Beauty Quotes

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Absence makes the heart grow fonder, Isle of Beauty, Fare thee well! ['Isle of Beauty']
Thomas Bayly

The growth of a large business is merely a survival of the fittest... The American beauty rose can be produced in the splendour and fragrance which bring cheer to its beholder only by sacrificing the early buds which grow up around it.
John D Rockefeller

Beauty is nothing else but a just accord and mutual harmony of the members, animated by a healthful constitution.
John Dryden

The esthete stands in the same relation to beauty as the pornographer stands to love, and the politician stands to life.
Karl Kraus

The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you're an artist.
David Hockney

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, thereare still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waitingto be born.
Dale Turner

Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.
Edward Steichen

People say I'm extravagant because I want to be surrounded by beauty. But tell me, who wants to be surrounded by garbage?
Imelda Marcos

True art is but the anti-type of nature; the embodiment of discovered beauty in utility
James A Garfield

And queenly is the state she keeps, In beauty's lofty trust secure.
William Allen Butler

A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language.
Gaston Bachelard

I'm still figuring out why people would want to look at me. Maybe it's generic beauty, but it's weird to be valued for something I was born with.
Josie Maran

Abstractness, sometimes hurled as a reproach at mathematics, is its chief glory and its surest title to practical usefulness. It is also the source of such beauty as may spring from mathematics.
E T Bell

Throughout the year so many draw pleasure from the beauty of the cathedral [Hereford] being decorated with flowers.
Emma Stansfield

Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty - a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture.
Bertrand Russell

I know no subject more elevating, more amazing, more ready to the poetical enthusiasm, the philosophical reflection, and the moral sentiment than the works of nature. Where can we meet such variety, such beauty, such magnificence?
James Thomson

Thy marvelous beauty. - Here is
She you seek!
William James Linton

For most people, we often marvel at the beauty of a sunrise or the magnificence of a full moon, but it is impossible to fathom the magnitude of the universe that surrounds us.
Richard H Baker

Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face. The beauty who does not look surprised, who accepts her position as her due - she reminds us too much of a prima donna.
E M Forster

Beauty is nature's brag, and must be shown in courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, where most may wonder at the workmanship.
John Milton

Let us live for the beauty of our own reality.
Charles Lamb

In marriage do thou be wise; prefer the person before money; virtue before beauty; the mind before the body.
William Penn

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
Confucius

Tiger or Jim Furyk or Justin Rose, I can't control what they do, and they can't control what I do. Which is the beauty of golf
Aaron Baddeley

The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
Virginia Woolf

Beauty is our weapon against nature; by it we make objects, giving them limit, symmetry, proportion. Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature.
Camille Paglia

If you get simple beauty and naught else, you get about the best thing God invents.
Robert Browning

A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice; a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself.
Baltasar Gracian

For the man sound in body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every sky has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously.
George Gissing

Somehow a bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever.
Helen Rowland

The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.
Havelock Ellis

As for everything else, so for a mathematical theory: beauty can be perceived but not explained.
Arthur Cayley

'I have these slumber parties with my father [Steve Tyler], and when we can't sleep we stay up all night trading beauty tips. He knows all about the good creams and masks.'
Liv Tyler

It is conventional to call 'monster' any blending of dissonant elements. I call 'monster' every original inexhaustible beauty.
Alfred Jarry

The ideal beauty is a fugitive which is never found.
Joan Rivers

A poor beauty finds more lovers than husbands
George Herbert

Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, which is the only fact we have.
James Baldwin

A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.
Aldo Leopold

Beauty? What's that?
Larry Wall

I believe that history has shape, order, and meaning; that exceptional men, as much as economic forces, produce change; and that passe abstractions like beauty, nobility, and greatness have a shifting but continuing validity.
Camille Paglia

There's a double beauty whenever a swan
Swims on a lake with her double thereon
Thomas Hood

'When I look into the eyes of my Prince, and my daughter Paris, I see miracles and I see beauty.'
Michael Jackson

Leave those vain moralists, my friend, and return to the depth of your soul: that is where you will always rediscover the source of the sacred fire which so often inflamed us with love of the sublime virtues; that is where you will see the eternal image of true beauty, the contemplation of which inspires us with a holy enthusiasm. (La Nouvelle Heloise)
Jean Jacques Rousseau

Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
Edgar Allan Poe

Remember if you marry for beauty, thou bindest thyself all thy life for that which perchance, will neither last nor please thee one year: and when thou hast it, it will be to thee of no price at all.
Virginia Woolf

When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
R Buckminster Fuller

A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you.
Adlai E Stevenson

Beauty is a great gift of heaven; not for the purpose of female vanity, but a great gift for one who loves, and wishes to be beloved
Maria Edgeworth

Remember if you marry for beauty, thou bindest thyself all thy life for that which perchance, will neither last nor please thee one year: and when thou hast it, it will be to thee of no price at all.
Emily Dickinson

Courtesy, like grace and beauty, that which begets liking and inclination to love one another at the first sight, and in the very beginning of our acquaintance and familiarity; and, consequently, that which first opens the door for us to better ourselves by the example of others, if there be anything in the society worth notice
Montaigne



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