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Beautiful quotes about accepting one's true self and invoking inner beauty are sure to lift your spirits.

Beautiful Quotes That Will Lift Your Spirits

Our human societies have developed certain criteria to describe what is beautiful and what is not. What makes something beautiful is a debatable topic; however, in general, certain views, sounds, smells, tastes or tactile sensations can incite our senses in a pleasing manner, which we perceive as beautiful. Among all the sensory organs, vision has become the most controversial filter of beauty as what we perceive as visually beautiful varies drastically from culture to culture. It is especially true for human beings as we seem to spend a lot of money and effort to enhance our looks to achieve certain standards to boost our self-esteem. Thankfully, in recent times, there has been a shift in focus from outward beauty to inner beauty, which is easier to achieve and all can possess. These beautiful quotes about accepting one's true self and invoking inner beauty are sure to lift your spirits.

The truth." Dumbledore sighed. "It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.

J. K. Rowling

I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.

Suzanne Collins

I hope she'll be a fool -- that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Two people in love, alone, isolated from the world, that's beautiful.

Milan Kundera

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart

Helen Keller

One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.

Sigmund Freud

Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.

Kurt Vonnegut

There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.

P G Wodehouse

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.

Albert Einstein

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.

Ray Bradbury

Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.

Marilyn Monroe

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

Mother Teresa

Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.

Bob Dylan

Life is a beautiful magnificent thing, even to a jellyfish.

Charlie Chaplin

To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life.

T S Eliot

If the moon smiled, she would resemble you. You leave the same impression Of something beautiful, but annihilating.

Sylvia Plath

The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.

Yves Saint Laurent

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises 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

I've been in beautiful landscapes where one is tempted to whip out a camera and take a picture. I've learned to resist that.

David Byrne

We have eyes, and we're looking at stuff all the time, all day long. And I just think that whatever our eyes touch should be beautiful, tasteful, appealing, and important.

Eric Carle

Happiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration.

Pat Conroy

I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.

Ellen DeGeneres

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

Thich Nhat Hanh

There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.

Eleanor Roosevelt

I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.

Drew Barrymore

When I write, I feel that I'm writing with my intellect. When I paint, I think it's some other force making me paint. I - as I wrote in my novel 'My Name is Red' - watch with amazement what my hand is doing on the paper, what kind of line, what kind of strange, beautiful thing it's doing in spite of my will, so to speak.

Orhan Pamuk

To all the girls that think you’re fat because you’re not a size zero, you’re the beautiful one, its society who’s ugly.

Marilyn Monroe

I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things.

Tom Waits

Kissing - and I mean like, yummy, smacking kissing - is the most delicious, most beautiful and passionate thing that two people can do, bar none. Better than sex, hands down.

Drew Barrymore

Frank Lloyd Wright... his things were beautiful but not very functional.

David Byrne

I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, wholesome things that money can buy.

Steve Martin

Lighting new cigarettes, pouring more drinks. It has been a beautiful fight. Still is.

Charles Bukowski

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else.

Marilyn Monroe

It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.

George Orwell

Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid.

Frederick Buechner

Not just beautiful, though--the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they're watching me.

Haruki Murakami

She was desperate and she was choosey at the same time and, in a way, beautiful, but she didn't have quite enough going for her to become what she imagined herself to be.

Charles Bukowski

Do I love you because you're beautiful, or are you beautiful because I love you?

Richard Rodgers

The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world.

Edgar Allan Poe

I want to think again of dangerous and noble things. I want to be light and frolicsome. I want to be improbable beautiful and afraid of nothing, as though I had wings.

Mary Oliver

That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful.


I'm tired of watching as men destroy all the world. Everything used to be beautiful when women were in charge, and now I, working as the physical manifestation of the goddess Isis and the reincarnation of Cleopatra, have decided to save the world.

Roseanne Barr

Peace is always beautiful.

Walt Whitman

Beautiful insane in the rain

Jack Kerouac

It has taken me years of struggle, hard work and research to learn to make one simple gesture, and I know enough about the art of writing to realize that it would take as many years of concentrated effort to write one simple, beautiful sentence.

Isadora Duncan

Girls aren't beautiful, they're pretty. Beautiful is too heavy a word to assign to a girl. Women are beautiful because their faces show that they know they have lost something and picked up something else.

Henry Rollins

She is no longer the beautiful woman she was. she sends photos of herself sitting upon a rock by the ocean alone and damned. I could have had her once. I wonder if she thinks I could have saved her?

Charles Bukowski

I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy, and driven.

Barbra Streisand

There may be more beautiful times, but this one is ours.

Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre

He thought her beautiful, believed her impeccably wise; dreamed of her, wrote poems to her, which, ignoring the subject, she corrected in red ink.

Virginia Woolf

When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.

John Lennon

I was a personality before I became a person - I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven.

Barbra Streisand

It is with the reading of books the same as with looking at pictures; one must, without doubt, without hesitations, with assurance, admire what is beautiful.

Vincent van Gogh

The beautiful is always bizarre.

Charles Baudelaire

I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow.

Sylvia Plath

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.

George Washington

Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true.

William Ralph Inge

When we think of the past it's the beautiful things we pick out. We want to believe it was all like that.

Margaret Atwood

A girl has to have a beautiful smile, Beautiful eyes and she should have a good sense of humor. She should be honest, loving and trustworthy.

Justin Bieber

How beautiful it is and how easily it can be broken.

Tennessee Williams

Beautiful things don't ask for attention.

James Thurber

So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.

Marilyn Monroe

He wanted to cry quietly but not for himself: for the words, so beautiful and sad, like music.

James Joyce

Whiskey, like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation. You gaze first, then it's time to drink.

Haruki Murakami

Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.

Hans Christian Andersen

Until an hour before the Devil fell, God thought him beautiful in Heaven.

Arthur Miller

Only when we connect to nature, engaged with nature, are we truly alive and vigorous. To really be alive, one must be under the sun, the moon, the shining stars and surrounded by the beautiful greenery and pure waters of the natural world.

Daisaku Ikeda

We are all wonderful, beautiful wrecks. That's what connects us--that we're all broken, all beautifully imperfect.

Emilio Estevez

All right - I'll tell you what you did for me: you went for happy, silly, beautiful walks with me.

Kurt Vonnegut

I also remembered that you were beautiful." "Memory does play tricks on us." "No. Your face is the same, but I don't remember what beautiful means anymore.

Orson Scott Card

A truly beautiful person is one who is good at discovering beauty.

Daisaku Ikeda

I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want.

Andy Warhol

Perfect love is the most beautiful of all frustrations because it is more than one can express.

Charlie Chaplin

[I]f we revert to history, we shall find that the women who have distinguished themselves have neither been the most beautiful nor the most gentle of their sex.

Mary Wollstonecraft

Music could ache and hurt, that beautiful music was a place a suffering man could hide.

Pat Conroy

The moment we cry in a film is not when things are sad but when they turn out to be more beautiful than we expected them to be.

Alain de Botton

The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Forty Wall Street is probably the most beautiful tower in New York.

Donald Trump

Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.

E. E. Cummings

Look closely. The beautiful may be small.

Immanuel Kant

I believe that what we call beautiful is generally a by-product.

Dorothea Lange

I love you much most beautiful darling more than anyone on the earth and I like you better than everything in the sky.

E. E. Cummings

People are their most beautiful when they are laughing, crying, dancing, playing, telling the truth, and being chased in a fun way.

Amy Poehler

You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known—and even that is an understatement.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

I wish I could write a beautiful book to break those hearts that are soon to cease to exist: a book of faith and small neat worlds and of people who live by the philosophies of popular songs.

Zelda Fitzgerald

Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.

Michael Jackson

The beautiful in life... Some talk of it in poetry, Some grow it from the soil, Some build it in a steeple, Some show it through their toil. Some breathe it into music, Some mold it into art, Some shape it into bread loaves... Some hold it in their hearts.

Bernard Meltzer

The people I find most beautiful are the ones who aren't trying.

Sandra Bullock

Nothing in the real world is as beautiful as the illusions of a person about to lose consciousness.

Haruki Murakami

The object of education is to teach us to love what is beautiful.


Motherhood is beautiful. Everything [my son] does makes me so happy.

Sandra Bullock

I'm not a 'sexy' 'beautiful' woman. It takes a lot of work to make me look like a girl.

Megan Fox

The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.

B.B. King

People who don't like me talk about it as though I'm trash because I have tattoos. I find that insane because it's 2008, not the 1950s. Tattoos aren't limited to sailors. It's a form of art I find beautiful. I love it.

Megan Fox

Being jealous of a beautiful woman is not going to make you more beautiful.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

The first gathering of salads, radishes and herbs made me feel like a mother about her baby - how could anything so beautiful be mine?

Alice B. Toklas

So every day I was surrounded by the beautiful crying forth of the ideas of God, one of which was you.

Mary Oliver

I would love to do a movie naked; it would be beautiful. No one dares make that kind of film today. They did it in the 1930s in an arty way, so why not now?

Megan Fox

The most beautiful clothes that can dress a woman are the arms of the man she loves. But for those who haven't had the fortune of finding this happiness, I am there.

Yves Saint Laurent

When I lay my head on the pillow at night I can say I was a decent person today. That's when I feel beautiful.

Drew Barrymore