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25 Beauty Quotes That Prove It Is More Than Skin-Deep
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25 Beauty Quotes That Prove It Is More Than Skin-Deep

When it comes to a person, beauty goes beyond what can be seen with the naked eye. Here are 25 beauty quotes that prove it is more than skin-deep.

People are naturally drawn to beautiful things, whether it’s art, a flower, an amazing waterfall or simple objects. But when it comes to a person, beauty goes beyond what can be seen with the naked eye.

Someone is truly beautiful when they’re a combination of qualities that don’t necessarily include physical traits. Their beauty lies in kindness, intelligence, wit and in their ability to spread happiness. These qualities reflect on people’s faces and put to shame every shallow aspect that is limited to physical appearance.


More than often, physical beauty is nothing without a kind soul. They say beauty fades in time, but when you’re ugly inside, beauty fades instantly.

Someone once told me that a woman who takes care of herself is a beautiful woman. I was too young back then and I didn’t quite understand it at first. But now I know that beauty also comes from the way you wear yourself.

In time, the media has distorted the concept of beauty by narrowing it down to physical aspects, when the latter are merely a small part of what makes someone really beautiful.

Here are 25 beauty quotes that prove it is more than skin-deep:

Beauty, real beauty, ends where an intellectual expression begins. Intellect is in itself a mode of exaggeration, and destroys the harmony of any face.

OSCAR WILDE (more Oscar Wilde quotes)

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.     

KAHLIL GIBRAN

Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.

COCO CHANEL (more Coco Chanel quotes)

She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn’t beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul.

F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.    

STEVE MARABOLI

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 (more Audrey Hepburn quotes)

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

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.

PLATO

That’s always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they’re pretty. It’s like picking your breakfast cereals based on color instead of taste.

JOHN GREEN

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

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT (more Eleanor Roosevelt quotes)

That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful.     

NINON DE L'ENCLOS

Judge nothing by the appearance. The more beautiful the serpent, the more fatal its sting.    

 WILLIAM SCOTT DOWNEY

You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.

AMY BLOOM

People are more than just the way they look.     

MADELEINE L'ENGLE

Confidence breeds beauty.

ESTEE LAUDER (more Estee Lauder quotes)
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Being beautiful can never hurt, but you have to have more. You have to sparkle, you have to be fun, you have to make your brain work if you have one.

SOPHIA LOREN (more Sophia Loren quotes)

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting.     

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportion.     

EDGAR ALLAN POE

To me, beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are.

ELLEN DEGENERES

Real beauty is to be true to oneself.     

 LAETITIA CASTA

There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting.     

JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH

Beauty is an attitude, there’s no secret.

ESTEE LAUDER

Your outer beauty will capture the eyes, your inner beauty will capture the heart.

STEVEN AITCHISON

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

THICH NHAT HANH

Happy girls are the prettiest.

Audrey Hepburn

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