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
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 on May 31, 2012:
I loved these quotes, but for some reason I still don't have a good body image. it could be the teenage. .
Ciana Mcivor on March 07, 2012:
Everything can be anything if you believe.
NRR on March 06, 2012:
Wonderful words with depth in meaning....
Nicola Chapman on February 13, 2012:
Great quotes, great feeling and inspiration!
moar dholio on January 23, 2012:
beauty will be in the eyes but who feel it.
imrana maqsood on December 22, 2011:
ash on December 16, 2011:
is there any quote about body love ????? i have much need of it kindly just help me in this matter
Dolly on November 10, 2011:
So nice line its makes beauty of ourself
D ADDY on November 08, 2011:
beauty..... is not we think we are.... itz what we make of ourself.
annette on October 18, 2011:
annette on October 18, 2011:
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
The Demon Writer from The Real World. on February 20, 2011:
I can't remember who said it but, 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder'. Nice work:)
Tsheza Adams from Nigeria on December 26, 2010:
"beauty is not in the face, beauty is in the light of the heart", that makes sense to me. thanks for these.
AutumnLockwood from Northern California on November 21, 2010:
Beautiful and inspiring quotes! Love them!
positive quotes on November 16, 2010:
Great research work. i loved
"Beauty comes as much from the mind as from the eye. "~Grey Livingston
Jenny on September 21, 2010:
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!!!
Naina.Soni from lucknow,India on August 10, 2010:
very beautiful hub..!!!
zahid.24@hot on July 28, 2010:
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 on May 20, 2010:
but i believe in natural beauty which gifted by GOD
mwatkins from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC on March 28, 2010:
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!
a hot girl on March 16, 2010:
This is a wonderful hub! beauty is so me you can just tell by my pic i mean COME ON!! i am pretty hot!!
healthgoji on March 09, 2010:
Very nice hub - beauty can often be how we remember things to be.
sophs on March 02, 2010:
Such beautiful quotes! Great hub Maddie :)
StrictlyQuotes from Australia on December 30, 2009:
I really enjoyed these quotes!
GetHealthy HQ from Dallas, TX on November 25, 2009:
I love this hubpage! I was just thinking about body image today, and I'm lucky to have found these quotes. Great job!
Madison from NYC on October 28, 2009:
Awesome hub!! I have to bookmark this one,thanks!!
Mike Dennis on September 24, 2009:
Beautiful quotes on beauty. Thanks for sharing. Plus LOVE THE ROSE FLOWER. My very favorite flower. Keep up the good writing.
Lostinadreamworld on June 13, 2009:
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.
EllisJones23 from Liverpool , England on May 28, 2009:
I love quotes and these are amazing !!
Jaclyn on May 04, 2009:
I think this is a great site. It helped me out with my project for school on body image. Thank you soooo much.
Ntathu on May 01, 2009:
Beautiful. Thank You for reminding me the power of beauty
Atman on April 09, 2009:
Free-Tax-Filing on March 12, 2009:
Maddie, you have a "gorgeous" hub put together here. Thanks hunting down these wonderful quotations for the hub community. :)
teleassistência on February 27, 2009:
Nice quotes. My favourite: “The greatest treasures are those invisible to the eye but found by the heart.”
Hub Love from United States on February 04, 2009:
Great quotes! Very inspirational!
timmo on January 27, 2009:
flowers ARE nice.
countrywomen from Washington, USA on October 25, 2008:
Here is another quote on beauty by Aldous Huxley
"Beauty is worse than wine; it intoxicates both the holder and the beholder"
AshtonDrakeDolls on September 25, 2008:
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.
starrkissed from Arizona on August 10, 2008:
i love these!
Maddie Ruud (author) from Oakland, CA on May 14, 2008:
There's a short answer to that: You don't!
Ann Martin on May 14, 2008:
lovely sight praising natural beauty - but what do we need those beauty products on the side for??
Abigail Cherry from Cary, NC on April 25, 2008:
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!
desert blondie from Palm trees, swimming pools, lots of sand, lots of sunscreen on April 11, 2008:
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.
Evelyn Lim from Singapore on February 24, 2008:
Nice list of affirmations for beauty!
AuraGem from Victoria, Australia on January 20, 2008:
Re-visit - Love your Oscar Wilde quote on fashion! He always managed a cutting twist - serious + funny!
Smiles and Light
AuraGem from Victoria, Australia on December 25, 2007:
This is a beautiful experience! I am a newbie wandering hub world and have just found your space! Inspiring!
Earth Angel on November 10, 2007:
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!!