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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

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

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

A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.
Aldo Leopold

Love is the beauty of the soul.
Saint Augustine

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

Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.
H G Wells

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

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

Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.
Pearl Buck

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

The beauty, the poetry of the fear in their eyes. I didn't mind going to jail for, what, five, six hours? It was absolutely worth it.
Johnny Depp

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

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

Beauty is a precious trace that eternity causes to appear to us and that it takes away from us. A manifestation of eternity, and a sign of death as well.
Eugene Ionesco

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

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

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

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'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

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

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

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

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

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

If you're considered a beauty, it's hard to be accepted doing anything but standing around
Cybil Shepard

Rock and Roll is not just a series of sounds of music refrains. Rock and Roll, like Love and Beauty, is an entity. It's around us everywhere. It feels good.
John A Marshall

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

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

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

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

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
Maya Angelou

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

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

Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting; she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain.
Christopher Morley

There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting.
Galbraith

'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' —that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
John Keats

Poetry is something to make us wiser and better, by continually revealing those types of beauty and truth, which God has set in all men's souls
James Russell Lowell

Beauty is the purgation of superfluities
Michelangelo

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

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

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

Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics (A Mathematician's Apology)
Godfrey Harold Hardy

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

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
George Bernard Shaw

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

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

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



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