The Secret Doctrine of Being Beautiful

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Beauty Quotes

Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on Simplicity --Plato

By plucking her petals, You do not gather the beauty of the flower.
--Rabindrath Tagore

The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper. --Aristotle

As a white candle In a holy place, So is the beauty Of an aged face. --Joseph Campbell

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives. --Albert Einstein

The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise --George Santayana (1863-1952)

You are to gather up the joys and sorrows, the struggles, the beauty, love, dreams and hopes of every hour that they may be consecrated at the altar of daily life. --MacRina Wiederkehr

Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built --James Allen

People are like stained glass windows -- the true beauty can be seen only when there is light from within. The darker the night, the brighter the windows --Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Beauty is in the eye of it's beholder. --Unknown

Remember how in that communion only, beholding beauty with the eye of the mind, he will be enabled to bring forth, not images of beauty, but reality (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. --Plato

Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise. --Marcus Aurelius

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. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting. --John Kenneth Galbraith

I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want--an adorable pancreas? --Jean Kerr

The most common error made in matters of appearance is the belief that one should disdain the superficial and let the true beauty of one's soul shine through. If there are places on your body where this is a possibility, you are not attractive--you are leaking. --Fran Lebowitz

Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all --W. Somerset Maugham

Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears. --Edgar Allen Poe

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 --Katherine Anne Porter

Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty, just as light deprived of all shadows ceases to be enjoyed as light. --John Ruskin

To me, fair friend, you never can be old For as you were when first your eye I eyed, Such seems your beauty still. --William Shakespeare

The beauty of male has not yet been portrayed by the only one who can do so-the female --G. C. Lichtenberg

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. --Navajo Song

Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. --Franz Kafka

Practice random beauty and senseless acts of love. --Anonymous

Take back the beauty and wit you bestow upon me; leave me my own mediocrity of agreeableness and genius, but leave me also my sincerity, my constancy, and my plain dealing; 'tis all I have to recommend me to the esteem either of others or myself. --Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) English author

Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them. --David Hume

To dream anything that you want to dream, that is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do, that is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself, to test your limits, that is the courage to succeed. --Bernard Edmonds

May the sun bring you new energies by day, may the moon softly restore you by night, may the rain wash away any worries you may have. May gentle breezes refresh your soul and all the days of your life, may you walk gently through the world and know its beauty. --Unknown

There is one purpose to life and one only: to bear witness to and understand as much as possible of the complexity of the world - its beauty, its mysteries, its riddles. The more you understand, the more you look, the greater is your enjoyment of life and your sense of peace. That's all there is to it. If an activity is not grounded in 'to love' or 'to learn,' it does not have value. --Anne Rice

What ever beauty may be, it has for its basis order, and for its essence unity. - --Father Andre

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. --Eleanor Roosevelt


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