Beauty advice from Dostoyevsky

Although Pulcheria Alexandrovna was forty-three, her face still retained traces of her former beauty; she looked much younger than her age, indeed, which is almost always the case with women who retain serenity of spirit, sensitiveness and pure sincere warmth of heart to old age. We may add in parenthesis that to preserve all this is the only means of retaining beauty to old age.

                                                                     — Crime and Punishment

Any guys reading this post, I’ll let you know if Dostoyevsky has any equivalent pronouncements on how men can preserve their looks.

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