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The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear.
The work of art, just like any fragment of human life considered in its deepest meaning, seems to me devoid of value if it does not offer the hardness, the rigidity, the regularity, the luster on every interior and exterior facet, of the crystal.
Pope Paul VI
There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom.
Rising genius always shoots out its rays from among the clouds, but these will gradually roll away and disappear as it ascends to its steady luster.
Social media is itself as temporary as any social gathering, nightclub or party. It's the people that matter, not the venue. So when the trend leaders of one social niche or another decide the place everyone is socializing has lost its luster or, more important, its exclusivity, they move on to the next one, taking their followers with them.
As in nature, as in art, so in grace; it is rough treatment that gives souls, as well as stones, their luster.
Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give luster, and many more people see than weigh.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
Words today are like the shells and rope of seaweed which a child brings home glistening from the beach and which in an hour have lost their luster.
If you take life at face value, it loses its luster pretty quickly. If you go after it, you get more out of it.
The plainer the dress, the greater luster does beauty appear.
E. F. L. Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax
A sparkling house is a fine thing if the children aren't robbed of their luster in keeping it that way.
The space elevator's not just another competitive technology, promoted by people who simply like the idea of diminishing the luster of the thrusters. It would open wide the doors to space.
For me, the movies I like are all independent. And getting an independent feature made, it's like you get down to the selling organs part, and it just loses some of its luster.
The luster of an experience can actually go up with time. So, learning to play a new instrument, learning a new language - those sorts of things will pay dividends for years or decades to come.
A few years after 'Melrose Place,' when the luster of 'Melrose Place' wore off and what was left was just the stink, and I was just doing bad TV movies, that was a personal low point. I felt I needed to stop doing those, and I did.
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