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"Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them."
"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 a sign of intelligence."
"Think of all the beauty that's still left in and around you, and be happy."
"No; we have been as usual asking the wrong question. It does not matter a hoot what the mockingbird on the chimney is singing. The real and proper question is: Why is it beautiful?"
"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."
"Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference."
"If Jack's in love, he's no judge of Jill's beauty."
"Beauty and folly are old companions."
"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."
"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."
"Certain things, if not seen as lovely or detestable, are not being correctly seen at all."
"In the Orthodox spiritual tradition, the ultimate moral question we ask is the following: Is what we are doing, is what I am doing, beautiful or not?"
"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."
"In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."
"In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves."
"Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, But beautiful old people are works of art."
"Beauty is not caused. It is."
"Remember if you marry for beauty, thou bindest thyself all thy life for that which perchance, will neither last nor please thee one year: and when thou hast it, it will be to thee of no price at all."
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