beauty

A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on beauty, kindness, and preparation

BAIT, n. A preparation that renders the hook more palatable. The best kind is beauty.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on beauty, charm, husbands, power, and women

BEAUTY, n. That power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne on beauty

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Though one were fair as roses His beauty clouds and closes.

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

Source: The Garden of Proserpine.

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on adventure, art, beauty, civilization, peace, society, and truth

A general definition of civilization: a civilized society is exhibiting the fine qualities of truth, beauty, adventure, art, peace.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

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A Quote by Alexander Smith on beauty, earth, god, justice, love, music, speech, tears, and world

Love THE fierce exulting worlds, the motes in rays, The churlish thistles, scented briers, The wind-swept bluebells on the sunny braes, Down to the central fires, Exist alike in Love. Love is a sea Filling all the abysses dim Of lornest space, in whose deeps regally Suns and their bright broods swim. This mighty sea of Love, with wondrous tides, Is sternly just to sun and grain; 'Tis laving at this moment Saturn's sides, 'Tis in my blood and brain. All things have something more than barren use; There is a scent upon the brier, A tremulous splendour in the autumn dews, Cold morns are fringed with fire. The clodded earth goes up in sweet-breath'd flowers; In music dies poor human speech, And into beauty blow those hearts of ours When Love is born in each. Daisies are white upon the churchyard sod, Sweet tears the clouds lean down and give. The world is very lovely. O my God, I thank Thee that I live!

Alexander Smith (1830 - 1867)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on beauty, conceit, improvement, and nature

Conceit is to nature what paint is to beauty; it is not only needless, but it impairs what it would improve.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on beauty

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Fair tresses man's imperial race insnare, And beauty draws us with a single hair.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: The Rape of the Lock. Canto ii. Line 27.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on beauty and force

'Tis not a lip, or eye, we beauty call, But the joint force and full result of all.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Criticism. Part i. Line 45.

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on beauty, independence, life, morality, philosophy, religion, and superiority

Where beauty is worshipped for beauty's sake as a goddess, independent of and superior to morality and philosophy, the most horrible putrefaction is apt to set in. The lives of the aesthetes are the far from edifying commentary on the religion of beauty.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on beauty, death, and happiness

Beauty for some provides escape, Who gain a happiness in eyeing The gorgeous buttocks of the ape Or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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