Friday, January 8, 2010

What is beauty? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder?

Beauty is defined as a quality of pleasure or a sense of attractiveness. However, I think beauty is all about good self-esteem and kindness. Beautiful people feel good about themselves. They are comfortable with the way they look. They have a great personality with kindness and consideration. But then again, that's just my opinion. People see beauty in different ways, so I suppose beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.What is beauty? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder?
Beauty is an absolute feeling ,everything and everyone is beautiful , believe me , The only thing is that you compare things and tell which one is MORE beautiful , if you just try you can find beauty in everything , even in the things you consider ugly .

I suggest you to try this . Look at the ugliest thing in your opinion objectively and you will find the beauty behind it .What is beauty? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder?
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder:鈥?/a>

';Beauty is in the eye of the beholder'; - Origin:

This saying first appeared in the 3rd century BC in Greek. It didn't appear in its current form in print until the 19th century, but in the meantime there were various written forms that expressed much the same thought. In 1588, the English dramatist John Lyly, in his

Euphues and his England, wrote:

'; neere is Fancie to Beautie, as the pricke to the Rose, as the stalke to the rynde, as the earth to the roote.';

Shakespeare expressed a similar sentiment in Love's Labours Lost, 1588:

Good Lord Boyet, my beauty, though but mean,

Needs not the painted flourish of your praise:

Beauty is bought by judgement of the eye,

Not utter'd by base sale of chapmen's tongues

Benjamin Franklin, in Poor Richard's Almanack, 1741, wrote:

Beauty, like supreme dominion

Is but supported by opinion

beauty is in the eye of the beholderDavid Hume's Essays, Moral and Political, 1742, include:

';Beauty in things exists merely in the mind which contemplates them.';

The person who is widely credited with coining the saying in its current form is Margaret Wolfe Hungerford (n茅e Hamilton), who wrote many books, often under the pseudonym of 'The Duchess'. In Molly Bawn, 1878, there's the line ';Beauty is in the eye of the beholder';.鈥?/a>

Have you ever noticed that good looking girls usually hang out together with other good looking girls, but when it come to couples the lousiest looking guy dates a Pretty girl and mostly vice versa too.鈥?/a>

Beauty in eyes of beholder, study confirms:

WASHINGTON: When it comes to something pleasant, it seems that the phrase ';easy on the eyes'; may hold more truth than earlier believed, for a study has found that objects or people appear more attractive when the mind can process their looks faster.鈥?/a>

Scientists ponder beauty and the eye of the beholder:

Evidence increasingly suggests the human brain is hard-wired for aesthetics.

I will give a simple explanation of my own. I will go

to a blind man and describe the beauty of a top cine

actress. Can any amount of description ake him realize

how beautiful she is? He needs eyes to see and

understand for him self.

';When candles are off, all women are fair!';
beauty varies from person to person
lao tzu writes that when beauty was created, ugly was born.

beauty is just another way for people to separate themselves from the crowd, by establishing arbitrary guidlines about appearance. when we release all thoughts of beauty, then can we truly be one long as we think in terms of beauty, intelligence, size, color, gender we will be doomed to lead lonely existances
Good question!

Yes beauty is indeed in the eyes of the beholder. Beauty is the mental formation of an image or images that catches the essence of the thing perceived. The beauty belongs rather to the inward image than to the outward form in which it is embodied. The difference really lies not in the power of externalizing the image but in the power of the inwardly forming an image that expresses thought.

Beauty is adequate expression. And since there is no real expression if it be not adequate we may answer very briefly that beauty is indeed an expression.

Thanks for asking. Have a great day!
Yes, Because every individual person has their perception of what Beauty is, therefore it is within their eyes. There is no one person that everyone in the world will think is physically Beautiful. I think alot of people are unattractive that hollywood worships.
That statement is so true.

Everyone thinks different things are beautiful

theres not just one definition of beauty cuz its different for everyone
They are a lot of things that influences ppl's definition of beautiful...My spanish friends likes diff. type of guys, I like them tall and blond, but she doesn't...Women in muslim countries propably find a bearded man sexy, but I really don't! But I would say that generally, ppl from the same culture have similar tastes in beauty...
beauty is the lack of ugliness. it does'nt lie in the eyes of the beholder becoz practically if the man or woman is blind then the statement would be wrong.

think logically;work practically.

beau路ty /藞byuti/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[byoo-tee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

鈥搉oun, plural -ties.

1.the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, whether arising from sensory manifestations (as shape, color, sound, etc.), a meaningful design or pattern, or something else (as a personality in which high spiritual qualities are manifest).

2.a beautiful person, esp. a woman.

3.a beautiful thing, as a work of art or a building.

4.Often, beauties. something that is beautiful in nature or in some natural or artificial environment. individually pleasing or beautiful quality; grace; charm: a vivid blue area that is the one real beauty of the painting.

6.Informal. a particular advantage: One of the beauties of this medicine is the freedom from aftereffects.

7.(usually used ironically) something extraordinary: My sunburn was a real beauty.

8.something excellent of its kind: My old car was a beauty.
Symmetry. Both sides match. For example: Brad Pitt and Denzel Washington .
No. This is only partially true where people have political and economic freedom. Otherwise, beauty's definition is written in the fetid fears of your local power monger.
Wouldn't it be nice if beauty held the simplicity it once had.

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