Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
Beauty is variable, ugliness is constant.
Everything that's realistic has some sort of ugliness in it. Even a flower is ugly when it wilts, a bird when it seeks its prey, the ocean when it becomes violent.
Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty but kind to ugliness.
Societies can be sunk by the weight of buried ugliness.
If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so is ugliness
In the matter of furnishing, I find a certain absence of ugliness far worse than ugliness.
Ugliness like beauty is only skin deep
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.
Life is raw material. We are artisans. We can sculpt our existence into something beautiful, or debase it into ugliness. It's in our hands.
Ugliness without tact is horrible
We believe that ugliness begets ugliness and that nature's beauty, once destroyed, may never be restored by the artifice of man.
Beauty and ugliness disappear equally under the wrinkles of age; one is lost in them the other hidden
Envy has the ugliness of a trapped rat that has gnawed its own foot in its effort to escape.
I seated ugliness on my knee, and almost immediately grew tired of it.
Every persons true identity is beautiful, and much of the ugliness we observe in others was put inside of them by external influences.
We haven't accepted we can't really believe that the most characteristic product of our age of scientific miracles is junk, but that is so. And we still think and behave as though we face an unspoiled continent, with thousands of acres of living space for every man. We still sing "America the Beautiful" as though we had not created in it, by strenuous effort, at great expense, and with dauntless self-praise, an unprecedented ugliness.
Gold gives an appearance of beauty even to ugliness:
But with poverty everything becomes frightful.