98 Inspirational Quotes about Beauty

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The modern perception of beauty is only limited to one’s physical appearance. However, what is unseen under the skin can be more attractive than the outer appearance of a human being. Even though someone may appear attractive from the outside, this does not guarantee that they are as attractive within.  

The beauty of a person’s inner persona is what defines the true beauty of a human being. In other words, having a pure heart is what matters the most in this world to spread kindness to each and every human being. Here are some quotes about beauty that might be significant to uplift your inner beauty.  

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“Your outer beauty will capture the eyes; your inner beauty will capture the heart.”   

Steven Aitchison

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” 

Thich Nhat Hanh

“Beauty is about enhancing what you have. Let yourself shine through.”

Janelle Monae 

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”


“In the end, you will not see the physical beauty in others that caught your eye but the fire that burned within them.”  

Shannon L. Alder

“Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly lies to the bone. Beauty dies and fades away, but ugly holds its own! Cultivate Inner Beauty that never fades away but grows and matures with time!”  

Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate

“Boys think girls are like books, If the cover doesn’t catch their eye they won’t bother to read what’s inside.”  

Marilyn Monroe

“Beautiful has nothing to do with looks. It’s how you are as a person and how you make others feel about themselves.”  


“If people were more concerned with how they looked on the inside than on the outside, the world would be a nicer place to exist.”  

David Walsh

“It’s that heart of gold and stardust shine that makes you beautiful.”  

R.M. Broderick

“How I feel about myself is more important than how I look. Feeling confident, being comfortable in your skin – that’s what really makes you beautiful.” 

Bobbi Brown

“To me, beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are.”

Ellen Degeneres 

“There is no definition of beauty, but when you can see someone’s spirit coming through, something unexplainable, that’s beautiful to me.”

Liv Tyler 

“There’s more to a person than flesh. Judge others by the sum of their soul and you’ll see that beauty is a force of light that radiates from the inside out.”

Aaron Lauritsen 

“Inner beauty should be the most important part of improving one’s self.”

Priscilla Presley 

“Create a beautiful inside and you will look beautiful on the outside.”

Charles F. Glassman 

“No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.”

Eleanor Roosevelt 

“Beauty can be consoling, disturbing, sacred, profane; it can be exhilarating, appealing, inspiring, chilling. It can affect us in an unlimited variety of ways. Yet it is never viewed with indifference: beauty demands to be noticed; it speaks to us directly like the voice of an intimate friend. If there are people who are indifferent to beauty, then it is surely because they do not perceive it.”

Roger Scruton 

“Focus on your inner beauty. Outer beauty will draw people to you, inner beauty will keep them in your presence.”

Robert Overstreet 

“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.”

Audrey Hepburn 

“A pure heart is superlatively rare and even more attractive.”

J.S.B. Morse 

“Inner beauty, too, needs occasionally to be told it is beautiful.”

Robert Brault 

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

Kahlil Gibran 

“At the core of your heart, you are perfect and pure. No one and nothing can alter that.”

Amit Ray 

“You are not born with beauty, your beauty is created by who you are. Your inner beauty is more important than how people see you on the outside.”

Emily Coussons 

“Whole life is a search for beauty. But, when the beauty is found inside, the search ends and a beautiful journey begins.”

Harshit Walia 

“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 must be seen from her eyes because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.”


“Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are.” 

Markus Zusak

“Beauty is the illumination of your soul.”

John O’Donohue 

“Beauty isn’t about having a pretty face. It is about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart, and most importantly a beautiful soul.”


“Character develops in a stream of struggle and adversity. Character is the foundation of your inner beauty which reflects in your personality.”  

Anil Sinha

“I think beauty comes from within. If you’re happy and look at life in the best way you can, even when there are problems, it can make you beautiful on the outside.”

Faith Hill 

“Beauty shouldn’t be about changing yourself to achieve an ideal or be more socially acceptable. Real beauty, the interesting, truly pleasing kind, is about honoring the beauty within you and without you. It’s about knowing that someone else’s definition of pretty has no hold over you.”

Golda Poretsky 

“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 Kübler-Ross

“Beauty is not about the fairest skin, it’s about the purest heart.”


“Beauty is only skin deep. I think what’s really important is finding a balance of mind, body, and spirit.”

Jennifer Lopez 

“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 a kind of radiance. People who possess true inner beauty, their eyes are a little brighter, their skin a little more dewy. They vibrate at a different frequency.”  

Cameron Diaz

“Groom yourself with a comb of confidence and inner beauty.”

Suyasha Subedi 

“Outer beauty is transient, but the inner beauty of a kind heart gets brighter with time. Be kind and get prettier forever.”  

Debasish Mridha

“When you’re a beautiful person on the inside, nothing in the world can change that about you. Jealousy is the result of one’s lack of self-confidence, self-worth, and self-acceptance. The Lesson: If you can’t accept yourself, then certainly no one else will.”

Sasha Azevedo 

“True beauty is not related to what color your hair is or what color your eyes are. True beauty is about who you are as a human being, your principles, your moral compass.”  

Ellen DeGeneres

“The fountain of beauty is the heart, and every generous thought illustrates the walls of your chamber.”  

Francis Quarles

“I believe inner beauty is beauty in its truest form. When we nurture ourselves, it brings an inevitable, positive transformation.”

Paula Abdul 

“Beauty is not something you buy; instead, beauty is what lies within.”

Byron Pulsifer 

“It is not fancy hair, gold jewelry, or fine clothes that should make you beautiful. No, your beauty should come from within you – the beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit. This beauty will never disappear, and it is worth very much to God.”

Peter 3:3-4, Holy Bible: KJV 

“That’s the thing about inner beauty: unlike physical beauty, which grabs the spotlight on itself, inner beauty shines on everyone, catching them, holding them in its embrace, making them more beautiful.”


“The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows.”

Audrey Hepburn 

“Our hearts are drunk with a beauty our eyes could never see.”

George W. Russell 

“Outer beauty pleases the EYE. Inner beauty captivates the HEART.”

Mandy Hale 

“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.”

Ellen DeGeneres 

“True beauty is when someone radiates that they like themselves.”

Aimee Mullins 

“Beauty… when you look into a woman’s eyes and see what is in her heart.”

Nate Dircks 

“True beauty could be discovered only by one who mentally complete the incomplete.”

Kakuzō Okakura, The Book of Tea 

“Beauty is truth’s smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.”

Rabindranath Tagore 

“Beauty awakens the soul to act.”

Dante Alighieri 

“A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears.”

Anne Roiphe 

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”

Jawaharlal Nehru 

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.”

Maya Angelou 

“As if you were on fire from within. The moon lives in the lining of your skin.” ― Pablo Neruda 

“What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful.”

Scott Westerfeld, Uglies 

“Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes 

“Just because you’re beautiful and perfect, it’s made you conceited.”

William Goldman 

“There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion.”

Edgar Allan Poe 

“Where Beauty was, nothing ever ran quite straight, which, no doubt, was why so many people looked on it as immoral.”

John Galsworthy 

“You are one thing only. You are a Divine Being. An all-powerful Creator.”

Anthon St. Maarten 

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.”

Coco Chanel 

“I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside.”

Whitney Houston 

“Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.”

Alice Walker 

“Moments of beauty sustain us through hours of ugliness.”

Brent Weeks 

“I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.”

Anne Frank 

“I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realizes an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don’t have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.”

Virginia Woolf 

“Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it’s beauty.”

Albert Einstein 

“Just because something is beautiful doesn’t mean it’s good.”

Alex Flinn 

“It’s ok to feel delicate sometimes. Real beauty is in the fragility of your petals. A rose that never wilts isn’t a rose at all.”  

Crystal Woods

“To the people who love you, you are beautiful already. This is not because they’re blind to your shortcomings but because they so clearly see your soul. Your shortcomings then dim by comparison. The people who care about you are willing to let you be imperfect and beautiful, too.”  

Victoria Moran

“The seeds of beauty are in humility.”

Maxime Lagacé 

“Beauty is a nectar which intoxicates the soul.”

T.C. Henley 

“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”

Mother Teresa 

“At some point in life, the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough. No record of it needs to be kept and you don’t need someone to share it with or tell it to. When that happens — that letting go — you let go because you can.”

Toni Morrison 

“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.”

Arnold Bennett 

“Beauty? To me it is a word without sense because I do not know where its meaning comes from nor where it leads to.”

Pablo Picasso 

“Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty.”

David Hume 

“That always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they’re pretty. It’s like picking your breakfast cereals based on color instead of taste.”  

John Green

“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.”

Amy Bloom 

“Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.”

Saint Augustine 

“I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.”

Emma Stone 

“Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.”


“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.”  

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Outer beauty is a gift. Inner beauty is an accomplishment.”  

Randi G. Fine

“Something with inner beauty will live forever, like the scent of a rose.”

Alex Flinn 

“When you are balanced, and when you listen and attend to the needs of your body, mind, and spirit, your natural beauty comes out.”  

Christy Turlington

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars and see yourself running with them.”

Marcus Aurelius 

“People are more than just the way they look.”

Madeleine L’Engle 

“When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly. When people see some things as good, other things become bad.”

Lao Tzu 

“The beauty of Photography is not in what you see, its art lies in your dreams.”

Biju Karakonam 

“The world is full of beautiful places. Let your heart be one of them.”

Jenim Dibie 

“The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.”

Lao Tzu 

Wrapping Up 

The true beauty of a person is more than what we think. It can be in the form of simple acts of kindness or a person’s nature and not just by the outer appearance. Following these good deeds might be crucial at first but the key to elevating your personality and becoming a better version of yourself is to discover or explore ways to improve your inner self.  

These inspirational quotes about beauty can serve as reminders of how important it is to be yourself and build your self-confidence.  


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