Few girls are as well shaped as a good horse.
If you look closely at a tree you'll notice it's knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully.
Beauty saves. Beauty heals. Beauty motivates. Beauty unites. Beauty returns us to our origins, and here lies the ultimate act of saving, of healing, of overcoming dualism.
Beauty may be skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone.
What ever beauty may be it has for its basis order and for its essence unity Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.
I am convinced that we Christ-followers need an understanding of playfulness if we are going to take sanctification by the Holy Spirit seriously.
Beauty is there to be noticed. Too often it is taken for granted because we are moving too fast to let it in and allow it to deliver its message in us. We need to pay attention. To show indifference to beauty is an insult to its Creator.
True beauty lives on high. Ours is but a flame borrowed thence.
Beauty, therefore, for the modern and postmodern artist has become a highly dubious metaphor for a discredited belief system.
In this same tradition, beauty is inextricably bound up with the principles of order and harmony believed to underlie the cosmos. Artists in the Classical tradition, inspired by Platonic idealism, strove to create images that represented not the world of particulars-with all its defects-but an ideal
In the Classical tradition, deriving from ancient Greece and Rome, beauty was perceived as the means by which the artist captured the viewer's eye in order to engage the viewer with truth and so inspire goodness.
Begbie offers an additional valuable contribution by rejecting the traditional emphasis on beauty, in its Platonic sense, and instead suggesting that beauty be reconceived in Christological terms-as disorder redeemed.
Christ, as the ultimate Imago Dei is alluded to in scripture as being without external beauty in the Classical sense, and should better be thought of as one who passed through all the slime and mire of a fallen and sinful creation in order to redeem it. His own body is to be remembered for the marks
God's love causes the beauty of what He loves, our love is caused by the beauty of what we love.
We do not want nowadays temples of worship and outward rites and ceremonies. What we really want is an Asram. We want a place where the beauty of nature and the noblest pursuits of man are in a sweet harmony.
Beauty and folly are old companions.
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
All that is beautiful shall abide, All that is base shall die.
He was the mightiest of Puritans no less than of philistines who first insisted that beauty is only skin deep.
Beauty is all about us, but how many are blind! They look at the wonder of this earth and seem to see nothing. People move hectically but give little thought to where they are going. They seek excitement...as if they were lost and desperate.
Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.
Does a rose exist that I might behold it? Or do I exist that a rose might be beheld?
True beauty is in the mind; and the expression of the features depends more upon the moral nature than most persons are accustomed to think.
It is one of the mysterious ways of Allah to make women troublesome when he makes them beautiful.
We were sent into the world alive with beauty. As soon as we choose Beauty, unseen forces conspire to guide and encourage us towards unexpected forms of compassion, healing and creativity.
Who dreamed that beauty passes like a dream?
Yet is beauty the pleasing trickery that cheateth half the world.
The most peerless piece of earth, I think, that e' er the sun shone bright on.