Whatever is beautiful is beautiful by necessity.
Profession: Greek Poet
Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depends on simplicity.
Profession: Greek Philosopher
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.
Withdraw into yourself and look. And if you do not fine yourself beautiful yet, act as does the creator of a statue that is to be made beautiful: he cuts away here, he smoothes there, he makes this line lighter, this other purer, until a lovely face has grown his work. So do you also: cut away all that is excessive, straighten all that is crooked, bring light to all that is overcast, labor to make all one glow or beauty and never cease chiseling your statue, until there shall shine out on you from it the godlike splendor of virtue, until you see the perfect goodness surely established in the stainless shrine
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
Author: Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1845)
Profession: American Poet, Critic, short-story Writer
Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
Author: Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
Profession: British Poet, Critic, Translator
The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty, even one's own --even more, one's own, for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being.
Author: Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980)
Profession: American short-story Writer, Novelist
Beauty is the still birth of suffering, every woman knows that.
Author: Emily Prager (1948)
Profession: American Journalist, Author
A poor beauty finds more lovers than husbands.
Author: English Proverb
Profession: Sayings of British Origin
Beauty, unaccompanied by virtue, is as a flower without perfume.
Author: French Proverb
Profession: Sayings of French Origin
The loveliest faces are to be seen by moonlight, when one sees half with the eye and half with the fancy.
Author: Persian Proverb
Profession: Sayings of Persian Origin
Beauty is a good letter of introduction.
Author: Portuguese Proverb
Profession: Sayings of Portuguese Origin
Call for the grandest of all earthly spectacles, what is that? It is the sun going to his rest.
Author: Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859)
Profession: British Author
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.
Author: Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618)
Profession: British Courtier, Navigator, Writer
There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.
Author: John Ray (1627-1705)
Profession: British Naturalist