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Are you a connoiseur of beauty?

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Asked by Vijay Thirugnanam, 17 Mar '08 10:48 pm
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Answered by mansi giri, 17 Mar '08 10:51 pm

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Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder:

"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 b ...more
Answered by DRSiva, 18 Mar '08 07:30 am

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