"Well, I can imagine many faces more beautiful than Eliza's, though not more charming. I allow she has small claims to perfection; but then, I maintain that, if she were more perfect, she would be less interesting."
~ The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
by Anne Bronte
There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.
by Jane Austen
The one charm of the past is that it is the past.
~ The Picture of Dorian Gray
by Oscar Wilde
To surround anything, however monstrous or ridiculous, with an air of mystery, is to invest it with a secret charm, and power of attraction which to the crowd is irresistible.
~ Barnaby Rudge
by Charles Dickens
"Americans are so charming, that we really must not mind their money."
~ The Rosary
by Florence L. Barclay
"Music has charms to soothe a savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak."
~ The Mourning Bride
by William Congreve
No virtue could charm him, no vice shock him. He had about him a natural good manner, which seemed to qualify him for the highest circles, and yet he was never out of place in the lowest.
~ Barchester Towers
by Anthony Trollope
"It's a sort of bloom on a woman. If you have it, you don't need to have anything else; and if you don't have it, it doesn't much matter what else you have. Some women, the few, have charm for all; and most have charm for one. But some have charm for none."
~ What Every Woman Knows
by James M. Barrie
"Money's a horrid thing to follow, but a charming thing to meet."
~ The Portrait of a Lady
by Henry James
"It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious."
~ Lady Windermere's Fan
by Oscar Wilde