The modern world has changed our relationship to many things. But one such thing that has become incredibly distorted is the modern idea of beauty.

Throughout history beauty has been seen as something that has applied to all forms of art and literature, but the modern understanding of beauty is often limited to the physical.

Beauty is subjective. We can find it in nature, in the souls and faces of our loved ones, or even in life’s mundane tasks. Regardless of where we find it, people are naturally drawn to beautiful things. Below you’ll find collection of wise, inspirational and humorous beauty quotes.

“I find beauty in unusual things, like hanging your head out the window or sitting on a fire escape.” –Scarlett Johansson

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

“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.” – Audrey Hepburn

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

“Beauty is the illumination of your soul.”- John O’Donohue

“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

“Outer beauty attracts, but inner beauty captivates.”- Kate Angell

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

“Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

“Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.” – Dorothy Parker

“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

“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

“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” – Franz Kafka

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

“Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.”- Sophia Loren

“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.” -Thich Nhat Hanh

“Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them. “-David Hume

“The seeds of beauty are in humility.”- Maxime Lagacé

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. “-Confucius

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

“You may be one person to the world but you may also be the world to one person. “-Audrey Hepburn

“The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.”- Richard Bach

“It’s just a bad day. Not a bad life.” -Unknown

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

“This is a wonderful day, I have never seen this one before.” -Maya Angelou

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious – the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”- Albert Einstein

“Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” – 1 Peter 3:3-4

“That’s the thing about inner beauty: Unlike Physical beauty, which grabs the spotlight for itself, inner beauty shines on everyone, catching them, holding then in its embrace, making them more beautiful, too.”- Unknown

“Judge nothing by the appearance. The more beautiful the serpent, the more fatal its sting.” – William Scott Downey, Proverbs

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.” – Miss Piggy, The Muppets

“Beauty is certainly a soft, smooth, slippery thing, and therefore of a nature which easily slips in and permeates our souls.” – Plato

 “Beauty is but a lease from nature.” – Edward Counsel, Maxims

“Natural beauty takes at least two hours in front of a mirror.” – Pamela Anderson

“Beauty is bought by judgment of the eye.” – William Shakespeare

“It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.” – Leo Tolstoy

“That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful.” – Ninon de L’Enclos

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