“For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
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 fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with knowledge that
you’ll never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be
restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed;
never throw anyone out.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand,
you’ll find one at the end of each of your arms.
As you grow older,
you will discover that you have two hands,
one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
The beauty of a woman is not the clothes she wears,
the figure she carries or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes,
because that is the doorway to her heart,
the place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the
true beauty of a woman is reflected in her soul.
It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she knows.
The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.”
—written by Sam Levinson for his grandchild and read by
Audrey Hepburn on Christmas Eve, 1992.
(It was also used by Hepburn on occasion when
she was asked for beauty tips).