88 Quotes About Beauty

What is beauty, anyway? Is it something that comes from within? Or is it something that’s externally imposed? In this blog post, we’ve collected 88 quotes about beauty to help you explore these questions and more. Whether you’re looking for insight on self-love or tips on how to look your best, you’re sure to find something that resonates with you in these wise words. Enjoy!

Quotes About Beauty

1. Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. – Confucius

2. To love beauty is to see light. – Victor Hugo

3. Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she’s beautiful but don’t have anything to talk about, it’s going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person. – Amanda Peet

4. A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears. – Anne Roiphe

5. People are like stained – glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

6. The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives. – Albert Einstein

7. Of life’s two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer’s hand. – Khalil Gibran

8. Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

9. Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. – Ashley Smith

10. A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases it will never pass into nothingness. – John Keats

11. Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. – Khalil Gibran

12. A beauty is a woman you notice a charmer is one who notices you. – Adlai E. Stevenson

13. The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

14. Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

15. She got her looks from her father. He’s a plastic surgeon. – Groucho Marx

16. Beauty and folly are old companions. – Benjamin Franklin

17. Rare is the union of beauty and purity. – Juvenal

18. Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference. – Aristotle

19. Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time. – Albert Camus

20. The world’s biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman. – Chanakya

21. Beauty awakens the soul to act. – Dante Alighieri

22. A witty woman is a treasure a witty beauty is a power. – George Meredith

23. Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. – Anne Frank

24. Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

25. Beauty is all very well at first sight but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days? – George Bernard Shaw

26. Beauty has a lot to do with character. – Kevyn Aucoin

27. There is no definition of beauty, but when you can see someone’s spirit coming through, something unexplainable, that’s beautiful to me. – Liv Tyler

28. For me the greatest beauty always lies in the greatest clarity. – Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

29. Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul. – Saint Augustine

30. I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be. – Bob Dylan

31. Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder. – Aldous Huxley

32. Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them. – David Hume

33. I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose. – Charlie Chaplin

34. I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains. – Anne Frank

35. Beauty is not caused. It is. – Emily Dickinson

36. Beauty is truth’s smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror. – Rabindranath Tagore

37. Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

38. It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness. – Leo Tolstoy

39. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful. – Jacqueline Bisset

 
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40. Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband. – Ambrose Bierce

41. Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble in a statue the marble must be like flesh. – Victor Hugo

42. Beauty doesn’t need ornaments. Softness can’t bear the weight of ornaments. – Munshi Premchand

43. Beauty is in the heart of the beholder. – H. G. Wells

44. Let us live for the beauty of our own reality. – Charles Lamb

45. Every year of my life I grow more convinced that it is wisest and best to fix our attention on the beautiful and the good, and dwell as little as possible on the evil and the false. – Richard Cecil

46. Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting. – Charles Kingsley

47. Beauty is the promise of happiness. – Edmund Burke

48. We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. – Jawaharlal Nehru

49. Imagination disposes of everything it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world. – Blaise Pascal

50. A women’s greatest asset is her beauty. – Alex Comfort

51. Beauty is indeed a good gift of God but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked. – Saint Augustine

52. Beauty is power a smile is its sword. – John Ray

53. Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite. – Francis Bacon

54. If you look closely at a tree you’ll notice it’s knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully. – Matthew Fox

55. Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain. – Christopher Morley

56. Beauty is only temporary, but your mind lasts you a lifetime. – Alicia Machado

57. Beauty is a fragile gift. – Ovid

58. Beauty saves. Beauty heals. Beauty motivates. Beauty unites. Beauty returns us to our origins, and here lies the ultimate act of saving, of healing, of overcoming dualism. – Matthew Fox

59. In every man’s heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty. – Christopher Morley

60. Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies. – John Donne

61. I don’t need plastic in my body to validate me as a woman. – Courtney Love

62. I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals. – Brigitte Bardot

63. The problem with beauty is that it’s like being born rich and getting poorer. – Joan Collins

64. In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare! – Homer

65. Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal. – Dante Alighieri

66. Having inner beauty is something you develop on your own, and I like to think I have that. – Cindy Margolis

67. Beauty is less important than quality. – Eugene Ormandy

68. There is a kind of beauty in imperfection. – Conrad Hall

69. When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist. – Akhenaton

70. Beauty is variable, ugliness is constant. – Douglas Horton

71. ‘Handsome’ means many things to many people. If people consider me handsome, I feel flattered – and have my parents to thank for it. Realistically, it doesn’t hurt to be good-looking, especially in this business. – Richard Chamberlain

72. My mother always called me an ugly weed, so I never was aware of anything until I was older. Plain girls should have someone telling them they are beautiful. Sometimes this works miracles. – Hedy Lamarr

73. Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest. – Christian Dior

74. Beauty is our weapon against nature by it we make objects, giving them limit, symmetry, proportion. Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature. – Camille Paglia

75. Beauty is whatever gives joy. – Edna St. Vincent Millay

 
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76. There is no personal achievement in being born beautiful. – Loretta Young

77. The love of beauty in its multiple forms is the noblest gift of the human cerebrum. – Alexis Carrel

78. Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away. – Fay Weldon

79. Some guys say beauty is only skin deep. But when you walk into a party, you don’t see somebody’s brain. The initial contact has to be the sniffing. – James Caan

80. We are learning, too, that the love of beauty is one of Nature’s greatest healers. – Ellsworth Huntington

81. I sincerely feel that beauty largely comes from within. – Christy Turlington

82. There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. – Maria Mitchell

83. Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the most monstrous and foolish, the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction. – Charles Baudelaire

84. You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older. – Anouk Aimee

85. Inner beauty should be the most important part of improving one’s self. – Priscilla Presley

86. What beauty is, I know not, though it adheres to many things. – Albrecht Durer

87. Though beauty gives you a weird sense of entitlement, it’s rather frightening and threatening to have others ascribe such importance to something you know you’re just renting for a while. – Candice Bergen

88. Things are beautiful if you love them. – Jean Anouilh

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