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The reason that the all American boy prefers beauty to brains is that he can see better than he can think
Farrah Fawcett-Majors

I recognize in thieves, traitors and murderers, in the ruthless and the cunning, a deep beauty - a sunken beauty.
Jean Genet

Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?
Paul Gauguin

Beauty is truth, and truth is beauty
John Keats

Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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

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

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Straight is the line of duty;
Curved is the line of beauty;
Follow the straight line, thou shalt see
The curved line ever follow thee.
William MacCall

I can't live without my beauty products. I love to be in my bathroom with my candles lit, morning, noon and night. I like taking hot baths and hot showers, using my body scrubs and lotions.
Traci Bingham

Exuberance is beauty.
H G Wells

'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

'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' —that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
John Keats

Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting; she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain.
Christopher Morley

For he being dead, with him is beauty slain, And, beauty dead, black chaos comes again. Venus and Adonis line 1019
William Shakespeare

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

It has not been in vain: the good, the enlightened of all ages and nations have found pleasure and consolation in the beauty of the rural earth. Prophets of old retired into the solitudes of nature to wait the inspiration of heaven. It was upon Mount Horeb that Elija experienced the mighty wind, the earthquake, and the fire; and, heard the small still voice. That voice is yet heard among the mountains!
Thomas Cole

Poetry is something to make us wiser and better, by continually revealing those types of beauty and truth, which God has set in all men's souls
James Russell Lowell

Real beauty is to be true to oneself. That's what makes me feel good.
Laetitia Casta

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

Beauty attracts us men; but if, like an armed magnet it is pointed, beside, with gold and silver, it attracts with tenfold power.
Jean Paul Richter

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
Anne Frank

Unfortunately, moral beauty in art - like physical beauty in a person - is extremely perishable. It is nowhere so durable as artistic or intellectual beauty. Moral beauty has a tendency to decay very rapidly into sententiousness or untimeliness.
Susan Sontag

What delights us in visible beauty is the invisible
Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach

Beauty is a frail good
Ovid

It is a city of fantasy, as Dostoyevsky called it, and sometimes, adrift amid so much beauty, one almost shares the expectation he described.
Anthony Austin

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

Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.
Christian Dior

'Tis beauty calls, and glory shows the way
Nathaniel Lee

Beauty is the true prerogative of women, and so peculiarly their own, that our sex, though naturally requiring another sort of feature, is never in its lustre but when puerile and beardless, confused and mixed with theirs
Montaigne

Through loyalty to the past, our mind refuses to realize that tomorrow's joy is possible only if today's makes way for it; that each wave owes the beauty of its line only to the withdrawal of the preceding one.
André Gide

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
Saint Augustine

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 poor beauty finds more lovers than husbands
George Herbert

The beauty myth moves for men as a mirage; its power lies in its ever-receding nature. When the gap is closed, the lover embraces only his own disillusion.
Herman Melville

A coquette is a young lady of more beauty than sense, more accomplishments than learning, more charms not person than graces of mind, more admirers than friends, mole fools than wise men for attendants
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Beauty always promises, but never gives anything.
Simone Weil

Strange that the vanity which accompanies beauty - excusable, perhaps, when there is such great beauty, or at any rate understandable - should persist after the beauty was gone.
Aristotle

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
Maya Angelou

Beauty is only skin deep but ugly goes right to the f***ing bone
Billy Connelly

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

Beauty when most unclothed is clothed best
Phineas Fletcher

Beauty is the highest of all these occult influences, the quality of appearances that thru' the sense wakeneth spiritual emotion in the mind of man.
Robert Bridges

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

For Beauty's tears are lovelier than her smile.
Thomas Campbell

Our flag is a thing of beauty and inspiration if you look at it with the right perspective. The flag is beautiful... it's not the fault of the flag some of the people making decisions for our country are not. The government makes very poor decisions... OFTEN... but don't blame the flag. Try to remember what raising it at Iwo Jima meant to the surviving 27 men who lived to see it raised on Mount Suribachi. How many flag burners would burn that flag?
John A Marshall

Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all.
W Somerset Maugham

Truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.
Nadine Gordimer

The goddess of sport is not Beauty but Victory, a jealous goddess who demands an absolute homage.
R K Elliott

Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics (A Mathematician's Apology)
Godfrey Harold Hardy



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