For with this desire of physical beauty mingled itself early the fear of deaththe fear of death intensified by the desire of beauty.
(Walter Pater 1839-1894, British writer, educator. originally published in Macmillan's Magazine (Aug. 1878). the narrator, in "The Child in the House," p. 163, repr. In Miscellaneous Studies, Macmillan (1895).
Regarding Florian Deleal.)
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 (1711-1776), Scottish philosopher. "Of the Standard of Taste," part I, essay XXIII, p. 229, Essays Moral, Political, and Literary, ed. Eugene F. Miller, revised edition, Indianapolis, Liberty Fund, Inc. (1987).)