Thursday, June 23, 2011

What Is Beauty?

Aristotle called beauty "the gift of God"
Socrates called it "a short-lived tyranny"
Theophrastus, "a silent deceit"
Theocritus, "an ivory mischief"
Carneades, "a sovereignty which stood in need of no guards."

The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes is only the spell of the moment; the eye of the body is not always that of the soul. - George Sand

picture: spider's web covered in the morning's dew

No comments: