Selected Quotes about Beauty

Beauty is one of the rare things that do not lead to doubt of God. -- Jean Anouilh

Whatever is in any way beautiful hath its source of beauty in itself, and is complete in itself; praise forms no part of it. So it is none the worse nor the better for being praised. -- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion. -- Sir Francis Bacon

The loveliest face in all the world will not please you if you see it suddenly eye to eye, at a distance of half an inch from your own. -- Max Beerbohm

People see you as an object, not as a person, and they project a set of expectations onto you. People who don't have it think beauty is a blessing, but actually it sets you apart. -- Candace Bergen

Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful. -- Jacqueline Bisset

If there is one thing worse than being an ugly duckling in a house of swans, it's having the swans pretend there's no difference. -- Teena Booth

Beauty puts a face on God. When we gaze at nature, at a loved one, at a work of art, our soul immediately recognizes and is drawn to the face of God. -- Margaret Brownley

Order is the shape upon which beauty depends. -- Pearl Buck

It is better to be first with an ugly woman than the hundredth with a beauty. -- Pearl Buck

The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason. -- John Cage

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

Beauty without intelligence is an illusion that is close to disenchantment. It is like a fairy that fascinates us, as long as we look at her through the enchanting prism of her beauty. However, it disappears as soon as the light of reason penetrates beyond the place where the eyes can see. -- Mercedes Cabello de Carbonera

It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility. -- Rachel Carson

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. -- Rachel Carson

Oh, this is the joy of the rose: / That it blows, / And goes. -- Willa Cather

Beauty is an omnipresence of death and loveliness, a smiling sadness that we discern in nature and all things, a mystic communion that the poet feels. -- Charlie Chaplin

Just because you are blind, and unable to see my beauty doesn't mean it does not exist. -- Margaret Cho

Thankfully, beauty is easier to remove than apply, and a swipe of demaquillage in the right direction and you are you once again. -- Margaret Cho

Ugly. Is irrelevant. It is an immeasurable insult to a woman, and then supposedly the worst crime you can commit as a woman. But ugly, as beautiful, is an illusion. -- Margaret Cho

I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful. -- John Constable

The ability to see beauty is the beginning of our moral sensibility. What we believe is beautiful we will not wantonly destroy. -- Reverend Sean Parker Dennison

A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. -- Albert Einstein

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. -- Albert Einstein

The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw. -- Havelock Ellis

The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw. -- Havelock Ellis

The moral sense reappears today with the same morning newness that has been from of old the fountain of beauty and strength. You say there is no religion now. 'Tis like saying in rainy weather, There is no sun, when at that moment we are witnessing one of its superlative effects. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tell them dear, that if eyes were made for seeing,Then beauty is its own excuse for being:Why thou wert there, O rival of the rose!I never sought to ask, I never knew:But, in my simple ignorance supposeThe selfsame power that brought me there brought you. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Looking for and enjoying beauty is a way to nourish the soul. the universe is in the habit of making beauty. There are flowers and songs, snowflakes and smiles, acts of great courage, laughter between friends, a job well done, the smell of fresh-baked bread. Beauty is everywhere. -- Matthew Fox

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

When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong. -- Buckminster Fuller

When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong. -- R. Buckminster Fuller

Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. -- Kahlil Gibran

People often say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder,' and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves. -- Salma Hayek

Michael Robartes remembers forgotten beauty and, when his arms wrap her round, he presses in his arms the loveliness which has long faded from the world. Not this. Not at all. I desire to press in my arms the loveliness which has not yet come into the world. -- James Joyce

A thing of beauty is a joy forever. -- John Keats

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched ... but are felt in the heart. -- Helen Keller

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. -- Helen Keller

I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas? -- Jean Kerr

I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas? -- Jean Kerr

The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels. -- Hazrat Inayat Khan

Even beauty may present a prism wearying to the eye. -- Karl Joseph, Prince de Ligne

Sex appeal is fifty percent what you've got and fifty percent what people think you've got. -- Sophia Loren

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

Real strength never impairs beauty or harmony, but it often bestows it; and in everything imposingly beautiful, strength has much to do with the magic. -- Herman Melville

Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself. -- Henry Miller

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. -- Henry Miller

The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery. -- Anais Nin

I said to myself -- I'll paint what I see -- what the flower is to me but I'll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking time to look at it -- I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers. -- Georgia O'Keeffe

The day I see a leaf is a marvel of a day. -- Kenneth Patton

Rarely do great beauty and great virtue dwell together. -- Petrarch

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other. -- Chinese proverb

The pain passes, but the beauty remains. -- Pierre Auguste Renoir

Some beautiful things are more impressive when left imperfect than when too highly finished. -- La Rochefoucauld

Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies, for example. -- John Ruskin

Nothing is more the child of art than a garden. -- Sir Walter Scott

It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves. -- Robert Louis Stevenson

Like anyone else, there are days I feel beautiful and days I don't, and when I don't, I do something about it. -- Cheryl Tiegs

The definition of a beautiful woman is one who loves me. -- Sloan Wilson

Unity and simplicity are the two true sources of beauty. -- Johann Joachim Winckelmann

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

The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life. -- Frank Lloyd Wright

Beauty is being in harmony with what you are. -- Peter Nivio Zarlenga

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