Beauty Quotes

Beauty is whatever gives joy.
– Edna St. Vincent Millay

Beauty when unadorned is adorned the most.
– St. Jerome

There is a kind of beauty in imperfection.
– Conrad Hall

I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.
– Anne Frank
I know that I've got big ears and a big forehead and that my hair sticks up. But I'm happy with myself. I'm not necessarily trying to win a beauty pageant here.
– Clay Aiken
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 where they lead.
– Louisa May Alcott
Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt of God.
– Jean Anouilh
Things are beautiful if you love them.
– Jean Anouilh
Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
– Aristotle
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
– Margot Asquith
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.
– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain for the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive.
– Jane Austen
A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language.
– Gaston Bachelard
Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
– Sir Francis Bacon
The pleasure we derive from the representation of the present is due, not only to the beauty it can be clothed in, but also to its essential quality of being the present.
– Charles Baudelaire
My duty is to try to reach beauty. Cinema is emotion. When you laugh you cry.
– Roberto Benigni
Exuberance is beauty.
– William Blake
Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork - reading, writing, thinking-can.
– Christian Nestell Bovee
Beauty will be convulsive or will not be at all.
– Andre Breton
What I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the ugliness.
– Joseph Brodsky
If you get simple beauty and naught else, you get about the best thing God invents.
– Robert Browning
Nothing surpasses the beauty and elegance of a bad idea.
– Craig Bruce
Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.
– Pearl S. Buck
Who among us has never looked up into the heavens on a starlit night, lost in wonder at the vastness of space and the beauty of the stars?
– Jeb Bush
To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy, the true empire of beauty.
– Samuel Butler
If in my youth I had realized that the sustaining splendour of beauty of with which I was in love would one day flood back into my heart, there to ignite a flame that would torture me without end, how gladly would I have put out the light in my eyes.
– Michelangelo
For most people, we often marvel at the beauty of a sunrise or the magnificence of a full moon, but it is impossible to fathom the magnitude of the universe that surrounds us.
– Richard H. Baker
And beauty immortal awakes from the tomb.
– James Beattie
Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
– Fanny Brice
There is an abiding beauty which may be appreciated by those who will see things as they are and who will ask for no reward except to see.
– Vera Brittain
I needed to be in the bush. There I find solitude and beauty and purity and focus. That's where my heart lies.
– Mark Burnett
Some guys say beauty is only skin deep. But when you walk into a party, you don't see somebody's brain. The initial contact has to be the sniffing.
– James Caan
Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious.
– Thomas Carlyle
For me, a page of good prose is where one hears the rain and the noise of battle. It has the power to give grief or universality that lends it a youthful beauty.
– John Cheever
Swift speedy time, feathered with flying hours, Dissolves the beauty of the fairest brow.
– Lord Chesterfield
Thankfully, beauty is easier to remove than apply, and a swipe of demaquillage in the right direction and you are you once again.
– Margaret Cho
To copy beauty forfeits all pretense to fame; to copy faults is want of sense.
– Charles Churchill
The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer.
– Joan Collins
I have always known what I wanted, and that was beauty... in every form.
– Joan Crawford
I longed to arrest all beauty that came before me, and at length the longing has been satisfied.
– Julia Margaret Cameron
Real beauty is to be true to oneself. That's what makes me feel good.
– Laetitia Casta
As for everything else, so for a mathematical theory: beauty can be perceived but not explained.
– Arthur Cayley
The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.
– Salvador Dali
Beauty is not caused. It is.
– Emily Dickinson
Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age - as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.
– Phyllis Diller
Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty.
– Benjamin Disraeli
Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.
– John Donne
Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray; Who can tread sure on the smooth, slippery way: Pleased with the surface, we glide swiftly on, And see the dangers that we cannot shun.
– John Dryden
I'd like to grow up and be beautiful. I know it doesn't matter, but it doesn't hurt.
– Kirsten Dunst
Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.
– Christian Dior
I am still a victim of chess. It has all the beauty of art - and much more. It cannot be commercialized. Chess is much purer than art in its social position.
– Marcel Duchamp
It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.
– Max Eastman
The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.
– Henry Ellis
As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Beauty without expression is boring.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nonsense and beauty have close connections.
– E. M. Forster
Beauty saves. Beauty heals. Beauty motivates. Beauty unites. Beauty returns us to our origins, and here lies the ultimate act of saving, of healing, of overcoming dualism.
– Matthew Fox
Do not confuse beauty with beautiful. Beautiful is a human judgment. Beauty is All. The difference is everything.
– Matthew Fox
If you look closely at a tree you'll notice it's knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully.
– Matthew Fox
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
– Anne Frank
Beauty and folly are old companions.
– Benjamin Franklin
The pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous nonsense than the pursuit of truth or goodness, because it affords a stronger temptation to the ego.
– Northrop Frye
The plainer the dress, the greater luster does beauty appear.
– Edward F. Halifax
Beauty may be skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone.
– Redd Foxx
All the freaky people make the beauty of the world.
– Michael Franti
There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting.
– John Kenneth Galbraith
He was afflicted by the thought that where Beauty was, nothing ever ran quite straight, which no doubt, was why so many people looked on it as immoral.
– John Galsworthy
Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?
– Paul Gauguin
I recognize in thieves, traitors and murderers, in the ruthless and the cunning, a deep beauty-a sunken beauty.
– Jean Genet
Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
– Kahlil Gibran
Old hands soil, it seems, whatever they caress, but they too have their beauty when they are joined in prayer. Young hands were made for caresses and the sheathing of love. It is a pity to make them join too soon.
– Andre Gide
Through loyalty to the past, our mind refuses to realize that tomorrow's joy is possible only if today's makes way for it; that each wave owes the beauty of its line only to the withdrawal of the preceding one.
– Andre Gide
For the man sound of body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every day has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously.
– George Gissing
Beauty is composed of an eternal, invariable element whose quantity is extremely difficult to determine, and a relative element which might be, either by turns or all at once, period, fashion, moral, passion.
– Jean-Luc Godard
Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.
– Nadine Gordimer
Those who find beauty in all of nature will find themselves at one with the secrets of life itself.
– L. Wolfe Gilbert
Literature boils with the madcap careers of writers brought to the edge by the demands of living on their nerves, wringing out their memories and their nightmares to extract meaning, truth, beauty.
– Herbert Gold
Hath the spirit of all beauty Kissed you in the path of duty?
– Anna Katharine Green
There are two kinds of artists in this world; those that work because the spirit is in them, and they cannot be silent if they would, and those that speak from a conscientious desire to make apparent to others the beauty that has awakened their own admiration.
– Anna Katharine Green
All I wanted was to connect my moods with those of Paris. Beauty paints and when it painted most, I shot.
– Ernst Haas
I think there's a great beauty to having problems. That's one of the ways we learn.
– Herbie Hancock
The beauty of spacing children many years apart lies in the fact that parents have time to learn the mistakes that were made with the older ones - which permits them to make exactly the opposite mistakes with the younger ones.
– Sydney J. Harris
I'm not ugly, but my beauty is a total creation.
– Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.
– Sir Arthur Helps
What breadth, what beauty and power of human nature and development there must be in a woman to get over all the palisades, all the fences, within which she is held captive!
– Alexander Herzen
The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you're an artist.
– David Hockney
Beauty is variable, ugliness is constant.
– Doug Horton
Beauty is only skin deep, but it's a valuable asset if you're poor or haven't any sense.
– Vernon Howard
Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder.
– Aldous Huxley
Jordan has a strange, haunting beauty and a sense of timelessness. Dotted with the ruins of empires once great, it is the last resort of yesterday in the world of tomorrow. I love every inch of it.
– King Hussein
Are we changing the idea of what beauty is? Let's hope so. I'm not the typical Hollywood beauty. Let's hope we're looking at the insides of people a little more.
– Anne Heche
Rare is the union of beauty and purity.
– Juvenal
Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
– Franz Kafka
Beauty is merciless. You do not look at it, it looks at you and does not forgive.
– Nikos Kazantzakis