Beauty Quotes

Because it is sure of its beauty, the rose makes terrible demands on us.

Alain Meilland

The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. To make a goal of comfort or happiness has never appealed to me; a system of ethics built on this basis would be sufficient only for a herd of cattle

Albert Einstein

It is not much for its beauty that makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle, something, that quality of air that emanates from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.

Robert Louis Stevenson

A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Albert Einstein

Rare is agreement between beauty and modesty.

Latin Proverb

The world is full of beauty, as other worlds above, And if we did our duty, it might be as full of love.

Gerald Massey

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
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