A Quote by Cheng Man-ch'ing on appreciation, beauty, mountains, pity, and reflection

Pity! The southerly trees have shed their leaves. Nobody comes to appreciate the mountain's beauty. Tomorrow I too will float away. My reflection gone from cool streams.

Cheng Man-ch'ing

Source: Translation and commentary by Mark Hennessy, 1995.

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A Quote by Charlotte Smith on beauty and garden

The cottage garden; most for use designed, Yet not of beauty destitute.

Charlotte Smith

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A Quote by Charlie Chaplin on beauty, needs, patience, purpose, questions, and understanding

I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose.

Charlie Chaplin (1889 - 1977)

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A Quote by Charles Reade on beauty and power

Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.

Charles Reade (1814 - 1884)

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on beauty, business, christianity, communication, death, garden, god, good, heart, inventions, language, paradise, silence, simplicity, and world

What a dead thing is a clock, with its ponderous embowelments of lead and brass, its pert or solemn dullness of communication, compared with the simple altar-like structure and silent heart-language of the old sundials! It stood as the garden god of Christian gardens. Why is it almost everywhere vanished? If its business-use be superseded by more elaborate inventions, its moral uses, its beauty, might have pleaded for its continuance. It spoke of moderate labours, of pleasures not protracted after sunset, of temperance, and good hours. It was the primitive clock, the horologue of the first world. Adam could scare have missed it in Paradise.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Essays, 1823

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on beauty, pain, and sports

To sigh, yet feel no pain; To weep, yet scarce know why; To sport an hour with Beauty's chain, Then throw it idly by.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: The Blue Stocking.

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A Quote by Charles Dibdin on beauty, duty, faith, heart, and kindness

His form was of the manliest beauty, His heart was kind and soft; Faithful below he did his duty, But now he's gone aloft.

Charles Dibdin (1745 - 1814)

Source: Tom Bowling.

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A Quote by Celia Thaxter on beauty, darkness, earth, god, lies, spirit, and universe

Of all the wonderful things in the wonderful universe of God, nothing seems to me more surprising than the planting of a seed in the blank earth and the result thereof. Take that Poppy seed, for instance: it lies in your palm, the merest atom of matter, hardly visible, a speck, a pin's point in bulk, but within it is imprisoned a spirit of beauty ineffable, which will break its bonds and emerge from the dark ground and blossom in a splendor so dazzling as to baffle all powers of description.

Celia Thaxter (1835 - 1894)

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A Quote by Catherine M. Prostak on beauty, garden, god, love, nature, vision, and wisdom

God in his wisdom created these places And made them accessible to those of all races Rare visions of beauty, and fragrant perfume Distributed freely for all to consume. While Enjoying Nature, confessions and pardons Sincerely flow forth, as love grows in God's Gardens

Catherine M. Prostak

Source: Gardens

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A Quote by Camille Paglia on beauty, giving, nature, and weapons

Beauty is our weapon against nature; by it we make objects, giving them limit, symmetry, proportion. Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature.

Camille Paglia

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