There is no excellent beauty, that hath not some strangeness in the proportion  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

"There is no excellent beauty, that hath not some strangeness in the proportion" is a dictum by Francis Bacon first published in his aesthetics essay "Of Beauty".

Edgar Allan Poe was fond of quoting it and Charles Baudelaire made it his own in the motto "le beau est toujours bizarre".

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