Sunday, May 15, 2005

The "Beautiful" Liberal, the Beautiful Conservative

Just saw this, accompanied with a humorous summary. I can think of too many good captions for these photos.

Some thoughts from other thinkers that seem to apply here:

"Beautiful things are those which, when seen, please." (St. Thomas Aquinas)

"Beauty is the word that shall be our first." (Hans Urs von Balthasar)

"You can recognize truth by its beauty and simplicity." (Richard Feynman, Nobel laureate in physics)

Beauty is "the glow of the true and good irradiating from every ordered state of being." (Josef Pieper)

"[B]eauty is lifted from its face as a mask, and its absence exposes features on that face which threaten to become incomprehensible to man." (von Balthasar)

"The form as it appears to us is beautiful only because the delight that it arouses in us is founded upon the fact that, in it, the truth and goodness of the depths of reality itself are manifested and bestowed, and this manifestation and bestowal reveal themselves to us as being something infinitely and inexhaustibly valuable and fascinating." (von Balthasar)

Feel free to add yours in comments below. (HT: DanV) Posted by Hello

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