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A beautiful form is better than a beautiful face; it gives a higher pleasure than statues or pictures; it is the finest of the fine arts.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Beauty
quotes Division : American poets   
     
A beautiful woman should break her mirror early.
~ Baltasar Gracian | ( Spanish Philosopher, and Writer. ) | 1601-1658 | Beauty
quotes Division : Spanish Philosophers   
     
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness; but still will keep a bower quiet for us, and a sleep full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing...
~ John Keats | ( British poet. ) | 1795-1821 | Beauty
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Beauty
quotes Division : American poets   
     
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman, and these hills, the softness of the sky, the outline of these trees at this very minute lose the illusory meaning with which we had clothed them, henceforth more remote than a lost paradise... that denseness and that strangeness of the world is absurd.
~ Albert Camus | ( French novelist ) | 1913-1960 | Beauty
quotes Division : French Authors and Writers   
     
Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
~ Alexander Pope | ( English poet and satirist. ) | 1688-1744 | Beauty
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
Beauty always promises, but never gives anything.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | Beauty
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
Beauty as we feel it is something indescribable; what it is or what it means can never be said.
~ George Santayana | ( American philosopher and poet. ) | 1863-1952 | Beauty
quotes Division : American Philosophers   
     
Beauty depends on size as well as symmetry. No very small animal can be beautiful, for looking at it takes so small a portion of time that the impression of it will be confused. Nor can any very large one, for a whole view of it cannot be had at once, and so there will be no unity and completeness.
~ Aristotle | (Greek philosopher and polymath ) | 384 BC - 322 BC | Beauty
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.
~ Aldous Huxley | ( British author. ) | 1894-1963 | Beauty
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Beauty
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
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 | ( Irish poet and dramatist. ) | 1854-1900 | Beauty
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
Beauty is a harmonious relation between something in our nature and the quality of the object which delights us.
~ Blaise Pascal | ( French mathematician, physicist and philosopher. ) | 1623-1662 | Beauty
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe | ( German poet ) | 1749-1832 | Beauty
quotes Division : German Poets   
     
Beauty is a precious trace that eternity causes to appear to us and that it takes away from us. A manifestation of eternity, and a sign of death as well.
~ Eugene Ionesco | ( Romanian-born French playwright. ) | 1909-1994 | Beauty
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
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 | ( German poet ) | 1749-1832 | Beauty
quotes Division : German Poets   
     
Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
~ Socrates | ( Greek philosopher of Athens ) | 469 - 399 BC | Beauty
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
Beauty is all very well at first sight; but whoever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
~ George Bernard Shaw | ( Irish writer. ) | 1856-1950 | Beauty
quotes Division : Irish writers   
     
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 | (British novelist and playwright. ) | 1874-1965 | Beauty
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
Beauty is but a vain and doubtful good; a shining gloss that fadeth suddenly; a flower that dies when it begins to bud; a doubtful good, a gloss, a glass, a flower, lost, faded, broken, dead within an hour. -
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Beauty
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
Beauty is composed of an eternal, invariable element whose quantity is extremely difficult to determine, and a relative element which might be, either by turns or all at once, period, fashion, moral, passion.
~ Jean-Luc Godard | ( French filmmaker and author. ) | 1930-? | Beauty
quotes Division : Filmmakers and Cartoonists   
     

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