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.
Beauty does not ensnare men; they ensnare themselves.
Beauty will fade, but not goodness.
Beauty without virtue is a curse.
The autumn of beauty is still beautiful.
She was as beautiful as the devil, and twice as dangerous.
Beauty can pierce one like a pain.
Beauty, like truth and justice, lives within us.
There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire.
Beauty is like the surf that never ceases.
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in proportion.
A woman who cannot be ugly is not beautiful.
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.
It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty if goodness.
Nothing is more moving than beauty which is unaware of itself, except for ugliness which is.
Things are beautiful if you love them.
Beauty is a an ecstacy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it.
Beauty is truth-- truth, beauty--that is all ye know on earth and all ye need to know.
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.
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.
Beauty in music is too often confused with something that lets the ears lie back in an easy chair.
O, she is rich in beauty, only poor that, when she dies, with beauty dies her store.
Beauty provoketh thieves sooner than gold.
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.
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.
You know that living is the most real, the most beautiful thing.
The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.
Beauty has the power to change us, and in turn, our lives.
And isn't that the meaning of life? To find beauty in ourselves, in the world, and in others?
Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror
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.
No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.
The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.
And when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
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.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
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.
The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.
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.
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.
There's nothing more inspiring than the complexity and beauty of the human heart.
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.
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.
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.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
Edgar Allan Poe
Everything beautiful is loveable.
It is the beautiful bird that gets caged.
Beauty, like a lantern’s light, will shine outward from within him.
Beauty, like supreme dominion is best supported by opinion.
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.
Butterflies come to pretty flowers.
Korean (on beauty)
Don't gild the lily.
Everything is lovely when the geese honk high.
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.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
Real beauty is to be true to oneself.
The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.
Hazrat Inayat Khan
Music has charms to soothe a savage beast.
The beautiful is always bizarre.
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.
Beauty is the shadow of God on the universe.
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.
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.
There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.
People are more than just the way they look.
Beauty awakens the soul to act.