Day 151: May 31 – A Thing of Beauty Is A Joy Forever?

~ The Park of Versailles


Beauty has in art the same foundation as does truth in philosophy. What is the truth? The conformity of our judgements with things. What is the beauty of imitation? The conformity of the image with the thing.

~ Denis Diderot



Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days.

~ George Bernard Shaw


What Happened

1596: Birth of French philosopher Rene Descartes.

1732: Birth of Austro-Hungarian composer Joseph Hadyn.

1854: Commodore Perry opens Japan.

1881: Inauguration of the Eiffel Tower.


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