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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Sigmund Freud
Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.

Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rumi

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.

Peace is always beautiful.

Walt Whitman
Beautiful insane
in the rain

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.

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?

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The beautiful is always bizarre.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Tennessee Williams
Beautiful things don't ask for attention.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

[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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Donald Trump
Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.

Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.

E. E. Cummings
Look closely. The beautiful may be small.

Look closely. The beautiful may be small.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Michael Jackson
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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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?

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.

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.

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