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Love is the beauty of the soul.
Saint Augustine

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

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

Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.
Albert Camus

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

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

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

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

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

Do not try to push your way through to the front ranks of your profession; do not run after distinctions and rewards; but do your utmost to find an entry into the world of beauty.
Sydney Smith

In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.
Christopher Morley

The superior gratification derived from the use and contemplation of costly and supposedly beautiful products is, commonly, in great measure a gratification of our sense of costliness masquerading under the name of beauty.
Thucydides

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

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

He it was that first gave to the law the air of a science. He found it a skeleton, and clothed it with life, colour, and complexion; he embraced the cold statue, and by his touch it grew into youth, health, and beauty.
Barry Yelverton

Beauty is desired in order that it may be befouled; not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it.
Tom Stoppard

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

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

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

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

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

Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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

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

There's beauty all around our paths, if but our watchful eyes
Can trace it 'midst familiar things, and through their lowly guise
Felicia Hemans

I have learnt to love you late, Beauty at once so ancient and so new!
Saint Augustine

It is beauty that begins to please, and tenderness that completes the charm
Bernard Fontenelle

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

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

'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

Scientific work must not be considered from the point of view of the direct usefulness of it. It must be done for itself, for the beauty of science, and then there is always the chance that a scientific discovery may become like the radium, a benefit
Marie Curie

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

Beauty is only skin deep, but it's a valuable asset if you're poor or haven't any sense.
Vernon Howard

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

The flowers anew, returning seasons bring; But beauty faded has no second spring. (The First Pastoral)
Ambrose Philips

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

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

I want the Arabic Granada, that which is art, which is all that seems to me beauty and emotion.
Isaac Albeniz

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

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

I don't like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn't of much value. Life hasn't revealed its beauty to them.
Boris Pasternak

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

Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt of God.
Jean Anouilh

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

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

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

A poor beauty finds more lovers than husbands
George Herbert

Our garden was created for him as a place to compose, and he wanted this place of great beauty to last over time.
Susanna Walton

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



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