Beauty Quotes Quotes

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

Louisa May Alcott

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

George Meredith

Tears fell from my eyes--yes, weak and foolish as it now appears to me, I wept for my departed youth; and for that beauty of which the faithful mirror too plainly assured me, no remnant existed.

Marguerite Blessington

Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics (A Mathematician's Apology).

Godfrey Harold Hardy

Wit is more necessary than beauty; and I think no young woman ugly that has it, and no handsome woman agreeable without it.

William Wycherley

Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.

Dorothy Parker

Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.

Christian Dior

Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers.

Victor Hugo

The pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous nonsense than the pursuit of truth or goodness, because it affords a stronger temptation to the ego.

Northrop Frye

Nonsense and beauty have close connections.

E. M. Forster

Some thoughts always find us young, and keep us so. Such a thought is the love of the universal and eternal beauty.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.

David Hume

The curse of mortality. You spend the first portion of your life learning, growing stronger, more capable. And then, through no fault of your own, your body begins to fail. You regress. Strong limbs become feeble, keen senses grow dull, hardy constitutions deteriorate. Beauty withers. Organs quit. You remember yourself in your prime, and wonder where that person went. As your wisdom and experience are peaking, your traitorous body becomes a prison.

Brandon Mull

Beauty does not need ornaments. Softness can not bear the weight of ornaments.

Munshi Premchand

The long fight to save wild beauty represents democracy at its best. It requires citizens to practice the hardest of virtues ñ self-restraint.

Edwin Way Teale
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