How can Life grant us boon of living, compensateFor dull grey ugliness and pregnant hateUnless we dareThe soul's dominion? Each time we make a choice, we payWith courage to behold the resistless day,And count it fair.
One man's justice is another's injustice. One man's beauty another's ugliness. One man's wisdom another's folly.ralph waldo emerson
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
More and more Americans feel threatened by runaway technology, by large-scale organization, by overcrowding. More and more Americans are appalled by the ravages of industrial progress, by the defacement of nature, by man-made ugliness. If our society continues at its present rate to become less livable as it becomes more affluent, we promise all to end up in sumptuous misery.john w. gardner
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
To find beauty in ugliness is the province of the poetthomas hardy
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."
Here at Globo Gym we understand that ugliness and fatness are genetic disorders, much like baldness or necrophilia, and it's only your fault if you don't hate yourself enough to do something about it
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.