Ugly Quotes

There is nothing ugly; I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may, light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful.

John Constable

Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

Understand this, I mean to arrive at the truth. The truth, however ugly in itself, is always curious and beautiful to seekers after it.

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie

Nothing is ugly as long as it is alive.

Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel

Frazier is so ugly that he should donate his face to the US Bureau of Wildlife.

Muhammad Ali

A good heart will help you to a bonny face, my lad and a bad one will turn the bonniest into something worse than ugly.

Emily Bronte

Each day is a special gift from God, and while life may not always be fair, you must never allow the pains, hurdles, and handicaps of the moment to poison your attitude and plans for yourself and your future. You can never win when you wear the ugly cloak of self-pity, and the sour sound of whining will certainly frighten away any opportunity for success. Never again. There is a better way.

Og Mandino

Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.

Robin Williams

When evil men plot, good men must plan. When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind. When evil men shout ugly words of hatred, good men must commit themselves to the glories of love.

Martin Luther King Jr

War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares about more than his personal safety; is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

John Stuart Mill

Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included.

Karl Marx

By the end of the decade it had become obvious that perhaps the one constant of our variegated and strung-out peer groups was a pervasive sense of self-consciousness that sent us in grouchy packs to ugly festivals just to be together and dig ourselves and each other, as if all of this meant something greater than that we were kids who liked rock 'n' roll and came out to have a good time, as if our very styles and trappings and drugs and jargon could be in themselves political statements for any longer than about fifteen stoned seconds, even a threat to the Mother Country! So we loved and loved and doted on ourselves and our reflections in each other even as the whole thing got out of hand and turned into mud and disaster areas and downs and death.

Lester Bangs

The ugly can achieve an absoluteness beyond the reach of beauty.

Mason Cooley

Better an ugly face than an ugly mind.

James Ellis

Politics is ugly. Never doubt what small men will do for great power.

Paolo Bacigalupi

Ugly deeds are most estimable when hidden.

Blaise Pascal

Tlume, my little crystal glass, three paths are bad for men: to see the beauty of the world and yet to say it is ugly; to wake up early in the morning to do what one is incapable of; and to give free course to ones dreams without being careful because whoever dreams becomes a victim of his dreams.

Simone Schwarz-Bart

It takes a long time to make me beautiful, but it goes fast to make me ugly.

Stellan Skarsgard

It is true that we are weak and sick and ugly and quarrelsome but if that is all we ever were, we would millenniums ago have disappeared from the face of the earth.

John Steinbeck

Errors look so very ugly in persons of small means one feels they are taking quite a liberty in going astray whereas people of fortune may naturally indulge in a few delinquencies.

George Eliot

If the conditions were right there could be great acceptance. Often it is only when they pose an economic or political threat that it turns really ugly.

Iris Chang

If you destroyed the underpinnings of this great American sport, you are a hated, ugly, detestable person.

Curt Flood

Protesting does no good. It does no good for anything. It's just ugly.

Donna Smith
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