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All beauties, like all possible phenomena, have something of the eternal and something of the ephemeral - of the absolute and the particular
There are as many kinds of beauty as there are habitual ways of seeking happiness
Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued
The esthete stands in the same relation to beauty as the pornographer stands to love, and the politician stands to life
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart
Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror
Beauty is a short-lived tyranny
Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder
Beauty is the promise of happiness
Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."