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Beauty Quotes

The beauty of stature is the only beauty of men.

Author: Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)

Profession: French Philosopher, Essayist

How goodness heightens beauty!

Author: Hannah More (1745-1833)

Profession: British Writer, Reformer, Philanthropist

Few girls are as well shaped as a good horse.

Author: Christopher Morley (1890-1957)

Profession: American Novelist, Journalist, Poet

In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.

Author: Christopher Morley (1890-1957)

Profession: American Novelist, Journalist, Poet

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.

Author: Lewis Mumford (1895-1990)

Profession: American Social Philosopher

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.

Author: Robert Nathan (1894-1985)

Profession: American Novelist

Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty. There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail.

Author: Edward A. Navajo


Beauty is whatever gives joy.

Author: Hugh Nibley


In the beautiful, man sets himself up as the standard of perfection; in select cases he worships himself in it. Man believes that the world itself is filled with beauty --he forgets that it is he who has created it. He alone has bestowed beauty upon the world --alas! only a very human, an all too human, beauty.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Profession: German Philosopher

Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man -- the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Profession: German Philosopher

Beauty is our weapon against nature; by it we make objects, giving them limit, symmetry, proportion. Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature.

Author: Camille Paglia (1947)

Profession: American Author, Critic, Educator

Beauty is a harmonious relation between something in our nature and the quality of the object which delights us.

Author: Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

Profession: French Scientist, Religious Philosopher

Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers. What we call art is a game.

Author: Octavio Paz (1914)

Profession: Mexican Poet, Essayist

The flowers anew, returning seasons bring! But beauty faded has no second spring.

Author: Ambrose Philips (1674-1749)

Profession: British Poet, Politician

I have a horror of people who speak about the beautiful. What is the beautiful? One must speak of problems in painting!

Author: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Profession: Spanish Artist