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

Francis Bacon, in Happiness and Misery

This is an aphorism from Aphorisms Galore!'s official collection. It was the Aphorism of the Day for 2022-03-25.

Some Strangeness in the Proportion  ·  posted 2002 by Booch

I was surprised to find this linked to Francis Bacon, but given the "strange proportions" of the phrasing, I guess that I should not have been. Previous to this, I had always associated the second half of this aphorism with Einstein's General Theory of Relativity.