Beauty Quotes

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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

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

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

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

It is very necessary to have markers of beauty left in a world seemingly bent on making the most evil ugliness.
Thornton Wilder

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

Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies (Elegies 'The Anagram')
John Donne

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

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

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

Then beauty is its own excuse for being.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beauty is truth, and truth is beauty
John Keats

Many a genius has been slow of growth. Oaks that flourish for a thousand years do not spring up into beauty like a reed.
G H Lewes

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

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

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Jawaharlal Nehru

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

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

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

Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.
Pearl Buck

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 frail good
Ovid

The hero of my tale - whom I love with all the power of my soul, whom I have tried to portray in all his beauty, who has been, is, and will be beautiful - is Truth (Sevastopol in May)
Leo Tolstoy

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

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

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

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

You must go to bed with friends or whores, where money makes up the difference in beauty or desire.
W H Auden

Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked.
Saint Augustine

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

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

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

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

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

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

How goodness heightens beauty!
Hannah More

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

When forty winters shall besiege thy brow, And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field... Sonnet 2
William Shakespeare

Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.
George Bancroft

Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Jacqueline Bisset

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

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



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