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I'm not ugly, but my beauty is a total creation.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

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I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas?
Jean Kerr

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If beauty isn't genius it usually signals at least a high level of animal cunning.
Peter York

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If there is one thing worse than being an ugly duckling in a house of swans, it's having the swans pretend there's no difference.
Teena Booth

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In chess one cannot control everything. Sometimes a game takes an unexpected turn, in which beauty begins to emerge. Both players are always instrumental in this.
Vladimir Kramnik

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In places where this beauty has already disappeared, we will reconstruct it.
Fritz Todt

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Instead, it appears to be a particular mark of beauty that it is considered with tranquil satisfaction; that it pleases if we also do not possess it and we are still far removed from demanding to possess it.
Moses Mendelssohn

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It is foolish to wish for beauty. Sensible people never either desire it for themselves or care about it in others. If the mind be but well cultivated, and the heart well disposed, no one ever cares for the exterior.
Anne Bronte

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It is not much for its beauty that makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanates from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
Robert Louis Stevenson

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It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it.
Voltaire

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It never seems to occur to some people, that, like beauty, a sense of humor may sometimes be fatal.
Edgar Rice Burroghs

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It would be difficult for me not to conclude that the most perfect type of masculine beauty is Satan, as portrayed by Milton.
Charles Baudelaire

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Just because you are blind, and unable to see my beauty doesn't mean it does not exist.
Margaret Cho

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Like anyone else, there are days I feel beautiful and days I don't, and when I don't, I do something about it.
Cheryl Tiegs

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Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress.
George Eliot

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Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.
Richard Steele

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Oh! this opponent, this collaborator against your will, whose notion of beauty always differs from yours and whose means are often too limited for active assistance to your intentions!
Alexander Alekhine

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One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few. ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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One must learn, if one is to see the beauty in Japan, to like an extraordinarily restrained and delicate loveliness.
Miriam Beard

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Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.
Pearl Buck

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Our situation today shows that beauty demands for itself at least as much courage and decision as do truth and goodness, and she will not allow herself to be separated and banned from her two sisters without taking them along with herself in an act of mysterious vengeance.
Hans Urs von Balthasar

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People come to see beauty, and I dance to give it to them.
Judith Jamison

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People often say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder,' and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.
Salma Hayek

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Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
Fanny Brice

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Personality is more important than beauty, but imagination is more important than both of them.
Laurette Taylor

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Rare is the union of beauty and purity.
Juvenal

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Rarely do great beauty and great virtue dwell together.
Petrarch

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Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious.
Thomas Carlyle

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Shortly thereafter, some friends encouraged me to try out for the Miss South Carolina World beauty pageant. To my surprise, I won - and was sent to New York City to compete nationally.
Donna Rice

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Solitude has its own very strange beauty to it.
Liv Tyler

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Thankfully, beauty is easier to remove than apply, and a swipe of demaquillage in the right direction and you are you once again.
Margaret Cho

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The ability to see beauty is the beginning of our moral sensibility. What we believe is beautiful we will not wantonly destroy.
Reverend Sean Parker Dennison

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The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.
Havelock Ellis

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The architect should strive continually to simplify; the ensemble of the rooms should then be carefully considered that comfort and utility may go hand in hand with beauty.
Frank Lloyd Wright

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The beauty comes with the balance. Everyone should find his own balance in his personal as well as his professional life. Once you do so, you will feel and look beautiful.
Karolina Kurkova

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The beauty of a statue is in its outward form; of a man in his conduct.
Demophilus

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The beauty of daylight-saving time is that it just makes everyone feel sunnier.
Edward Markey

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The beauty of having a producer is that you have someone who says, You're finished.
Sheryl Crow

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The beauty of independence, departure, actions that rely on themselves.
Walt Whitman

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The beauty of jazz is that it's malleable. People are addressing it to suit their own personalities.
Pat Metheny

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The beauty of this country and what people participate in is the competitive nature that we allow to exist and the fact is that we are better because we have great competitors.
Lee Scott

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The beauty of women was the first expression of my photography.
Alberto Korda

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The development of beauty in chess never depends on you alone. No matter how much imagination and creativity you invest, you still do not create beauty. Your opponent must react at the same highest level.
Vladimir Kramnik

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The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired.
Gustave Courbet

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The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason.
John Cage

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The human face is the organic seat of beauty. It is the register of value in development, a record of Experience, whose legitimate office is to perfect the life, a legible language to those who will study it, of the majestic mistress, the soul.
Eliza Farnham

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The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this.
William Wordsworth

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The ideal beauty is a fugitive which is never found.
Joan Rivers

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The ideal beauty is a fugitive which is never found.
Marie de Sevigne

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The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within - strength, courage, dignity.
Ruby Dee

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The New York City Ballet is obviously speaking to a whole new generation and bringing it the same wonder and beauty that it brought previous generations.
Robert Caro

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The pain passes, but the beauty remains.
Pierre Auguste Renoir

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The pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous nonsense than the pursuit of truth or goodness, because it affords a stronger temptation to the ego.
Northrop Frye

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The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.
Hazrat Inayat Khan

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There are as many kinds of beauty as there are habitual ways of seeking happiness.
Charles Baudelaire

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There are elements of intrinsic beauty in the simplification of a house built on the log cabin idea.
Gustav Stickley

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There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.
Anonymous

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There is no definition of beauty, but when you can see someone's spirit coming through, something unexplainable, that's beautiful to me.
Liv Tyler

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There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
Sir Francis Bacon

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There is no spot of ground, however arid, bare or ugly, that cannot be tamed into such a state as may give an impression of beauty and delight.
Gertrude Jekyll

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There's a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It's impossible to be mature without having lived.
Amy Grant

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There's one more thing I want to say. It's a touchy subject. Black beauty. Black sensuality. We live in a culture where the beauty of black people isn't always as celebrated as other types. I'd like to help change that if I can!
Jody Watley

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Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
Anne Frank

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To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy, the true empire of beauty.
Samuel Butler

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To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward.
Margaret Fairless Barber

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Ugly. Is irrelevant. It is an immeasurable insult to a woman, and then supposedly the worst crime you can commit as a woman. But ugly, as beautiful, is an illusion.
Margaret Cho

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Use harms and even destroys beauty. The noblest function of an object is to be contemplated.
Miguel de Unamuno

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We have magnificent brains, but we use a great deal of our brilliance to keep ourselves stuck and ignorant, to keep ourselves from not shining. We are so afraid of our beauty and radiance and brilliance because it scared the adults around us when we were children.
Patricia Sun

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We no longer dare to believe in beauty and we make of it a mere appearance in order the more easily to dispose of it.
Hans Urs von Balthasar

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What breadth, what beauty and power of human nature and development there must be in a woman to get over all the palisades, all the fences, within which she is held captive!
Alexander Herzen

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What is beautiful is good, and who is good will soon be beautiful.
Sappho

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What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain.
Victor Hugo

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What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful.
Scott Westerfeld

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Whatever is in any way beautiful hath its source of beauty in itself, and is complete in itself; praise forms no part of it. So it is none the worse nor the better for being praised.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

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When beholding the tranquil beauty and brilliancy of the ocean's skin, one forgets the tiger heart that pants beneath it; and would not willingly remember that this velvet paw but conceals a remorseless fang.
Herman Melville

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When I speak of the beauty of a game of chess, then naturally this is subjective. Beauty can be found in a very technical, mathematical game for example. That is the beauty of clarity.
Vladimir Kramnik

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When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
R. Buckminster Fuller

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When the people of the world all know beauty as beauty,
There arises the recognition of ugliness.
When they all know the good as good,
There arises the recognition of evil.
Lao-tzu

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Whether you come from heaven or hell, what does it matter, O Beauty!
Charles Baudelaire

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Wisdom I know is social. She seeks her fellows. But Beauty is jealous, and illy bears the presence of a rival.
Thomas Jefferson

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Wit is more necessary than beauty; and I think no young woman ugly that has it, and no handsome woman agreeable without it.
William Wycherley

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Yet a blind man hath no pleasure in the beauty thereof, because he is blind, and cannot see it; yet a dead man hath no warmth by the heat thereof, because he is dead, and feeleth it not.
John Jewel

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You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing.
Marie Stopes

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You don't have to save the world, but you can be in the world-that's where the beauty comes from.
Daphne Zuniga

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Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.
Christian Dior

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