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beauty

quotations about beauty & being beautiful

 

 

Beauty is but skin deep, ugly lies the bone;
Beauty dies and fades away, but ugly holds its own.
- - - Anonymous

Beauty is only skin deep, and the world is full of thin skinned people.
- - - Richard Armour

There are no ugly women; there are only women who do not know how to look pretty.
- - - Antoine P. Berryer

Beauty is a very handy thing to have, especially for a woman who ain't handsome.
- - - Josh Billings

Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.
- - - Jacqueline Bisset

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature. But beautiful old people are works of art.
- - - Marjorie Barstow Breenbie

She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellow'd to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
- - - George Gordon, Lord Byron "She Walks in Beauty"

That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful.
- - - Ninon de L'Enclos

Beauty is not caused, It is.
- - - Emily Dickinson

There's beauty in the silver singing river
There's beauty in the sunrise in the sky
But none of these and nothing else can match the beauty
That I remember in my true love's eyes
- - - Bob Dylan "Tomorrow is a Long Time"

Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.
- - - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Looks are so deceptive that people should be done up like food packages with the ingredients clearly labeled.
- - - Helen Hudson

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

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever;
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness.
- - - John Keats "Endymion"

"Beauty is truth, truth beauty,"- that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
- - - John Keats "Ode on a Grecian Urn"

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 Snake Has All the Lines"

You've got to get up every morning with a smile on your face
And show the world all the love in your heart
Then people gonna treat you better
You're gonna find, yes you will
That you're beautiful as you feel.
- - - Carole King "Beautiful"

Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
- - - Hedy Lamarr

Beauty is a mystery. You can neither eat it nor make flannel out of it.
- - - David Herbert Lawrence

Beauty can pierce one like a pain.
- - - Thomas Mann

The reason the all-American boy prefers beauty over brains is that the all-American boy can see better than he can think.
- - - Farrah Fawcett Majors

Oh, thou art fairer than the evening air
Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.
- - - Christopher Marlowe "Dr. Faustus"

Beauty is something wonderful and strange that the artist fashions out of the chaos of the world in the torment of his soul.
- - - William Somerset Maugham

Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.
- - - Mere

Beauty never slumbers;
All is in her name;
But the rose remembers
The dust from which it came.
- - - Edna St. Vincent Millay

In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.
- - - Christopher Morley

Beauty is only sin deep.
- - - H. H. Munro (''Saki'')

Beauty is but a flower
Which wrinkles will devour;
Brightness falls from the air;
Queens have died young and fair;
Dust hath closed Helen's eye.
- - - Thomas Nashe

With beauty before me, I walk
With beauty behind me, I walk
With beauty above and about me, I walk,
It is finished in beauty,
It is finished in beauty.
- - - Navajo chant

Cosmetics is a boon to every woman, but a girl's best beauty aid is still a near-sighted man.
- - - Yoko Ono

It's easy to be beautiful - just be born that way.
- - - Suzy Parker

Rarely do great beauty and great virtue dwell together.
- - - Petrarch [Francesco Petrarca]

The flowers anew, returning seasons bring,
But faded beauty has no second spring.
- - - Ambrose Phillips "Pastoral"

Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.
- - -C. Reade

Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
- - - Jean Rostand

Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless: peacocks and lilies, for instance.
- - - John Ruskin "The Stones of Venice"

Beauty's a doubtful good, a glass, a flower,
Lost, faded, broken, dead within an hour;
And beauty, blemish'd once, for ever's lost,
In spite of physic, painting, pain, and cost.
- - - William Shakespeare

Beauty is momentary in the mind
the fitful tracing of a portal;
But in the flesh it is immortal.
- - - Wallace Stevens

Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her,
Alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams
And our desires.
- - - Wallace Stevens "Sunday Morning" (1923)

To a toad, what is beauty? A female with two pop-eyes, a wide mouth, yellow belly and spotted back.
- - - Voltaire

It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But it is better to be good than to be ugly.
- - - Oscar Wilde "The Picture of Dorian Gray"

The beauty of the world which is soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
- - - Virginia Woolf

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