We all appreciate classical beauty, perfection as it were. But there’s something about the unexpectedly beautiful, the asymmetrically symmetrical, the imperfectly perfect that resonates more deeply with us. Perhaps it is because we sense that, although very few of us are the former, all of us are capable of becoming the latter.
“He has made everything beautiful in its time.” ~Ecclesiastes 3:11
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“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” ~Confucius
“There is no exquisite beauty…without some strangeness in the proportion.” ~Edgar Allan Poe
“Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared.” ~Tupac Shakur
“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” ~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
“Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” ~Franz Kafka
“And why do you worry about clothes? Consider how the lilies of the field grow: They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his glory was adorned like one of these.” ~Matthew 6:28-29
“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.” ~Amy Bloom
“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson