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There is no more potent antidote to low sensuality than the adoration of beauty. - All the higher arts of design are essentially chaste. - They purify the thoughts, as tragedy, according to Aristotle, purifies the passions.

There should be as little merit in loving a woman for her beauty, as a man for his prosperity, both being equally subject to change.

Things are beautiful if you love them.

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

To cultivate the sense of the beautiful, is one of the most effectual ways of cultivating an appreciation of the divine goodness.

To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life.

To give pain is the tyranny,--to make happy the true empire of beauty.

Underneath this stone doth lie As much beauty as could die.

Until I saw Chardin's painting, I never realized how much beauty lay around me in my parents' house, in the half-cleared table, in the corner of a tablecloth left awry, in the knife beside the empty oyster shell.

We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts; which exactly answers its ends.

What tender force, what dignity divine, what virtue consecrating every feature; around that neck what dross are gold and pearl!

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.

When your inner eyes open, you can find immense beauty hidden within the inconsequential details of daily life. When your inner ears open, you can hear the subtle, lovely music of the universe everywhere you go.

Women who are either indisputably beautiful, or indisputably ugly, are best flattered upon the score of their understandings; but those who are in a state of mediocrity are best flattered upon their beauty, or at least their graces; for every woman who is not absolutely ugly thinks herself handsome. See quote detail


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