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Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.
Our scientific age demands that we provide definitions, measurements, and statistics in order to be taken seriously. Yet most of the important things in life cannot be precisely defined or measured. Can we define or measure love, beauty, friendship, or decency, for example?
Examine each question in terms of what is ethically and esthetically right, as well as what is economically expedient. A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.
Beauty, the eternal Spouse of the Wisdom of God
and Angel of his Presence thru' all creation.
"The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes," she continued, "is only the spell of the moment; the eye of the body is not always that of the soul."
Rapine, avarice, expense
This is idolatry; and these we adore:
Plain living and high thinking are no more:
The homely beauty of the good old cause
Is gone; our peace, our fearful innocence,
And pure religion breathing household laws.
Talent, like beauty, to be pardoned, must be obscure and unostentatious.
Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
The difference between utility and utility plus beauty is the difference between telephone wires and the spider web.
Edwin Way Teale
The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or the poet's must be beautiful; the ideas like the colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics.
G. H. Hardy
The idea that happiness could have a share in beauty would be too much of a good thing.
An artist's concern is to capture beauty wherever he finds it.
Beauty is altogether in the eye of the beholder.
Oh who can tell the range of joy
Or set the bounds of beauty?
I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want—an adorable pancreas?
Work has indeed been my best beauty treatment. I believe in hard work. It keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and the spirit.
I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.
The beautiful seems right
By force of Beauty, and the feeble wrong
Because of weakness.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.
Beauty … is a relation, and the apprehension of it a comparison.
Gerard Manley Hopkins
As for everything else, so for a mathematical theory: beauty can be perceived but not explained.
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Women are like dogs really. They love like dogs, a little insistently. And they like to fetch and carry and come back wistfully after hard words, and learn rather easily to carry a basket.
Mary Roberts Rinehart
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