"Instead, it appears to be a particular mark of beauty that it is considered with tranquil satisfaction that it pleases if we also do not possess it and we are still far removed from demanding to possess it."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Moses Mendelssohn on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Moses Mendelssohn on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Moses Mendelssohn on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Moses Mendelssohn on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Moses Mendelssohn on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"I fear that, in the end, the famous debate among materialists, idealists, and dualists amounts to a merely verbal dispute that is more a matter for the linguist than for the speculative philosopher."