24 Famous Quotes About Beauty

See Beauty All Around You With These Famous Quotes on Beauty

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When you see a vibrant flower or a peacock majestically strutting his colorful plumes, revere the beauty of nature. Beauty is everywhere. Appreciate the beauty around you while beauty is still in its prime. Here are some famous quotes on beauty to inspire you to admire the beauty around you.

Famous Quotes on Beauty

Joseph Addison: "There is nothing that makes its way more directly to the soul than beauty."

Leo Tolstoy: "It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness."

Carol Botwin: "Pick a man for his human qualities, his values, his compatibility with you, rather than what he represents in status, power, or good looks."

Edmund Burke: "Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty."

Jean Kerr: "I'm tired of all the nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want—an adorable pancreas?"

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: "The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone."

John Keats: "Beauty is truth, truth beauty."

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

Alexander Pope: "Fair tresses man's imperial race ensnare/And beauty draws us with a single hair."

Henry David Thoreau: "The perception of beauty is a moral test."

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

Saint Augustine: "Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul."

Friedrich Nietzsche: "Women's modesty generally increases with their beauty."

Anne Roiphe: "A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting."

Ernest Hemingway: "The echoes of beauty you've seen transpire, Resound through dying coals of a campfire."

D. H. Lawrence: "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."

Hellen Keller: "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched—they must be felt with the heart."

Voltaire: "Beauty pleases the eyes only; sweetness of disposition charms the soul."

Alexis Carrel: "The love of beauty in its multiple forms is the noblest gift of the human cerebrum."

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: "Whatever is in any way beautiful hath its source of beauty in itself, and is complete in itself; praise forms no part of it. So it is none the worse nor the better for being praised."

Louisa May Alcott: "Love is a great beautifier."

Lord Byron:

"She walks in beauty like the night

Of cloudless climes and starry skies;

And all that's best of dark and bright

Meet in her aspect and her eyes:

Thus mellowed to that tender light

Which heaven to gaudy day denies."