One man's justice is another's injustice. One man's beauty another's ugliness. One man's wisdom another's folly.
But the essential advantage for a poet?is to be able to see beneath both beauty and ugliness; to see the boredom, and the horror, and the glory.
Le beau n'a qu'un type; le laid en a mille. Beauty has only one form; ugliness has a thousand.
In all directions stretched the Great Australian Emptiness, in which the mind is the least of possessions?and the march of material ugliness does not raise a quiver from the average nerves. It was the exaltation of the'average'that made me panic most.
It’s nothing to be born ugly. Sensibly, the ugly woman comes to terms with her ugliness and exploits it as a grace of nature. To become ugly means the beginning of a calamity, self-willed most of the time.colette
In the matter of furnishing, I find a certain absence of ugliness far worse than ugliness.colette
When you think that you are beautiful, you are liable to think that you are more beautiful than others, and such a thought is not a beautiful thought. To recognize or criticise ugliness and inferiority in others is to create the inferior and the ugly in yourself, and what you create in yourself will sooner or later be expressed through your mind and personality.christian d. larson
If the inner psychic ground of our individual appearance were not always the same, there could be no science of psychology, which qua science relies on a psychic “inside we are all alike,” just as the science of physiology and medicine relies on the sameness of our inner organs. ... The monstrous sameness and pervasive ugliness so highly characteristic of the findings of modern psychology, and contrasting so obviously with the enormous variety and richness of overt human conduct, witness to the radical difference between the inside and the outside of the human body.hannah arendt
As a painter, cursed or blessed with a terrible and vital sensuousness, I must look for wisdom with my eyes. I repeat, with my eyes, for nothing could be more ridiculous or irrelevant than a 'philosophical conception painted purely intellectually without the terrible fury of the senses grasping each visible form of beauty and ugliness.max beckmann
We haven't accepted we can't really believe that the most characteristic product of our age of scientific miracles is junk, but that is so. And we still think and behave as though we face an unspoiled continent, with thousands of acres of living space for every man. We still sing "America the Beautiful" as though we had not created in it, by strenuous effort, at great expense, and with dauntless self-praise, an unprecedented ugliness.wendell berry
The ugliness of the ideological lies in its legitimating the pursuit of the trivial.john carroll
Maeterlinck says that compared with ordinary truths mystic truths have strange privileges they can neither age nor die. Beauty is eternal and ugliness, thank God, is ephemeral. Can there be any question as to which should attract the poet?florence earle coates
National unity is the basis of national security. To deny the legislature the right to select appropriate means for its attainment presents a totally different order of problem from that of the propriety of subordinating the possible ugliness of littered streets to the free expression opinion through handbills.felix frankfurter
The rationalism of the creative minds was tempered by abundant fantasies, and the supreme beauty of the monuments was probably spoiled by the circumambient vanities and ugliness; in a few cases the Greeks came as close to perfection as it was possible to do, yet they were human and imperfect.george sarton
In an ugly and unhappy world the richest man can purchase nothing but ugliness and unhappiness.George Bernard Shaw
To struggle against the dreamers who dream ugliness, be they men or gods, cannot but be the will of the Nameless.
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
The real tragedy of England as I see it, is the tragedy of ugliness. The country is so lovely: the man-made England is so vile.
Moreover, given the unpleasant option of having to associate with either the self-satisfied beautiful or the self-pitying plain, he'd choose the former every time because beauty could sometimes transcend smugness whereas self-pity just made ugliness all the more unattractive.
To struggle against the dreamers who dream ugliness, be they men or gods , cannot but be the will of the Nameless.
"Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty but kind to ugliness."
To struggle against the dreamers who dream ugliness, be they men or gods, cannot but be the will of the Nameless. This struggle will also bear suffering, and so one's karmic burden will be lightened thereby, just as it would be by enduring the ugliness; but this suffering is productive of a higher end in the light of the eternal values of which the sages so often speak.
Because you paled on seeing my ugliness , your son shall be pale (pandu), and that will be his name, O, woman with the beautiful face.
Accentuated plainness and accentuated vice ought to bring about harmony . Beauty lies in harmony, in style, whether it be the harmony of ugliness or beauty, vice or virtue.”
There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige them to be ugly. ugliness is the measure of imperfection.