Quotations About / On: BEAUTIFUL

  • 1.
    For the beautiful word begets the beautiful deed.
    (Thomas Mann (1875-1955), German author, critic. Originally published as Der Zauberberg, Fischer (1924). The Magic Mountain, ch. 4, p. 159, trans. by Helen T. Lowe-Porter, The Modern Library, McGraw-Hill (1955). Settembrini's credo.)
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  • 2.
    'Lots of guys dream about beautiful women. I dream about a place where beautiful women live.'
    (Ronald J Chapman 2015)
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  • 3.
    As eyes are the most beautiful part of body, the most beautiful objects of nature are for eyes.
    (to my brothers and sisters)
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  • 4.
    What is most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine.
    (Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. essayist. Originally published in Partisan Review (New Brunswick, NJ, 1964). Notes on "Camp," note 9, Against Interpretation (1966).)
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  • 5.
    At bottom, man mirrors himself in things; he considers everything beautiful that reflects his own image: the judgment "beautiful" is the vanity of his species.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 6, p. 123, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Twilight of the Idols, "Skirmishes of an Untimely Man," section 19 (prepared for publication 1888, published 1889).)
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  • 6.
    Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good.
    (Lao-Tzu (6th century B.C.), Chinese philosopher. Tao-te-ching, bk. 2, ch. 81, trans. by T.C. Lau (1963).)
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  • 7.
    It is of no use to a woman to be young without being beautiful, or to be beautiful without being young.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 500 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 8.
    It is the common error of builders and parents to follow some plan they think beautiful (and perhaps is so) without considering that nothing is beautiful that is misplaced.
    (Mary Wortley, Lady Montagu (1689-1762), British society figure, letter writer. letter, Jan. 28, 1753, to her daughter Lady Bute. Selected Letters, ed. Robert Halsband (1970).)
  • 9.
    Love and art do not embrace what is beautiful but what is made beautiful by this embrace.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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  • 10.
    For the world is not painted, or adorned, but is from the beginning beautiful; and God has not made some beautiful things, but Beauty is the creator of the universe.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "The Poet," Essays, Second Series (1844).)
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