Quotes about Beauty

All the beauty of the world, 't is but skin deep.

Ralph Venning

Old as I am, for ladies' love unfit,
The power of beauty I remember yet.

John Dryden

When beauty fires the blood, how love exalts the mind!

John Dryden

She, though in full-blown flower of glorious beauty,
Grows cold even in the summer of her age.

John Dryden

'T is beauty calls, and glory shows the way.

Nathaniel Lee

Beauty soon grows familiar to the lover,
Fades in his eye, and palls upon the sense.
The virtuous Marcia towers above her sex.

Joseph Addison

Fair tresses man's imperial race insnare,
And beauty draws us with a single hair.

Alexander Pope

In youth and beauty wisdom is but rare!

Alexander Pope

I am very fond of the company of ladies. I like their beauty, I like their delicacy, I like their vivacity, and I like their silence.

Samuel Johnson

The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r,
And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave,
Await alike the inevitable hour.
The paths of glory lead but to the grave.

Thomas Gray

No radiant pearl which crested Fortune wears,
No gem that twinkling hangs from Beauty's ears,
Not the bright stars which Night's blue arch adorn,
Nor rising suns that gild the vernal morn,
Shine with such lustre as the tear that flows
Down Virtue's manly cheek for others' woes.

Erasmus Darwin

And beauty immortal awakes from the tomb.

James Beattie

His form was of the manliest beauty,
His heart was kind and soft;
Faithful below he did his duty,
But now he's gone aloft.

Charles Dibdin

She's adorned
Amply that in her husband's eye looks lovely,--
The truest mirror that an honest wife
Can see her beauty in.

John Tobin

The stars of midnight shall be dear
To her; and she shall lean her ear
In many a secret place
Where rivulets dance their wayward round,
And beauty born of murmuring sound
Shall pass into her face.

William Wordsworth

Plain living and high thinking are no more.
The homely beauty of the good old cause
Is gone; our peace, our fearful innocence,
And pure religion breathing household laws.

William Wordsworth

Elysian beauty, melancholy grace,
Brought from a pensive though a happy place.

William Wordsworth

Of all that is most beauteous, imaged there
In happier beauty; more pellucid streams,
An ampler ether, a diviner air,
And fields invested with purpureal gleams.

William Wordsworth

True beauty dwells in deep retreats,
Whose veil is unremoved
Till heart with heart in concord beats,
And the lover is beloved.

William Wordsworth

The intelligible forms of ancient poets,
The fair humanities of old religion,
The power, the beauty, and the majesty
That had their haunts in dale or piny mountain,
Or forest by slow stream, or pebbly spring,
Or chasms and watery depths,--all these have vanished;
They live no longer in the faith of reason.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Without the smile from partial beauty won,
Oh what were man?--a world without a sun.

Thomas Campbell

There shall he love when genial morn appears,
Like pensive Beauty smiling in her tears.

Thomas Campbell

To sigh, yet feel no pain;
To weep, yet scarce know why;
To sport an hour with Beauty's chain,
Then throw it idly by.

Thomas Moore

There was a sound of revelry by night,
And Belgium's capital had gather'd then
Her beauty and her chivalry, and bright
The lamps shone o'er fair women and brave men.
A thousand hearts beat happily; and when
Music arose with its voluptuous swell,
Soft eyes look'd love to eyes which spake again,
And all went merry as a marriage bell.

George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron

Italia! O Italia! thou who hast
The fatal gift of beauty.

George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron

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