Quote 05 24

Thus, if there is no member of the body, at least in those which are seen, and, this no one doubts, which is not useful in some way and which is not, at the same time an embellishment. And, of these some are only ornamental without any obviously useful function. I would therefore conclude that when the Creator made the body, He placed beauty ahead of necessity. This is so since the time of necessity will pass and the time of enjoying beauty alone without any malice whatsoever is yet to come.

De Civitate Dei XXII, 24, 4.