The ugly can achieve an absoluteness beyond the reach of beauty.
Beauty is lyrical. Ugliness is elegiac.
Secrets are generally terrible. Beauty is not hidden--only ugliness and deformity.
The ugly and the stupid have the best of it in this world. They can sit at their ease and gape at the play. If they know nothing of victory, they are at least spared the knowledge of defeat.
Ugliness is in a way superior to beauty because it lasts.
The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting.
There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige them to be ugly. Ugliness is the measure of imperfection.
Time takes the ugliness and horror out of death and turns it into beauty.
From our ugliness will grow the soul of the world.
Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty but kind to ugliness.
There is a sort of charm in ugliness, if the person has some redeeming qualities and is only ugly enough
Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
It takes a long time to make me beautiful, but it goes fast to make me ugly.
It is true that we are weak and sick and ugly and quarrelsome but if that is all we ever were, we would millenniums ago have disappeared from the face of the earth.
Errors look so very ugly in persons of small means one feels they are taking quite a liberty in going astray whereas people of fortune may naturally indulge in a few delinquencies.