Beauty Quotes

Rose elizabeth bird - art strives for form, and hopes for beauty....
Unless men see a beauty and delight in the worship of God, they will not do it willingly.
John Owen

Marcus aurelius antoninus, meditations - whatever is in any way beautiful hath its source...
Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.
George Bancroft
John mortimer, the observer (1999) - beauty is handed out as undemocratically as...
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

Beauty as we feel it is something indescribable; what it is or what it means can never be said.
George Santayana
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
Far away there in the sunshine are my brightest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcot
Never regard study as a duty but as an enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later works belong.
Albert Einstein
If eyes were made for seeing, then beauty is its own excuse for being.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The Rhodora".
Solitude, in the sense of being often alone, is essential to any depth of meditation or of character and solitude in the presence of natural beauty and grandeur, is the cradle of thought and aspirations which are not only good for the individual, but which society could ill do without.
John Stuart Mill
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
Anne Frank, Diary of a Young Girl, 1952
People are like stained glass windows they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within.
Elizabeth Kubler - Ross
Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age - - As your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.
Phyllis
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
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
Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.
Pearl Buck
The beauty of a statue is in its outward form of a man in his conduct.
Demophilus
The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread.
D. H. Lawrence
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
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
Albert Einstein
The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. To make a goal of comfort or happiness has never appealed to me; a system of ethics built on this basis would be sufficient only for a herd of cattle.
Albert Einstein
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
Rachel Carson
You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.
Anouk Aimee, O Magazine, October 2003
I believe that history has shape, order, and meaning that exceptional men, as much as economic forces, produce change and that passe abstractions like beauty, nobility, and greatness have a shifting but continuing validity.
Camille Paglia
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
Practice random beauty and senseless acts of love.
Anonymous
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
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
Beauty is excrescence, superabundance, random ebulience, and sheer delightful waste to be enjoyed in its own right.
Donald Culross Peattie
The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.
Havelock Ellis, Impressions and Comments (1914)
Beauty holds more worth than gold.
Robert Jordan, The Wheel of Time
The pain passes. The beauty remains.
Auguste Renoi
As for everything else, so for mathematical theory: beauty can be perceived but not explained.
Arthur Cayley
As we grow old? the beauty steals inward.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Beauty is the radiance of truth, and the frangrance of goodness.
Vincent McNa
Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.
Confucius
Beauty is truth, truth beauty. That is all ye know, and all ye need to know.
John Keats, -
Beauty is a form of genius - - Is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.
Oscar Wilde