Poetry; a criticism of life under the conditions fixed for such a criticism by the laws of poetic truth and poetic beauty.
I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy.
Coming in solemn beauty like slow old tunes of Spain.
Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal.
The cottage garden; most for use designed, Yet not of beauty destitute.
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.
Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.
By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.
Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.