Beautiful Quotes

Tibetan doctrine - the greatest wealth consisteth in being...
Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is god, just, and beautiful, of which it is the invisible, but never less, dazzaling, passionate, and eternal form.
Plato

Heraclitus - to god all things are beautiful, good, and right...
The influence of a beautiful, helpful, hopeful character is contagious and may revolutionize a whole town.
Eleanor H. Porte
How beautiful maleness is, if it finds its right expression.
D. H. Lawrence
A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden.
Buddha

What if you slept? And what if, in your sleep, you dreamed? And what if, in your dream, you went to heaven and plucked a strange and beautiful flower? And what if, when you awoke, you had the flower in your hand? Ah, what then?
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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, weblog, 01 - 27 - 04
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I had always loved beautiful and artistic things, though before leaving America I had had a very little chance of seeing any.
Emma Albani
The heads of strong old age are beautiful beyond all grace of youth.
Robinson Jeffers, O Magazine, October 2003
Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.
Unknown
It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.
Henry David Thoreau, "Where I Live".
Friendship without self - Interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life.
James F. Byrnes
As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow.
A. C. Benson
The best, most beautiful, and most perfect way that we have of expressing a sweet concord of mind to each other is by music.
Jonathan Edwards
I think these difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way and that so many things that one goes around worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.
Isak Dinesen
When you have loved as she has loved, you grow old beautifully.
W. Somerset Maugham
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
I like a beautiful song that tells you terrible things. We all like bad news out of a pretty mouth.
Tom Waits, Blood Money interviews
The older I get, the more I feel almost beautiful...
Sharon Olds
While I know that the beautiful, the spiritual, and the sublime are today suspect, I have begun to stop resisting the constant urge to deny that beauty has a valid right to exist in contemporary art.
Ian Hornak, Cover Magazine, 1994; American Idealist & Realist Painter and Draughtsman recognized for his collaboration with the
Human subtelty will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does Nature, because in her inventions, nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous.
Leonardo DaVinci
I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, wholesome things that money can buy.
Steve Martin
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
Albert Einstein
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Yer beautiful in yer wrath! I shall keep you, and in responding to my passions, yer hatred will kindle into love.
John Wayne, (as Genghis Kahn to Susan Hayward in the move The Conqueror) 1956
What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful that the garment with which it is clothed.
Michelangelo Buonarroti
Knowledge would be fatal, it is the uncertainty that charms one. A mist makes things beautiful.
Oscar Wilde, The picture of Dorian Gray
The lover says How beautiful you are, now that you love me.
Marlene Dietrich
Truth is beautiful, without doubt but so are lies.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.
Richard Milhous Nixon
Some people weave burlap into the fabric of our lives, and some weave gold thread. Both contribute to make the whole picture beautiful and unique.
Anon.
There are moods in which one feels the impulse to enter a tacit protest against too gross an appetite for pure aesthetics in this starving and sinning world. One turns half away, musingly, from certain beautiful useless things.
Henry James
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt.
Unknown
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
To be a saint does not exclude fine dresses nor a beautiful house.
Katherine Tynan Hinkson
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
Albert Einstein
As against having beautiful workshops, studios, etc., one writes best in a cellar on a rainy day.
Van Wyck Brooks
What is most beautiful in virile men is something feminine what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine.
Susan Sontag