Beauty Sayings and Quotes

Beauty is subjective. We can find it in nature, in the souls and faces of our loved ones, or even in life’s mundane tasks. Regardless of where we find it, people are naturally drawn to beautiful things. Below you’ll find a curated collection of wise, inspirational and humorous beauty sayings, proverbs, and quotes.


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

Kahlil Gibran

The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, then you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.     

Frank Lloyd Wright

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

Denise LaFrance

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

Helen Keller

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful.     

Ninon de L'Enclos

Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.

John Ray

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

Francis Bacon

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

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.     

Steve Maraboli

There's nothing more inspiring than the complexity and beauty of the human heart.

Cynthia Hand

Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.     

Albert Camus

The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Joseph Addison

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

Beauty is only skin deep.      

Sir Thomas Overbury

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.      

Greek Proverb

Butterflies come to pretty flowers.      

Korean (on beauty)

Don't gild the lily.      

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Everything is lovely when the geese honk high.      

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Poetry moves heaven and earth.      

Japanese (on art and creativity)

A beautiful thing is never perfect.      

Egyptian (on beauty)

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.     

Confucius

Real beauty is to be true to oneself.      

Laetitia Casta

Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.     

Edgar Allan Poe

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

Hazrat Inayat Khan

Music has charms to soothe a savage beast.      

William Congreve