I found an interesting site today while looking for, of all things, pictures of actor Erik King...! Somehow one of the search links I followed led me to Luminarium: An Anthology of English Literature - especially this page, which features the collected extant writings of Queen Elizabeth I of England. Here's just a snippet of a little poem she wrote that I think still has meaning today:
No crooked leg, no bleared eye,
No part deformed out of kind,
Nor yet so ugly half can be
As the inward, suspicious mind.