“ Beauty is indeed a good gift of God but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked. ”

- Saint Augustine

“ Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful. ”

- Jacqueline Bisset

“ My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad. ”

- Beau Bridges

“ The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion. ”

- Doris Lessing

“ A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful. ”

- Jacqueline Bisset

“ How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete. ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ My humanitarian work evolved from being with my family. My mom, my dad, they really set a great example for giving back. My mom was a nurse, my dad was a school teacher. But my mom did a lot of things for geriatrics and elderly people. She would do home visits for free. ”

- Cat Cora

“ My dad used to wake me up at 5:30 in the morning and hit me ground balls and tell me, 'Don't be afraid to excel. Don't be afraid to be great.' ”

- Russell Wilson

“ I think the hardest thing about making music now is being a great dad at the same time. There's an insanity that goes with writing - a mad scientist thing that you have to go through - and sacrificing a kid's upbringing to do that is not an option. ”

- Eddie Vedder

“ Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age. ”

- Frank Lloyd Wright

“ Every morning, my dad would have me looking in the mirror and repeat, 'Today is going to be a great day I can, and I will.' ”

- Gina Rodriguez

“ My dad put up a great hoop in our front yard in our driveway. I was in Oregon, so I had to be out there in the rain. We didn't always have a gym to go to. ”

- Kevin Love

“ If you don't die of thirst, there are blessings in the desert. You can be pulled into limitlessness, which we all yearn for, or you can do the beauty of minutiae, the scrimshaw of tiny and precise. The sky is your ocean, and the crystal silence will uplift you like great gospel music, or Neil Young. ”

- Anne Lamott

“ I think there's nothing better than laughing in life, so that's nice, to be thought of as someone who can make someone laugh. It's 'cause I think life is hard. You know, my dad was a really silly man. A great Irish silly man. And that's fine. ”

- Joan Cusack

“ This is an exciting time. I believe we stand at the edge of a new age - a Golden Age - of freedom that will rival any of the great eras of world history because it will be the entire world itself that is changing. ”

- Joe Lieberman

“ I mean, I look at my dad. He was twenty when he started having a family, and he was always the coolest dad. He did everything for his kids, and he never made us feel like he was pressured. I know that it must be a great feeling to be a guy like that. ”

- Adam Sandler

“ Automobiles have always been part of my life, and I'm sure they always will be. What is it about them that moves me? The sound of a great engine, the unity and uniqueness of an automobile's engineering and coachwork, the history of the company and the car, and, of course, the sheer beauty of the thing. ”

- Edward Herrmann

“ I was raised in the greatest of homes... just a really great dad, and I miss him so much... he was a good man, a real simple man... Very faithful, always loved my mom, always provided for the kids, and just a lot of fun. ”

- Max Lucado

“ I'm dying to be a great dad one day, whenever that day comes. ”

- Drake

“ I look for strong people. I don't like people who'll say yes to everything I might bring up. I want people who can argue and disagree and have a point of view that's reflected in the magazine. My dad believed in the cult of personality. He brought great writers and columnists to 'The Standard.' ”

- Anna Wintour