„Great beauty is often perceived by human senses as pain.“

—  Susan Kay

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—  William James American philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist 1842 - 1910

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„The pain passes but the beauty remains.“

—  Pierre-Auguste Renoir French painter and sculptor 1841 - 1919

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„Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty.“

—  David Hume, kniha Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary

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Kontext: Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty. One person may even perceive deformity, where another is sensible of beauty; and every individual ought to acquiesce in his own sentiment, without pretending to regulate those of others.

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„Life only makes sense when you perceive it as mystery and it makes no sense to the conceptualizing mind.“

—  Anthony de Mello Indian writer 1931 - 1987

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