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Quotations About / On: BEAUTY

  • 51.
    Who would not give up wit for power and beauty?
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 52.
    Children, dear and loving children, can alone console a woman for the loss of her beauty.
    (Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. Mme. Gaston in a letter to Mme. De l'Estorade, in Letters of Two Brides (Mémoires de Deux Jeunes Mariées), in La Presse (1841-1842), Souverain (1842), included in the Scènes de la Vie Privée in the Comédie humaine (1845, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971).)
  • 53.
    I have learnt to love you late, Beauty at once so ancient and so new!
    (Saint Augustine (354-430), Roman theologian, Bishop of Hippo. Confessions, bk. 10, sct. 27 (c. 397).)
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  • 54.
    If Paris lived now, and preferred beauty to power and riches, it would not be called his Judgment, but his Want of Judgment.
    (Horace Walpole (1717-1797), British author. Horace Walpole's Miscellany 1786-1795, p. 60, ed. Lars E. Troide, Yale University Press (1978). Originally written in 1787; in Greek mythology, the Judgment of Paris is the story of Paris's awarding the prize of beauty to the Goddess Aphrodite (over the Goddesses Hera and Pallas Athena) in return for the bribe of the fairest woman in the world, Helen.)
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  • 55.
    Poetry, the genre of purest beauty, was born of a truncated woman: her head severed from her body with a sword, a symbolic penis.
    (Andrea Dworkin (b. 1946), U.S. feminist critic. Pornography, ch. 4 (1981).)
  • 56.
    Thought and beauty, like a hurricane or waves, should not know conventional, delimited forms.
    (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Narrator in The Letter, Works, vol. 7, p. 511, "Nauka" (1976).)
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  • 57.
    Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
    (Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931), Lebanese poet, novelist. The Prophet (1923).)
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  • 58.
    The world, which the Greeks called Beauty, has been made such by being gradually divested of every ornament which was not fitted to endure.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 109, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 59.
    One would give plenty of almonds if one had eyes to see the beauty of a receiving hand.
    (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Sayings in Prose (posthumous).)
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  • 60.
    The beauty of independence, departure, actions that rely on themselves.
    (Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. Song of the Broad Axe, sct. 3.)
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