146 Being Pretty Quotes

Deeksha Kamath
Dec 12, 2023 By Deeksha Kamath
Originally Published on Jul 26, 2022
Edited by Ankit Shinde
146 Being Pretty Quotes

It is said that being the beholder of beauty is the most liberating thing in the world.

Sometimes, when you are feeling low for any reason, reading real beauty quotes might help cheer you up. This collection includes quotes by famous personalities who beautifully define prettiness and being confident with who you are.

Here is a collection of the best beauty quotes, including the ones from people like John Lennon, John Ray, Rabindranath Tagore, John Donne, and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Short Being Pretty Quotes

This section contains some short yet brilliant quotes on being pretty.

"Prettiness is lent to you by youth; attractiveness is purchased with experience."

- 'Unnatural Magic', C. M. Waggoner, 2019.

"A real girl isn’t perfect, and a perfect girl isn’t real."

- Harry Styles

" A pretty woman lives in an atmosphere of perpetual praise."

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."

- Leonardo da Vinci.

"Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without it."

- Christian Dior.

"Today I see beauty everywhere I go, in every face I see, in every single soul, and sometimes even in myself."

- Kevyn Aucoin.

"Confidence breeds beauty."

- Estee Launder

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

- Kahlil Gibran.

"Beauty gets the attention, but personality captures the heart."

- Marilyn Monroe.

"Beauty is the flower of virtue"

- John Ray.

"Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it."

- Confucius.

"The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw."

- Havelock Ellis.

"Integrity reveals beauty."

- Thomas Leonard.

"Beauty is a possession not our own."

- Bion of Smyrna.

"The most beautiful thing you can be is yourself."

- Barbie, May 7, 2013, @Barbie.

"Beauty isn't about looking perfect. It's about celebrating your individuality."

- Bobbi Brown.

"Beauty is in the heart of the beholder."

- 'Rise Up And Salute The Sun: The Writings Of Suzy Kassem', Suzy Kassem, 2011.

"If eyes were made for seeing, then beauty is its own excuse for being."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

"For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror"

- 'Duiono Elegies', Rainer Maria Rilke, 1922.

"There is a kind of beauty in imperfection."

- Conrad Hall.

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

- Yves Saint Laurent.

"June has never looked more beautiful than she does now, unadorned and honest, vulnerable yet invincible."

- 'Legend', Marie Lu, 2011.

"Beauty — be not caused — It Is
Chase it, and it ceases
Chase it not, and it abides"

- Emily Dickinson, 1863.

"A thing of beauty is a joy forever."

- 'Endymion: A Poetic Romance', John Keats, 1818.

"Beauty has no relation to price, rarity, or age."

- John Cotton.

"A woman is most beautiful when she smiles."

- Beyonce Knowles.

"A fit, healthy body—that is the best fashion statement"

- Jess C Scott.

"Beauty awakens the soul to act."

- Dante Alighieri.

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

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Famous Being Pretty Quotes

(Here, at Kidadl, you can read the best quotes on being pretty.)

Being pretty quotes can be divided into many categories, such as beauty quotes and pretty girl quotes. Read the most famous quotes from all these categories in this section.

"Find your inside beautyness. For me, being beautiful inside is more important than being beautiful outside. Make-up is so good for that because it helps to show your personality."

- Barbara Palvin.

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

- Aldous Huxley.

"Beauty is only skin deep. I think what’s really important is finding a balance of mind, body, and spirit."

- Jennifer Lopez.

"Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man."

- 'The Brothers Karamazov', Fyodor Dostoevsky, 1879.

"Confidence is the most beautiful thing a girl can wear."

- Blake Lively.

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

- 'Elegy IX: The Autumnal', John Donne.

"Why, he wondered, should he remember her suddenly, on such a day, watching the rain falling on the apple trees?"

- Daphne du Maurier.

"That’s the thing about inner beauty: unlike physical beauty, which grabs the spotlight on itself, inner beauty shines on everyone, catching them, holding them in its embrace, making them more beautiful."

- Madeleine Schön, January, 4, 2018, @madeleineschoen.

"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths."

- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.

"The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone."

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

"Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror."

- Rabindranath Tagore.

"I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects."

- Oscar Wilde.

"To a true artist only that face is beautiful which, quite apart from its exterior, shines with the truth within the soul."

- Mahatma Gandhi.

"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.

"If people were more concerned with how they looked on the inside than on the outside, the world would be a nicer place to exist."

- David Walsh.

"To me, fair friend, you never can be old, 
For as you were when first your eye I ey'd,
Such seems your beauty still."

- Sonnet 104, Wiliam Shakespeare.

"Where's the use of looking nice, when no one sees me but those cross midgets, and no one cares whether I'm pretty or not?"

- 'Little Women', Louisa May Alcott, 1868.

"The beauty of a girl is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows."

- Audrey Hepburn.

"When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the luster of a beautiful girl is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist."

- Akhenaton.

"You don't need much to look pretty: Elegance in behaviour and softness in words is more than enough to look beautiful!"

- Mehmet Murat ildan.

"Where the mouth is sweet and the eyes intelligent, there is always the look of beauty, with a right heart."

- Leigh Hunt.

"How goodness heightens beauty!"

- Milan Kundera

"The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides."

- Audrey Hepburn.

"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 is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful."

- Zoë Kravitz.

"True beauty is when someone radiates that they like themselves."

- Aimee Mullins.

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

- Edgar Allan Poe.

"Inner beauty, too, needs occasionally to be told it is beautiful."

- Robert Brault.

"Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty."

- 'Of The Standard Of Taste', David Hume, 1757.

"You don’t have to be beautiful to be wildly attractive."

- Diana Vreeland.

"Outer beauty attracts, but inner beauty captivates."

- 'Squeeze Play', Kate Angell, 2006.

"Taking joy in living is a woman's best cosmetic."

- Rosalinda Russell.

"Healthy emotions come in all sizes. Healthy minds come in all sizes. And healthy bodies come in all sizes."

- Cheri K. Erdman.

"But I don't want some pretty face / to tell me pretty lies / All I want is someone to believe"

- 'Honesty', Billy Joel, 1978.

"When beauty lives in the heart, it doesn’t need to show up anywhere else."

- Steve Goodier.

"The sign of a beautiful person is that they always see beauty in others."

- Oman Suleiman.

"Beauty is the illumination of your soul."

- John O'Donohue.

"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.

"Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination."

- Mae Jemison.

"Outer beauty pleases the EYE. Inner beauty captivates the HEART."

- 'The Single Woman: Life, Love And A Dash Of Sass', Mandy Hale, August 6, 2013.

"I believe in manicures.

I believe in overdressing.

I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipsitck."

- Audrey Hepburn.

"There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness."

- Maria Mitchell.

"She walks in beauty, like the night

Of cloudless climes and starry skies;

And all that’s best of dark and bright

Meet in her aspect and her eyes..."

- 'She Walks in Beauty', Lord Byron, 1814.

"You can be gorgeous at thirty, charmimg at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life."

- Coco Chanel.

"And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare."

- Sonnet 130, William Shakespeare, 1609.

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."

- Audrey Hepburn.

"There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes."

- Abraham Lincoln.

"The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together."

- 'Cosmos', Carl Sagan, 1980.

"The fountain of beauty is the heart and every generous thought illustrates the walls of your chamber."

- Francis Quarles

Empowering Being Pretty Quotes

This section contains some of the most empowering being pretty quotes that you will ever read.

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

- William Scott Downey.

"Better to be strong than pretty and useless."

- Lilith Saintcrow.

"Being powerful is so much more interesting than being beautiful."

- June 17, 2015, www.theguardian.com, Benjamin Lee, Helen Mirren.

"Just because you want to be glamorous, don’t be a sheep about your eye makeup."

- Loretta Young.

"Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or kick-ass red lipstick."

- Gwyneth Paltrow.

"Spend less time in the mirror and more time feeling wonderful."

- Frederic Fekkai.

"Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping."

- Oscar Wilde.

"Nature didn't need an operation to be beautiful. It just was."

- 'The Uglies Trilogy', Scott Westerfeld, 2007.

"As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her daughter, she is perfectly satisfied."

- 'The Picture Of Dorian Gray', Oscar Wilde, 1890.

"Beauty fades, dumb is forever."

- 'Beauty Fades, Dumb Is Forever', Judge Judy Sheindlin, 1998.

"Nice jewelry and a boys corpse. Oh you're so pretty."

- 'Battle Royale'. Koushun Takami, 1999.

Best Being Pretty Quotes

Read the best being pretty quotes below.

"The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you."

- Coco Chanel.

"Tall, thin, curvy, short, whatever you are, you are beautiful."

- Demi Lovato.

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

- 'Emerson's Essays', Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844

"True beauty is not related to what color your hair is or what color your eyes are. True beauty is about who you are as a human being, your principles, your moral compass."

- 'Seriously... I'm Kidding', Ellen DeGeneres, 2011.

"Happiness and confidence are the prettiest things you can wear."

- Taylor Swift.

"True beauty lies deep within. No matter what you look like on the outside, if you know you are beautiful, nothing can change that."

- Amy Davis.

"Look at yourself in the mirror and don't be afraid to notice how beautiful you are."

- Yoko Ono.

"I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that."

- Lauren Bacall.

"The world is full of beautiful things, just like you."

- Trudy Vesotsky.

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

– Eleanor Roosevelt

"Beauty lies not in a flawless complexion but in the stories that are told by each transitioning line on a woman’s face."

- Alyscia Cunningham.

"Create a beautiful inside, and you will look beautiful on the outside."

- Charles F. Glassman.

"To me, beauty is natural beauty. If you’re naturally yourself, you’re beautiful."

- Katorah Kasanova Marrero (Young M.A).

"Beauty can be bold or natural, but it always has to be in harmony with the individual."

- Danny Sanz.

"Beauty is about enhancing what you have. Let yourself shine through."

- Janelle Monae.

"Outer beauty is inner beauty made visible, and it manifests itself in the light that flows in our eyes."

- 'Manuscript Found In Accra', Paulo Coelho, 2012.

"To the people who love you, you are beautiful already."

- Victoria Moran.

"You are beautiful because of the light you carry inside you. You are beautiful because you say you are, and you hold yourself that way."

- Mary Lambert.

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

- Emilio Estevez.

"Except I do care about being pretty. Der. I don't think there's a single person in the world who doesn't care about being pretty. Any female, at any rate."

- 'Prom Night From Hell', Lauren Myracle, 2007.

Thought-Provoking Quotes On Being Pretty

This section contains some thought-provoking quotes that will make you think about beauty differently.

"The faces that have charmed us the most escape us the soonest."

- Sir Walter Scott.

"Inner beauty should be the most important part of improving one’s self."

- Priscilla Presley.

"When you spend your days doing what fulfills you, you are attractive."

- Thomas J. Leonard.

"One beautiful heart is better than a thousand beautiful faces."

- Mariane Corbito.

"Every bride is beautiful. It’s like newborn babies or puppies. They can’t help it."

- 'Dear Rockstar', Emme Rollins, 2010.

"The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within - strength, courage, dignity."

- Ruby Dee.

"People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing you are the beholder."

- Salma Hayek.

"The difference between pretty and beautiful is — pretty is temporal, whereas beautiful is eternal."

- Miss Piggy, 'The Muppet', 2011.

"Beneath that pretty little face, there's a girl born so brave."

- Unknown

"The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within - strength, courage, dignity."

- Ruby Dee.

"Beauty is power, and makeup is something that really enhances that; it’s a woman’s secret."

- Charlotte Tilbury.

"Beauty is not who you are on the outside, it is the wisdom and time you gave away to save another struggling soul like you."

- Shannon Alder.

"People will stare. Make it worth their while."

- Harry Winston.

"Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical."

- Sophia Loren.

"The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express."

- Francis Bacon.

"Beauty may be skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone."

- Redd Foxx.

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

- Helen Keller.

"Real beauty is to be true to oneself."

- Laetitia Casta.

"Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are."

- 'I Am The Messenger', Markus Zusak, 2002.

"It’s that heart of gold and stardust soul that makes you beautiful."

- R. M. Broderick.

"'I don't care to be pretty,' Blue shot back hotly, 'I care to look on the outside like I look on the inside'."

- 'The Raven King', Maggie Stiefvater, 2016.

"Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old."

- Franz Kafka.

"Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul."

- Alice Walker.

"As if you were on fire from within.
The moon lives in the lining of your skin."

- Pablo Neruda.

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

- 'The Art Of Power', Thick Nhat Hanh, 2007.

"Who cares about pretty? I'm going for noticeable."

- 'Divergent', Veronica Roth, 2011.

"Do you think I'm pretty?
I think you're beautiful
You are so beautiful, it hurts sometimes."

- 'Vampire Academy', Richelle Mead, 2007.

"Beauty has a lot to do with character."

- Kevyn Aucoin.

"Just because you're beautiful and perfect, it's made you conceited."

- 'The Princess Bride', William Goldman, 1973.

"A pretty girl is like a melody that haunts you night and day."

- Irving Berlin.

"Beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love."

- Rabindranath Tagore.

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

- Amy Bloom.

"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."

- Anne Roiphe.

"Happy girls are the prettiest."

- Audrey Hepburn.

"Character contributes to beauty."

- Jacqueline Bisset.

"Beauty is not something you buy; instead, beauty is what lies within"

- Byron Pulsifer.

"Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful."

- Nhat Hanh.

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Written by Deeksha Kamath

Bachelor of Architecture

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Deeksha KamathBachelor of Architecture

With a Bachelor’s degree in architecture from the Manipal School of Architecture and Planning, Deeksha is a goal-oriented and creative individual with excellent organizational and management skills. She embodies innovative thinking and has experience editing articles to ensure they are clear, concise, and well-researched. During her undergraduate studies, she was recognized for her talents by making it to the Top 50 at the SundarBari International Student Design Competition and winning at the Toy Make-a-thon, Innovation Centre, Manipal. Deeksha is also a polyglot, speaking five languages, including English, Hindi, Konkani, Kannada, and French. In her free time, she enjoys pursuing creative endeavors like sketching, painting, photography, and traveling.

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