Beauty Quotes

Most popular beauty quotes

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.

be yourself buddhist self-acceptance

I am waylaid by beauty.
Beauty is a short reign.
Beauty is only skin deep.
Beauty is a fading flower.
Beauty is the lover's gift.
If you are ugly, be winsome.
— African proverb

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Beauty is not caused. It is.
Fashions fade; style is eternal.

fashion style

Beauty can pierce one like a pain.
Beauty is but a lease from nature.
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever.
None but the brave deserve the fair.
O Beauty,
Till now I never knew thee.
Beauty is the melody of the features.
Beauty is a welcome guest everywhere.
I always say beauty is only sin deep.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Beauty is only a promise of happiness.


A beautiful face is a mute recommendation.
No synonym for God is so perfect as Beauty.
Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.
An essential quality of beauty is aloofness.
Beauty without grace, is a hook without a bait.
Taking joy in living is a woman's best cosmetic.


Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
The beauty of stature is the only beauty of men.


Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
Beauty always promises, but never gives anything.
Beauty without virtue is a flower without a sword.
— French proverb

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I pray thee, O God, that I may be beautiful within.


Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
Beauty is simply Reality seen with the eyes of love.
Truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.


Love beauty; it is the shadow of God on the universe.
Beauty may be said to be God's trademark in creation.


Unexpected intrusions of beauty. That is what life is.
The innocent and the beautiful
Have no enemy but time.

innocence time

Rarely do great beauty and great virtue dwell together.


Beauty and the lust for learning have yet to be allied.
The human soul needs actual beauty even more than bread.
The ideal has many names, and beauty is but one of them.


Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the infinite.
I have been told that beauty is the great seducer of men.
Beauty is the sole ambition, the exclusive goal of Taste.


It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances.
Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
My wife was too beautiful for words, but not for arguments.


All beauty comes from beautiful blood and a beautiful brain.
What he hath seamed. men in hair, he hath given them in wit.
Anatomically speaking a bust is here today and gone tomorrow.
Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal.
My only books
Were Woman's looks,
And Folly's all they taught me.


Beauty is Nature's coin, must not be hoarded,
But must be current.
It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.
I don't like standard beauty - there is no beauty without strangeness.
Beauty in woman is that potent alchemy which transforms men into asses.
Beauty is as summer fruits, which are easy to corrupt, and cannot last.
Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked "female".
Beauty itself doth of itself persuade
The eyes of men without an orator.
Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
Men ought to become more conscious of their bodies as objects of delight.
Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.
There is nothing that makes its way more directly to the soul than beauty.
Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.


The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer.
Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
Few things are more moving than the human need for beauty that all hearts have.
No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.
The flowers anew, returning seasons bring!  But beauty faded has no second spring.
Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face.
In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibration of beauty.
Manners are especially the need of the plain.  The pretty can get away with anything.


In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.
Bait, n.  A preparation that renders the hook more palatable. The best kind is beauty.
"Beauty is truth, truth beauty"—that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.


In this world people have to pay an extortionate price for any exceptional gift whatever.


Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.

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How can you be a sage if you're pretty? You can't get your wizard papers without wrinkles.
It is the addition of strangeness to beauty that constitutes the romantic character in art.


It is well known that Beauty does not look with a good grace on the timid advances of Humor.


The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist shrieks with terror before being overcome.
Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll;
Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.

charm merit

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
It has been said that a pretty face is a passport.  But it's not, it's a visa, and it runs out fast.
A profusion of pink roses bending ragged in the rain speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduring.
Beauty and adventure have a certain value of their own, which can be weighed only in spiritual scales.


Beauty and ugliness disappear equally under the wrinkles of age; one is lost in them; the other hidden.


By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else.   From beauty no road leads to reality.
Ah seen a man so ugly till they had to spread a sheet over his head at night so sleep could slip up on him.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.

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Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance.
Nature distributes her favors unequally.  To some of her creatures she gives intelligence, to others beauty.


And is it wrong for me to ask you why it is that faith goes out of the window when beauty comes in at the door?
When they reach the age of fifteen and their beauty arrives, it's very exciting—like coming into an inheritance.


Beauty's a fragile boon, and the years are quick to destroy it,
Always diminished with time, never enduring too long.
Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a labourer's hand.

love truth work

I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want—an adorable pancreas?
For in almost every artist's nature is inborn a wanton and treacherous proneness to side with the beauty that breaks hearts.
To emphasize only the beautiful seems to me to be like a mathematical system that only concerns itself with positive numbers.
The beauty of the world which is so soon to perish has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.

laughter the world

I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep.  That's deep enough.  What do you want—an adorable pancreas?
Every Jack sees in his own particular Jill charms and perfections to the enchantment of which we stolid onlookers are stone-cold.


There are various orders of beauty, causing men to make fools of themselves in various styles, from the desperate to the sheepish.
I have not yet forgot the invective (I cannot term it any other) which you made against beauty, calling it a deceitful bait with a deadly hook.
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.

garden nature

The pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous nonsense than the pursuit of truth or goodness, because it affords a stronger temptation to the ego.
The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been kindness, beauty and truth.

kindness personal truth

She walks in beauty, like the night. Of cloudless climes and starry skies;. And all that's best of dark and bright. Meet in her aspect and her eyes.
Some say the Buddha's greatest sermon was his silent, wordless one: He simply held up a flower and looked at his followers. Those who smiled, understood.


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.
Taught from their infancy that beauty is woman's scepter, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.
Because it is human, sometimes beauty is tragic, surprising, moving; on some occasions, it compels us to think about what we do not want or it shows us the error of our ways.
Ask a toad what is beauty ...; he will answer that it is a female with two great round eyes coming out of her little head, a large flat mouth, a yellow belly and a brown back.
Outstanding beauty, like outstanding gifts of any kind, tends to get in the way of normal emotional development, and thus of that particular success in life we call happiness.
Tell a girl she's beautiful, and she wouldn't believe you really mean it. Tell her she's more beautiful than another girl, and she would delightfully believe you're being true.


I am sure that nothing has such a decisive influence upon a man's course as his personal appearance, and not so much his appearance as his belief in its attractiveness or unattractiveness.


I had first noticed her in the lobby of the Churchill, because she rated a glance as a matter of principle—the principle that a man owes it to his eyes to let them rest on attractive objects when there are any around.
Artists know well that beauty isn't solely consoling, but that it can also be disturbing. The grand masters have known how to present with beauty those realities of the human condition that are most tragic and painful.