Your face encompasses the beauty of the whole earth. Your lips, as red as ripening fruit, gently part as if in pain. It is the smile of a corpse. Now the hand of death touches life. The chain is forged that links the thousand families that are dead to the thousand generations to come.

Edvard Munch
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What ills from beauty spring

Samuel Johnson
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Beauty and folly are generally companions.

Baltasar Gracian
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A beautiful line of verse has twelve feet, and two wings.

Jules Renard
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A real parish is a wondrously beautiful web of human relationship which is given meaning by the man who is Himself the meaning of life.

C. Kilmer Myers
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Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age / as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.

Phyllis Diller
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A poet dares be just so clear and no clearer... He unzips the veil from beauty, but does not remove it. A poet utterly clear is a trifle glaring.

E. B. White
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