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- A -
It was the special purpose of Christ's appearance upon earth to bring immortality to light.
John Quincy Adams

She was short on intellect, but long on shape.
George Ade

Experience is the comb that Nature gives us when we are bald.
Belgian Proverb

What the brassière said to the top hat: You go on ahead while I give these two a lift.
A Gentleman Publisher's Commonplace Book

- B -
Beauty comes in all sizes - not just size 5.
Roseanne Barr

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
Bruce Barton

You don't look so hot yourself.
Replying to the Mayor of New York's wife after being told that he looked cool in his summer suit.
Yogi Berra

Everyone is a potential winner. Some people are disguised as losers, don't let their appearances fool you.
Kenneth Blanchard

When you look like your passport photo, it's time to go home.
Erma Bombeck

Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.
Pearl S. Buck

- C -
If you are ever in doubt as to whether or not you should kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt.
Thomas Carlyle

Clothes are our weapons, our challenges, and our visible insult.
Angela Carter

It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.
Jimmy Carter

After forty a woman has to choose between losing her figure or her face. My advice is to keep your face, and stay sitting down.
Barbara Cartland

It is not the style of clothes one wears, neither the kind of automobile one drives, nor the amount of money one has in the bank, that counts. These mean nothing. It is simply service that measures success.
George Washington Carver

And she was fair as is the rose in May.
Geoffrey Chaucer

He was as fresh as is the month of May.
Geoffrey Chaucer

When a woman isn't beautiful, people always say, You have lovely eyes, you have lovely hair.
Anton Chekhov

Art produces ugly things which frequently become beautiful with time. Fashion ... produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.
Jean Cocteau

The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer.
Joan Collins

A man is as old as he's feeling, a woman as old as she looks.
Mortimer Collins

There is nothing ugly; 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

- D -
Perfect beauty implies perfect simplicity, a quality that at first sight does not arouse the emotions which we feel before gigantic works, objects whose very disproportion constitutes an element of beauty.
Eugène Delacroix

The awful thing is that beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

Must, bid the Morn awake,
Sad Winter now declines,
Each Bird doth choose a mate,
This day's Saint Valentine's;
For that good Bishop's sake
Get up, and let us see
What Beauty it shall be
That Fortune us assigns.

Michael Drayton

- E -
So soon as a fashion is universal, it is out of date.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

What delights us in visible beauty is the invisible.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute - and it's longer than any hour. That's relativity.
Albert Einstein

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

If eyes were made for seeing, then beauty is its own excuse for being.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Money, which represents the prose of life, and which is hardly spoken of in parlors without an apology, is, in its effects and laws, as beautiful as roses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Things are pretty, graceful, rich, elegant, handsome, but, until they speak to the imagination, not yet beautiful.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

- F -
The sense of being well-dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquility which religion is powerless to bestow.
Miss C. F. Forbes

- G -
There is a misconception that small is always more beautiful than big.
Louis V. Gerstner Jr.

Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
Khalil Gibran

The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.
Nadine Gordimer

- H -
The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now.
Thich Nhat Hanh

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Audrey Hepburn

The beggar is the only person in the universe not obliged to study appearance.
Don Herold

There's one thing about baldness, it's neat.
Don Herold

In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare!

Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty.
David Hume

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Margaret Wolfe Hungerford

Beauty for some provides escape,
Who gain a happiness in eyeing
The gorgeous buttocks of the ape
Or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.

Aldous Huxley

- I -
Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old.
Washington Irving

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- K -
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness;

John Keats

Beauty is truth, truth beauty. That is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
John Keats

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

It's interesting to speculate how it developed that in two of the most anti-feminist institutions, the church and the law court, the men are wearing the dresses.
Florynce Kennedy

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.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

- L -
Haute Couture should be fun, foolish, and almost unwearable.
Christian Lacroix

Media people should have long noses like an elephant to smell out politicians, mayors, prime ministers and businessmen. We need to know the reality, the good and the bad, not just the appearance.
Dalai Lama

When I appear in public, people expect me to neigh, grind my teeth, paw the ground, and swish my tail.
Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise

- M -
Was this the face that launched a thousand ships, and burnt the topless towers of Ilium?
Christopher Marlowe

I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception.
Groucho Marx

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.
W. Somerset Maugham

Old age puts more wrinkles in our minds than on our faces.
Michel de Montaigne

- N -
When a woman is wearing shorts her charms are enlarged without being enhanced.
Beverley Nichols

- O -
At fifty, everyone has the face he deserves.
George Orwell

- P -
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
Ivan Panin

We Bishops, in our proper dress, originated the mini-skirt. But we allowed Mary Quant to steal the thunder and make three million quid out of it last year.
Victor J. Pike

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

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- R -
The cosmetics industry should be promoting health and well-being; instead it hypes an outdated notion of glamour and sells false hopes and fantasies.
Anita Roddick

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

There are no ugly women, only lazy ones.
Helena Rubinstein

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

The most beautiful house in the world is the one that you build for yourself.
Witold Rybczynski

- S -
Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!
For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.

Romeo and Juliet
William Shakespeare

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Sonnet 18
William Shakespeare

Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
George Bernard Shaw

What if the child inherits my beauty and your brains?
George Bernard Shaw

I had glasses and was kind of weird. A lot of actors are pretty weird people.
Jennifer Sky

So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why don't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women?
Harriet Beecher Stowe

A beautiful face is a mute recommendation.
Publilius Syrus

- T -
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

J. R. R. Tolkien

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.
Mark Twain

Every one is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows anybody.
Mark Twain

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
Mark Twain

- U -

- V -
I like to dress egos.
Gianni Versace

- W -
As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.
Oscar Wilde

Fashion is what one wears oneself. What is unfashionable is what other people wear.
Oscar Wilde

It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But ... it is better to be good than to be ugly.
Oscar Wilde

Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.
Oscar Wilde

Balding is God's way of showing you are only human ... he takes the hair off your head and sticks it in your ears.
Bruce Willis

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- Y -
When you are old and gray and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read ...

How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face.

William Butler Yeats

My wife wanted her face lifted. They couldn't do that. But for $80, they lowered her body.
Henny Youngman

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