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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 is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
Kahlil Gibran

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

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

Beauty? What's that?
Larry Wall

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

The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you're an artist.
David Hockney

A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice; a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself.
Baltasar Gracian

This was Venice, the flattering and suspect beauty - this city, half fairy tale and half tourist trap, in whose insalubrious air the arts once rankly and voluptuously blossomed, where composers have been inspired to lulling tones of somniferous eroticism.
Thomas Mann

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
Confucius

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

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

Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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

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 '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

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

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, like truth, is relative to the time when one lives and to the individual who can grasp it.
Gustave Courbet

Beauty hath no lustre save when it gleameth through the crystal web that purity's fine fingers weave for it.
Charles Maturin

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

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

A woman does not want the truth; what is truth to women? From the beginning, nothing has been more alien, repugnant, and hostile to woman than the truth - her great art is the lie, her highest concern is mere appearance and beauty
Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

The growth of a large business is merely a survival of the fittest... The American beauty rose can be produced in the splendour and fragrance which bring cheer to its beholder only by sacrificing the early buds which grow up around it.
John D Rockefeller

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

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

Beauty always promises, but never gives anything.
Simone Weil

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

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

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

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

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

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

My feeling would be that you lose something of the beauty of the Premiership by joining something not defined at the moment [on a possible European Super League]
Roman Abramovich

Beauty is truth, and truth is beauty
John Keats

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

When they built this building they were afraid to say that beauty is truth for fear that it wouldn't be by the time it was completed.
Daniel Boorstin

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

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

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

A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power
George Meredith



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