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100 Inspirational Beauty Quotes about Life, the World and Nature

Beauty Quotes about Life, the World and Nature

Looking for beauty quotes about the amazing life that is all around us, all day long, that we tend to overlook?

For many, beauty has a very narrow definition. They look at the physical beauty of others, or that which is overtly beautiful to most, as a whole.

This is only one, very narrow, definition of beauty though, and one that we should all consider expanding on, if we have not already done so.

Learning to appreciate this beauty can improve the quality of our lives, as we are able to look deeper and more meaningfully at people and things in our lives.

Here are some inspirational thoughts and quotes about beauty, as well as its many definitions that exist.


Most Inspiring Beauty Quotes

1.) “I find beauty in unusual things, like hanging your head out the window or sitting on a fire escape.” –Scarlett Johansson


2.) “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”Confucius

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3.) “The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.” Audrey Hepburn


4.) “As if you were on fire from within. The moon lives in the lining of your skin.”Pablo Neruda


5.) “Beauty is the illumination of your soul.”- John O’Donohue


6.) “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


7.) Sometimes people are beautiful.

Not in looks.

Not in what they say.

Just in what they are.

– Markus Zusak, I am the Messenger


8.) “Outer beauty attracts, but inner beauty captivates.”- Kate Angell


9.) “What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful.”Scott Westerfeld, Uglies


10.) “Beauty can be consoling, disturbing, sacred, profane; it can be exhilarating, appealing, inspiring, chilling. It can affect us in an unlimited variety of ways. Yet it is never viewed with indifference: beauty demands to be noticed; it speaks to us directly like the voice of an intimate friend. If there are people who are indifferent to beauty, then it is surely because they do not perceive it.”Roger Scruton, Beauty


11.) “It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.” Leo Tolstoy, The Kreutzer Sonata


12.) “Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.”Dorothy Parker


13.) “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


14.) “Just because you’re beautiful and perfect, it’s made you conceited.”William Goldman, The Princess Bride

quotes about beauty

15.) “There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion.”Edgar Allan Poe


16.) “Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”Franz Kafka


17.)  A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:

Its loveliness increases; it will never

Pass into nothingness.

– John Keats, Endymion


18.) “Where Beauty was, nothing ever ran quite straight, which, no doubt, was why so many people looked on it as immoral.”John Galsworthy, The Forsyte Saga

Inspiring Beauty Quotes About Life and Nature

19.) “It’s [beauty] a kind of radiance. People who possess a true inner beauty, their eyes are a little brighter, their skin a little more dewy. They vibrate at a different frequency.”- Cameron Diaz


20.) “Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.”Sophia Loren


21.) “Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty – they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.”Martin Buxbaum


22.) “The fountain of beauty is the heart and every generous thought illustrates the walls of your chamber.”- Francis Quarles


23.) “Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly lies to the bone. Beauty dies and fades away, but ugly holds its own! Create and cultivate Inner Beauty that never fades away but grows and matures with Time!”Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate


24.) “Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.”Ralph Waldo Emerson


25.) “The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.”Audrey Hepburn

quotes about beauty

26.) “What’s the whole point of being pretty on the outside when you’re so ugly on the inside?”Jess C. Scott


27.) “Beauty isn’t about having a pretty face. It is about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart, and most importantly a beautiful soul.” – Anonymous


Inspiring Beauty Quotes and Sayings About Self Love

28.) “We see the beauty within and cannot say no.” – Dave Eggers


29.) “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”- Audrey Hepburn

quotes about beauty

30.) “Our hearts are drunk with a beauty our eyes could never see.”- George W. Russell


31.) “Do all the good you can and create a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside. It is inner beauty which matters most.”- Dr. Anil Kumar Sinha


32.) “Inner beauty, too, needs occasionally to be told it is beautiful.”- Robert Brault


33.) “Take care of your inner, spiritual beauty. That will reflect in your face.”- Dolores Del Rio


34.) “You are not born with beauty, your beauty is created by who you are. Your inner beauty is more important than how people see you on the outside.”- Emily Coussons


35.) “Outer beauty pleases the EYE. Inner beauty captivates the HEART.”- Mandy Hale


36.) “Some of us teach ourselves and our children to love the superficial outer; our looks, hair, skin, clothes rather than the greater beauty that resides within whereas it is that inner beauty that really defines you and who you truly are.”- Rassool Jibraeel Snyman


37.) “Inner beauty should be the most important part of improving one’s self.”- Priscilla Presley


38.) “Inner beauty radiates from within, and there’s nothing more beautiful than when a woman feels beautiful on the inside.”- Erin Heatherton

Inspirational Quotes About Beauty in the world

39.) “Above all things physical, it is more important to be beautiful on the inside – to have a big heart and an open mind and a spectacular spleen.”Ellen DeGeneres


40.) “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” 1 Peter 3:3-4

quotes about beauty

41.) “That’s the thing about inner beauty: Unlike Physical beauty, which grabs the spotlight for itself, inner beauty shines on everyone, catching them, holding then in its embrace, making them more beautiful, too.”Unknown


42.) “Judge nothing by the appearance. The more beautiful the serpent, the more fatal its sting.”William Scott Downey, Proverbs


43.) “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.”Miss Piggy, The Muppets


44.) “Beauty is certainly a soft, smooth, slippery thing, and therefore of a nature which easily slips in and permeates our souls.”Plato, Lysis


45.) “Beauty is but a lease from nature.”Edward Counsel, Maxims


46.) “Natural beauty takes at least two hours in front of a mirror.” Pamela Anderson


47.) “Beauty is bought by judgment of the eye.”William Shakespeare, Love’s Labours Lost, Act 2, Scene 1


Inspiring Beauty Quotes About Appearance

48.) “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”Kahlil Gibran


49.) “That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful.”Ninon de L’Enclos

quotes about beauty

50.) “Beauty is truth’s smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.”Rabindranath Tagore


51.) “Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty – they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.” – Martin Buxbaum


52.) “In every man’s heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.” Christopher Morley

Inspiring Beauty Quotes About Love

53.) “Beauty always promises, but never gives anything.”Simone Weil


54.) “Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting – a wayside sacrament.”Ralph Waldo Emerson


 55.) “Beauty and folly are generally companions.”Baltasar Gracian


56.) “Plainness has its peculiar temptations quite as much as beauty.”George Eliot


57.) Do I love you because you’re beautiful,

Or are you beautiful because I love you?

– Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Cinderella


58.) “Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.” Oliver Wendell Holmes

Inspirational Quotes About Beauty in Life

59.) “Beauty is the shadow of God on the universe.”Gabriela Mistral, Desolacíon

quotes about beauty

60.) “You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul’s own doing.” – Marie Stopes


61.) “Beauty – in projection and perceiving – is 99.9 percent attitude.” Grey Livingston


62.) “I’m tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That’s deep enough. What do you want – an adorable pancreas?”Jean Kerr, The Snake Has All the Lines


63.) “Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.”Rosalind Russell


64.) “Beauty isn’t worth thinking about; what’s important is your mind. You don’t want a fifty-dollar haircut on a fifty-cent head.”Garrison Keillor


65.) “Beauty? To me it is a word without sense because I do not know where its meaning comes from nor where it leads to.” Pablo Picasso


66.) “We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting.” – Kahlil Gibran


67.) “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller


68.) “No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.”Oscar Wilde

quotes about beauty

Beauty quotes to appreciate life


69.) “Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful.” – Zoe Kravitz


70.) “Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude.” –  Louie Schwartzberg


71.) “A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.” – John Keats


72.) “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


73.) “Beauty has so many forms, and I think the most beautiful thing is confidence and loving yourself.”- Kiesza


74.) “Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.” – John Ray


75.) “Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.” – Jenn Proske


76.) “If you foolishly ignore beauty, then you will soon find yourself without it.” – Frank Lloyd Wright


77.) “Real beauty is to be true to oneself.” – Laetitia Casta


78.) “Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.”― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


79.) “The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.”― Louisa May Alcott


80.) “The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.”― P.C. Cast


Beauty quotes to inspire positivity


81.) “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


82.) “There’s nothing more inspiring than the complexity and beauty of the human heart.”Cynthia Hand


83.) “There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.” – Mandy Hale


84.) “Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.” –  Thich Nhat Hanh


85.) “Beauty is strangely various. There is the beauty of light and joy and strength exulting; but there is also the beauty of shade, of sorrow and sadness, and of humility oppressed.” – Arnold Bennett


86.) “Beauty when most unclothed is clothed best.” –PHINEAS FLETCHER


87.) “I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.” – Anne Frank


88.) “Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.” – Mark Twain


89.) “Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.“- Sophia Loren


90.) “Beauty awakens the soul to act.” – Dante Alighieri


Other inspiring beauty quotes


91.) “Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.”― Edgar Allan Poe


92.) “The beautiful things of the earth become dearer as they elude pursuit.” – THOMAS HARDY


93.) “I don’t like standard beauty – there is no beauty without strangeness.” – Karl Lagerfeld


94.) “Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.” – Aristotle


95.) “Beauty is like life itself: a dawn mist
the sun burns off. It gives no peace, no rest.“-GREGORY ORR


96.) “Beauty’s voice speaks gently: it creeps only into the most awakened souls.”  – FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE


97.) “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” – Marilyn Monroe


98.) “Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass lipstick.” – Gwyneth Paltrow


99.) “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.“-Marcus Aurelius


100.) “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.“-Coco Chanel


Did you like these beauty quotes? What other beautiful quotes would you add to the list?

There is beauty in people that is more than skin deep. There is beauty in art, in simple acts of kindness, in simple pleasures.

Learning to see the beauty in others and in the world around us, can have a profound and uplifting impact.

Making an effort to explore and find new beauty in our lives and in our worlds can give us a sense of contentment and happiness that we are seeking.



  1. ankit

    August 3, 2018 at 1:53 am

    very intresting beauty Quotes !!!!!

  2. Muraleedharan Nair

    October 19, 2018 at 7:35 am

    Highly admirable quotes.

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