What has a man’s face to do with his character? Can a man of good character help having a disagreeable face? – Ann Radcliffe.
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy – Anne Frank.
Beauty and folly are generally companions – Baltasar Gracian.
In every man’s heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty – Christopher Morley.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it – Confucius.
Beauty in the flesh will continue to rule the world – Florenz Ziegfeld.
Beauty is the shadow of God on the universe – Gabriela Mistral.
Beauty isn’t worth thinking about; what’s important is your mind. You don’t want a fifty-dollar haircut on a fifty-cent head – Garrison Keillor.
Our hearts are drunk with a beauty our eyes could never see – George W. Russell.
Beauty – in projection and perceiving – is 99.9% attitude – Grey Livingston.
Beauty comes as much from the mind as from the eye – Grey Livingston.
The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw – Havelock Ellis.
I’m tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That’s deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas? – Jean Kerr.
The first question I ask myself when something doesn’t seem to be beautiful is why do I think it’s not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason – John Cage.
I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may – light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful – John Constable.
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.
The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone – Johann von Goethe.
Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance – John Ruskin.
Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty, just as light deprived of all shadows ceases to be enjoyed as light – John Ruskin.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart – Kahlil Gibran.
A woman who cannot be ugly is not beautiful – Karl Kraus.
I don’t like standard beauty – there is no beauty without strangeness – Karl Lagerfeld.
It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness – Leo Tolstoy.
What humbugs we are, who pretend to live for Beauty, and never see the Dawn! – Logan Pearsall Smith.
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 – Marcus Aurelius Antoninus.
Thankfully, beauty is easier to remove than apply, and a swipe of demaquillage in the right direction and you are you once again – Margaret Cho.
Ugly. Is irrelevant. It is an immeasurable insult to a woman, and then supposedly the worst crime you can commit as a woman. But ugly, as beautiful, is an illusion – Margaret Cho.
Just because you are blind, and unable to see my beauty doesn’t mean it does not exist – Margaret Cho.
You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul’s own doing – Marie Stopes.
Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty – they merely move it from their faces into their hearts – Martin Buxbaum.
Beauty.. when you look into a woman’s eyes and see what is in her heart – Nate Dircks.
That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful – Ninon de L’Enclos.
Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future – Oliver Wendell Holmes.
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.
Order is the shape upon which beauty depends – Pearl Buck.
Rarely do great beauty and great virtue dwell together – Petrarch.
By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower – Rabindrath Tagore.
As we grow old, the beauty steals inward – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong – R. Buckminster Fuller.
The ability to see beauty is the beginning of our moral sensibility. What we believe is beautiful we will not wantonly destroy – Reverend Sean Parker Dennison.
Beauty comes in all sizes, not just size 5 – Roseanne.
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.
What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful – Scott Westerfeld.
Beauty always promises, but never gives anything – Simone Weil.
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion – Sir Francis Bacon.
Beauty is the promise of happiness – Stendhal.