Inner Beauty Quotes On Life, Love and Success

Danielle Dahl

These inner beauty quotes will make you feel more beautiful about yourself inside and out.

What makes a person beautiful?

That’s a subjective question and the answers vary greatly.

Movie stars, philosophers, authors, and just about everyone else has weighed in on the subject of what it means to be beautiful.

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According to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive, 70% of respondents believed that inner beauty is more important than physical beauty in determining overall attractiveness.

This emphasizes the significance of inner beauty in making a positive impact on people’s lives, both personally and professionally.

Why does inner beauty matter?

Beauty is more than how we present ourselves on the outside.

Inner beauty is what makes us different from one another, that sparkle or glow that is our own unique essence. 

It can’t be bottled and sold to the masses, though the 20 billion dollar cosmetics industry keeps trying!

I hope these quotes about inner beauty help you find your own and leave you with a sense of appreciation for being who you are!

Today you are you, that is truer than true.

There is no one alive that is youer than you (Dr. Suess)!  And that is a beautiful thing. 

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Inner beauty quotes on where beauty can be found

A study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that people with higher levels of inner beauty traits, such as honesty and kindness, were perceived as more likable and trustworthy.

This highlights the importance of inner beauty in building strong relationships and achieving success.

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

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

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3. “It’s that heart of gold and stardust shine that makes you beautiful.” – R.M. Broderick 

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4. “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

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5. “When beauty lives in the heart, it doesn’t need to show up anywhere else.” – Steve Goodier, Joy Along the Way: Sixty-Second Readings That Make the Trip Worthwhile 

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6. “Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.” – H. G. Wells

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7. “Whole life is a search for beauty. But, when the beauty is found inside, the search ends and a beautiful journey begins.” – Harshit Walia

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8. “A pure heart is superlatively rare and even more attractive.” – J.S.B. Morse, Now and at the Hour of Our Death 

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

Inner beauty quotes about confidence and happiness

A survey by the American Psychological Association found that 81% of people believe that kindness is essential for a successful relationship.

This indicates that inner beauty traits like kindness are essential for building successful relationships in both personal and professional settings.

10. “When I was your age…I wish I’d known that I already had everything I needed within myself to be happy, instead of looking for happiness at beauty counters.” – Ilene Beckerman

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11. “Happiness and confidence are the prettiest things you can wear.” – Taylor Swift

12. “A great figure or physique is nice, but it’s self-confidence that makes someone really sexy.” – Vivica Fox 

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13. “Groom yourself with a comb of confidence and inner beauty.” – Suyasha Subedi 

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14. “I know my best angles.” – Scarlet Johannson 

15. “Maybe it’s NOT Maybelline. Maybe you were just born with it.” – Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass 

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16. “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

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Inner beauty quotes about kindness and the world

17. “Outer beauty is transient, but the inner beauty of a kind heart gets brighter with time. Be kind and get prettier forever.” – Debasish Mridha 

18. “There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.” – Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass 

19. “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 

20. “Beauty is an expression of the inner and outer simplicity, kindness, and uniqueness of a person.” – Debasish Mridha

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21. “Kindness and awareness work together. Through awareness, we understand the underlying beauty of everything and every being.” – Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

22. “If people were more concerned with how they looked on the inside, then on the outside, the world would be a nicer place to exist.” – David Walsh 

23. “Be kind. It will reveal your true inner beauty.” – Debasish Mridha 

24. “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

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

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

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Inner beauty and the light and glow within

27. “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

28. “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
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29. “Don’t let anyone take away your inner glow.” – Jyoti Patel 

30. “In the end, you will not see the physical beauty in others that caught your eye, but the fire that burned within them. This kind of beauty is the bonfire you had to attend.” – Shannon L. Alder 

31. “There’s more to a person than flesh. Judge others by the sum of their soul and you’ll see that beauty is a force of light that radiates from the inside out.” – Aaron Lauritsen 

32. “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

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Inner beauty quotes on what it means to be beautiful

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

34. “Beauty is defined not by our physical appearance but who we choose to be.” – Andrew Davenport 

35. “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

36. “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

37. “Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” – Sophia Loren

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

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

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

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

42. “Not much to look at, but as with all true beauty, it is what’s inside that counts.” – Matt Sewell, Our Garden Birds 

43. “When the inner beauty exceeds the outward beauty–it creates a magical dance in the heart.” – Angie Karan 

44. “We see the beauty within and cannot say no.” – Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius 

45. “Meditation is realizing and expanding your inner beauty in every direction.” – Amit Ray

46. “Because true beauty comes from within, from the person you are.” – Sara Ella, Unraveling 

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

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

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

50. “Butterflies can’t see their wings. They can’t see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can. People are like that as well.” – Naya Rivera

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Outer beauty and inner beauty quotes

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

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

53. “Boys think girls are like books, If the cover doesn’t catch their eye they won’t bother to read what’s inside.” – Marilyn Monroe

54. “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

55. “What’s the whole point of being pretty on the outside when you’re so ugly on the inside?” – Jess C. Scott

56. “If love is blind, then maybe a blind person that loves has a greater understanding of it.” – Criss Jami

57. “Hide yourself in God, so when a man wants to find you he will have to go there first.” – Shannon L. Alder

58. “There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.” – Aaron Lauritsen

59. “Some of the most beautiful things worth having in your life come wrapped in a crown of thorns.” – Shannon L. Alder

60. “You have to rely on whatever sparks you have inside.” – Lisa Kleypas

Insightful inner beauty quotes to ponder on

61. “The beauty that we find in the world is a reflection of the beauty inside of us.” ― Abhijit Naskar

62. “No one cares for the exterior.” ― Anne Brontë

63. “If inner beauty really mattered, gyms wouldn’t have been so crowded & libraries so empty…” ― Nitya Prakash

64. “Your inner light is what makes you beautiful.” ― Mary Davis

65. “Let your inner beauty be your main force.” ― Anoir Ou-Chad

66. “Create a beautiful inside and you will look more beautiful on the outside.” ― Charles F Glassman

67. “The so called ‘inner beauty’ is simply character. It’s your behaviour or attitude towards the world and people around you. Meaning, it can be beautiful and ugly too!” ― Mwanandeke Kindembo

68. “Love beyond physical appearance is divine in nature.” ― Arshia Mittal

69. “A smart woman doesn’t have to think if she is beautiful. A beautiful woman doesn’t have to think if she is smart.” ― Ljupka Cvetanova

70. “Her INNER BEAUTY is what makes her outer beauty exquisitely beautiful.” ― Stephanie Lahart

Inner Beauty Quotes To Feel Good About Yourself

71. “I really do believe that inner beauty is so much more than any kind of outer beauty.” — Rachele Brooke Smith

72. “When a photographer or a person sees your beauty, your inner beauty, it makes you feel special like, “Wow, someone saw that within me.” — Jamel Shabazz

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73. “Our dreams are expressions of our inner beauty. I’ve learned that it’s completely okay to want whatever you want.” — Sheri Fink

74. “I say that inner beauty doesn’t exist. That’s something that unpretty women invented to justify themselves.” — Osmel Sousa

75. “Art is a divine thing. It can only be rightly expressed if opposed, to bring out its inner beauty that lies behind.” — Meher Baba

76. “A compassionate soul is inner beauty.” — Keiko Fukuda

77. “Serenity and inner beauty come when we wait upon God. “Waiting” like that is not merely wasting time.” — Eva Burrows

78. “Inner beauty radiates from within, and there’s nothing more beautiful than when a woman feels beautiful on the inside.” — Erin Heatherton

79. “I often tease young people about their concern for how they look; more important is inner beauty – compassion, affection and respect.” — Dalai Lama

80. “Having inner beauty is something you develop on your own, and I like to think I have that.” — Cindy Margolis

Inner Beauty Quotes To Give You Confidence

81. “Inner beauty, too, needs occasionally to be told it is beautiful.” ― Robert Breault

82. “My everyday job is about superficial beauty, but when I’m not working I prefer to work on my inner beauty – I read a lot, I try to learn.” ― Bar Refaeli

83. “There is no actual law that says that a person of inner beauty cannot also maintain an appearance.” ― Robert Breault

84. “What matters is not your outward appearance. . . but your inner disposition. Cultivate inner beauty, the gentle gracious kind that God delights in.” ― Saint Peter

85. “Outer beauty is inner beauty made visible.” ― Paulo Coelho

86. “Raw and honest is what I go for [in my style of shooting]. I am looking for your inner beauty. The outside tells a story… But together is raw honesty.” ― Nikki Sixx

87. “My mom has always told me that beauty fades but inner beauty is forever. There’s nothing more beautiful than a woman [who] takes care of [herself].” ― Beyonce Knowles

88. “If eyes were made for seeing, then beauty is its own excuse for being.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

89. “It’s all about embracing your inner beauty and just living for yourself.” ― Melanie Brown

90. “I think everybody should focus on inner beauty.” ― Paloma Faith

Inner Beauty Quotes to Embrace your True Self

91. “Our inner beauty is that Kingdom of Heaven that lies within. It is a fragrance and the signature of our soul.” ― Angie karan

92. “Who cares for your beauty if your heart and mind is ugly” ― Alex Haditaghi

93. “The spiritual process does not look outward to find beauty, but it is a process of looking inwards to see the inner beauty.” ― Debasish Mridha

94. “Beauty is not out there; it is the reflection of your inner beauty. You carry it with you always.” ― Debasish Mridha

95. “Humanity reveals her inner beauty through the interplay of gratitude, love, and kindness.” ― Debasish Mridha

96. “Once you enhance your inner vision with deep meditation, you may be able to see your inner beauty and inner universe.” ― Debasish Mridha

97. “The best way to love someone is to let them reveal their inner beauty that will enlighten your soul and the heart of the universe.” ― Debasish Mridha

98. “True beauty can only be beheld by those who have an immense heart, not sharp eyes.” ― Raven Huffman

99. “Never forget to appreciate yourself and to reveal your own inner beauty.” ― Debasish Mridha

100. “Nobody can steal my inner beauty, tranquility, and peace without my consent.” ― Debasish Mridha

What makes you beautiful?

That’s a subjective question, and I would bet the answers vary greatly, depending on who you ask.

Regardless of what any public figure has to say about the subject, there is someone in your life who has an opinion about your beauty.

The most beautiful thing we can do as human beings is to represent ourselves in such a way that the outside world can not help but see our glow!

There were so many quotes to pick from on this subject because inner beauty matters.

How we treat people matters.

Who you are matters.

And I think you are beautiful.

Which of these lovely inner beauty quotes resonated with you best?

Do you have any other favorite quotes to add?

Tell us in the comment section below.

We would love to hear all about it.

Danielle Dahl
Danielle is the Managing Editor for She has a Master's in Management and Leadership and is also a Life Coach. These skills, coupled with her background, both professional and personal, help her write on a variety of topics. This content is centered on team and self-development, trauma, motivation, and other inspirational messages. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. When not writing she can found reading, cooking, and helping others overcome obstacles in their daily lives.
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