What is Beauty?

Whatever is beautiful at all is beautiful in itself. Its beauty ends there, and praise has no part in it. Nothing is the better or the worse for being praised. Thus true beauty needs nothing beyond itself, any more than law, or truth, or kindness, or honor. For none of these gets a single grace …

Intent

In the works of mankind, as in those of nature, it is really the motive which is chiefly worth attention. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.