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 and folly are often companions. French Proverb
Beauty does not ensnare men; they ensnare themselves. Chinese Proverb
Beauty will fade, but not goodness. Filipino Proverb
Beauty without virtue is a curse. Georgian Proverb
The autumn of beauty is still beautiful. Roman Proverb
She was as beautiful as the devil, and twice as dangerous. Dashiell Hammett
Beauty can pierce one like a pain. Thomas Mann
Beauty, like truth and justice, lives within us. George Bancroft
There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire. William Congreve
Beauty is like the surf that never ceases. Struthers Brut
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in proportion. Francis Bacon
A woman who cannot be ugly is not beautiful. Karl Kraus
All women are not Helen…but have Helen in their hearts. William Carlos Williams
When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong. R. Buckminster Fuller
The contemplation of beauty causes the soul to grow wings. Plato
It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty if goodness. Leo Tolstoy
Nothing is more moving than beauty which is unaware of itself, except for ugliness which is. Robert Mallet
Things are beautiful if you love them. Jean Anouilh
Beauty is a an ecstacy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. W.Somerset Maugham
Beauty is truth-- truth, beauty--that is all ye know on earth and all ye need to know. John Keats
Our hearts were drunk with beauty. Our eyes could never see. George W. Russell
Art always serves beauty, and beauty is the joy of possessing form, and form is the key to organic life since no living thing can exist without it. Doctor Zhivago
But beauty vanishes; beauty passes. However rare--rare it be. Walter de la Mare
No beauty she doth miss / When all her robes are on / But beauty's self she is / When all her robes are gone. F. Davison
Beauty in music is too often confused with something that lets the ears lie back in an easy chair. Joseph Machlis
O, she is rich in beauty, only poor that, when she dies, with beauty dies her store. William Shakespeare
Beauty provoketh thieves sooner than gold. William Shakespeare
Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action. James Russell Lowell
Honest labor bears a lovely face. Thomas Dekker
It is a lovely thing to live with courage and die leaving an everlasting renown. Alexander The Great
A beautiful lady is an accident of nature. A beautiful old lady is a work of art. Louis Nizer
You know that living is the most real, the most beautiful thing. Joshua Prager
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
Elegance is the only beauty that never fades. Audrey Hepburn
Beauty has the power to change us, and in turn, our lives. Risa Mickenberg
And isn't that the meaning of life? To find beauty in ourselves, in the world, and in others? Risa Mickenberg
Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror Khalil Gibran
Beauty is within, regardless of race, culture or skin you're in / You must first learn to love yourself first / Be grateful, kind and loving to know your worth / Others are not going to see you for who you are. Albertina Theresa Cameron
Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art. Ralph Waldo Emerson
What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful. Scott Westerfeld
No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful. Eleanor Roosevelt
The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth. Lao Tzu
And when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful. Ruskin Bond
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 of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears. Edgar Allan Poe
Everything beautiful is loveable. Roman Proverb
It is the beautiful bird that gets caged. Chinese Proverb
Beauty, like a lantern’s light, will shine outward from within him. George Garrett
Beauty, like supreme dominion is best supported by opinion. Jonathan Swift
Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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. unknown
Everything is lovely when the geese honk high. unknown
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
The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels. Hazrat Inayat Khan
Music has charms to soothe a savage beast. William Congreve
The beautiful is always bizarre. Charles Baudelaire
There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting. John Kenneth Galbraith
Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them. David Hume
Beauty is the shadow of God on the universe. Gabriela Mistral
Judge nothing by the appearance. The more beautiful the serpent, the more fatal its sting. William Scott Downey
Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. Franz Kafka
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect. Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Glamour is a shooting star, it catches your eye, but fades away, beauty is the sun always brilliant day after day. Mike Dolan
There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others. Mandy Hale
People are more than just the way they look. Madeleine L'Engle
Beauty awakens the soul to act. Dante Alighieri