50+ Lovely Quotes on Beauty

Edgar Allan Poe Quote: Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.

Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.

Edgar Allan Poe

The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is shot through with beauty, with love, with glints of courage and laughter; and in these, the spirit blooms timidly, and struggles to the light amid the thorns.

George Santayana

Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.


It has been said that beauty brings a promise of happiness, but it could be otherwise that the possibility of joy is the beginning of beauty.

Marcel Proust

Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.

Albert Schweitzer

Antoine de Saint-Exupery Quote: It is truly useful since it is beautiful..

It is truly useful since it is beautiful.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness

Leo Tolstoy

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

Beauty is all about us, but how many are blind! They look at the wonder of this earth and seem to see nothing. People move hectically but give little thought to where they are going. They seek excitement...as if they were lost and desperate. 

Pablo Casals

The first act of awe, when man was struck with the beauty or wonder of Nature, was the first spiritual experience.

Henryk Skolimowski

Peter Nivio Zarlenga Quote: Beauty is being in harmony with what you are.

Beauty is being in harmony with what you are.

Peter Nivio Zarlenga

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

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.

Walt Whitman

Beauty has often overpowered the resolutions of the firm, and the reasonings of the wise, rouse the old to sensibility, and subdued the rigorous to softness.

Samuel Johnson

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

There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty.

Joseph Addison

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 a form of genius – is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.

Oscar Wilde

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

Beauty comes as much from the mind as from the eye

Grey Livingston

Gregory of Nyssa Quote: Since with all my soul I behold the face of my beloved, therefore all the beauty of his form is seen in me

Since with all my soul I behold the face of my beloved, therefore all the beauty of his form is seen in me

Gregory of Nyssa

Straight is the line of duty; Curved is the line of beauty; Follow the straight line, thou shalt see the curved ever follow thee.

William McCall

Let the beauty you love be what you do. There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth.


Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplate them.

David Hume

The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Nothing’s beautiful from every point of view.


Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote: As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.

As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beauty comes from a life well lived. If you’ve lived well, your smile lines are in the right places, and your frown lines aren’t too bad, what more do you need?

Jennifer Garner

Beauty: the adjustment of all parts proportionately so that one cannot add or subtract or change without impairing the harmony of the whole.

Leon Battista Alberti

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

Ivan Panin

Rachel Carson Quote: Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.

Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.

Rachel Carson

By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.

Rabindranath Tagore

Beauty is a fading flower.


Let us live for the beauty of our own reality.

Charles Lamb

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.

Andrew Mcmahon

A thing of beauty is a joy forever; its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.

John Keats

Khalil Gibran Quote: Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.

Khalil Gibran

Glances of true beauty can be seen in the faces of those who live in true meekness.

Henry David Thoreau

Beauty, which can give an edge to the bluntest sword.

Philip Sidney

Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.

Camille Pissarro

Beauty is the wisdom of women. Wisdom is the beauty of men.

Chinese Proverb

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.

Alice Walker

Man cannot do without beauty, and this is what our era pretends to want to disregard.

Albert Camus

Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.

Franz Kafka

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.

Rachel Carson

Beauty is not caused. It is.

Emily Dickinson

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

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched ... but are felt in the heart.

Helen Keller

That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful.

Ninon de L’Enclos

The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread.

D. H. Lawrence

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

Khalil Gibran

By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity.

Robert A. Heinlein

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.

Albert Camus

I see trees of green...... red roses too
I see ’em bloom.... for me and for you
And I think to myself..... what a wonderful world.
  I see skies of blue.... clouds of white
Bright blessed days.... dark sacred nights
And I think to myself ...... what a wonderful world.
  The colors of a rainbow..... so pretty.. in the sky
Are also on the faces..... of people.. going by
I see friends shaking hands.....sayin’.. how do you do
They’re really sayin’...... I love you.

Louis Armstrong

A Seeker's Thoughts on Beauty

What makes this existential trinity even more beautiful is the chain that binds them all together. I call that chain love.

Mystical Contemplation by a Seeker

Has there ever been anything other than you? Perhaps, but I feel it not to be so. I feel that your beauty is the only beauty that has ever existed. Your sorrow the only sorrow, your joy the only joy, your love the only love, your despair the only despair... You are the prisoner and the guard, the king and the beggar, the nobleman and the farmer, the wife and the whore, the angel and the demon, the light and the dark, the grace and the arrogance. All are your expressions though you are never fully invested or mixed with them. They all arise out of your unfathomable generosity and grace, but we know not this truth to be true. We have false idols thrown at us by false mediums. Your light is the ever present and pure light. All goodness is from your compassion, sanctity and holiness. You have never been apart from us, though we sometimes feel so distanced by your love. You have never judged us, though we judge ourselves and dare sometimes judge you too.

(excerpt from Contemplations of a Mystic)