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Famous Beauty Quotations

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"She was at the beauty shop for two hours. That was only for the estimate."
by Henny Youngman
"What the imagination seizes as beauty must be the truth."
by John Keats
"Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress."
by George Eliot
"The adventitious beauty of poetry may be felt in the greater delight with a verse given in a happy quotation than in the poem."
by Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait."
by Ralph Waldo Emerson
"A poet's pleasure is to withhold a little of his meaning, to intensify by mystification. He unzips the veil from beauty, but does not remove it."
by Anonymous
"The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty."
by Theodore Parker
"Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life's relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth."
by Anonymous
"The definition of a beautiful woman is one who loves me."
by Sloan Wilson
"The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this."
by William Wordsworth
"The myth holds us, therefore, not through its romantic flavor, not the remembrance of beauty of some bygone age, not through the possibilities of fantasy, but because it expresses to us something real and existing in ourselves, as it was to those who first stumbled upon the symbols to give them life."
by Mark Rothko
"The pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous nonsense than the pursuit of truth or goodness, because it affords a stronger temptation to the ego."
by Northrop Frye
"The perception of beauty is a moral test."
by Anonymous
"The only beautiful things are the things that do not concern us."
by Anonymous
"The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives."
by Albert Einstein
"The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is shot through with beauty, with love, with glints of courage and laughter; and in these, the spirit blooms timidly, and struggles to the light amid the thorns."
by George Santayana
"The whole peninsula remains what it has always been: one of the last great wildernesses of the world, a place of stunning beauty and harsh reality where history, religion and modern politics come together as nowhere else."
by Terence Smith
"There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness."
by Maria Mitchell
"There is nothing that makes its way more directly to the soul than beauty."
by Joseph Addison
"There's trust that goes along with that, ... From the start, Pauline was open and hospitable because that's the way they do business. This shows that it can happen anywhere to anyone and that's the beauty and the curse of the World Wide Web."
by Bruce McKay
"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts."
by Rachel Carson
"To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry."
by John Holmes
"To disbelieve in the gods is at the same time to affirm life, purpose and beauty."
by Anonymous
"To copy beauty forfeits all pretense to fame; to copy faults is want of sense"
by Charles Churchill
"Through my optimism I naturally prefer and capture the beauty in life."
by Leni Riefenstahl
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."
by Ralph Waldo Emerson
"True beauty lies deep within. No matter what you look like on the outside, if you know you are beautiful, nothing can change that."
by Amy Davis
"Ugliness is in a way superior to beauty because it lasts."
by Serge Gainsbourg
"Truth, and goodness, and beauty, are but different faces of the same All"
by Anonymous
"We don't consider ourselves equal opportunity anythings, because that's not - you know, that's the beauty of fake journalism. We don't have to - we travel in fake ethics."
by Jon Stewart
"What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness."
by Leo Tolstoy
"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."
by Richard Buckminster Fuller
"Who would not give up wit for power and beauty?"
by Mason Cooley
"Women's modesty generally increases with their beauty."
by Anonymous
"Women want to be sexy, so ... I will make them sexy."
by Giorgio Armani
"You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older."
by Anouk Aimee
"You can find the footprints of God wherever there is beauty, virtue, humility, justice, truth, love and peace."
by Anonymous
"You are young. No hungry generations tread you down.... The past does not mock you with the ruins of a beauty the secret of whose creation you have lost..."
by Anonymous
"Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love."
by Kahlil Gibran
"Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed."
by William Blake
"Beauty, to me, is an esoteric energy that I can't fully comprehend. I'm surrounded by inexplicable beauty all the time."
by Greg Evans
"Beauty when unadorned is adorned the most."
by St. Jerome
"Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical."
by Anonymous
"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."
by W. Somerset Maugham
"Avon invented the concept of direct marketing and direct selling beauty. And that's still very valid to us. We'll have a firm that will be around for another 114 years as strongly as it was the first 114."
by Andrea Jung
"Competence, like truth, beauty and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder."
by Laurence J. Peter
"Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers."
by Victor Hugo
"I don't want it to be something that you couldn't offer to his memory. You couldn't have that for Jimmy Johnstone. I'd want to dedicate something of beauty and not a horrendous performance."
by Gordon Strachan
"I don't think I'm ever going to run out of ideas, ... The beauty of the office environment is that you put a bunch of dysfunctional employees in one room and they will find new ways to be dysfunctional that you could never imagine. I think I have an infinite well of ideas to work from."
by Anonymous
"Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world."
by Anonymous
"In beauty, faults conspicuous grow; the smallest speck is seen on snow"
by John Gay
"In art economy is always beauty."
by Henry James
"It is better to be beautiful than to be good, but it is better to be good than to be ugly."
by Oscar Wilde
"Love gives beauty to everything it touches. Not greed and utility; they produce offices, but not dwelling houses. To be able to love material things, to clothe them with tender grace, and yet not be attached to them, this is a great service. Providen"
by Anonymous
"Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies."
by John Donne
"Life is so full of meaning and purpose, so full of beauty - beneath its covering - that you will find earth but cloaks your heaven."
by Fra Giocondo
"Let there be nothing within thee that is not very beautiful and very gentle, and there will be nothing without thee that is not beautiful and softened by the spell of thy presence."
by James Allen
"Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty - a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture"
by Anonymous
"No eyes that have seen beauty ever lose their sight."
by Anonymous
"O children of Adam! We have indeed sent down to you clothing to cover your shame, and (clothing) for beauty and clothing that guards (against evil), that is the best. This is of the communications of Allah that they may be mindful."
by quran
"Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference."
by Aristotle
"See the world to enjoy the beauty of your home."
by Anonymous
"Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious."
by Thomas Carlyle
"Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison."
by Mary Shelley
"Nothing's beautiful from every point of view."
by Horace
"The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw."
by Havelock Ellis
"That's the beauty of the system - the viewers of the video are really determining what is popular."
by Peter Chane
"Modesty is the beauty of women."
by Gaelic Proverb
"The beauty does not live out there; the beauty's in my eyes."
by Jonathan Huie
"In the beautiful, man sets himself up as the standard of perfection; in select cases he worships himself in it. Man believes that the world itself is filled with beauty /he forgets that it is he who has created it. He alone has bestowed beauty upon the world /alas! only a very human, an all too human, beauty."
by Anonymous
"In the beautiful, man sets himself up as the standard of perfection; in select cases he worships himself in it. Man believes that the world itself is filled with beauty --he forgets that it is he who has created it. He alone has bestowed beauty upon the world --alas! only a very human, an all too human, beauty."
by Anonymous
"The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder."
by Anonymous
"The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper"
by Anonymous
"The beauty of entrepreneurship is that it rears itself in very unique ways and this is an example of it."
by Candace Corlett
"The beauty myth moves for men as a mirage; its power lies in its ever-receding nature. When the gap is closed, the lover embraces only his own disillusion."
by Herman Melville
"Next to the might of God, the serene beauty of a holy life is the most powerful influence of good in all the world"
by Anonymous
"If eyes were made for seeing, then beauty is its own excuse for being"
by Anonymous
"It is well known that Beauty does not look with a good grace on the timid advances of Humour."
by W. Somerset Maugham
"Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better."
by Anonymous
"I don't get anything for free. I pay for all my beauty treatments."
by Jennifer Lopez
"I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose."
by Anonymous
"Creation and destruction are one, to the eyes who can see beauty. And the greatest praise to India is this: not only are her people beautiful; not only are her daily life and cult beautiful; but, in the midst of the utilitarian, humanitarian, dogmatic world of the present day, she keeps on proclaiming the outstanding value of Beauty for the sake of Beauty, through her very conception of Godhead, of religion and of life."
by Savitri Devi
"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."
by William Golding
"Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise."
by Anonymous
"Drugstore Doubles: The Best in Beauty."
by Paula Begoun
"Beauty is a good letter of introduction"
by German Proverb
"A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language."
by Gaston Bachelard
"A glass pitcher, a wicker basket, a tunic of coarse cotton cloth. Their beauty is inseparable from their function. Handicrafts belong to a world existing before the separation of the useful and the beautiful."
by Octavio Paz
"I have a horror of people who speak about the beautiful. What is the beautiful? One must speak of problems in painting!"
by Pablo Picasso
"Beauty has often overpowered the resolutions of the firm, and the reasonings of the wise, roused the old to sensibility, and subdued the rigorous to softness"
by Anonymous
"Beauty endures only for as long as it can be seen; goodness, beautiful today, will remain so tomorrow."
by Sappho 0
"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."
by Anonymous
"Beauty as we feel it is something indescribable; what it is or what it means can never be said."
by George Santayana
"Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul."
by Alexander Pope
"All God's children are not beautiful. Most of God's children are, in fact, barely presentable."
by Fran Lebowitz
"[The trail's beauty is] based on what mother nature provides each year."
by Kristi Johnson
"Every man who has shown the world the way to beauty, to true culture, has been a rebel, a 'universal' without patriotism, without home, who has found his people everywhere"
by Chaim Potok
"The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread."
by D. H. Lawrence
"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."
by Ian Hornak, Cover Magazine, 1994
"It is better to be happy for a moment and be burned up with beauty than to live a long time and be bored all the while."
by Donald Robert Perry Marquis


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