Quotes On Beauty
walks in beauty,
Like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes
pleases the eyes only;
Sweetness of disposition charms the soul
fly to beauty as an asylum
From the terrors of finite nature.
We live in a wonderful
world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to
the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. ~Jawaharlal
Beauty is an experience, nothing else. It is not a fixed pattern or
an arrangement of features. It is something felt, a glow or a communicated
sense of fineness.
~ D. H. Lawrence~
The echoes of beauty you've seen transpire, Resound through
dying coals of a campfire.~ Ernest Hemingway~
Poetry lifts the veil
from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as
if they were not familiar.
Bysshe Shelley ~
The stars of midnight shall be dear
To her; and she shall lean her ear
In many a secret place
Where rivulets dance their wayward round,
And beauty born of murmuring sound Shall pass into her face.
Three years she grew in Sun and Shower
~William Wordsworth 1770-1850~
is not in the face; beauty
is a light in the heart
A soul that sees
beauty may sometimes walk alone.
von Goethe ~
A thing of
beauty is a joy forever;
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness.
Keats. 1795-1821 Endymion. Book i
Did my heart
love till now?
Forswear it sight,
For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.
~ Romeo and Juliet.~
The best and
most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they
must be felt with the heart.
in that communion only, beholding beauty with the eye of the mind,
he will be enabled to bring forth, not images of beauty,
but realities (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."
N.B.: This famous aphorism is often misquoted, "Beauty is in the
eye of the beholder."
I slept, and
dreamed that life was Beauty,
I woke, and found that life was Duty.
Was thy dream then a shadowy lie?
Toil on, poor heart, unceasingly;
And thou shalt find thy dream to be
A truth and noonday light to thee.
Life a Duty
Sturgis Hooper. 1816-1841.
No radiant pearl
which crested Fortune wears,
No gem that twinkling hangs from Beauty's ears, Not the bright stars
which Night's blue arch adorn, Nor rising suns that gild the vernal
morn, Shine with such lustre as the tear that flows Down Virtue's manly
cheek for others' woes.
Darwin. 1731-1802. Part ii. Canto iii. Line 459.
Never lose an
opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful, for beauty is God's
handwriting -- a wayside sacrament.
Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every flower, and
thank God for it as a cup of blessing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature
may heal and give strength to body and soul.
Whatever is in any way beautiful hath its source of beauty in itself, and is complete in itself; praise forms no part of it. So it is none the worse nor the better for being praised.
~Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. 121-180 A.D.
Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.
~ John Muir~"
"Justice, truth, and beauty are sisters and comrades. With three such beautiful words we have no need to look for any others. "
~ Simone Weil~
“It is not beauty that endears, it's love that makes us see beauty”
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
Though we travel
the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we
find it not.
Waldo Emerson ~
very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else.
From beauty no road leads to reality.
Arendt (Rachel Varnhagen)
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it.
For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it.
For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
beauty that captures your attention; personality which captures your heart.
Keep your faith
in all beautiful things; in the sun when it is hidden, in the Spring when
it is gone.
R. Gilson ~
A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine
picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate
the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.
Wolfgang von Goethe ~
The most beautiful
thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true
art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no
longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his
eyes are closed.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
~ Edgar Allen Poe~
Doth perfect beauty stand in need of praise at all?
Nay; no more than law, no more than truth,
no more than loving kindness, nor than modesty.
beauty is a better introduction than any letter;...Diogenes Laertius.
Circa 200 A.D.
Aristotle called beauty "the gift of God;",
it "a short-lived tyranny;"
Theophrastus, "a silent deceit;"
Theocritus, "an ivory
Carneades, "a sovereignty which stood in need of
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."
If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere. ~Vincent Van Gogh ~
Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. ~Kahlil Gibran~
"The love of beauty in its multiple forms is the noblest gift of the human cerebrum." ~Alexis Carrel ~
"The sense of truth no matter how subjective is necessary for the experience of beauty
~ Lawrence Durrell ~
"Beauty and folly are old companions."
~Ben Franklin ~