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A handsome woman is a jewel; a good woman is a treasure.
      - Moslih Eddin (Muslih-un-Din) Saadi (Sadi)

Every trait of beauty may be traced to some virtue, as to innocence, candor, generosity, modesty, and heroism.
      - Bernadin de St. Pierre

Beauty is a fairy; sometimes she hides herself in a flower-cup, or under a leaf, or creeps into the old ivy, and plays hide-and-seek with the sunbeams, or haunts some ruined spot, or laughs out of a bright young face.
      - George Augustus Henry Sala

Happily there exists more than one kind of beauty. There is the beauty of infancy, the beauty of youth; the beauty of maturity, and, believe me, ladies and gentlemen, the beauty of age.
      - George Augustus Henry Sala

The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes is only the spell of the moment; the eye of the body is not always of the soul.
      - George Sand (pseudonym of Mme. Armandine Lucile Dupon Dudevant),
        Handsome Lawrence (ch. I)

Beauty as we feel it is something indescribable; what it is or what it means can never be said.
      - George Santayana

To keep beauty in its place is to make all things beautiful.
      - George Santayana

Beauty intoxicates the eye, as wine does the body; both are morally fatal if indulged.
      - John Godfrey Saxe

All things of beauty are not theirs alone
  Who hold the fee; but unto him no less
    Who can enjoy, than unto them who own,
      Are sweetest uses given to possess.
      - John Godfrey Saxe, The Beautiful

A beautiful soul has no other merit than its own existence.
      - Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

It is only through the morning gate of the beautiful that you can penetrate into the realm of knowledge. That which we feel here as beauty we shall one day know as truth.
      - Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

In days of yore [in ancient Greece] nothing was sacred but the beautiful.
  [Ger., Damals was nichts heilig, als das Schone.]
      - Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller,
        Die Gotter Griechenlands (st. 6)

Truth exists for the wise, beauty for the feeling heart.
  [Ger., Die Wahrleit ist vorhanden fur den Weisen.
    Die Schonheit fur ein fuhlend Herz.]
      - Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller,
        Don Carlos (IV, 21, 186)

That is the lot of the beautiful on Earth.
  [Ger., Das ist das Loos des Schonen auf der Erde!]
      - Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller,
        Wallenstein's Tod (IV, 12, 26)

There was a soft and pensive grace,
  A cast of thought upon her face,
    That suited well the forehead high,
      The eyelash dark, and downcast eye.
      - Sir Walter Scott, Rokeby (canto IV, st. 5)

And ne'er did Grecian chisel trace
  A Nymph, a Naiad, or a Grace,
    Of finer form, or lovelier face!
      - Sir Walter Scott, The Lady of the Lake
         (canto I, st. 18)

Spirit of Beauty, whose sweet impulses,
  Flung like the rose of dawn across the sea,
    Alone can flush the exalted consciousness
      With shafts of sensible divinity--
        Light of the world, essential loveliness.
      - Alan Seeger, Ode to Natural Beauty (st. 2)

The beautiful is always severe.
      - Joseph Alexandre Pierre, Vicomte de Segur

Beauty is such a fleeting blossom, how can wisdom rely upon its momentary delight?
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Why thus longing, thus forever sighing
  For the far-off, unattain'd, and dim,
    While the beautiful all round thee lying
      Offers up its low, perpetual hymn?
      - Mrs. Harriet W. Sewall, Why Thus Longing

The most natural beauty in the world is honesty and moral truth. For all beauty is truth. True features make the beauty of a face, and true proportions the beauty of architecture; as true measures that of harmony and music.
      - Lord Shaftesbury, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury (Anthony Ashley Cooper)

True features make the beauty of a face, and true proportions the beauty of architecture.
      - Lord Shaftesbury, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury (Anthony Ashley Cooper)

Beauty comes, we scarce know how, as an emanation from sources deeper than itself.
      - John Campbell Shairp,
        Studies in Poetry and Philosophy--Moral Motive Power

All orators are dumb, when beauty pleadeth.
      - William Shakespeare

Beauty doth varnish age.
      - William Shakespeare

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