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Quotation by Charles Baudelaire
There are as many kinds of beauty as there are habitual ways of seeking happiness.
Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867), French poet. repr. In The Mirror of Art, ed. Jonathan Mayne (1955). "Salon of 1846," sct. 2, Curiosités Esthétiques (1868).
Baudelaire may have been recalling a footnote in ch. 110 of Stendhal's Histoire de la Peinture en Italie: "La beauté est l'expression d'une certaine manière habituelle de chercher le bonheur."
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