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"As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves."
"Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference."
"Beauty and folly are old companions."
"Strange that the vanity which accompanies beauty -- excusable, perhaps, when there is such great beauty, or at any rate understandable -- should persist after the beauty was gone."
"In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty."
"Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting; she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain."
"Certain things, if not seen as lovely or detestable, are not being correctly seen at all."
"It was when I was happiest that I longed most...The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing...to find the place where all the beauty came from."
"If Jack's in love, he's no judge of Jill's beauty."
"To love beauty is to see light."
"Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies."
"Being is desirable because it is identical with Beauty, and Beauty is loved because it is Being. We ourselves possess Beauty when we are true to our own being; ugliness is in going over to another order; knowing ourselves, we are beautiful; in self-ignorance, we are ugly."
"Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked."
"Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them."
"Beauty is truth, truth beauty. That is all ye know on Earth, and all ye need to know."
"When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong."
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