Quotations About / On: BEAUTY
Forgiveness is the beauty of morality; charity is the beauty of business.
(To my friends)
Beauty induces attraction but love is not dependent on beauty.
(to my students)
Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.
(Edmund Burke (1729-1797), Irish philosopher, statesman. The Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, Introduction (1756).)
When nature suffers because it is destroyed by human activities, the notion of beauty is really losing its meaning, because nothing is more aesthetic than the natural beauty.
(Quote about nature)
“The appearance of things changes according to the emotions; and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.”
(― Kahlil Gibran, The Broken Wings)
When you subtract desire from beauty, you feel the bliss of pure beauty and get rid of lust.
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
How one can notice a piece of beauty unless an ugly thing will be near by; therefore ugly is part of beauty
Beauty is not often a thing to be searched; beauty is often a thing to be seen.
(to my friends)
A new beauty has been added to the splendor of the worldthe beauty of speed.
(Tommaso Marinetti (1876-1944), Italian playwright. repr. In Marinetti: Selected Writings, ed. by R.W. Flint (1971). "Foundation and Manifesto of Futurism," Figaro (Paris, Feb. 20, 1909).)