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50 Inspirational Quotes about Beauty In Life, the World and Nature



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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.


The Best and Most Inspiring Quotes About Beauty

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


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

quotes about beauty

“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


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


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


“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


Sometimes people are beautiful.

Not in looks.

Not in what they say.

Just in what they are.

– Markus Zusak, I am the Messenger


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


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


“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


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


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


“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


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

quotes about beauty

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


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


 A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:

Its loveliness increases; it will never

Pass into nothingness.

– John Keats, Endymion


“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

Inspirational Quotes About Beauty in Love and Nature

“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


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


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


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


“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


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


“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

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


“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


Sayings and Quotes About Beauty

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


“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

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


“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


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


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


“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


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


“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


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


“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

“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


“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

“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


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


“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


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


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


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


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


More Amazing Quotes About Beauty

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


“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

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


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


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


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


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


 “Beauty and folly are generally companions.”Baltasar Gracian


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


Do I love you because you’re beautiful,

Or are you beautiful because I love you?

– Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Cinderella


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

Inspirational Quotes About Beauty in Life

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

quotes about beauty

“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


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


“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


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


“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


“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


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


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


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

quotes about beauty

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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.