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Thing of beauty is a joy forever

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A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
Prov. Beautiful things give pleasure that lasts even longer than the beautiful things themselves. (This is a line from John Keats's poem “Endymion.” Also a thing of beauty and a joy forever, used to describe something beautiful in lofty terms, often ironically.)
Jill: I don't understand why someone would pay millions of dollars to have some old painting. Jane: Because a thing of beauty is a joy forever.

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