Symmetry Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old symmetry quotes, symmetry sayings, and symmetry proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

No mature style of art in any culture has ever been simple. In certain cultures, an overall symmetry may conceal the complexity of the work at first glance. Rudolf Arnheim
We take comfort in the symmetries we find in life because they suggest a design where there is none. Nicole Krauss
Envy, like a false mirror, distorts the symmetry of the sweetest form. Norman Macdonald
Symmetry is a complexity-reducing concept (co-routines include subroutines); seek it everywhere. Alan Perlis
Man is all symmetry, Full of proportions, one limb to another. George Herbert
It is the harmony of the diverse parts, their symmetry, their happy balance; in a word it is all that introduces order, all that gives unity, that permits us to see clearly and to comprehend at once both the ensemble and the details. Henri Poincare
The biggest conceptual change over the last 100 years in the way physicists think about the world is symmetry. Lawrence M. Krauss
Nothing is so stifling as symmetry. Symmetry is boredom, the quintessence of mourning. Despair yawns. There is something more terrible than a hell of suffering -- a hell of boredom. Victor Hugo
The universe is built on a plan the profound symmetry of which is somehow present in the inner structure of our intellect. Paul Valery
Symmetry is overrated. Overrated is symmetry. Larry Wall
The most general law in nature is equity-the principle of balance and symmetry which guides the growth of forms along the lines of the greatest structural efficiency. Herbert Read
There's poetry in nature. A symmetry. Saffron A. Kent
Beauty depends on size as well as symmetry. No very small animal can be beautiful, for looking at it takes so small a portion of time that the impression of it will be confused. Nor can any very large one, for a whole view of it cannot be had at once, and so there will be no unity and completeness. Aristotle
Symmetry is what we see at a glance; based on the fact that there is no reason for any difference. Blaise Pascal
People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tidiness is a virtue, symmetry is often a constituent of beauty. Winston Churchill
Human behavior is messy and unpredictable and unconcerned with convenient symmetries. Khaled Hosseini
Underlying vengeance is a very strong moral character, guided by a simple principle of justice, which stipulates that symmetry must be restored to what is perceived as an unbalanced situation. Robert R. Friedmann
Symmetry, as wide or as narrow as you may define its meaning, is one idea by which man through the ages has tried to comprehend and create order, beauty and perfection. Hermann Weyl
Symmetry may have its appeal but it is inherently stale. Some kind of imbalance is behind every transformation. Marcelo Gleiser
There's no symmetry in nature. One eye is never exactly the same as the other. There's always a difference. We all have a more or less crooked nose and an irregular mouth. Edouard Manet
Symmetry, by surrounding us, makes itself invisible. Hugh Howey
The symmetry of form attainable in pure fiction can not so readily be achieved in a narration essentially having less to do with fable than with fact. Truth uncompromisingly told will always have its ragged edges. Herman Melville
Our notion of symmetry is derived from the human face. Hence, we demand symmetry horizontally and in breath only, not vertically nor in depth. Blaise Pascal
Beauty is rather a light that plays over the symmetry of things than that symmetry itself. Plotinus
The more complex the symmetry, the more constraints. Emergence relies on constraints. R.A. Delmonico
The mathematical sciences particularly exhibit order, symmetry, and limitation; and these are the greatest forms of the beautiful. Aristotle
Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole. Derek Walcott
Symmetry is ennui, and ennui is the very essence of grief and melancholy. Despair yawns. Victor Hugo
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