Beauty Quotes

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

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

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

Beauty is no quality in things themselves. It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them. (Essays, Moral, Political and Literary)
David Hume

Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty. There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail.
Virginia Woolf

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

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

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

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

Beauty and grace command the world.
Park Benjamin

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Competence, like truth, beauty and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder. - The Peter Principle
Laurence Peter

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

The worst thing is when the press call me a dizzy blonde - I got a B in Drama, a D in English, I did a hairdressing course and a beauty certificate.
Helen Adams

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

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

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

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

Beauty when most unclothed is clothed best
Phineas Fletcher

Beauty is a great gift of heaven; not for the purpose of female vanity, but a great gift for one who loves, and wishes to be beloved
Maria Edgeworth

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

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

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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

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

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

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

Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.
Pearl Buck

Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty - a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture.
Bertrand Russell

How goodness heightens beauty!
Hannah More

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

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

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

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

Unfortunately, moral beauty in art - like physical beauty in a person - is extremely perishable. It is nowhere so durable as artistic or intellectual beauty. Moral beauty has a tendency to decay very rapidly into sententiousness or untimeliness.
Susan Sontag

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

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



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