A beau is everything of a woman but the sex, and nothing of a man beside it. Fielding
A beau is one who arranges his curled locks gracefully, who ever smells of balm, and cinnamon; who hums the songs of the Nile, and Cadiz; who throws his sleek arms into various attitudes; who idles away the whole day among the chairs of the ladies, and is ever whispering into some one's ear; who reads little billets-doux from this quarter and that, and writes them in return; who avoids ruffling his dress by contact with his neighbors sleeve, who knows with whom everybody is in love; who flutters from feast to feast, who can recount exactly the pedigree of Hirpinus. What do you tell me? is this a beau, Cotilus? Then a beau, Cotilus, is a very trifling thing. Martial
A beau jeu, beau retour.
A beau mensonge, longue mémoire.
A beau mentir qui vient de loin.
A beau mentir Celui qui vient de loin. (Proverbe africain)
A beau parler (prêcher) qui n'a coeur de bien faire.
A beau parler closes oreilles.
A beau parler qui n'a cure de bien faire.
A beau parleur closes oreilles.
A beau pied sans lance.
A beau se lever tard qui a bruit de se lever matin.
A beaucoup de femmes, le mariage leur allonge la langue et leur coupe les bras.
A beaucoup de femmes, Le mariage leur allonge la langue Et leur coupe les bras. (Proverbe anonyme)
A beautiful bird goes from one hand to another, and a beautiful woman goes from one tongue to another.
A beautiful bird is the only kind we cage.
A beautiful envelope for mortality, presenting a glittering and polished exterior, the appearance of which gives no certain indication of the real value of what is contained therein. Mrs. Balfour
A beautiful eye makes silence eloquent, a kind eye makes contradiction an assent, an enraged eye makes beauty deformed. This little member gives life to every other part about us; and I believe the story of Argus implies no more than that the eye is in every part; that is to say, every other part would be mutilated were not its force represented more by the eye than even by itself. Addison
A beautiful face fires our imagination, and we see higher virtue and intelligence in it than we can detect in its owner's head or heart when we descend to calm inspection. Charles Reade
A beautiful face is a letter of recommendation.
A beautiful face is admired even when its owner doesn't say anything.
A beautiful face, a beautiful character.
A beautiful flower is incomplete without its leaves.
A beautiful form is better than a beautiful face; it gives a higher pleasure than statues or pictures; it is the finest of the fine arts. Emerson
A beautiful funeral does not necessarily lead to paradise.
A beautiful hand is an excellent thing in woman; it is a charm that never palls; and better than all, it is a means of fascinating that never disappears. Beaconsfield
A beautiful literature springs from the depth and fulness of intellectual and moral life, from an energy of thought and feeling, to which nothing, as we believe, ministers so largely as enlightened religion. Channing
A beautiful maxim in the memory is like a piece of gold in the purse.
A beautiful one hurts the heart.
A beautiful ornament looks best on a beautiful woman.
A beautiful person might not have a beautiful life.
A beautiful smile is to the female countenance what the sunbeam is to the landscape; it embellishes an inferior face and redeems an ugly one. Lavater
A beautiful thing is never perfect.
A beautiful verso, an apt remark, or a well-turned phrase, appropriately quoted, is always effective and charming. Mme. du Deffand
A beautiful wife without money is like a fine house without furniture.
A beautiful woman belongs to everyone; an ugly one is yours alone.
A beautiful woman is like an axe in one's life.
A beautiful woman is the hell of the soul, the purgatory of the purse, and the paradise of the eyes. Fontenelle
A beautiful woman of the slums, however much she tries to be polite, cannot be a lady.
A beautiful woman smiling, bespeaks a purse weeping.
A beautiful woman who is pleasing to men is good only for frightening fish when she falls into the water.
A beautiful woman without principles may be likened to those fair but rootless flowers which float in streams, driven by every breeze. Lady Blessington
A beautiful woman, if poor, should use double circumspection; for her beauty will tempt others, her poverty herself. Colton
A beautifully decorated plate won't feed anyone.
A beauty never lacks troubles.
A beauty's enemy is a pimple, a wealthy man's enemy is a spark.