Beauty is all very well at first sight; but whoever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Profession: Irish-born British Dramatist
Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
Profession: Greek Philosopher of Athens
What is most beautiful in virile men is sometimes feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine.
Author: Susan Sontag (1933)
Profession: American Essayist
Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind.
Author: Edmund Spenser (1552-1599)
Profession: British Poet
I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity, order or confusion. Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly, well-ordered or confused.
Author: Baruch (1632-1677)
Profession: Benedict de Spinoza, Dutch Philosopher and Theologian
To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy, the true empire of beauty.
Author: Sir Richard Steele (1672-1729)
Profession: British Dramatist, Essayist, Editor
Beauty is the promise of happiness.
Author: Henri B. Stendhal (1783-1842)
Profession: French Writer
You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing.
Author: Marie Carmichael Stopes (1880-1958)
Profession: British Scientist, Pioneer of Birth Control
The difference between utility and utility plus beauty is the difference between telephone wires and the spider web.
Author: Edwin Way Teale (1899-1980)
Profession: American Naturalist and Writer
We know only that we are living in these bodies and have a vague idea, because we have heard it, and because our faith tells us so, that we possess souls. As to what good qualities there may be in our souls, or who dwells within them, or how precious they are, those are things which seldom consider and so we trouble little about carefully preserving the soul's beauty.
Author: St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)
Profession: Spanish Saint, Mystic
Beauty when unadorned is adorned the most.
Author: Roy Thompson (1894-1977)
Profession: British Press Lord
It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.
Author: Count Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)
Profession: Russian Novelist, Philosopher
Every beauty which is seen here below by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come
Author: Source Unknown
The average girl would rather have beauty than brains because she knows the average man can see much better than he can think.
Author: Source Unknown
If either man or woman would realize that the full power of personal beauty, it must be by cherishing noble thoughts and hopes and purposes; by having something to do and something to live for that is worthy of humanity, and which, by expanding and symmetry to the body which contains it.