Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
La beauté est dans les yeux de celui qui regarde
What is beautiful to one person may not be beautiful to others. Different people will find different things beautiful and that the differences of opinion don’t matter greatly.
Oscar Wilde (The Picture of Dorian Gray) (1891) Wilde’s main problem is people’s vanity, and hook up on ‘beauty’.
Before him, Shakespeare expressed a similar sentiment in Love’s Labours Lost, 1588:
«Good Lord Boyet, my beauty, though but mean,
Needs not the painted flourish of your praise:
Beauty is bought by judgement of the eye,
Not utter’d by base sale of chapmen’s tongues.»