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Quotations on Beauty

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

~ Kahlil Gibran

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched ... but are felt in the heart.

~ Helen Keller

The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.

~ Anaïs Nin

Beauty is not caused. It is.

~ Emily Dickinson

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.

~ Rachel Carson

It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility.

~ Rachel Carson

It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.

~ Robert Louis Stevenson
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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

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The moral sense reappears today with the same morning newness that has been from of old the fountain of beauty and strength. You say there is no religion now. 'Tis like saying in rainy weather, There is no sun, when at that moment we are witnessing one of its superlative effects.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tell them dear, that if eyes were made for seeing,
Then beauty is its own excuse for being:
Why thou wert there, O rival of the rose!
I never sought to ask, I never knew:
But, in my simple ignorance suppose
The selfsame power that brought me there brought you.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is more the child of art than a garden.

~ Sir Walter Scott

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.

~ Albert Einstein

- Living Philosophies, 1931

A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

~ Albert Einstein

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.

~ Albert Einstein

Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made
By singing: -- "Oh, how beautiful!" and sitting in the shade.

~ Rudyard Kipling

Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.

~ Albert Camus

Nothing's beautiful from every point of view.

~ Horace

The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.

~ Virginia Woolf

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.

~ Henry Miller

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

I said to myself - I'll paint what I see - what the flower is to me but I'll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking time to look at it - I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers.

~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies, for example.

~ John Ruskin

The pain passes, but the beauty remains.

~ Pierre Auguste Renoir

Beauty is only skin deep, but it's a valuable asset if you're poor or haven't any sense.

~ Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard

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

~ Edgar Allan Poe

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.

~ Proverbs

- Chinese proverb

Beauty is an outward gift which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.

~ Edward Gibbon

Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.

~ Charles Reade

... it's 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 doesn't much matter what else you have.

~ James Matthew Barrie

Truth exists for the wise, beauty for the feeling heart.

~ Johann von Schiller

Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.

~ George Brossin Méré

In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.

~ Christopher Morley

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.

~ Countess of Blessington

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.

~ Benedict Spinoza

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

~ Kotomichi

Sex appeal is fifty percent what you've got and fifty percent what people think you've got.

~ Sophia Loren

Spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale it like a vacuum cleaner.

~ Sophia Loren

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