Quotes: beauty

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  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Beauty is a form of genius - is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.
  • Charles Reade
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    Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.
  • William Congreve
    William Congreve
    British Dramatist 1670-1729
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    A wit should no more be sincere, than a woman constant; one argues a decay of parts, as to other of beauty.
  • Stendhal
    Stendhal
    French writer (ps. of Marie Henri Beyle) 1783-1842
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    Beauty is the promise of happiness.
  • Lydia M. Child
    Lydia M. Child
    American Abolitionist, Writer, Editor 1802-1880
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    Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of the character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Good nature is more agreeable in conversation than wit and gives a certain air to the countenance which is more amiable than beauty.
  • Charlie Chaplin
    Charlie Chaplin
    British actor, movie maker 1889-1977
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    I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose.
  • Frank Zappa
    Frank Zappa
    American rock musician 1940-
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    Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    The 1990s, after the reign of terror of academic vandalism, will be a decade of restoration: restoration of meaning, value, beauty, pleasure, and emotion to art and restoration of art to its audience.
  • Thomas B. Macaulay
    Thomas B. Macaulay
    American essayist and historian 1800-1859
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    The English Bible - a book which, if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power.
  • John Ray
    John Ray
    English naturalist 1627-1705
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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.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    There is nothing that makes its way more directly to the soul than beauty.
  • St. Gregory the Great
    St. Gregory the Great
    Pope of the Catholic Church 540-604
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    When a girl ceases to blush, she has lost the most powerful charm of her beauty.
  • Joseph Rudyard Kipling
    Joseph Rudyard Kipling
    English writer 1865-1936
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    'Tis beauty, so to speak, nor good talk necessarily. It's just IT. Some women will stay in a man's memory if they once walked down a street.
  • Helen Rowland
    Helen Rowland
    American journalist 1875-1950
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    A bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever.
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