Beauty Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old beauty quotes, beauty sayings, and beauty proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


A beautiful thing is never perfect.      

Egyptian (on beauty)

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.      

Greek Proverb

Beauty is only skin deep.      

Sir Thomas Overbury (1581-1613)

Butterflies come to pretty flowers.      

Korean (on beauty)

Do not dissect a rainbow. In other words, do not destroy a beautiful phenomenon by overanalyzing it.      

Denise LaFrance, artist, 1964 - now.

Don't gild the lily.      

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Everything is lovely when the geese honk high.      

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If you foolishly ignore beauty, then you will soon find yourself without it.      

Frank Lloyd Wright (1869-1959)

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away      

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Music has charms to soothe a savage beast.      

William Congreve (1670-1729)

Pleasing ware is half sold.      

George Herbert (1593-1633)

Poetry moves heaven and earth.      

Japanese (on art and creativity)

Pretty is as pretty does.      

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See life through an artist's eye.      

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Stop and smell the roses.      

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The eyes are the windows of the soul.      

Thomas Phaer (c.1510-1560)

The fall of a leaf is a whisper to the living.     

Danish (on life and living)

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.      

Eleanor Roosevelt

The world is the traveler's inn.     

Afghan (on journeys)

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.     

Confucius

Real beauty is to be true to oneself.      

Laetitia Casta

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.

John Ray

The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.

Francis Bacon

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

But he who dares not grasp the thorn should never crave the rose.

Anne Bront

There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportion.     

Edgar Allan Poe

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

John Keats

The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.

Hazrat Inayat Khan

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson