Indeed, beauty is one of mankind’s greatest needs; it is the root from which the branches of our peace and the fruits of our hope come forth. Beauty also reveals God because, like him, a work of beauty is pure gratuity; it calls us to freedom and draws us away from selfishness.
Pope Benedict XVI
The great book, always open and which we should make an effort to read, is that of Nature.
As Benedict XVI noted, Antonio Gaudi drew inspiration from three books that nourished him as a person, as a believer and as an architect: the book of nature, the book of Holy Bible and the book of the liturgy.
Agnieszka Bystrzanowska "Love One Another!"
The beauty of the heart does not age or fade away like the beauty of the body. On the contrary, it is like wine that matures and gains taste over time.
Jan Bilewicz, Love One Another!
All of our world, each living cell, every stone and drop of water, even the air and light around us, reflects and mirrors the glory and presence of the Creator and calls us to respond with wonder and praise. The purpose of my photography is to provide a brief, if somewhat veiled glimpse into that clear and brilliant world of light and power.
Christopher Burkett (photographer)
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in their hearts, yet so that man can't find out the work that God has done from the beginning even to the end.
Turn away your eye from a comely woman, And gaze not on another's beauty: By the beauty of a woman many have been led astray; And herewith love is kindled as a fire.
There is nothing so inspiring to a man as a beautiful woman.
The beauty of a woman cheers the countenance; And a man desires nothing so much.
For truly all men by nature were but vain who had no perception of God, And from the good things that are seen they gained not power to know him that is, Neither by giving heed to the works did they recognize the architect.