Quotes by symmetry

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  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    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.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    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.
  • Charles Lamb
    Charles Lamb
    English essayist 1775-1834
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    Borrowers of books - those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes.
  • Derek Walcott
    Derek Walcott
    Saint Lucian poet and playwright, winner Nobel Prize in Literature 1930-2017
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    Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    Consistency is the enemy of enterprise, just as symmetry is the enemy of art.
    Source: Collected Letters (1926-195007)
  • Louis de Bernieres
    Louis de Bernieres
    British novelist 1954-
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    Symmetry is for God, not for us.
    Source: Kapitein Corelli's mandoline (1994) 257
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    Symmetry is what we see at a glance; based on the fact that there is no reason for any difference...
    Source: Pensees (1669)
  • Bayard Taylor
    Bayard Taylor
    American poet, travel author, and diplomat 1825-1878
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    The nearest approach I have ever seen to the symmetry of ancient sculpture was among the Arab tribes of Ethiopia. Our Saxon race can supply the athlete, but not the Apollo.
  • William Blake
    William Blake
    English poet 1757-1827
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    Tiger, tiger burning bright,
    In the forests of the night,
    What immortal hand or eye,
    Could frame thy fearful symmetry.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    What makes a regiment of soldiers a more noble object of view than the same mass of mob? Their arms, their dresses, their banners, and the art and artificial symmetry of their position and movements.
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