The Little Book of Bathroom Philosophy : Daily Wisdom from the Greatest Thinkers (2004) by Gregory Bergman, p. 50
The original, full quote reads "Quantum in te crescit amor, tantum crescit pulchritudo; quia ipsa charitas est animae pulchritudo," and was fully translated as "Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul." Here Augstine points out the inherent beauty that takes root within us when we love.
This quote is drawn from a novella that is the most widely translated book of its native language: French. The story tells of a narrator, a Prince, and a fox. The fox speaks this line to the little prince, after the prince tames the fox.
Spoken by the character Jerome. The story tells of Jerome and Alissa swearing undying affection for each other at a young age, and ultimately Alissa does not want the type of relationship Jerome wants. In neglecting other relationships in favor of his relationship with Alissa, Jerome misses the love others have for him, and in the end Alissa dies never having married.
Byron was notorious for his varied tastes in both women and men. This poem was written about one Mrs. R. Wilmot. (Berry Memoirs, vol. iii. p. 7), about whom little is known. This was not the only poem directed at a woman who Byron did not revisit in later work. Regardless, one cannot discount the simplicity and subsequent beauty of the poem.
The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus (1604) Act V Scene I
Spoken by Faustus to the spirit of Helen of Troy, the "face that launched a thousand ships." The story of Doctor Faustus is based on Faustian legend; the story of a man who trades his morality for power.