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Beauty

Definition: A combination of qualities, such as shape, colour, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight.
Number of Quotes: 44

You have a beautiful classy mind but I find you physically unattractive.
Welsh Retrospective
Dannie Abse

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

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

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

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

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

You could have had anything else in the world, and you asked for me.
She smiled up at him. Filthy as he was, covered in blood and dirt, he was the most beautiful thing she'd ever seen.
But I don't want anything else in the world.
City of Glass
Cassandra Clare

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Endymion
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

My love, you are driving the entire world mad. The nightingales are committing suicide one by one out of jealousy of your voice. The roses took one glance at your beauty and folded themselves from shame. The trees now only whisper your name and the sky hasn't stopped crying since you looked up. Have pity on us, my love. We have already broken all the mirrors and glass out of fear that you will forget us and fall in love with yourself once you see what we all cannot stop seeing.
Kamand Kojouri

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When you look at a piece of delicately spun glass you think of two things: how beautiful it is and how easily it can be broken.
The Glass Menagerie
Tennessee Williams

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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