Friday, November 03, 2006

Beauty Quotes

"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."
- Author Unknown

"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."
- John Muir

"Our hearts are drunk with a beauty our eyes could never see."
- George W. Russell

"I've never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful."
- Author Unknown

"By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower."
- Rabindrath Tagore

"Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart."
- Kahlil Gibran

"Against Him those women sin who torment their skin with potions, stain their cheeks with rouge and extend the line of their eyes with black coloring. Doubtless they are dissatisfied with God's plastic skill. In their own persons they convict and censure the Artificer of all things."
- Tertullian

"That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful."
- Ninon de L'Enclos

"Had the price of looking been blindness, I would have looked."
- Ralph Ellison, "Battle Royal"

"Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty - they merely move it from their faces into their hearts."
- Martin Buxbaum

"Tell them dear, that if eyes were made for seeing,Then beauty is its own excuse for being."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The Rhodora"

"It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness."
- Leo Tolstoy

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

"What humbugs we are, who pretend to live for Beauty, and never see the Dawn!"
- Logan Pearsall Smith

"The most beautiful view is the one I share with you."
- Author Unknown

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

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

"I don't like standard beauty - there is no beauty without strangeness."
- Karl Lagerfeld

"There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect."
- Gilbert Keith Chesterton

"Beauty and folly are generally companions."
- Baltasar Gracian

"Beauty comes as much from the mind as from the eye."
- Grey Livingston

"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

"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

"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, DesolacĂ­on

"Beauty... when you look into a woman's eyes and see what is in her heart."
- Nate Dircks

"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

"Beauty - in projection and perceiving - is 99.9% attitude."
- Grey Livingston

"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

"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 it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked."
- Saint Augustine

"Taking joy in living is a woman's best cosmetic."
- Rosalind Russell

"I hope you have lost your good looks, for while they last any fool can adore you, and the adoration of fools is bad for the soul. No, give me a ruined complexion and a lost figure and sixteen chins on a farmyard of Crow's feet and an obvious wig. Then you shall see me coming out strong."
- George Bernard Shaw, to Mrs. Patrick Campbell

"Beauty isn't worth thinking about; what's important is your mind. You don't want a fifty-dollar haircut on a fifty-cent head."
- Garrison Keillor


Anonymous said...

as an fyi, that first quote you have, "Beauty is despair..." is by Albert Camus.

Anonymous said...

greed over takes us all, will money be there when we fall? greed brings sadness to us,last time i checked it also brought nothing but dust.

Anonymous said...

good deeds brings you good things, but bad deeds leaves you deceased.

Anonymous said...

im aiming to be at the top and my bullets go long range.

Anonymous said...

go far into your dreams til you finally realize reality takes you farther than an illusion.

Anonymous said...

what you dont know you cant say, but the key in living life is to explore new things everyday.

Anonymous said...

a young age shouldnt matter to the knowledge he contains.

Anonymous said...

True beauty is not in the most gorgeous flower, nor is it in the glowing of a pink sunset, beauty lies in the deep treasures of our hearts, bonding us together and uniting us with love and loyalty.