A collection of quotes on beauty.


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

Leo Tolstoy


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

Edgar Allan Poe


“Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping.”

Oscar Wilde


“Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.”

Edgar Allan Poe


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

Ralph Waldo Emerson


“A thing of beauty is a joy forever.”

John Keats


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

Edgar Allan Poe


“Beauty is not caused. It is.”

Emily Dickinson


“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face."

John Donne


“There are as many styles of beauty as there are visions of happiness.”



“I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of beauty.”

Edgar Allan Poe


“Beauty surrounds us.”



“The appearance of things changes according to the emotions; and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.”

Kahlil Gibran


“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.”

Kahlil Gibran


“Beauty without expression is boring.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson


“The beauty of the world...has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.”

Virginia Woolf


“Whatever the imagination seizes as Beauty must be truth -whether it existed before or not”

John Keats


“Beauty awakens the soul to act.”

Dante Alighieri


“All the diversity, all the charm, and all the beauty of life are made up of light and shade.”

Leo Tolstoy


“It is foolish to wish for beauty. Sensible people never either desire it for themselves or care about it in others. If the mind be but well cultivated, and the heart well disposed, no one ever cares for the exterior.”

Anne Bronte


“Always think of what is useful and not what is beautiful. Beauty will come of its own accord.”

Nikolai Gogol


“The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.” 

Louisa May Alcott