The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers.

Victor Hugo

I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, his cloak was out at the elbows, the water passed through his shoes, - and the stars through his soul.

Victor Hugo

There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.

Victor Hugo

The first symptom of love in a young man is timidity; in a girl boldness.

Victor Hugo

Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise.

Victor Hugo

The perception of beauty is a moral test.

Henry David Thoreau