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Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

Beauty in not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Things are beautiful if you love them.
Beauty is not caused. It is.
Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.
The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.
The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.
Let there be nothing within thee that is not very beautiful and very gentle, and there will be nothing without thee that is not beautiful and softened by the spell of thy presence.
There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.
There is nothing that makes its way more directly to the soul than beauty.
Trust not too much to an enchanting face.
Beauty. The power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.
To me, fair friend, you never can be old. For as you were when first your eye I eyed. Such seems your beauty still.
Nothing can be beautiful which is not true.
Beauty is as relative as light and dark. Thus, there exists no beautiful woman, none at all, because you are never certain that a still far more beautiful woman will not appear and completely shame the supposed beauty of the first.
Beauty is truth, truth beauty -- that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
Beauty is only skin deep, but it's a valuable asset if you're poor or haven't any sense.
Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from the eternal.
Exuberance is beauty.
There are as many kinds of beauty as there are habitual ways of seeking happiness.
Beauty is a harmonious relation between something in our nature and the quality of the object which delights us.
All God's children are not beautiful. Most of God's children are, in fact, barely presentable.
There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting.
There are various orders of beauty, causing men to make fools of themselves in various styles... but there is one order of beauty which seems made to turn the heads not only of men, but of all intelligent mammals, even of women. It is a beauty like that of kittens, or very small downy ducks making gentle rippling noises with their soft bills, or babies just beginning to toddle and to engage in conscious mischief --a beauty with which you can never be angry, but that you feel ready to crush for inability to comprehend the state of mind into which it throws you.
Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.
The beauty seen, is partly in him who sees it.
I'm not ugly, but my beauty is a total creation.
Beauty when unadorned is adorned the most.
What is beautiful is good, and who is good will soon be beautiful.
The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes is only the spell of the moment; the eye of the body is not always that of the soul.
Beauty, unaccompanied by virtue, is as a flower without perfume.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
Whatever is beautiful is beautiful by necessity.
Beauty is whatever gives joy.
In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.
Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder.
Nothing's beautiful from every point of view.
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.
Strange that the vanity which accompanies beauty --excusable, perhaps, when there is such great beauty, or at any rate understandable --should persist after the beauty was gone.
Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's scepter, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.
The beauty myth moves for men as a mirage; its power lies in its ever-receding nature. When the gap is closed, the lover embraces only his own disillusion.
Beauty always promises, but never gives anything.
Beauty is the promise of happiness.
What is most beautiful in virile men is sometimes feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine.
Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
One evening I sat Beauty on my knees --And I found her bitter --And I reviled her.
The loveliest faces are to be seen by moonlight, when one sees half with the eye and half with the fancy.
In the beautiful, man sets himself up as the standard of perfection; in select cases he worships himself in it. Man believes that the world itself is filled with beauty --he forgets that it is he who has created it. He alone has bestowed beauty upon the world --alas! only a very human, an all too human, beauty.
Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man -- the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined.
Few girls are as well shaped as a good horse.
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.
The esthete stands in the same relation to beauty as the pornographer stands to love, and the politician stands to life.
The criterion of true beauty is that it increases on examination; if false, that it lessens. There is therefore, something in true beauty that corresponds with right reason, and is not the mere creation of fancy.
Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face. The beauty who does not look surprised, who accepts her position as her due -- she reminds us too much of a prima donna.
Beauty is the mark God sets on virtue. Every natural action is graceful; every heroic act is also decent, and causes the place and the bystanders to shine.
Beauty rests on necessities.
The line of beauty is the line of perfect economy.
Even with all my wrinkles! I am beautiful!
Beauty is desired in order that it may be befouled; not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it.
I have learnt to love you late, Beauty at once so ancient and so new!
Never forget that you are married to a very beautiful woman.
I have found that all ugly things are made by those who strive to make something beautiful, and that all beautiful things are made by those who strive to make something useful.
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.
Beauty seen is never lost, God's colors all are fast.
My work always tried to unite the true with the beautiful; but when I had to choose one or the other, I usually chose the beautiful.
If either man or woman would realize that the full power of personal beauty, it must be by cherishing noble thoughts and hopes and purposes; by having something to do and something to live for that is worthy of humanity, and which, by expanding and symmetry to the body which contains it.
Every beauty which is seen here below by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come
We know only that we are living in these bodies and have a vague idea, because we have heard it, and because our faith tells us so, that we possess souls. As to what good qualities there may be in our souls, or who dwells within them, or how precious they are, those are things which seldom consider and so we trouble little about carefully preserving the soul's beauty.
The difference between utility and utility plus beauty is the difference between telephone wires and the spider web.
To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy, the true empire of beauty.
I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity, order or confusion. Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly, well-ordered or confused.
Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind.
Beauty is but a vain and doubtful good; a shining gloss that fadeth suddenly; a flower that dies when it begins to bud; a doubtful good, a gloss, a glass, a flower, lost, faded, broken, dead within an hour. -
The ideal beauty is a fugitive which is never found.
Beauty as we feel it is something indescribable; what it is or what it means can never be said.
It is very necessary to have markers of beauty left in a world seemingly bent on making the most evil ugliness.
Remember if you marry for beauty, thou bindest thyself all thy life for that which perchance, will neither last nor please thee one year: and when thou hast it, it will be to thee of no price at all.
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]
I spent a lot of time with a crown on my head. [On her beauty pageant days]
The idea that happiness could have a share in beauty would be too much of a good thing.
Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the infinite.
What ever beauty may be, it has for its basis order, and for its essence unity.
She was everything that was untouchable.
What was beauty unless you intended to use it, like a hammer, or a key? It was just something for other people to use and admire, or envy, despise. To nail their dreams onto like a picture hanger on a blank wall. And so many girls saying, use me, dream me.
I wanted to write the most beautiful poem But that is impossible; The world has written its own.
While gazing at myself from yourself, I was beautiful.
There is something perfect to be found in the imperfect: the law keeps balance through the juxtaposition of beauty, which gains perfection through nurtured imperfection.
Busy with the ugliness of the expensive success we forget the easiness of free beauty lying sad right around the corner, only an instant removed, unnoticed and squandered.
It is beautiful to talk about beautiful things and even more beautiful to silently gaze at them.
Beauty is a cheap word, but beauty remains priceless.
Blinds are not those who cant see but those who cant see anything beyond physical beauty .
Beauty is pleasure to the mind through the senses.
Your beautiful no matter what people say,just be yourself and everything will be alright.