Inspirational Quotes About Beauty - Body Image Quotes

When you feel ugly, remember...

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've never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful. ~Author Unknown

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

That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful. ~Ninon de L'Enclos

Beauty comes as much from the mind as from the eye. ~Grey Livingston

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. ~Confucius

A woman who cannot be ugly is not beautiful. ~Karl Kraus

You don't love a woman because she is beautiful, she is beautiful because you love her. ~Author Unknown

You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing. ~Marie Stopes

Beauty?... To me it is a word without sense because I do not know where its meaning comes from nor where it leads to. ~Pablo Picasso

Taking joy in living is a woman's best cosmetic. ~Rosalind Russell

Beauty isn't worth thinking about; what's important is your mind. You don't want a fifty-dollar haircut on a fifty-cent head. ~Garrison Keillor

Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are flowers everywhere, for those who bother to look. ~Henri Matisse

Fashion is merely a form of ugliness so unbearable that we are compelled to alter it ever six months. ~Oscar Wilde

It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds. ~Aesop

Beauty in things lies in the mind which contemplates them. ~David Hume

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion. ~Francis Bacon

The best and most beautiful thing in life cannot be seen, not touched, but are felt in the heart.~Hellen Keller

Perfect sincerity and transparency make a great part of beauty, as in dewdrops, lakes, and diamonds. ~Henry David Thoreau

The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason. ~John Cage

The fruition of beauty is no chance of hit or miss... it is inevitable as life. ~Walt Whitman

Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies, for example. ~John Ruskin

Plain women know more about men than beautiful ones do. But beautiful women don't need to know about men. It's the men who have to know about beautiful women. ~Katharine Hepburn

In such ugly times, the only true protest is beauty. ~Phil Ochs

Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all. ~William Somerset Maugham

The beauty of life, is that you don't have to be modernly beautiful to live it. ~C.S. Lewis

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just me 4 years ago

I loved these quotes, but for some reason I still don't have a good body image. it could be the teenage. .

Ciana Mcivor 4 years ago

Everything can be anything if you believe.

NRR 4 years ago

Wonderful words with depth in meaning....

Nicola Chapman 4 years ago

Great quotes, great feeling and inspiration!

moar dholio 4 years ago

beauty will be in the eyes but who feel it.

imrana maqsood 5 years ago

Nice quotes...

ash 5 years ago

is there any quote about body love ????? i have much need of it kindly just help me in this matter

Dolly 5 years ago

So nice line its makes beauty of ourself

D ADDY 5 years ago

beauty..... is not we think we are.... itz what we make of ourself.

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annette 5 years ago

Honestly I still think im ugly.I dnt get it. Guys & girls tell me all the time that im beautiful,& pretty. But when I look at myself I see ugly,fat worthless 13 year old. Dat should be alive in thiz world

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The Demon Writer 5 years ago from The Real World.

I can't remember who said it but, 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder'. Nice work:)

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boosel 6 years ago from Nigeria

"beauty is not in the face, beauty is in the light of the heart", that makes sense to me. thanks for these.

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AutumnLockwood 6 years ago from Northern California

Beautiful and inspiring quotes! Love them!

positive quotes 6 years ago

Great research work. i loved

"Beauty comes as much from the mind as from the eye. "~Grey Livingston

Jenny 6 years ago

i love these hub pages that this site makes! i used to have a bad body image and thinking about it all the time but now ive read this im myself again and happy :) GOOD ON YA HUB!!!

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Naina.Soni 6 years ago from lucknow,India

very beautiful hub..!!!

zahid.24@hot 6 years ago

There is must be Beauty in heart. As khalil Jibran truly said. The physical beauty is not lasting but necessary for temporary attraction for both sex.

gimcarol 6 years ago

but i believe in natural beauty which gifted by GOD

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mwatkins 6 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC

You are so right on! Did you see the movie, "Bee," when they said in the very beginning,

"According to all the known laws of aviation, there is no way that a bee should be able to fly. It's wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies anyway, because the bee doesn't care what humans think is impossible."

Thanks for a GREAT Hub!

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a hot girl 6 years ago

This is a wonderful hub! beauty is so me you can just tell by my pic i mean COME ON!! i am pretty hot!!

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healthgoji 6 years ago

Very nice hub - beauty can often be how we remember things to be.

sophs 6 years ago

Such beautiful quotes! Great hub Maddie :)

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stricktlydating 7 years ago from Australia

I really enjoyed these quotes!

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GetHealthy HQ 7 years ago from Dallas, TX

Hello Maddie,

I love this hubpage! I was just thinking about body image today, and I'm lucky to have found these quotes. Great job!


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Madison22 7 years ago from NYC

Awesome hub!! I have to bookmark this one,thanks!!

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Mike Dennis 7 years ago

Beautiful quotes on beauty. Thanks for sharing. Plus LOVE THE ROSE FLOWER. My very favorite flower. Keep up the good writing.

Lostinadreamworld 7 years ago

I love how they put "Don't like your body image" ads right after all those beautiful quotes. No one understands anymore...the only thing you should be exercising for is your insides, no matter what your body turns out like. Your body is material, and when you die, nothing will remain but your soul.

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EllisJones23 7 years ago from Liverpool , England

I love quotes and these are amazing !!

Jaclyn 7 years ago

I think this is a great site. It helped me out with my project for school on body image. Thank you soooo much.

Ntathu 7 years ago

Beautiful. Thank You for reminding me the power of beauty

Atman 7 years ago

nice quotes

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Free-Tax-Filing 7 years ago

Maddie, you have a "gorgeous" hub put together here. Thanks hunting down these wonderful quotations for the hub community. :)

teleassistĂȘncia 7 years ago

Nice quotes. My favourite: “The greatest treasures are those invisible to the eye but found by the heart.”

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Hub Love 7 years ago from United States

Great quotes! Very inspirational!

timmo 7 years ago

flowers ARE nice.

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countrywomen 8 years ago from Washington, USA

Here is another quote on beauty by Aldous Huxley

"Beauty is worse than wine; it intoxicates both the holder and the beholder"

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AshtonDrakeDolls 8 years ago

There are flowers everywhere, for those who bother to look. ~Henri Matisse

If we all remembered this would we not all bne much happier and more beautiful people.

Thanks for the inspiration and remiding us of how beautiful our world can be - if we only let it.

Graet topic.

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starrkissed 8 years ago from Arizona

i love these!

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Maddie Ruud 8 years ago from Oakland, CA Author


There's a short answer to that: You don't!

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Annette Rozen 8 years ago

lovely sight praising natural beauty - but what do we need those beauty products on the side for??

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Abigail Cherry 8 years ago from Cary, NC

I especially like the quote from Gibran about beauty is a light in the heart. I believe it is truly someone's heart and attitude that makes them beautiful!

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desert blondie 8 years ago from Palm trees, swimming pools, lots of sand, lots of sunscreen

I'm new to hubpages, just found this post. Lovely compilation. Calmed me down a bit just to read these famous words of famous writers. Thanks.

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Evelyn Lim 8 years ago from Singapore

Nice list of affirmations for beauty!

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AuraGem 9 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Re-visit - Love your Oscar Wilde quote on fashion! He always managed a cutting twist - serious + funny!

Smiles and Light

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AuraGem 9 years ago from Victoria, Australia

This is a beautiful experience! I am a newbie wandering hub world and have just found your space! Inspiring!

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Earth Angel 9 years ago

Hi Maddie!! I stumbled upon your/this Hub and think it is fabulous!! You wrote it six months ago and NO COMMENTS!!?? I can't believe it didn't skyrocket to the top of the list!! Some of mine that didn't take off were surprises to me as well!! Angel Blessings, Earth Angel!!

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