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Here’s a collection of my favorite quotes on beauty.
“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Confucius
“If the beautiful were not in us, how would we ever recognize it?”- Ernst Haas
“Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind.” -Socrates
“Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder.” – Aldous Huxley
“The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you’re an artist.” – David Hockney
“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” – John Muir
“Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.” – Khalil Gibran
“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Poetry is something to make us wiser and better, by continually revealing those types of beauty and truth, which God has set in all men’s souls.” – James Russell Lowell
“Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.” – David Attenborough
“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.” – Aldo Leopold
“The perception of beauty is a moral test.” – Henry David Thoreau
“It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.” – Leo Tolstoy
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” – Anonymous
“Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.” – H G Wells
“Beauty, whether moral or natural, is felt, more properly than perceived.” – David Hume
“It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it.” – Voltaire
“Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.” – Albert Camus
“Beauty awakens the soul to act.” – Dante Alighieri
“Beauty without expression is boring.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art.” – Victor Hugo
“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” – Maya Angelou
“People are like stained – glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
“As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” – Franz Kafka
“Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.” – Khalil Gibran
”‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty’-that is all / Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know” – John Keats
“Beauty will save the world.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky
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“Nature’s beauty can be easily missed — but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day.”
Since their release less than 2 years ago, Dove’s Evolution of Beauty, Onslaught, and Fried videos have been viewed by millions of viewers and inspired numerous spin offs and spoofs.
Evolution reduces hours of makeup and digital retouching to one minute with time-lapse images.
Onslaught raises challenging questions about perception of femininity and early stereotyping.
Fried’s display of coiffure creation is more tongue and cheek with an inevitable conclusion.
Many people like to criticize contemporary notions of idealized beauty. I feel the core problem is not fantasy itself but confusing fiction with reality. Our fantasies (cultural or individual) can tell us a lot about ourselves psychologically. But, we all know that disaster can strike when we confuse fiction and fact, fantasy and reality. In the case of confusion over contemporary western female beauty, a long list of problems arises – greatly reduced self-esteem, prejudice, stigma, anorexia and bulemia, even death are just a few. All of us suffer when we adhere to limited definitions of beauty. Expanding our awareness of the many kinds of beauty (both external and internal, physical and social) that surround us is not only conscientious but enlightened. Imagine how much more inspiring your life would be if every day you saw more beauty all around you. Kudos to Dove (a company in the business of selling beauty products) for taking this stand and not only effectively raising awareness but also offering education, skills, and choice.
The Dove Self-Esteem Fund was developed to help free the next generation from self-limiting beauty stereotypes. Committed to reaching 5 million young women by the end of 2010, the Dove Self-Esteem Fund invites you to play a role in supporting and promoting a wider definition of beauty.
“At Dove®, our mission is to make more women feel more beautiful everyday. We believe women with strong confidence and positive self-esteem are beautiful. That is why we have partnered with the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership, a not-for-profit organization, to encourage real women to share real success stories and learn from one another. We invite you to participate in these online training modules as a first step to begin a successful and beautiful journey.”
See the Dove videos here (including Amy).
Find out more about the Dove Self-Esteem Fund here.
Find out about Dove’s partnership with the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership here.
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