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UGLINESS
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[ Also see Appearance Beauty ]

Nothing is irredeemably ugly but sin.
      - Honore de Balzac

So I'm ugly. So what? I never saw anyone hit with his face.
      - Yogi Berra

There are no ugly women; there are only women who do not know how to look pretty.
      - Antoine Berryer

Though ugliness be the opposite of beauty, it is not the opposite to proportion and fitness; for it is possible that a thing may be very ugly with any proportions, and with a perfect fitness for any use.
      - Edmund Burke

Wrinkles and ill-nature together made a woman hideous.
      - Sebastien-Roch-Nicolas de Chamfort

An ugly face and the want of exterior beauty generally increases the interior beauty.
      - Paul Chatfield (a/k/a Horace Smith)

Ugliness is a letter of credit for some special purposes.
      - 4th Earl of Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope

Both beauty and ugliness are equally to be dreaded; the one as a dangerous gift, the other as a melancholy affliction.
      - Eliza Cook

Better an ugly face than an ugly mind.
      - James Ellis

Ugliness, after virtue, is the best guardian of a young woman.
      - Comtesse de Genlis, Stephanie-Felicite du Crest de Saint-Aubin

Ugliness without tact is horrible.
      - Nathaniel Hawthorne

I do not know if she was virtuous, but she was ugly, and with a woman that is half the battle.
      - Heinrich Heine

I do not know that she was virtuous; but she was always ugly, and with a woman, that is half the battle.
      - Heinrich Heine

The ugliest man was he who came to Troy; with squinting eyes and one distorted foot.
      - Homer ("Smyrns of Chios")

Few persons comprehend the power of ugliness.
      - Marquis de Mirabeau, Victor de Riquetti

Lord Chesterfield designated ugly women as the third sex; how shall we place ugly men.
      - Anna C. Mowatt

Some men's ugliness is hard to beat.
      - George Denison Prentice

He had a big head and a face so ugly it became almost fascinating.
      - Ayn Rand

Absolute and entire ugliness is rare.
      - John Ruskin

Absolute ugliness is admitted as rarely as perfect beauty; but degrees of it more or less distinct are associated with whatever has the nature of death and sin, just as beauty is associated with what has the nature of virtue and of life.
      - John Ruskin

Proper deformity seems not in the fiend so horrid as in woman.
      - William Shakespeare

Oh, I have passed a miserable night, so full of ugly sights, of ghastly dreams!
      - William Shakespeare, King Richard III

There is a sort of charm in ugliness, if the person has some redeeming qualities and is only ugly enough.
      - Henry Wheeler Shaw (used pseudonyms Josh Billings and Uncle Esek)

Nothing keeps me in such awe as perfect beauty; now, there is something consoling and encouraging in ugliness.
      - Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Their dull ribaldry must be offensive to any one who does not, for the sake of the sin, pardon the ugliness of its circumstances.
      - Bishop Robert South


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