Trust not too much to an enchanting face.
Profession: Roman Poet
Beauty always promises, but never gives anything.
Author: Simone Weil (1910-1943)
Profession: French Philosopher, Mystic
My work always tried to unite the true with the beautiful; but when I had to choose one or the other, I usually chose the beautiful.
Author: Hermann Wey
Beauty seen is never lost, God's colors all are fast.
Author: John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)
Profession: American Poet, Reformer, Author
Beauty is a form of genius -- is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.
I have found that all ugly things are made by those who strive to make something beautiful, and that all beautiful things are made by those who strive to make something useful.
It is better to be beautiful than to be good, but it is better to be good than to be ugly.
The beauty myth moves for men as a mirage; its power lies in its ever-receding nature. When the gap is closed, the lover embraces only his own disillusion.
Author: Naomi Wolf (1962)
Profession: American Author
Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's scepter, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)
Profession: British Feminist Writer