From the book At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

‘Well, please, North Wind, you are so beautiful, I am quite ready to go with you.’
‘You must not be ready to go with everything beautiful all at once, Diamond.’
‘But what’s beautiful can’t be bad. You’re not bad, North Wind?’
‘No; I’m not bad. But sometimes beautiful things grow bad by doing bad, and it takes some time for their badness to spoil their beauty. So little boys may be mistaken if they go after things because they are beautiful.’
‘Well, I will go with you because you are beautiful and good too.’
‘Ah, but there’s another thing, Diamond:- What if I should look ugly without being bad – look ugly myself because I am making ugly things beautiful? – What then?’

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