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as we feel it is something
indescribable; what it is or what
it means can never be said.
In all ranks of life the human
for the beautiful; and the
that God makes are his gift to all alike.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
We should hear a little
music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of our
in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful
which God has implanted in the human soul.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known
suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of
the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity,
and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion,
gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not
I have heard that beauty is in the eye of the
beholder, so today
and every day
I make a conscious effort
to behold the beauty
in all people.
of every nation is a child of God,
here by divine appointment. All
people—my friends, relatives,
of the divine Creator.
are all tributes to God’s grandeur and
reflect the beauty that is God.
I am beautiful. When I look in
the mirror, I see a unique,
God-centered being looking back.
captivates the flesh in order to obtain permission
to pass right through to the soul. . . . When the feeling
for beauty happens to be associated with the sight of some
human being, the transference of love is made possible,
at any rate in an illusory manner. But it is all the
of the world, it is universal beauty, for which we yearn.
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ourselves possess true Beauty when we are true to our
own being; ugliness is going to another order; knowing
ourselves, we are beautiful; in self-ignorance, we are
The beauty is forever there before us,
piping to us,
failing to dance. We
not help but
dance if we
could see things as they
should kiss both hands
and fling our bodies,
souls into life with
extravagant, delighted loyalty, knowing
that our wildest
enthusiasm cannot more than
beauty and joy
and wonder that are always
Margaret Prescott Montague
Even the common articles made for daily
become endowed with beauty when they are loved.
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I will hold beauty as a shield
Nature is painting for us, day
after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we
have eyes to see them.
True beauty consists of purity
If you look for ugliness, you
will find it
everywhere. When you look for beauty,
you will find that everywhere.
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may appear that the experience of true beauty is
to achieve. This is
definitely not true. In fact, the experience
beauty often arises naturally and
unexpectedly. Several weeks ago,
kiting with my children. It was a fine
day. I have not flown
a kite for a long
time, and I am very glad that I did it
again. For I
discovered the beauty of kiting
that day. To see the kite take
off in the
wind, to let it soar into the heights, to feel the
of the string in my hand and to run
around laughing and screaming
child--all these add up to an exhilarating
experience. It was
such a tremendous feeling
of liberation. For a while, it looked as if
the world was just one big kite, soaring into the
blue sky. There
was a lot of action in that
sport, but I felt a genuine sense of
harmony at the same time. I was one with the
I don't see something or someone as beautiful, I often
ask myself what it is in me that's keeping me from seeing
the beauty. What part of me is blocking my vision so
I can't see the most precious aspects of that thing or
If I can find an answer to that question, then seeing the
beauty all around me becomes easier, and my soul becomes
a sudden ray of sun or a moonbeam falls on a dreary
it makes no difference what it illumines--a broken bottle
on the ground, a fading flower in a field, or the flaxen
blonde hair of a child's head. The object is
the viewer is transfixed. Celebrate that moment of
take it with you in your memory. It is God's gift to
Reared as we were in a youth- and
we measured ourselves by our ornamental value.
|There's incredible beauty in the world.
Open yourself to see it.
Stephen C. Paul
that is beautiful is beautiful just as it is.
Praise forms no
part of its beauty, since praise
makes things neither better nor
worse. This applies
even more to what it commonly called
objects, for example, or works of art.
has no need of anything beyond itself.
matters is not your outward appearance. . . but your
inner disposition. Cultivate inner beauty, the
gracious kind that God delights in.
better than the minting
Of a gold-crowned king
Is the safe-kept memory
Of a lovely thing.
underestimate the healing effects of beauty.
things drain a person's health: worry, travel, and
Three things restore a person's good spirits:
sounds, sights, and smells.
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things are perceived in the light of charity, and hence
under the aspect of beauty: for beauty is simply
Reality seen with the eyes of love.
analyze the charms of flowers is like dissecting music;
it is one of those things which it is far better to enjoy
than to attempt to understand.
Beauty remains even in misfortune.
If you just look for it,
you discover more and more happiness and regain your
A person who's happy will make others happy;
a person who has courage will never die in misery.
Lost My Soul To-Day
I lost my soul to-day
For the sake of scrubbing and buttons and trash.
It was a wonder-day of beauty.
Rapturous leaves afire in the sun besought me;
Butterflies beckoned, birds entreated with song;
The great mother sky, wide and blue as the ocean,
Implored me to drift on the miracle tide
Of gladness and renewing.
But I turned away.
There were chairs to be dusted, floors to be swept. . . .
Floors, mind you! Common boards, dirt-covered,
That must absorb my being.
And the ecstatic world without
Pleaded with me in vain,
A book lay open on the table.
In it were hidden jewel-truths
More wonderful than gems in the depths of the earth.
"Gather us! Take us! Be comforted and
inspired!". . . .
But there were buttons to be sewn upon garments,
Buttons to be sorted and stowed in boxes;
Buttons, mind you, that must absorb my soul!
A Master musician there was--
I might have heard him had I paused to think it
This golden afternoon, the music of angels. . . .
But there was trash in the cellar that must be cleared away--
Trash, mind you! Papers and dust and rags
That must smother my soul.
And the great musician played, unheeded.
Had I gone a few rods, I might have listened;
Had I gone a few paces from the fettered path. . . .
But I lost my soul today,
For scrubbing and buttons and trash.
There will be many, many days when I may scrub and sew and
I traded Beauty for an hour of rubbish,
I sold my birthright for a drudge's dole.
O Beauty, stand once more upon my threshold!
O Day of Wonder, beckon me again!
That I, the penitent, may open wide my dwelling
And plead with Loveliness as she has pled with me.