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Quotes about beauty

All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics / 

All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.

All the diversity, all the charm, all the beauty of life are made up of light and shade.
Leo Tolstoy / 

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
Confucius / 

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
Augustine of Hippo / 

It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.
Henry David Thoreau - Walden; or, Life in the Woods / 

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.
Ralph Waldo Emerson / 

Think of all the beauty in yourself and in everything around you and be happy.
Anne Frank / 

Then donʼt conclude that what is not beautiful is ugly or what is not good is bad.
Plato - Symposium / 

Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers.
Victor Hugo - Les Misérables / 

To love beauty is to see light.
Victor Hugo - Les Misérables / 

I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy.
Charles Baudelaire / 

Beauty is the sole ambition, the exclusive goal of Taste.
Charles Baudelaire / 

I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.
Albrecht Dürer - Four Books of Human Proportion / 

What beauty is, I know not.
Albrecht Dürer / 

A beautiful soul has no other merit than its own existence.
Friedrich Schiller - On Grace and Dignity / 

The beautiful: that which we do not want to change.
Simone Weil / 

Beauty is no quality in things themselves : It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them ; and each mind perceives a different beauty.
David Hume - Of the Standard of Taste / 

Does, then, the truly beautiful need anything beyond ?
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations / 

You cannot perceive beauty but with a serene mind.
Henry David Thoreau / 

We are both of us neighbors of the sky, Madame,
Since you are beautiful and I am old.

Victor Hugo / 

Today I know how to salute beauty.
Arthur Rimbaud - Une saison en enfer / 

Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.
Leonardo da Vinci / 

The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.
Francis Bacon - Essays / 

In my prints I try to show that we live in a beautiful and orderly world and not in a chaos without norms, as we sometimes seem to.
M. C. Escher / 

Glances of true beauty can be seen in the faces of those who live in true meekness.
Henry David Thoreau

Beauty is mainly no more than simplicity.
Guillaume Apollinaire - Chant de l’honneur / 

Beauty is the harmony of chance and the good.
Simone Weil / 

Nature has a great simplicity and, therefore, a great beauty.
Richard Phillips Feynman

I wanted very much to learn to draw, for a reason that I kept to myself: I wanted to convey an emotion I have about the beauty of the world.
Richard Phillips Feynman

Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.
Jean Cocteau

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