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Beauty quotes (108)

And he shall judge among the nations and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation neither shall they learn war any more.
The Bible   Category: Beauty

Love built on beauty soon as beauty dies.
John Donne   Category: Beauty

There is no beautifier of complexion or form of behavior like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Beauty

Beauty is one of the rare things that do not lead to doubt of God.
Jean Anouilh   Category: Beauty

Handsome is that handsome does.
Oliver Goldsmith   Category: Beauty

Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan   Category: Beauty

There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting.
John Kenneth Galbraith   Category: Beauty

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 from within.
Dr. Elizabeth Kübler-Ross   Category: Beauty

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
Francis Bacon   Category: Beauty

She got her good looks from her father - hes a plastic surgeon.
Groucho Marx   Category: Beauty

Beauty is the promise of happiness.
Marie Stendhal   Category: Beauty

The problem with beauty is that its like being born rich and getting poorer.
Joan Collins   Category: Beauty

When a woman isnt beautiful people always say:- You have lovely eyes you have lovely hair.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov   Category: Beauty

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.
Charlie Chaplin   Category: Beauty

Tis distance lends enchantment to the view And robes the mountain in its azure hue.
Thomas Campbell   Category: Beauty

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   Category: Beauty

Age is a high price to pay for maturity.
Tom Stoppard   Category: Beauty

Nothings beautiful from every point of view.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace   Category: Beauty

The worlds crazy when it comes to beauty.
Richard David Bach   Category: Beauty

Beauty more than bitterness Makes the heart break.
Sara Teasdale   Category: Beauty

Beauty - the adjustment of all parts proportionately so that one cannot add or subtract or change without impairing the harmony of the whole.
Leon Battista Alberti   Category: Beauty

Two translations: For we are lovers of the beautiful yet simple in our tastes and we cultivate the mind without loss of manliness. We are lovers of beauty without extravagance and lovers of wisdom without unmanliness.
Thucydides   Category: Beauty

Cleopatras nose had it been shorter the whole face of the world would have been changed.
Blaise Pascal   Category: Beauty

Beauty is not caused. It is.
Emily Dickinson   Category: Beauty

Beauty is only skin deep and the world is full of thin skinned people.
Richard Armour   Category: Beauty

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
Albert Einstein   Category: Beauty

The beauty of the world has two edges one of laughter one of anguish cutting the heart asunder.
Virginia Woolf   Category: Beauty

Beauty is excrescence superabundance random ebullience and sheer delightful waste to be enjoyed in its own right.
Donald Culross Peattie   Category: Beauty

When all candles bee out all cats be gray.
John Heywood   Category: Beauty

In every mans heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.
Christopher Darlington Morley   Category: Beauty

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Helen Adams Keller   Category: Beauty

There are various orders of beauty causing men to make fools of themselves in various styles... but there is one order of beauty which seems made to turn the heads not only of men but of all intelligent mammals even of women. It is a beauty like that of kittens or very small downy ducks making gentle rippling noises with their soft bills or babies just beginning to toddle and to engage in conscious mischief a beauty with which you can never be angry but that you feel ready to crush for inability to comprehend the state of mind into which it throws you.
George Eliot   Category: Beauty

My heart that was rapt away by the wild cherry blossoms will it return to my body when they scatter?
Kotomichi   Category: Beauty

Im tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. Thats deep enough. What do you want an adorable pancreas?
Jean Kerr   Category: Beauty

In a just cause the weak oercome the strong.
Sophocles   Category: Beauty

Its a sort of bloom on a woman. If you have it you don't need to have anything else and if you don't have it it doesnt much matter what else you have. Some women the few have charm for all; and most have charm for one. But some have charm for none.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Beauty

When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished if the solution is not beautiful I know it is wrong.
Buckminster Fuller   Category: Beauty

Looks are so deceptive that people should be done up like food packages with the ingredients clearly labeled.
Helen Hudson   Category: Beauty

O thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the Beauty of a thousand stars.
Christopher Marlowe   Category: Beauty

Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Beauty

If you get simple beauty and nought else You get about the best thing God invents.
Robert Browning   Category: Beauty

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Proverb   Category: Beauty

Beauty is an outward gift which is seldom despised except by those to whom it has been refused.
Edward Gibbon   Category: Beauty

Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.
George B. MeRe   Category: Beauty

Let every eye negotiate for itself And trust no agent; for beauty is a witch Against whose charms faith melteth into blood. This is an accident of hourly proof Which I mistrusted not. Farewell therefore Hero!
William Shakespeare   Category: Beauty

I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity order or confusion. Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly well-ordered or confused.
Baruch Spinoza   Category: Beauty

Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance.
John Ruskin   Category: Beauty

He that loves a rosy cheek Or a coral lip admires Or from star-like eyes doth seek Fuel to maintain his fires-- As old Time makes these decay So his flames must waste away.
Thomas Carew   Category: Beauty

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   Category: Beauty

One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh   Category: Beauty

Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Beauty

Beauty never slumbers; All is in her name; But the rose remembers The dust from which it came.
Edna St. Vincent Millay   Category: Beauty

A truth that's told with bad intent Beats all the lies you can invent. It is right it should be so; Man was made for Joy and Woe; And when this we rightly know Thro' the World we safely go Joy and woe are woven fine A clothing for the soul divine.
William Blake   Category: Beauty

Yet beauty though injurious hath strange power After offence returning to regain Love once possessd.
John Milton   Category: Beauty

Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.
Charles Reade   Category: Beauty

Beautiful forms and compositions are not made by chance nor can they ever in any material be made at small expense. A composition for cheapness and not excellence of workmanship is the most frequent and certain cause of the rapid decay and entire destruction of arts and manufactures.
Josiah Wedgwood   Category: Beauty

The criterion of true beauty is that it increases on examination; if false that it lessens.
Greville   Category: Beauty

Beauty and folly are old companions.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Beauty

Plain women know more about men than beautiful ones do. But beautiful women don't need to know about men. Its the men who have to know about beautiful women.
Katharine Hepburn   Category: Beauty

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.
Lady Marguerite Blessington   Category: Beauty

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle when the sun is out but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross   Category: Beauty

My only books Were womans looks And folly s all they ve taught me.
Charles Lamb   Category: Beauty

Beauty as we feel it is something indescribable; what it is or what it means can never be said.
George Santayana   Category: Beauty

Beauty is not in the face; Beauty is a light in the heart.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Beauty

What is beautiful is good And who is good will soon be beautiful.
Sappho   Category: Beauty

I heard the old old men say All thats beautiful drifts away Like the waters.
William Butler Yeats   Category: Beauty

Beauty is only skin deep but it is a valuable asset if you are poor or have not any sense.
Frank McKinney Kin Hubbard   Category: Beauty

BEAUTY n. That power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Beauty

'Tisn't beauty so to speak nor good talk necessarily. It's just It. Some women'll stay in a man's memory if they once walked down a street.
Rudyard Kipling   Category: Beauty

Beauty is often worse than wine; intoxicating both the holder and beholder.
Zimmermann   Category: Beauty

A woman a dog and a walnut tree the more you beat them the better they be.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Beauty

When the candles are out all women are fair.
Plutarch   Category: Beauty

Remember if you 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.
Sir Walter Raleigh   Category: Beauty

Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
Jean Rostand   Category: Beauty

Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.
Unknown   Category: Beauty

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.
Dr. George Washington Carver   Category: Beauty

So we beat on boats against the current borne back ceaselessly into the past. In 1940 St. Marys refused to allow Fitzgerald to be buried in the Catholic cemetery because He had not performed his Easter duty and his writings were undesirable. Fitzgerald was buried at Rockville Union Cemetery until 1975 when the authorities at St. Marys had a change of heart.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda Sayre   Category: Beauty

Beauty of whatever kind in its supreme development invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
Edgar Allan Poe   Category: Beauty

If to her share some female errors fall Look on her face and youll forget them all.
Alexander Pope   Category: Beauty

All kinds of beauty do not inspire love; there is a kind which only pleases the sight But does not captivate the affections.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Beauty

Female beauty in an important Minor Sacrament which cannot be received too often; I am no sure at all that the neglect of it does not constitute a sin of some kind.
Robertson Davies   Category: Beauty

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
Aristotle   Category: Beauty

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.
William Somerset Maugham   Category: Beauty

No woman can be handsome by the force of features alone any more that she can be witty by only the help of speech.
James Langston Hughes   Category: Beauty

The perception of beauty is a moral test.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Beauty

When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think of how to solve the problem. But when I am finished if the solution is not beautiful I know it is wrong.
R. Buckminster Fuller   Category: Beauty

Even virtue is fairer when it appears in a beautiful person.
Publius Vergilius Maro Virgil   Category: Beauty

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   Category: Beauty

If you cant beat them arrange to have them beaten.
George Denis Carlin   Category: Beauty

It is necessary for me to establish a winner image. Therefore I have to beat somebody.
Richard Milhouse Nixon   Category: Beauty

In beauty faults conspicuous grow; The smallest speck is seen in snow.
John Gay   Category: Beauty

Some people no matter how old they get never lose their beauty - they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.
Martin Buxbaum   Category: Beauty

Muhammad said That person will not enter Paradise who hath one atom of pride in his heart. And a man present said Verily a man is fond of having good clothes and good shoes. Muhammad said God is Beauty and delighteth in the beautiful; but pride is holding man in contempt.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Beauty

Come cuddle your head on my shoulder dear Your head like the golden-rod And we will go sailing away from here To the beautiful land of Nod.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox   Category: Beauty

Where beauty is worshipped for beautys sake as a goddess independent of and superior to morality and philosophy the most horrible putrefaction is apt to set in. The lives of the aesthetes are the far from edifying commentary on the religion of beauty.
Aldous Huxley   Category: Beauty

Truth exists for the wise beauty for the feeling heart.
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller   Category: Beauty

Sex and beauty are inseparable like life and consciousness. And the intelligence which goes with sex and beauty and arises out of sex and beauty is intuition.
David Herbert Lawrence   Category: Beauty

If truth is beauty how come no one has their hair done in a library.
Lily Tomlin   Category: Beauty

The flowers anew returning seasons bring! But beauty faded has no second spring.
Ambrose Philips   Category: Beauty

A thing of beauty is a job forever.
Milton Berle   Category: Beauty

Who are we? We are children of God. Our potential is unlimited. Our inheritance is sacred. May we always honor that heritage in every thought and deed.
Russell M. Nelson   Category: Beauty

Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Beauty

I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.
A. Whitney Brown   Category: Beauty

He thought it happier to be dead To die for Beauty than live for bread.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Beauty

The idea that happiness could have a share in beauty would be too much of a good thing.
Walter Benjamin   Category: Beauty

Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world any more. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a leaf the trembling of a tree.
Dr. Albert Schweitzer   Category: Beauty

The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty even ones own even more ones own for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being.
Katherine Anne Porter   Category: Beauty

There are as many kinds of beauty as there are habitual ways of seeking happiness.
Pierre Charles Baudelaire   Category: Beauty