However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue.
I am little concerned with beauty or perfection. I don't care for the great centuries. All I care about is life, struggle, intensity.
Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers.
I don't like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn't of much value. Life hasn't revealed its beauty to them.
Death is the only pure, beautiful conclusion of a great passion.
To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful.
Whenever there are great virtues, it's a sure sign something's wrong.
Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked.
I came back out here from England and I was there for a while and it was beautiful and it is just great to see London going from Spring to Summer and Autumn.
With a great poet the sense of Beauty overcomes every other consideration, or rather obliterates all consideration.
In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare!
Well, for us, in history where goodness is a rare pearl, he who was good almost takes precedence over he who was great.
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
I chose to live in London, and I love it there. But I'm Scottish through and through. It's a great place, a beautiful land and a beautiful people.
I don't get angry very often. I lose my temper rarely. And when I do, there's always a legitimate cause. Normally I have a great lightness of being. I take things in a very happy, amused way.
God has been very good to me, for I never dwell upon anything wrong which a person has done, so as to remember it afterwards. If I do remember it, I always see some other virtue in that person.
Again, it may be said, that to love justice and equality the people need no great effort of virtue; it is sufficient that they love themselves.
To give style to one's character - a great and rare art! He exercises it who surveys all that his nature presents in strength and weakness and then moulds it to an artistic plan until everything appears as art and reason, and even the weaknesses delight the eye.
Rare is the union of beauty and purity.
It was like two different photographers, and shot in three different locations and it was really fun to do. There were 12 beautiful girls in it. It was great.
Even virtue is fairer when it appears in a beautiful person.
I talked to ex-wives of musicians of the '70s for research. They're the funniest people in the world, yet there is this sad, beautiful thing in their eyes that says they've seen more than they could ever possibly tell you.
It's great being blonde - with such low expectations it's easy to impress.
Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.