Beauty and Goodness Quotes

Beauty and Goodness

Beauty endures for only as long as it can be seen; goodness, beautiful today, will remain so tomorrow. – Sappho

Refinement creates beauty everywhere. It is the grossness of the spectator that discovers anything like grossness in the object. – William Hazlitt,

Good nature will always supply the absence of beauty; but beauty cannot supply the absence of good nature. – Joseph Addison,

Beauty is the mark God sets on virtue. Every natural action is graceful; every heroic act is also decent, and causes the place and the bystanders to shine. – Ralph Waldo Emerson,

Imagine the universe beautiful and just and perfect, then be sure of one thing: the IS has imagined it quite a bit better than you have. – Richard Bach,

Man needs beauty, man needs goodness, man needs sanctity, man needs truth, man needs justice. If these needs are not fulfilled, man suffers, withers and dies at least as absolutely as from the lack of food. –

What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness. – Leo Tolstoy,

It is better to be beautiful than to be good, but it is better to be good than to be ugly. – Oscar Wilde,

Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it is a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked. – Saint Augustine,

Beauty is the clearest Manifestation of perfection and the best evidence of its possibility. If perfection is, as it should be, the ultimate justification of being, we may understand the ground of the moral dignity of beauty. – George Santayana,

Every trait of beauty may be referred to some virtue, as to innocence, candour, generosity, modesty or heroism. – Jacques Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre,

How goodness heightens beauty! – Hannah More

Goodness is beauty in its best estate. – Christopher Marlowe

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