Quotations About / On: BEAUTIFUL

  • 71.
    The day is not far when people beautiful faces will be the ugliest
    (Fahid hamid)
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  • 72.
    Being simple is one of the most beautiful thing on earth.
    (To the disciplined students.)
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  • 73.
    Great country, diminutive minds. America is formless, has no terrible and no beautiful condensation.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Journal entry, June 1847. Quoted in Harold Bloom, The American Religion (1992).)
  • 74.
    You can put up with everything in this world except not with a long stretch of beautiful days.
    (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. "Section Proverbial of Poems," (1815).)
  • 75.
    If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.
    (William Morris (1834-1896), British artist, writer, printer. Lecture, 1877. "The Decorative Arts: Their Relation to Modern Life and Progress," publ. As "The Lesser Arts" in Hopes and Fears for Art (1882). Morris's first public lecture.)
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  • 76.
    Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance.
    (John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic, author. The Stones of Venice, vol. I, ch. 2 (1851).)
  • 77.
    It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But ... it is better to be good than to be ugly.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish author. Lord Henry, in The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 17 (1891).)
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  • 78.
    Sublime upon sublime scarcely presents a contrast, and we need a little rest from everything, even the beautiful.
    (Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Cromwell, preface (1827).)
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  • 79.
    We call the beautiful the highest, because it appears to us the golden mean, escaping the dowdiness of the good and the heartlessness of the true.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Speech, January 1842, at the Masonic Temple in Boston, repr. In The Dial (1843) and Nature, Addresses, and Lectures (1849). "The Transcendentalist," repr. in The Portable Emerson, ed. Carl Bode (1946, repr. 1981).)
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  • 80.
    The State is to make what is useful. The individual is to make what is beautiful.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. repr. 1895. "The Soul of Man Under Socialism," Fortnightly Review (London, Feb. 1891).)
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