Friday, 9 December 2011

Beauty

A beautiful face fires our imagination, and we see higher virtue and intelligence in it than we can detect in its owner's head or heart when we descend to calm inspection. - Charles Reade

A happy soul in a healthy body makes the best sort of beauty for man or woman. - Louisa May Alcott

A soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone. - Johann von Goethe

Affect not to despise beauty: no one is freed from its dominion; but regard it not a pearl of price--it is fleeting as the bow in the clouds. - Martin Farquhar Tupper

Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. - Franz Kafka

Anyone who takes the time to be kind is beautiful. - Unknown 

At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough. No record of it needs to be kept and you don't need someone to share it with or tell it to. - Toni Morrison

Be your own kind of beautiful. - Unknown

Beautiful peaches are not always the best flavoured; neither are handsome women the most amiable. - William Scott Downey

Beautiful people are not always good, but good people are always beautiful. - Unknown

Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul. - Alexander Pope

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

Beauty awakens the soul to act. - Dante Alighieri

Beauty can be consoling, disturbing, sacred, and profane; it can be exhilarating, appealing, inspiring, and chilling. It can affect us in an unlimited variety of ways. Yet it is never viewed with indifference: beauty demands to be noticed; it speaks to us directly like the voice of an intimate friend. If there are people who are indifferent to beauty, then it is surely because they do not perceive it. - Roger Scruton

Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty, just as light deprived of all shadows ceases to be enjoyed as light. - John Ruskin

Beauty fades eventually, but a kind soul remains forever. - Carla

Beauty has no obvious use; nor is there any clear cultural necessity for it. Yet civilization could not do without it. - Sigmund Freud

Beauty in things exist in the mind which contemplates them. - David Hume

Beauty in woman is that potent alchemy which transforms men into asses. - Abraham Miller

Beauty is a curse on the world. It keeps us from seeing who the real monsters are. - The carver

Beauty is certainly a soft, smooth, slippery thing, and therefore of a nature which easily slips in and permeates our souls. - Plato

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. - Unknown

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. - Kahlil Gibran

Beauty is only skin deep. - Sir Thomas Overbury

Beauty is power; a smile is its sword. - John Ray

Beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love. - Rabindranath Tagore

Beauty isn’t about having a pretty face. It’s about having a pretty mind, a kind heart, and most importantly, a beautiful soul. - Unknown 

Beauty itself soon fades, and when a woman has beauty and nothing else, well, it's like putting all the goods in the shop window, isn't it? And the moment she loses her good looks – poor creature! What is she? Just a mere bit of faded finery to be thrown aside. - Henry Arthur Jones

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

Beauty soon grows familiar to the lover, fades in his eye, and palls upon the sense. - Joseph Addison

Beauty when most unclothed is clothed best. - Phineas Fletcher

Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Blessed are those who see beautiful things in humble places where others see nothing. - Camille Pissaro

Call me crazy, but I've always been a firm believer that beauty is on the inside. - Lois Lane

Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful. - Adlai E. Stevenson

Do not dissect a rainbow. In other words, do not destroy a beautiful phenomenon by over analysing it. - Denise LaFrance

Everything beautiful has its moment and then passes away. - Luis Cernuda

Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it. - Confucius

For one to admire a woman merely for her beauty, is to love the building for its exterior; but to love one for the greatness of her soul, is to appreciate the tenement for its intrinsic value. - William Scott Downey

Good nature will always supply the absence of beauty; but beauty cannot supply the absence of good nature. - Joseph Addison

I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may – light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful. - John Constable

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. - Albert Schweitzer

If you admire yourself in the mirror, let it be in fear and not delight, because the only thing that beauty will bring to you is terror of losing it. - Amelie Nothomb

If you foolishly ignore beauty, then you will soon find yourself without it. - Frank Lloyd

If you look closely, all of nature has its beauty. - Vincent van Gogh

In spite of all, some shape of beauty moves away the pall from our dark spirits. - John Keats

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness. - Leo Tolstoy

It is foolish to wish for beauty. Sensible people never either desire it for themselves or care about it in others. If the mind be but well cultivated, and the heart well disposed, no one ever cares for the exterior. - Anne Bronte

It is one of the arts of a great beauty to heighten the effect of her charms by affecting to be sweetly unconscious of them. - Christian Nestell Bovee

It is part and parcel of every man's life to develop beauty in himself. All perfect things have in them an element of beauty. - Henry Ward Beecher

It’s not the beauty of someone that you fall in love with, it’s the beauty within them. - Rebecca

Judge nothing by the appearance. The more beautiful the serpent, the more fatal its sting. - William Scott Downey

Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most people tend to think the best of those who are blessed with beauty; we have difficulty imagining that physical perfection can conceal twisted emotions or a damaged mind. - Dean Koontz

No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful. - Eleanor Roosevelt

One cannot grow beauty in the soil of hate and pain. - Rick Remender

Only when inspired to go beyond consciousness by some extraordinary insight does beauty manifest unexpectedly. - Arthur Erickson

People who are always in praise and pursuit of the beautiful are an embarrassment, like people who make a constant display of their religious faith. Somehow, we feel such things should be kept for our exalted moments, and not paraded in company, or allowed to spill out over dinner. - Roger Scruton

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference. - Aristotle

Pretty is as pretty does. - Unknown

Rarely do great beauty and great virtue dwell together. - Petrarch

Search for a beautiful heart, not a beautiful face. Beautiful things are not always good, but good things are always beautiful. - Buddhist Quote

Some people are still unaware that reality contains unparalleled beauties. The fantastic and unexpected, the ever-changing and renewing is nowhere so exemplified as in real life itself. - Berenice Abbott

The beauty does not live out there; the beauty's in my eyes. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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. - Aristotle

The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life. - Frank Lloyd Wright

The sign of a beautiful person is they always see beauty in others. - Omar Suleiman

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. - Anne Frank

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful we must carry it with us or we find it not. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. - Thich Nhat Hanh 

To me, beauty is about being comfortable in your won skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are. - Ellen Degeneres

To see beauty is to be intimate with Divinity. - Unknown

To the attentive eye each moment of the year has its own beauty and in the same field it beholds every hour a picture which was never seen before and which shall never be seen again. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever is in any way beautiful hath its source of beauty in itself, and is complete in itself; praise forms no part of it. So it is none the worse nor the better for being praised. - Marcus Aurelius

When you seek beauty in all people and all things, you will not only find it you will become it. - Unknown

You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older. - Anouk Aimee

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