Beauty Quotes

Francis quarles - socrates called beauty a short - lived tyranny;...
The contemplation of truth and beauty is the proper object for which we were created, which calls forth the most intense desires of the soul, and of which it never tires.
William Hazlitt

Stephen jay gould - the true beauty of nature is her amplitude she...
When you see a person who has been given more than you in money and beauty, look to those, who have been given less.
Prophet Mohammed
George bancroft - beauty is but the sensible image of the infinite....
The past itself, as historical change continues to accelerate, has become the most surreal of subjects - - Making it possible to see a new beauty in what is vanishing.
Susan Sontag

The beauty seen is partly in him who sees it.
Christian Nestell
Remember, that if thou marry for beauty, thou bindest thyself all thy life for that which perchance will neither last nor please thee one year and when thou hast it, it will be to thee of no price at all for the desire dieth when it is attained, and the affection perisheth when it is satisfied.
Sir Walter Raleigh
What the imagination seizes as beauty must be the truth.
John Keats
Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress.
George Eliot, "Middlemarch", Book I, ch. 1
When the waves are round me breaking, As I pace the deck alone, And my eye in vain is seekingSome green leaf to rest uponWhat would not I give to wanderWhere my old companions dwellAbsence makes the heart grow fonder, Isle of Beauty, fare thee well.
John Milton
Beauty holds more worth than gold.
Robert Jordan, The Wheel of Time
There are very few women in society whose virtue outlasts their beauty.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Reflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
Rachel Carson
I slept and dreamed that life was beauty. I awoke - - And found that life was duty.
Ellen Stugis Hoope
It is our task in our time and in our generation to hand down undiminished to those who come after us, as was handed down to us by those who went before, the natural wealth and beauty which is ours.
John F. Kennedy
Swearing is like any other music... If it is not done well, if it is not done with a fine and discriminating art, and vitalized with gracious and heartborn feeling, it lacks beauty, it lacks charm, it lacks expression, it lacks nobleness, it lacks majesty...
David Gridley, Indiantown
If a man withdraws his mind from the love of beauty, and applies it as sincerely to the love of the virtuous if, in serving his parents, he can exert his utmost strength if, in serving his prince, he can devote his life if in his intercourse with his friends, his words are sincere - Although men say that he has not learned, I will certainly say that he has.
Confucius
Art strives for form, and hopes for beauty.
Rose Elizabeth Bird
Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
Kahlil Gibran
No matter how long we exist, we have our memories. Points in time which time itself cannot erase. Suffering may distort my backward glances, but even to suffering, some memories will yield nothing of ther beauty or their splendor. Rather they remain as hard as gems.
Anne Rice, "Blood and Gold".
Among the virtues and vices that make up the British character, we have one vice, at least, that Americans ought to view with sympathy. For they appear to be the only people who share it with us. I mean our worship of the antique. I do not refer to beauty or even historical association. I refer to age, to a quantity of years.
William Golding
You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.
Anouk Aimee, O Magazine, October 2003
The beauty of a statue is in its outward form; of a man in his conduct.
Demophilus
Beauty is not defined by the masses but by the opinion of the individual.
Rune Leknes
Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.
Unknown
All men are in some degree impressed by the face of the world; some men even to delight. This love of beauty is taste. Others have the same love in such success that, not content with admiring, they seek to embody it in new forms. The creation of beauty is art.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.
Leo Tolstoy
As for everything else, so for mathematical theory: beauty can be perceived but not explained.
Arthur Cayley
If there is light in the soul, There will be beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, There will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, There will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, There will be peace in the world.
Chinese Prove
Remember, that if thou marry for beauty, thou bindest thyself all thy life for that which perchance will neither last nor please thee one year; and when thou hast it, it will be to thee of no price at all; for the desire dieth when it is attained, and the affection perisheth when it is satisfied.
Sir Walter Raleigh
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
Anne Frank, Diary of a Young Girl, 1952
Nature has a great simplicity and therefore a great beauty.
Richard Feynman
The beauty of a statue is in its outward form of a man in his conduct.
Demophilus
If either man or woman would realize that the full power of personal beauty, it must be by cherishing noble thoughts and hopes and purposes; by having something to do and something to live for that is worthy of humanity, and which, by expanding and symmetry to the body which contains it.
Upham
Use harms and even destroys beauty. The noblest function of an object is to be contemplated.
Miguel de Unamuno
When the people of the world all know beauty as beauty, There arises the recognition of ugliness. When they all know the good as good, There arises the recognition of evil.
Lao Tzu
It has, moreover, been proven that horror, nastiness, and the frightful are what give pleasure when one fornicates. Beauty is a simple thing ugliness is the exceptional thing. And fiery imaginations, no doubt, always prefer the extraordinary thing to the simple thing.
Marquis de Sade
Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age - - As your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.
Phyllis
Beauty is life when life unveils her holy face. But you are life and you are the veil. Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror.
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet