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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2002 6:39 pm 
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Can any readers please cite or offer links to the most eloquent,
creative and articulate quotations made about the perceived (physical,
spiritual, emotioinal) meaning of beauty, according to the person/s
who made the quotations. Excluding bland ones about it being in a beholder's eyes.

Or ones not actually or specifically ever made about the meaning of physical, spiritual or emotioinal beauty, but which you think are extremely applicable.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2002 2:02 pm 
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O Attic shape! Fair attitude! with brede
Of marble men and maidens overwrought,
With forest branches and the trodden weed;
Thou, silent form, dost tease us out of thought
As doth eternity: Cold Pastoral!
When old age shall this generation waste,
Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe
Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou say'st,
"Beauty is truth, truth beauty," - that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

— John Keats
Ode on a Grecian Urn


She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
— Lord Byron

I always say beauty is only sin deep.
— Saki (H.H. Munroe)

My love, in her attire doth show her wit;
It doth so well become her.
For every season she hath dressings fit,
For winter spring and summer.
No beauty doth she miss,
When all her robes are on;
But beauty's self she is,
When all her robes are gone.
— Anonymous

A terrible beauty is born.
— W. B. Yeats
Easter, 1916



His golden locks time hath to silver turned;
O time too swift, O swiftness never ceasing!
His youth 'gainst time and age hath ever spurned,
But spurned in vain; youth waneth by increasing:
Beauty, strength, youth, are flowers but fading seen;
Duty, faith, love, are roots and ever green.
— George Peele, Polyhymnia
Sonnet ad fin

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I feel like a fugitive from th' law of averages.
— Bill Mauldin


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