Beauty Quotes

Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.

Lydia M. Child

Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail, the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution.

Theophile Gautier

Beauty soon grows familiar to the lover, Fades in his eye, and palls upon the sense.

Joseph Addison

Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.

John Ruskin

Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers and never succeeding.

Marc Chagall

True friendship is like a rose: we don't realize its beauty until it fades.

Evelyn Loeb

A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.

George Meredith

Beauty is a precious trace that eternity causes to appear to us and that it takes away from us. A manifestation of eternity, and a sign of death as well.

Eugene Ionesco

In gardens, beauty is a by-product. The main business is sex and death.

Sam Llewelyn

Being is desirable because it is identical with Beauty, and Beauty is loved because it is Being. We ourselves possess Beauty when we are true to our own being; ugliness is in going over to another order; knowing ourselves, we are beautiful; in self-ignorance, we are ugly.

Ambrose Bierce

An artist is an artist only because of his exquisite sense of beauty, a sense which shows him intoxicating pleasures, but which at the same time implies and contains an equally exquisite sense of all deformities and all disproportions.

Charles Baudelaire

Ugliness like beauty is only skin deep

Unknown

Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty but kind to ugliness.

Ouida

Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.

Edward Steichen

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
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