Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Flowers ... Beauty ... And God

Flowers and Beauty and God go together in my mind. What prompted this profound perspective, you might want to ask?

Every day ... one of the things I do is scan my MSN home page to see what's going on in the world since yesterday. I don't pay much attention to the so-called NEWS ... I'm more interested in human interest-type stories ... like my post yesterday about Robert Downey Jr.

I especially enjoy the MSN photo section ... the Must-See slideshows I've posted most months come from that area.

Today I took the time to view the 35 image collection entitled "Exotic Flora" ... which then got me to thinking about Beauty ... Flowers ... Art ... Nature ... and the Master Creator.
To see the entire slideshow CLICK HERE.

Then I went to one of my favorite sources for quotes

Just like one of my favorite sites Idea Champions does, I decided to come up with a list of quotes that I found especially meaningful ... so here's my 

15 Quotes on the Meaning of Beauty

1. "Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting." - Ralph Waldo Emerson 

2. "To love beauty is to see light." - Victor Hugo 

3. "Beauty awakens the soul to act." - Dante Alighieri 

4. "Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears." - Edgar Allen Poe 

5. "Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy." - Anne Frank  

6. "Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite." - Frances Bacon  

7. "In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty." - Christopher Morley  

8. "Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal." - Dante Alighieri 
9. "If you get simple beauty and naught else, you get about the best thing God invents." - Robert Browning 

10. "We are learning, too, that the love of beauty is one of Nature's greatest healers." - Ellsworth Huntington  

11. "Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt of God." - Jean Anouilh 

12. "When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator." - Mahatma Gandhi 

13. "Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old." - Franz Kafka  

14. "Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words." - Edgar Allen Poe  

15. "'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' - that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know." - John Keats

I then began to look up some quotes about Flowers ... I really liked this one 

"Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers - and never succeeding." - Gian Carlo Menotti

I even wrote a quote myself ...

Flowers are God’s way of reminding us “Smile … Be Happy … Celebrate Today!” - Susan Schanerman

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