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The 69 Best Quotes About Beauty

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The experience of beauty is very personal one. It can be found in a face, a sunrise, a gesture, or a song. We hope these lovely quotes inspire you to notice and savor your beautiful moments just a little bit longer…

Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it. Confucius

There is no beauty without strangeness. Karl Lagerfeld

Beauty is an enormous, unmerited gift given randomly, stupidly.Khaled Hosseini

Beauty Is Not Caused

For me, beauty is a physical sensation, something we feel with our whole body. It is not the result of judgement. We do not arrive at it by way of rules. We either feel beauty or we don’t.Jorge Luis Borges

I promise if you keep searching for everything beautiful in this world, you will eventually become it. Tyler Kent White

To love beauty is to see light. Victor Hugo

There is nothing that makes its way more directly to the soul than beauty. Joseph Addison

There is a kind of beauty in imperfection. Conrad Hill

There’s no need to imagine that you’re a wondrous beauty, because that’s what you are. Tove Jansson

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Ashley Smith

Beautiful things don’t ask for attention. James Thurber

Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul. Alice Walker

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

Things are beautiful if you love them. Jean Anouilh

We get so worried about being pretty. Let’s be pretty kind. Pretty funny. Pretty smart. Pretty strong.Britt Nicole

I’ve never met a person, I couldn’t call a beauty. Andy Warhol

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

Sometimes people are beautiful.
Not in looks.
Not in what they say.
Just in what they are. Markus Zusak

Our Own Reality

The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed. Ernest Hemingway

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all. W. Somerset Maugham

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

Real beauty knocks you a little bit off kilter. David Byrne

There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting. John Kenneth Galbraith

You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight. Elizabeth Gilbert

If you have never seen beauty in a moment of suffering, you have never seen beauty at all. If you have never seen joy in a beautiful face, you have never seen joy at all. Friedrich Schiller

Sometimes Walk Alone

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

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

Practice random beauty and senseless acts of love. Don Williams, Jr.

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

At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint, or even remember it. It is enough. Toni Morrison

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

Be Yourself Beautiful

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

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

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

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. Maya Angelou

When you look closely people are so strange & so complicated that they’re actually beautiful. Kahlil Gibran

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out. Ray Bradbury

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

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

Beautiful Mysterious

The beautiful things of the earth become more dear as they elude pursuit. Thomas Hardy

Close your eyes and see the beauty. Unknown

There is hope and a kind of beauty in there somewhere, if you look for it. H. R. Giger

I find it hard to believe you don’t know the beauty you are, but if you don’t, let me be your eyes. The Velvet Underground

You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful. Amy Bloom

Incredibly, inordinately, devastatingly, immortally, calamitously, hearteningly, adorably beautiful. Rupert Brooke

Beauty’s voice speaks gently: it creeps only into the most awakened souls. Nietzsche

How beautiful it is and how easily it can be broken. Tennessee Williams

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

Beauty is a form of genius — is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon. Oscar Wilde

Beauty isn’t worth thinking about; what’s important is your mind. Garrison Keillor

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

She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn’t beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul. She is beautiful. F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely. Louisa May Alcott

Beauty Gives Joy

The sunrise, of course, doesn’t care if we watch it or not. It will keep on being beautiful, even if no one bothers to look at it. Gene Amole

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

When you seek beauty in all people and all things, you will not only find it, you will become it. Unknown

Beauty and sadness always go together. George MacDonald

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

Why hurry over beautiful things? Why not linger and enjoy them? Clara Schumann

Beauty always promises, but never gives anything. Simone Weil

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