People are like stained glass windows -- the true beauty can be seen only when there is light from within. The darker the night, the brighter the windows
Compliments invite the person who is complimented to embrace a new perception of him or herself. And just as layers and layers of nacre form a pearl over an irritating grain of sand, so compliments collect around us, developing us in all our beauty.
Talent, like beauty, to be pardoned, must be obscure and unostentatious.
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
Did you ever stop to taste a carrot? Not just eat it, but taste it? You can't taste the beauty and energy of the earth in a Twinkie
By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.
If eyes were made for seeing, then beauty is its own excuse for being
The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper
I slept, and dreamed that life was beauty; I woke, and found that life was Duty.
Nothing surpasses the beauty and elegance of a bad idea.
If you gave me several million years, there would be nothing that did not grow in beauty if it were surrounded by water
I am in love with this world. I have nestled lovingly in it. I have climbed its mountains, roamed its forests, sailed its waters, crossed its deserts, felt the sting of its frosts, the oppression of its heats, the drench of its rains, the fury of its winds, and always have beauty and joy waited upon my goings and comings
I look forward to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty, which will protect the beauty of our natural environment, which will preserve the great old American houses and squares and parks of our national past and which will build handsome and balanced cities for our future.
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strengths that will endure as life lasts
O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.
Electricity is often called wonderful, beautiful; but it is so only in common with the other forces of nature. The beauty of electricity or of any other force is not that the power is mysterious, and unexpected, touching every sense at unawares in turn, but that it is under law, and that the taught intellect can even govern it largely. The human mind is placed above, and not beneath it, and it is in such a point of view that the mental education afforded by science is rendered super-eminent in dignity, in practical application and utility; for by enabling the mind to apply the natural power through law, it conveys the gifts of God to man.
Knowledge was inherent in all things. The world was a library and its books were the stones, leaves, grass, brooks and the birds and animals that shared, alike with us ,the storms and blessings of the earth. We learn to do what only the student of nature ever learns, and that is to feel beauty. We never rail at the storms, the furious winds ,the biting frosts and snows. To do so intensifies human futility, so whatever comes we should adjust ourselves by more effort and energy if necessary, but without complaint. Bright days and dark days are both expressions of the Great Mystery, and the Indian reveled in being close the the Great Holiness.
The truth, the absolute truth, is that the chief beauty for the theatre consists in fine bodily proportions.
Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone.
If you're considered a beauty, it's hard to be accepted doing anything but standing around.
I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas?
Remember how in that communion only, beholding beauty with the eye of the mind, he will be enabled to bring forth, not images of beauty, but reality (for he has hold not of an image but of a reality), and bringing forth and nourishing true virtue to become the friend of God and be immortal, if mortal man may.
Beauty is one of the rare things that do not lead to doubt of God.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
To me, fair friend, you never can be old For as you were when first your eye I eyed, Such seems your beauty still.