Be good, be womanly, be gentle,—generous in your sympathies, heedful of the well-being of all around you; and, my word for it, you will not lack kind words of admiration.john greenleaf whittier