Audrey Hepburn was right to love this quote and we can thank her for helping it soar in popularity, although not for writing it.
Frequently, and incorrectly, credited to Hepburn, she often loved to recite this perfect phrase on beauty by American humorist Sam Levenson, and no wonder.
“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 their fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will 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 and the other for helping others.”
~ Sam Levenson
Now get out there and enjoy life, you beautiful person you.
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Editor: Renée Picard
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