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Quotes about Beauty 5

  • To me, fair friend, you never can be old
    For as you were when first your eye I eyed,
    Such seems your beauty still.
  • --William Shakespeare

  • There have been many definitions of beauty in art. What is it? Beauty is what the untrained eyes consider abominable. --Goncourt
  • There are various orders of beauty, causing men to make fools of themselves in various styles . . . but there is one order of beauty which seems made to turn the heads not only of men, but of all intelligent mammals, even of women. It is a beauty like that of kittens, or very small downy ducks making gentle rippling noises with their soft bills, or babies just beginning to toddle and to engage in conscious mischief- a beauty with which you can never be angry, but that you feel ready to crush for inability to comprehend the state of mind into which it throws you. --George Eliot
  • Tis the perception of the beautiful,
    A fine extension of the faculties,
    Platonic, universal, wonderful,
    Drawn from the stars, and filtered through the skies,
    Without which life would be extremely dull.
  • --Lord Byron

  • Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of na├»vety rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man- the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined. --Friedrich Nietzsche
  • We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts; which exactly answers its end; which stands related to all things; which is the mean of many extremes. --Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The most common error made in matters of appearance is the belief that one should disdain the superficial and let the true beauty of one's soul shine through. If there are places on your body where this is a possibility, you are not attractive- you are leaking. --Fran Lebowitz
  • More Quotes about Beauty: Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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