Beauty Quotes

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Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Love is the beauty of the soul.
Saint Augustine

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott

Old hands soil, it seems, whatever they caress, but they too have their beauty when they are joined in prayer. Young hands were made for caresses and the sheathing of love. It is a pity to make them join too soon.
André Gide

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

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

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

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

'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 no quality in things themselves. It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them. (Essays, Moral, Political and Literary)
David Hume

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

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

Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
George Bernard Shaw

I think there's a great beauty to having problems. That's one of the ways we learn.
Herbie Hancock

May she be granted beauty and yet not, Beauty to make a stranger's eye distraught.
William Butler Yeats

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

Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old
Franz Kafka

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 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

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

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

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

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

The beauty of 'spacing' children many years apart lies in the fact that parents have time to learn the mistakes that were made with the older ones - which permits them to make exactly the opposite mistakes with the younger ones.
Sydney Harris

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

Nicola is absolutely stunning. It's up to the casting directors but we really hope she gets through. She didn't let on to the casting directors she was a beauty queen. [on Nicola Jolly joining Hollyoaks]
Ali Bastian

The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer.
Joan Collins

Beauty is a primeval phenomenon, which itself never makes its appearance, but the reflection of which is visible in a thousand different utterances of the creative mind, and is as various as nature herself.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

It seems that if one is working from the point of view of getting beauty in one's equations, and if one has really a sound insight, one is on a sure line of progress
Paul Dirac

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

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

If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in a library?
Lily Tomlin

The worst thing is when the press call me a dizzy blonde - I got a B in Drama, a D in English, I did a hairdressing course and a beauty certificate.
Helen Adams

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

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

I slept, and dreamed that life was beauty; I woke, and found that life was duty. (Beauty and Duty)
Ellen Sturgis Hooper

Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork - reading, writing, thinking - can.
Christian Nestell Bovee

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
Edgar Allan Poe

Where the mouth is sweet and the eyes intelligent, there is always the look of beauty, with a right heart
Leigh Hunt

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

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

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

Beauty too often sacrifices to fashion. The spirit of fashion is not the beautiful, but the wilful; not the graceful, but the fantastic; not the superior in the abstract, but the superior in the worst of all concretes,--the vulgar
Leigh Hunt

Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom.
Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

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

Beauty and grace command the world.
Park Benjamin

All the freaky people make the beauty of the world.
Michael Franti

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

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

Beauty is truth, and truth is beauty
John Keats



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