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Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.

Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
The average girl would rather have beauty than brains because she knows the average man can see much better than he can think.
It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.
You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing.
Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies, for instance.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
That which is striking and beautiful is not always good; but that which is good is always beautiful.
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness; but still will keep a bower quiet for us, and a sleep full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing...
Gather ye rose-buds while ye may, old Time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles today, tomorrow will be dying.
A beautiful woman should break her mirror early.
The pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous nonsense than the pursuit of truth or goodness, because it affords a stronger temptation to the ego.
A beautiful form is better than a beautiful face; it gives a higher pleasure than statues or pictures; it is the finest of the fine arts.
In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.
Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork -- reading, writing, thinking--can.
Beauty will be convulsive or will not be at all.
All forms of beauty, like all possible phenomena, contain an element of the eternal and an element of the transitory -- of the absolute and of the particular. Absolute and eternal beauty does not exist, or rather it is only an abstraction creamed from the general surface of different beauties. The particular element in each manifestation comes from the emotions: and just as we have our own particular emotions, so we have our own beauty.
Beauty depends on size as well as symmetry. No very small animal can be beautiful, for looking at it takes so small a portion of time that the impression of it will be confused. Nor can any very large one, for a whole view of it cannot be had at once, and so there will be no unity and completeness.
Beauty is one of the rare things that do not lead to doubt of God.
It is better to be beautiful than to be good, but it is better to be good than to be ugly.
Beauty is all very well at first sight; but whoever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
If you have never seen beauty in a moment of suffering, you have never seen beauty at all. If you have never seen joy in a beautiful face, you have never seen joy at all.
Truth exists for the wise, beauty for the feeling heart.
Let us live for the beauty of our own reality.
Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.
It is easy to be beautiful; it is difficult to appear so.
Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty. There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail.
Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting; she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain.
Beauty is the purgation of superfluities.
Where beauty is worshipped for beauty's sake as a goddess, independent of and superior to morality and philosophy, the most horrible putrefaction is apt to set in. The lives of the aesthetes are the far from edifying commentary on the religion of beauty.
No woman can be handsome by the force of features alone, any more that she can be witty by only the help of speech.
Beauty is variable, ugliness is constant.
The plainer the dress, the greater luster does beauty appear.
Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.
Beauty is the pilot of the young soul.
It is generally a feminine eye that first detects the moral deficiencies hidden under the dear deceit of beauty.
No; we have been as usual asking the wrong question. It does not matter a hoot what the mockingbird on the chimney is singing. The real and proper question is: Why is it beautiful?
The beautiful seems right by force of beauty, and the feeble wrong because of weakness.

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