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Beauty Quotes

You may have heard of the saying ‘Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder’. The true definition of beauty is very subjective and almost every person has his own take on the subject . A person is as beautiful as he/she thinks. However, unlike what most people think, beauty isn't just about being pretty and often goes beyond physical fairness, poise and grace. All said and done, beauty is just a concept, not an absolute truth. Read on these quotes to know more about beauty and explore its real essence.

Hillary Clinton

I'm undaunted in my quest to amuse myself by constantly changing my hair.

Rabindranath Tagore

Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.

Andy Warhol

I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own.

Marcus Aurelius

Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise.

Conan O'Brien

The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality.

Louisa May Alcott

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them.

William S. Burroughs

A cat's rage is beautiful, burning with pure cat flame, all its hair standing up and crackling blue sparks, eyes blazing and sputtering.

Chuck Palahniuk

If I can't be beautiful, I want to be invisible.

William Morris

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.

Don DeLillo

I felt Joyce was an influence on my fiction, but in a very general way, as a kind of inspiration and a model for the beauty of language.

James Russell Lowell

A weed is no more than a flower in disguise, Which is seen through at once, if love give a man eyes.

Jules Renard

Don't tell a woman she's pretty; tell her there's no other woman like her, and all roads will open to you.

Thomas More

Tis the last rose of summer Left blooming alone; All her lovely companions Are faded and gone.

Toni Morrison

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.

Blaise Pascal

Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world.

Albert Schweitzer

Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.

Wallace Stevens

I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections, Or the beauty of innuendoes, The blackbird whistling, Or just after.

Halle Berry

While being called beautiful is extremely flattering, I would much rather be noticed for my work as an actress.

Virginia Woolf

I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realizes an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past

Robert Frost

My sorrow, when she's here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane

William Morris

If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.

Tom Stoppard

Beauty is desired in order that it may be befouled; not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it.

William Gibson

And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.

Jimmy Carter

It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.

John Ruskin

Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty, just as light deprived of all shadows ceases to be enjoyed as light.

George Santayana

I like to walk about among the beautiful things that adorn the world; but private wealth I should decline, or any sort of personal possessions, because they would take away my liberty.

Wallace Stevens

Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires.

Christopher Morley

All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful: but the beauty is grim.

Malcolm De Chazal

The flower in the vase smiles, but no longer laughs.

Helen Rowland

A bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever.

Johnny Depp

The beauty, the poetry of the fear in their eyes. I didn't mind going to jail for, what, five, six hours? It was absolutely worth it

Edgar Allan Poe

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

Courtney Love

He was so gorgeous... Kurt. I don't know how I got lucky that way.

Dr. Seuss

You're in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.

Chanakya

Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.

Elbert Hubbard

Art is the beautiful way of doing things. Science is the effective way of doing things. Business is the economic way of doing things.

Rita Rudner

I don't plan to grow old gracefully. I plan to have face-lifts until my ears meet.

Nelson Mandela

If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.

Carl Jung

A particularly beautiful woman is a source of terror. As a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment.

Miguel de Cervantes

He had a face like a blessing.

Baltasar Gracian

A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice; a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself.

Malcolm De Chazal

The beautiful remains so in ugly surroundings.

David Attenborough

It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.

Drew Barrymore

Everyone is like a butterfly, they start out ugly and awkward and then morph into beautiful graceful butterflies that everyone loves.

Albert Camus

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.

Lord Byron

Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.

Charles Baudelaire

Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation.

Ambrose Bierce

Beauty and the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.

Paul Klee

To emphasize only the beautiful seems to me to be like a mathematical system that only concerns itself with positive numbers.

Malcolm De Chazal

The flower is a jumble of thighs, the sun's harem - the most oriental thing imaginable.

Where there is righteousness in the heart, there is beauty in the character. When there is beauty in the character, there is harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, there is order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world.

Coco Chanel

Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress.

Annie Leibovitz

What I am interested in now is the landscape. Pictures without people. I wouldn't be surprised if eventually there are no people in my pictures. It is so emotional.

Baltasar Gracian

A beautiful woman should break her mirror early.

Kin Hubbard

No woman can be handsome by the force of features alone, any more that she can be witty by only the help of speech.

Socrates

Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind.

Saint Augustine

Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked.

John Milton

Beauty is nature's brag, and must be shown in courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, where most may wonder at the workmanship.

Edgar Watson Howe

A woman is as old as she looks before breakfast.

Edgar Allan Poe

I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.

Coco Chanel

Fashion fades, only style remains the same.

George Washington Carver

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.

Washington Irving

Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love.

Maya Angelou

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.

D. H. Lawrence

How beautiful maleness is, if it finds its right expression.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

And a breastplate made of daisies, Closely fitting, leaf on leaf, Periwinkles interlaced Drawn for belt about the waist; While the brown bees, humming praises, Shot their arrows round the chief.

Andre Gide

Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason.

Laurence J. Peter

Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.

Francis Bacon

Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.

Erich Fromm

The capacity to be puzzled is the premise of all creation, be it in art or in science.

Ah! on Thanksgiving day.... When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more, And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before. What moistens the lips and what brightens the eye? What calls back the past, like the rich pumpkin pie?

Leon Trotsky

Life is beautiful, enjoy it to the fullest.

Chanakya

The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.

Marcel Proust

Let us leave pretty women to men devoid of imagination.

Jean Baudrillard

Seduction is always more singular and sublime than sex and it commands the higher price. 

Gene Tierney

Wealth, beauty, and fame are transient. When those are gone, little is left except the need to be useful.

Pablo Picasso

Beauty?... To me it is a word without sense because I do not know where its meaning comes from nor where it leads to.

Billy Joel

I'm probably writing music now for the same reason as I started writing songs when I was 14 - to meet women.

Linda Evans

I wanted to be able to go shopping without people looking to see if I really was one of the world's 10 most beautiful women. I longed to be myself.

Garrison Keillor

Beauty isn't worth thinking about; what's important is your mind. You don't want a fifty-dollar haircut on a fifty-cent head.

Christopher Morley

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

Groucho Marx

Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?

Khalil Gibran

Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.

Thomas Mann

For the beautiful word begets the beautiful deed.

Robert Browning

I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time.

Steven Wright

I met this wonderful girl at Macy's. She was buying clothes and I was putting Slinkies on the escalator.

John Greenleaf Whittier

Beauty seen is never lost, God's colors all are fast.

Diana Rigg

There is a life after being at the pinnacle of your beauty. Plenty of life and fun.

Helen Keller

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.

James Baldwin

The South is very beautiful but its beauty makes one sad because the lives that people live here, and have lived here, are so ugly.

Confucius

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

Francis Bacon

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.

Walt Whitman

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.

Groucho Marx

I have had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.

Chuck Palahniuk

You are not a beautiful, unique snowflake... This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time.

Joseph Addison

Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.

John Mason Brown

Charm is a glow within a woman that casts a most becoming light on others.

Jimmy Carter

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.

Edgar Allan Poe

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.