Quotes on Beauty

Quotes on Beauty

What does one mean by beauty? Does it define one's appearance or demeanor? This Buzzle article enlists some interesting and meaningful quotes on beauty, which are nothing but honest attempts of renowned writers' to explicate this undefinable asset.
'Beauty' is that one word which is defined and perceived by many in many ways, and the beauty of it is that in spite of all this, we are always in search of it. In an attempt to define how it feels to experience beauty, many authors have beautifully written various quotes and sayings which enable us to peek into the innumerable facets of this asset altogether. Let's have a look at what some well-known writers and authors have to say in reference to this subject.

Some Admirable Quotes

"Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams." ― Ashley Smith

"It is better to be beautiful than to be good, but it is better to be good than to be ugly." ― Oscar Wilde

"For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it." ― Ivan Panin

"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

"Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it" ― Confucius

"The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart." ― Helen Keller

"Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart." ― Kahlil Gibran

"When you reach the heart of life you shall find beauty in all things, even in the eyes that are blind to beauty." ― Kahlil Gibran

"We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting." ― Kahlil Gibran

"I pull you from your tower, take away your pain. Show you all the beauty you possess, if you only let yourself believe." ― Sarah McLachlan

"No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly." ― Oscar Wilde

"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not." ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Beauty... is the shadow of God on the universe." ― Gabriela Mistral, Desolacíon

"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul." ― John Muir

"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." ― Saint Augustine

"I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose." ― Charlie Chaplin

"Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man." ― Fyodor Dostoevsky

"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 always promises, but never gives anything." ― Simone Weil

"There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting." ― John Kenneth Galbraith

"You don't love a woman because she is beautiful, but she is beautiful because you love her." ― Anonymous

"Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical." ― Sophia Loren

"Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful." ― Jacqueline Bisset

"The difference between pretty and beautiful is- pretty is temporal- whereas beautiful is eternal." ― Author Unknown

"The true beauty of a woman is her inherent ability to make better a man in every way." ― Don Williams, Jr

"She's beautiful, and therefore to be woo'd She is a woman, therefore to be won." ― William Shakespeare

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

"A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you." ― Adlai E. Stevenson

"A woman who cannot be ugly is not beautiful." ― Karl Kraus

"Beauty... when you look into a woman's eyes and see what is in her heart." ― Nate Dircks

"You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing." ― Marie Stopes

"At fifteen, beauty and talent do not exist; there can only be promise of the coming woman." ― Honore de Balzac

"Beauty is also submitted to the taste of time, so a beautiful woman from the Belle Epoch is not exactly the perfect beauty of today, so beauty is something that changes with time." ― Karl Lagerfeld

"Beauty is about perception, not about make-up. I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself. You can't put on make-up, or dress yourself, or do you hair with any sort of fun or joy if you're doing it from a position of correction." ― Kevyn Aucoin

"Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all." ― W. Somerset Maugham

"People often say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder,' and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves." ― Salma Hayek

"It's beauty that captures your attention; personality which captures your heart." ― Anonymous

"Beauty is an experience, nothing else. It is not a fixed pattern or an arrangement of features. It is something felt, a glow or a communicated sense of fineness. What ails us is that our sense of beauty is so bruised and blunted, we miss all the best." ― D. H. Lawrence

"The recipe for beauty is to have less illusion and more Soul, to retreat from the belief of pain or pleasure in the body into the unchanging calm and glorious freedom of spiritual harmony." ― Mary Baker Eddy

"A person is only beautiful, when their own beauty, is reflecting on to others." ― Tara Grady

These are just a few among the many quotes written in the most creative ways possible. For many, beauty is what appeals to the eyes, whereas for some, it is connected to the soul and mind of a person. All of us have different ideologies about what is 'beautiful'. Feel free to pen down your thoughts and share your own understanding of this quality, in the comments section below.
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