“A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.”
The first 5 lines from Endymion, by English poet John Keats.
(For the rest see: Endymion)
You get to post two quotes on the topic. John Keats (above) is my first and my second is:
“Inner Beauty, unlike external beauty, cannot be photographed or painted on a canvas.
It is ‘seen’ through the prism of Time; it reveals itself slowly and not in a sudden showy flash, showing itself in what it does and what it stays constant in throughout many different situations, trials even. It is what remains when the first freshly opened petals have long since blown away.”