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Published Friday, August 19, 2016 @ 7:03 PM EDT
Aug 19 2016

Beauty and folly are generally companions.
-Baltasar Gracián

Beauty and folly are old companions.
-Benjamin Franklin

Beauty and ugliness disappear equally under the wrinkles of age; one is lost in them, the other hidden.
-John Petit Senn

Beauty can be as isolating as genius, or deformity. I have always been aware of a relationship between madness and beauty.
-Richard Avedon

Beauty can pierce one like pain.
-Thomas Mann

Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork- reading, writing, thinking- can.
-Helen Gurley Brown

Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
-Jean Rostand

Beauty is a flower,
Which wrinkles will devour.
-Thomas Nash

Beauty is boring because it is predictable.
-Umberto Eco

Beauty is composed of an eternal, invariable element whose quantity is extremely difficult to determine, and a relative element which might be, either by turns or all at once, period, fashion, moral, passion.
-Jean-Luc Godard

Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.
-Variously attributed

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.
-Jim Henson

Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked.
-Augustine of Hippo (St. Augustine)

Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty.
-David Hume

Beauty is not a means, not a way of furthering a thing in the world. It is a result; it belongs to ordering, to form, to aftereffect.
-Eudora Welty

Beauty is only skin deep, and the world is full of thin-skinned people.
-Richard Armour

Beauty is only skin deep, but it's a valuable asset if you're poor or haven't any sense.
-Frank McKinney (Kin) Hubbard

Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes to the bone.
-Arthur Benoni Evans

Beauty is that which is simultaneously attractive and sublime.
-Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Beauty is the first present nature gives to woman and the first it takes away.
-George Brossin Mere

Beauty is the lover's gift.
-William Congreve

Beauty is the purgation of superfluities.
-Michelangelo

Beauty is the result of a highly mysterious relationship between mathematics, nature, and our minds.
-Chuck Hoberman

Beauty isn't worth thinking about; what's important is your mind. You don't want a fifty-dollar haircut on a fifty-cent head.
-Garrison Keillor

Beauty will be convulsive or not at all.
-André Breton

Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beauty without wit offers nothing but the enjoyment of its material charms, whilst witty ugliness captivates by the charms of the mind, and at last fulfils all the desires of the man it has captivated.
-Giovanni Casanova

Beauty's of a fading nature
Has a season and is gone!
-Robert Burns

Beauty, more than bitterness, makes the heart break.
-Sara Teasdale


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