Quotations about beauty. Is beauty an objective quality, or a product of our perspective and thinking? What makes a person or a thing beautiful? Are our standards of beauty legitimate, or do we value certain kinds of beauty, and only outward beauty, more than the worth of every person?
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is why he made so many of them.
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.
The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious – the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.
[M]y consciousness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has preserved me from feeling isolated.
The ideals that have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth.
A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.
Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.
Life is abundant, and life is beautiful. And it’s a good place that we’re all in, you know, on this earth, if we take care of it.
Life is not always perfect. Like a road, it has many bends, ups and down, but that’s its beauty.
Beauty is the purest feeling of the soul. Beauty arises when soul is satisfied.
You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.
Every single person is sacred. Sacred means special, precious, a treasure of true beauty. That means you.
The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.
I think human beings make life beautiful. There’s a lot of beauty in everything. I think what makes life beautiful is the ability to acknowledge that.
Beauty is a sign of intelligence.
It is foolish to wish for beauty. Sensible people never either desire it for themselves or care about it in others. If the mind be but well cultivated, and the heart well disposed, no one ever cares for the exterior.
I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
Joy is the best makeup.
Beauty is strangely various. There is the beauty of light and joy and strength exulting; but there is also the beauty of shade, of sorrow and sadness, and of humility oppressed.
To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.
Beauty is being the best possible version of yourself, inside and out.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
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.
Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
Beauty and folly are generally companions.
The beauty of life is not to live without facing trials, challenges, and difficult times. It is the ability to remain steady, secure, fixed, stable, strong, and unwavering that makes the difference.
Focus less on being beautiful, and more on being real.
Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world.
Behind every beautiful thing, there’s some kind of pain.
When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
We do not want merely to see beauty… we want something else which can hardly be put into words- to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it. That is why we have peopled air and earth and water with gods and goddesses, and nymphs and elves.
The best thing is to look natural, but it takes make-up to look natural.
People see you as an object, not as a person, and they project a set of expectations onto you. People who don’t have it think beauty is a blessing, but actually it sets you apart.
The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together.
Let us live for the beauty of our own reality.
When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.
In every man’s heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.
It matters more what’s in a woman’s face than what’s on it.
Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.
Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.
Sex and beauty are inseparable, like life and consciousness. And the intelligence which goes with sex and beauty, and arises out of sex and beauty, is intuition.
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.
“I think it is our nature to believe evil always has an ugly face,” he said, ignoring my question. “Beauty is supposed to be good and kind, and to discover it otherwise is like a betrayal of trust. A violation of the nature of things.”
Beauty awakens the soul to act.
Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.
Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty.
Autumn teaches us a valuable lesson. During summer, all the green trees are beautiful. But there is no time of the year when the trees are more beautiful than when they are different colors. Diversity adds beauty to our world.
Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?
Perhaps what differentiates highly creative ideas from ordinary ones is some combined sense of beauty, simplicity, and harmony.
When I lay my head on the pillow at night I can say I was a decent person today. That’s when I feel beautiful.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion.
Beauty is the promise of happiness.
Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.
Beauty is whatever gives joy.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.
The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
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.
Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.
To me, beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are.
I get those fleeting, beautiful moments of inner peace and stillness — and then the other 23 hours and 45 minutes of the day, I’m a human trying to make it through in this world.
Above all things physical, it is more important to be beautiful on the inside – to have a big heart and an open mind and a spectacular spleen.
Beauty is not caused. It is.
The echoes of beauty you’ve seen transpire,
Resound through dying coals of a campfire.
For lack of attention a thousand forms of loveliness elude us every day.
The fountain of beauty is the heart and every generous thought illustrates the walls of your chamber.
If you foolishly ignore beauty, then you will soon find yourself without it.
The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.
Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
To those who followed Columbus and Cortez, the New World truly seemed incredible because of the natural endowments. The land often announced itself with a heavy scent miles out into the ocean. Giovanni di Verrazano in 1524 smelled the cedars of the East Coast a hundred leagues out. The men of Henry Hudson’s Half Moon were temporarily disarmed by the fragrance of the New Jersey shore, while ships running farther up the coast occasionally swam through large beds of floating flowers. Wherever they came inland they found a rich riot of color and sound, of game and luxuriant vegetation. Had they been other than they were, they might have written a new mythology here. As it was, they took inventory.