The 40 Best Beauty Quotes

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." Margaret Wolfe Hungerford; discover more beauty quotes like this one

Beauty Quotes

Margaret Wolfe Hungerford said that "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder", meaning that beauty is subjective. Every person has a different opinion about what is beautiful and what is not, and we could never come to an agreement. Also, beauty can be found in many different places and things. 

The most important thing is learning to appreciate it wherever we are able to see it, for it can have many different meanings and forms. Below you will find the best beauty quotes for you to see that you can find it anywhere.

1"As if you were on fire from within. The moon lives in the lining of your skin.”

Pablo Neruda

2“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”

Anne Frank

3"I’ve never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful."


4“Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.”


5“Beauty is not caused. It is.”

Emily Dickinson

6“Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty.”

David Hume

7“Beauty is the illumination of your soul.”

John O’Donohue

8“All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren't.”

Marilyn Monroe

9"Beauty is grace and confidence. I've learned to accept and appreciate what nature gave me."

Lindsay Lohan

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

11“Beauty is being the best possible version of yourself on the inside and out.”


12"A beautiful thing is never perfect."

Egyptian Proverb

13“Of life’s two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer’s hand.”

Khalil Gibran

14“The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.”

Audrey Hepburn

15"Outer beauty attracts, but inner beauty captivates.”

Kate Angell

16“It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.”

Leo Tolstoy

17"Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life, that's beautiful."

Rashida Jones

18"You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful."

Amy Bloom

19“To me, beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are.”

Ellen Degeneres

20"Beauty is only skin deep."

Sir Thomas Overbury

21“When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.”

John Lennon

22“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

23“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”

Marcus Aurelius

24"No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart."

Shanina Shaik

25“Imperfection is beauty."


26“Beauty is about enhancing what you have. Let yourself shine through.”

Janelle Monae

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

Denise LaFrance

28"The eyes are the windows of the soul."

Thomas Phaer

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

Virginia Woolf

30“There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion.”

Edgar Allan Poe

31“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”

Franz Kafka

32"Beauty is being comfortable and confident in your own skin."


33"When you are balanced and when you listen and attend to the needs of your body, mind, and spirit, your natural beauty comes out."

Christy Turlington

34"The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it."

Richard Bach

35"Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

36“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”


37"Real beauty is to be true to oneself."

Laetitia Casta

38"Beauty is power; a smile is a sword."

John Ray

39“If only our eyes saw souls instead of bodies, how very different our ideals of beauty would be.”


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

Helen Keller