40 Inspirational Quotes about Inner Beauty


Inspirational Quotes about Inner Beauty
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Being beautiful is not just about the way you look physically. It doesn’t matter if you wear the fanciest clothes or the most expensive jewelry. What’s more important is your inner beauty; what is inside your heart and how you treat others matters more. So here are 40 inspiring quotes about inner beauty that would encourage you more to feel beautiful about yourself.

1. “As if you were on fire from within.
The moon lives in the lining of your skin.” – Pablo Neruda

2. “Outer beauty pleases the EYE. Inner beauty captivates the HEART.” – Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

3. “The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.” – P.C. Cast, Betrayed

4. “The beauty of a woman 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

5. “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” – Kahlil Gibran

6. “Outer beauty attracts, but inner beauty captivates.” – Kate Angell, Squeeze Play

7.  “No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

8. “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 L. Alder

9. “At the core of your heart, you are perfect and pure. No one and nothing can alter that.” – Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

10. “True beauty could be discovered only by one who mentally complete the incomplete.” – Kakuzō Okakura, The Book of Tea

11. “Beauty…when you look into a woman’s eyes and see what is in her heart.” – Nate Dircks

12. “Outer beauty pleases the EYE. Inner beauty captivates the HEART.” – Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

13. “You are not born with beauty, your beauty is created by who you are. Your inner beauty is more important than how people see you on the outside.” – Emily Coussons

14. “It’s [beauty] a kind of radiance. People who possess a true inner beauty, their eyes are a little brighter, their skin a little more dewy. They vibrate at a different frequency.” – Cameron Diaz

15. “Our hearts are drunk with a beauty our eyes could never see.” – George W. Russell

16. “Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly lies to the bone. Beauty dies and fades away, but ugly holds its own! Create and cultivate Inner Beauty that never fades away but grows and matures with Time!” – Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate

17. “Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are.” – Markus Zusak

18.) “Beauty is the illumination of your soul.” – John O’Donohue

19. “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

20.  “Inner beauty should be the most important part of improving one’s self.” – Priscilla Presley

 Inspirational Quotes about Inner Beauty
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21. “Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” – Sophia Loren

22. “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.” – Anonymous

23. “Beauty isn’t about having a pretty face. It is about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart, and most importantly a beautiful soul.” – Anonymous

24. “There is no definition of beauty, but when you can see someone’s spirit coming through, something unexplainable, that’s beautiful to me.” – Liv Tyler

25. “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.”– Ellen DeGeneres

26. “The fountain of beauty is the heart and every generous thought illustrates the walls of your chamber.” – Francis Quarles

27.  “No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

28. “Create a beautiful inside and you will look beautiful on the outside.” – Charles F. Glassman

29. “Pretty is something you’re born with. But beautiful, that’s an equal opportunity adjective.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

30. “Beauty shouldn’t be about changing yourself to achieve an ideal or be more socially acceptable. Real beauty, the interesting, truly pleasing kind, is about honoring the beauty within you and without you. It’s about knowing that someone else’s definition of pretty has no hold over you.” – Golda Poretsky

Inspirational Quotes about Inner Beauty
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31. “When you’re a beautiful person on the inside, nothing in the world can change that about you. Jealousy is the result of one’s lack of self-confidence, self-worth, and self-acceptance. The Lesson: If you can’t accept yourself, then certainly no one else will.” – Sasha Azevedo

32. “Focus on your inner beauty. Outer beauty will draw people to you, inner beauty will keep them in your presence.” – Robert Overstreet

33. “Outer beauty is inner beauty made visible.” – Paulo Coelho

34. “I believe inner beauty is beauty in its truest form. When we nurture ourselves, it brings an inevitable, positive transformation.” – Paula Abdul

35. “Character develops in the stream of struggle and adversity. Character is the foundation of your inner beauty which reflects in your personality.”–Anil Sinha

36. “People often say that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.” – Salma Hayek

37. “Beauty is not something you buy; instead, beauty is what lies within.” – Byron Pulsifer

38. “Angels only care about what you look like on the inside. A pure heart is a vessel that contains a soul’s true beauty.” – Molly Friedenfeld

39. “How I feel about myself is more important than how I look. Feeling confident, being comfortable in your skin – that’s what really makes you beautiful.” – Bobbi Brown

40. “It is not fancy hair, gold jewelry, or fine clothes that should make you beautiful. No, your beauty should come from within you – the beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit. This beauty will never disappear, and it is worth very much to God.” – Peter 3:3-4, Holy Bible: KJV

These quotes are here to inspire you to feel confident about yourselves, and I hoped you’ve enjoyed reading them. We all have different characteristics that make us unique and beautiful. And besides, we were all created in God’s own image and likeness.

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Mary Fatima Berongoy
Fatima is a photography enthusiast who loves to binge - watch movies and television series. She also loves listening to indie music and dreams to own a coffee shop one day.

1 thought on “40 Inspirational Quotes about Inner Beauty”

  1. Hi! First off, thank you for creating this list. It’s a wonderful, heart-warming collection. I’m working on a list myself and I found 3 quotes on your list to be particularly powerful: #25 by Ellen DeGeneres, #30 by Golda Poretsky, and #36 by Salma Hayek. Just, yes.

    Also, just as an FYI: Quote #2 and #12 are duplicates and Quote #18 has a “)” after the number and the other numbers don’t. Just thought I’d let you know 🙂

    Thank you again for taking the time to compile and share these quotes and I want you to know that I definitely found some nuggets of inspiration in them. Hope you have a beautiful day.


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