ugliness

A Quote by Elie Wiesel on faith, heresy, indifference, and ugliness

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.

Elie Wiesel (1928 -)

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A Quote by Leo Buscaglia on pleasure and ugliness

Man seldom questions the fact that ugliness and evil are to be found in the world. But he's never as ready to accept that life also offers unlimited beauty and potential for joy as well as endless opportunities for pleasure.

Leo Buscaglia

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on awareness, appearances, delusion, beauty, and ugliness

God works in mysterious ways. Things may look good outwardly, but there may be evil contained inside. Let no one be deluded by pride that he himself has conceived good ideas or done good deeds. If everything were as it seemed, the Prophet would not have cried out with such illuminated and illuminating perspicacity, "Show me things as they are! You make things appear beautiful when in reality they are ugly; You make things appear ugly when in reality they are beautiful. Show us therefore each thing as it is lest we fall into a snare and be ever errant.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: The Rumi Collection: An Anthology of Translations of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi (Shambhala Classics), Pages: 69

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A Quote by Walter Russell on beauty, perfection, rhythm, balance, nature, light, thought, god, balanced rhythmic interchange, fear, ugliness, failure, disease, imbalance, unbalance, health, healing, and happiness

[Beauty is] "Perfection of rhythm, balanced perfection of rhythm. Everything in Nature is expressed by rhythmic waves of light. Every thought and action is a light-wave of thought and action. If one interprets the God within one, one's thoughts and actions must be balanced rhythmic waves. Ugliness, fears, failures and diseases arise from unbalanced thoughts and actions. Therefore think beauty always if one desire vitality of body and happiness."

Walter Russell

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on evil, remorse, and ugliness

A warrior doesn't know remorse for anything he has done, because to isolate one's acts as being mean, or ugly, or evil is to place an unwarranted importance on the self.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Journey to Ixtlan

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on ugliness

"Mr. Churchill, you're drunk!" Yes, I am; and you are ugly. But tomorrow, I shall be sober.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on adversity, books, good, life, sermons, and ugliness

Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: As You Like It, Act II, scene i.

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A Quote by Vita Sackville-West on beauty, charm, difficulty, economics, life, luxury, necessity, people, poets, sharing, society, traditions, ugliness, and world

Gardening is a luxury occupation: an ornament, not a necessity, of life. . . . Fortunate gardener, who may preoccupy himself solely with beauty in these difficult and ugly days! He is one of the few people left in this distressful world to carry on the tradition of elegance and charm. A useless member of society, considered in terms of economics, he must not be denied his rightful place. He deserves to share it, however humbly, with the painter and poet.

Vita Sackville-West (1892 - 1962)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Margery Williams on ugliness and understanding

Once you are real, you can't be ugly . . . except to those who don't understand.

Margery Williams

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Theodore Roethke on bitterness, force, sons, ugliness, and universe

Long live the weeds that overwhelm My narrow vegetable realm! The bitter rock, the barren soil That force the son of man to toil; All things unholy, marred by curse, The ugly of the universe.

Theodore Roethke (1908 - 1963)

Source: Long Live the Weeds

Contributed by: Zaady

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