Sunday, May 01, 2005

Beauty Quotes

  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.  ~Confucius Plainness has its peculiar temptations quite as much as beauty.  ~George Eliot As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.  ~Johann von Goethe A woman who cannot be ugly is not beautiful.  ~Karl Kraus 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 in the flesh will continue to rule the world.  ~Florenz Ziegfeld You don't love a woman because she is beautiful, she is beautiful because you love her.  ~Author Unknown Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance.  ~John Ruskin, The Stones of Venice, 1851 One summer night, out on a flat headland, all but surrounded by the waters of the bay, the horizons were remote and distant rims on the edge of space.  Millions of stars blazed in darkness, and on the far shore a few lights burned in cottages.  Otherwise there was no reminder of human life.  My companion and I were alone with the stars:  the misty river of the Milky Way flowing across the sky, the patterns of the constellations standing out bright and clear, a blazing planet low on the horizon.  It occurred to me that if this were a sight that could be seen only once in a century, this little headland would be thronged with spectators.  But it can be see many scores of nights in any year, and so the lights burned in the cottages and the inhabitants probably gave not a thought to the beauty overhead; and because they could see it almost any night, perhaps they never will.  ~Rachel Carson Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844 A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.  ~Walt Whitman Beauty... is the shadow of God on the universe.  ~Gabriela Mistral, Desolacíon Beauty?... To me it is a word without sense because I do not know where its meaning comes from nor where it leads to.  ~Pablo Picasso You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen.  But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing.  ~Marie Stopes I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep.  That's deep enough.  What do you want - an adorable pancreas?  ~Jean Kerr, The Snake Has All the Lines Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think


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