Beauty Quotes

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

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

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

A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.
John Keats

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 frail good
Ovid

The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes is only the spell of the moment; the eye of the body is not always that of the soul.
George Sand

Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
Simone Weil

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

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

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

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

Art thou a type of beauty, or of power,
Of sweet enjoyment, or disastrous sin?
Sir Aubrey De Vere

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

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

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

Here lies a most beautiful lady,
Light of step and heart was she;
I think she was the most beautiful lady
That ever was in the West Country.
But beauty vanishes; beauty passes;
However rare - rare it be;
And when I crumble, who will remember
This lady of the West Country?
('Epitaph', 1912)
Walter De La Mare

Natural beauty is essentially temporary and sad; hence the impression of obscene mockery which artificial flowers give us.
John Updike

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams
Eleanor Roosevelt

Neon strikes on England, noon on Oxford town, Beauty she was statue cold - there's blood upon her gown. (The Dying Patriot)
James Elroy Flecker

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

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

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

Great sport has intellectual beauty.
R Carlisle

Death is the mother of beauty.
Wallace Stevens

'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

Marriage hath in it less of beauty but more of safety, than the single life; it hath more care, but less danger, it is more merry, and more sad; it is fuller of sorrows, and fuller of joys; it lies under more burdens, but it is supported by all the strengths of love and charity, and those burdens are delightful.
Bishop Jeremy Taylor

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

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

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

States are now being forced to join an international beauty contest to compete for foreign investment.
Zwelinzima Vavi

How goodness heightens beauty!
Hannah More

Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.
Pearl Buck

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

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

I was the kind nobody thought could make it. I had a funny Boston accent. I couldn't pronounce my R's. I wasn't a beauty.
Brendan Francis Behan

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

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
Aristotle

England, home and beauty. [The Americans]
John Braham

And all the carnal beauty of my wife
Is but skin-deep
Sir Thomas Overbury

It is an allegory of both the beauty and tragedy of human life [on gardening]
Roy Strong

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

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

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

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

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

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

This story is about truth, beauty, freedom; but above all things, this story is about love
Moulin Rouge

The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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



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