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There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.

Call for the grandest of all earthly spectacles, what is that? It is the sun going to his rest.
Beauty is a good letter of introduction.
A poor beauty finds more lovers than husbands.
Beauty is the still birth of suffering, every woman knows that.
The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty, even one's own --even more, one's own, for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being.
Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
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.
Withdraw into yourself and look. And if you do not fine yourself beautiful yet, act as does the creator of a statue that is to be made beautiful: he cuts away here, he smoothes there, he makes this line lighter, this other purer, until a lovely face has grown his work. So do you also: cut away all that is excessive, straighten all that is crooked, bring light to all that is overcast, labor to make all one glow or beauty and never cease chiseling your statue, until there shall shine out on you from it the godlike splendor of virtue, until you see the perfect goodness surely established in the stainless shrine
Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depends on simplicity.
I have a horror of people who speak about the beautiful. What is the beautiful? One must speak of problems in painting!
The flowers anew, returning seasons bring! But beauty faded has no second spring.
Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers. What we call art is a game.
Beauty is our weapon against nature; by it we make objects, giving them limit, symmetry, proportion. Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature.
A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.
How goodness heightens beauty!
Too fair to worship, too divine to love.
The beauty of stature is the only beauty of men.
Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.
The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety.
The ideal has many names, and beauty is but one of them.
O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.
Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven.
To emphasize only the beautiful seems to me to be like a mathematical system that only concerns itself with positive numbers.
My heart that was rapt away by the wild cherry blossoms -- will it return to my body when they scatter?
I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want --an adorable pancreas?
Beauty is a precious trace that eternity causes to appear to us and that it takes away from us. A manifestation of eternity, and a sign of death as well.
Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.
By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity.
Beauty is the index of a larger fact than wisdom.
There's beauty all around our paths, if but our watchful eyes can trace it midst familiar things, and through their lowly guise.
Being pretty on the inside means you don't hit your brother and you eat all your peas -- that's what my grandma taught me.
There have been many definitions of beauty in art. What is it? Beauty is what the untrained eyes consider abominable.
Beauty is a primeval phenomenon, which itself never makes its appearance, but the reflection of which is visible in a thousand different utterances of the creative mind, and is as various as nature herself.
Beauty is composed of an eternal, invariable element whose quantity is extremely difficult to determine, and a relative element which might be, either by turns or all at once, period, fashion, moral, passion.
As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker.
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.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman, and these hills, the softness of the sky, the outline of these trees at this very minute lose the illusory meaning with which we had clothed them, henceforth more remote than a lost paradise... that denseness and that strangeness of the world is absurd.
Every trait of beauty may be referred to some virtue, as to innocence, candor, generosity, modesty, or heroism. St. Pierre To cultivate the sense of the beautiful, is one of the most effectual ways of cultivating an appreciation of the divine goodness.
Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves eyes within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead. [Song Of Solomon 4:1]