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The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady
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Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. Marilyn Monroe, actress
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Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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Beauty starts in your head, not in your mirror. Joubert Botha,
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All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren’t. Marilyn Monroe, actress
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Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul. Saint Augustine, philosopher
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Silence has many beauties. Sophocles, poet
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Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. Franz Kafka, novelist
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Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. Confucius, philosopher
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You're beautiful, but you're empty. No one could die for you. Antoine de Saint-Exupery, novelist
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The beautiful is that which we cannot wish to change. Simone Weil, philosopher
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A beautiful thing is never perfect. Egyptian Proverbs,
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What ever beauty may be, it has for its basis order, and for its essence unity. Father Andre,
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Beauty, unaccompanied by virtue, is as a flower without perfume. Proverbs,
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The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet
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There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. Marguerite Blessington,
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Nothing's beautiful from every point of view. Horace, poet
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Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depends on simplicity. Plato, philosopher
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The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty, even one's own --even more, one's own, for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being. Katherine Anne Porter, journalist
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The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. Audrey Hepburn, actress
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The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is why he made so many of them. Abraham Lincoln, president
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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, environmentalist
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It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. Maya Angelou, poet
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Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty. John Ruskin, writer
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What is man's ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love, truth, virtue, and beauty. Shinichi Suzuki, musician
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Let the beauty we love be what we do. Rumi, poet
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When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator. Mahatma Gandhi, leader
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Beauty in not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. Kahlil Gibran, artist
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Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it Confucius, philosopher
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Depression opens the door to beauty of some kind. James Hillman, psychologist
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Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail, the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution. Theophile Gautier, poet
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Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears. Edgar Allan Poe, poet
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Beauty is not caused. It is. Emily Dickinson, poet
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Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone. Dorothy Parker, poet
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Beauty is a good letter of introduction. Proverbs,
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Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies, for instance. John Ruskin, writer
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A poor beauty finds more lovers than husbands. English Proverbs,
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The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express. Francis Bacon, philosopher
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Beauty is in the heart of the beholder. Al Bernstein, writer
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Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from the eternal. Dante Alighieri, poet
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The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw. Havelock Ellis, psychologist
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Rare is the union of beauty and purity. Juvenal, poet
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Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. Rumi, poet
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Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid. Frederick Buechner, clergyman
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Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. Edgar Allan Poe, poet
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Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars - mere globs of gas atoms. I, too, can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more? Richard P. Feynman, physicist
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I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be. Bob Dylan, musician
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The loveliest faces are to be seen by moonlight, when one sees half with the eye and half with the fancy. Proverbs,
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Some beautiful things are more impressive when left imperfect than when too highly finished. Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer
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Nothing can be beautiful which is not true. John Ruskin, writer
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There is nothing that makes its way more directly to the soul than beauty. Joseph Addison, writer
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Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offers us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time. Albert Camus, philosopher
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Beauty is power; a smile is its sword. Charles Reade, novelist
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I don't want to be perfect, but I do want to be a role model. My mom always tells me that imperfections equal beauty. All of us are imperfect. Miley Cyrus, musician
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Beauty, unlike the rest of the gifts handed out at birth, does not require dedication, patience and hard work to pay off. But it's also the only gift that does not keep on giving. Paulina Porizkova, model
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Who among us has never looked up into the heavens on a starlit night, lost in wonder at the vastness of space and the beauty of the stars? Jeb Bush, politician
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Beauty. The power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband. Ambrose Bierce, journalist
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I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach ten thousand stars how not to dance. e. e. (Edward Estlin) cummings,
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Beauty is only skin deep, but it's a valuable asset if you're poor or haven't any sense. Kin Hubbard, cartoonist
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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller, author
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Beauty is the purgation of superfluities. Michelangelo Buonarroti,
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Beauty is a harmonious relation between something in our nature and the quality of the object which delights us. Blaise Pascal, philosopher
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Trust not too much to an enchanting face. Virgil, poet
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The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder. Virginia Woolf, author
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There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion. Francis Bacon, philosopher
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Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the infinite. George Bancroft, historian
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The idea that happiness could have a share in beauty would be too much of a good thing. Walter Benjamin, critic
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Beauty is an omnipresence of death and loveliness, a smiling sadness that we discern in nature and all things, a mystic communion that the poet feels. Charlie Chaplin, actor
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Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever. Johann von Goethe, writer
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It is easy to be beautiful; it is difficult to appear so. Frank O'Hara, poet
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Let us live for the beauty of our own reality. Tim Robbins, actor
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Truth exists for the wise, beauty for the feeling heart. Friedrich von Schiller, poet
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Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man. Fyodor Dostoevsky, novelist
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Things are beautiful if you love them. Jean Anouilh, playwright
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There are as many kinds of beauty as there are habitual ways of seeking happiness. Charles Baudelaire, poet
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Beauty is being in harmony with what you are. Peter Nivio Zarlenga,
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Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty. Edmund Burke, statesman
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Everyone can identify with a fragrant garden, with beauty of sunset, with the quiet of nature, with a warm and cozy cottage. Thomas Kincade, artist
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For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror which we are barely able to endure, and it amazes us so, because it serenely disdains to destroy us. Every angel is terrible. Rainer Maria Rilke, poet
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Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork -- reading, writing, thinking--can. Helen Gurley Brown, editor
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There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly. Richard Buckminster Fuller,
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Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest. Johann von Goethe, writer
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A beautiful woman should break her mirror early. Baltasar Gracian, philosopher
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To emphasize only the beautiful seems to me to be like a mathematical system that only concerns itself with positive numbers. Paul Klee, artist
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That which is striking and beautiful is not always good; but that which is good is always beautiful. Ninon De L'Enclos, author
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The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety. Felix Mendelssohn, composer
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Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul. Alexander Pope, poet
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Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued. Jean Rostand, scientist
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It is better to be beautiful than to be good, but it is better to be good than to be ugly. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
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In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self. William Penn, leader
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I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains. Anne Frank, diarist
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For me, a page of good prose is where one hears the rain and the noise of battle. It has the power to give grief or universality that lends it a youthful beauty. John Cheever, writer
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Integrity reveals beauty. Thomas Leonard, businessman
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There is no personal achievement in being born beautiful. Loretta Young, actress
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The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth. Lao Tzu, philosopher
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Be sure what you want and be sure about yourself. Fashion is not just beauty, it's about good attitude. You have to believe in yourself and be strong. Adriana Lima, model
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Beauty is one of the rare things that do not lead to doubt of God. Jean Anouilh, playwright
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Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference. Aristotle, philosopher
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Exuberance is beauty. William Blake, poet
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The beauty seen, is partly in him who sees it. Christian Nevell Bovee,
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There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting. John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
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Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused. Edward Gibbon, historian
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The plainer the dress, the greater luster does beauty appear. Edward F. Halifax, statesman
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How goodness heightens beauty! Hannah More, writer
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One evening I sat Beauty on my knees --And I found her bitter --And I reviled her. Arthur Rimbaud, poet
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Beauty is a short-lived tyranny. Socrates, philosopher
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To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy, the true empire of beauty. Sir Richard Steele,
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Most sets of values would give rise to universes that, although they might be very beautiful, would contain no one able to wonder at that beauty. Stephen Hawking, scientist
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Beauty is everything. Jorja Fox, actress
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Don't get me wrong, I admire elegance and have an appreciation of the finer things in life. But to me, beauty lies in simplicity. Mark Hyman,
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The pain passes, but the beauty remains. Auguste Renoir, artist
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Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand. Khalil Gibran, poet
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The leading edge in evidence presentation is in science; the leading edge in beauty is in high art. Edward Tufte, educator
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Let there be nothing within thee that is not very beautiful and very gentle, and there will be nothing without thee that is not beautiful and softened by the spell of thy presence. James Allen, author
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I'm not ugly, but my beauty is a total creation. Tyra Banks, model
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It is better to be first with an ugly woman than the hundredth with a beauty. Pearl Buck,
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In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves. Edward George BulwerLytton,
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Beauty rests on necessities. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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Beauty is the pilot of the young soul. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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She was everything that was untouchable. Sonya Hartnett,
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Beauty is variable, ugliness is constant. Doug Horton,
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No woman can be handsome by the force of features alone, any more that she can be witty by only the help of speech. Langston Hughes, poet
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Never forget that you are married to a very beautiful woman. Michael Lipsey,
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Real strength never impairs beauty or harmony, but it often bestows it; and in everything imposingly beautiful, strength has much to do with the magic. Herman Melville, novelist
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In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty. Christopher Morley, author
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Few girls are as well shaped as a good horse. Christopher Morley, author
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Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers. What we call art is a game. Octavio Paz, poet
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Whatever is beautiful is beautiful by necessity. Pindar, poet
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Beauty as we feel it is something indescribable; what it is or what it means can never be said. George Santayana, philosopher
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Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's scepter, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, author
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Beauty is the promise of happiness. Henri B. Stendhal,
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Children, dear and loving children, can alone console a woman for the loss of her beauty. Honore de Balzac, novelist
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I write for no other purpose than to add to the beauty that now belongs to me. I write a book for no other reason than to add three or four hundred acres to my magnificent estate. Jack London, novelist
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Those who find beauty in all of nature will find themselves at one with the secrets of life itself. L. Wolfe Gilbert, musician
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For me the greatest beauty always lies in the greatest clarity. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, critic
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It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness. Leo Tolstoy, novelist
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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, philosopher
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A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness. John Keats, poet
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I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty. Georgia O'Keeffe, artist
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It's not beauty but fine qualities, my girl, that keep a husband. Euripides, poet
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Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. Anne Frank, diarist
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Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. Albert Einstein, physicist
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By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else. From beauty no road leads to reality. Hannah Arendt, historian
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Love is the beauty of the soul. Saint Augustine, philosopher
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I needed to be in the bush. There I find solitude and beauty and purity and focus. That's where my heart lies. Mark Burnett, businessman
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Like charity, I believe glamour should begin at home. Loretta Young, actress
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I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
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I slept and dreamt that life was beauty; I woke and found that life was duty. George Byron, poet
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I believe that true beauty of chess is more than enough to satisfy all possible demands. Alexander Alekhine, celebrity
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