The most fascinating women are those that can most enrich the everyday moments of existence. In a particular and attaching sense, they are those that can partake our pleasures and our pains in the liveliest and most devoted manner. Beauty is little without this; with it she is triumphant.
In the age of chivalry it was the beauty of woman alone that wrestled successfully against barbarism. She softened the rude manners of the warriors, and inspired the valorous knight with courage, generosity and honor, thus civilizing by the influence of her charms those whose hearts could not be touched by any other human power.