The ever-present phenomenon ceases to exist for our senses. It was a city dweller, or a prisoner, or a blind man suddenly given his sight, who first noted natural beauty.
There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting.
Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all1
Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty, just as light deprived of all shadows ceases to be enjoyed as light.
The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes is only the spell of the moment the eye of the body is not always that of the soul
Lord of the far horizons, Give us the eyes to see Over the verge of the sundown The beauty that is to be. r
The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician
A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling 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 to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise.
Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see Beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see Beauty never grows old.
Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.
We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts; which exactly answers its end; which stands related to all things; which is the mean of many extremes.
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
The pain passes, but the beauty remains.
The only person who could make me stop singing is the one who made me sing: God, the beauty up there!
For beauty being the best of all we know Sums up the unsearchable and secret aims Of nature.
Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on Simplicity
A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
Beauty Parlor: A place where women curl up and dye
I don't think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that remains.
Beauty seen is never lost, God's colors all are fast.
She was a beauty in her youth a fact which she alone remembers
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