Being Beautiful or A Thing of Beauty

“If the world was blind how many people would you impress?” Boonaa Mohammed

What an excellent question. We live in a world that applauds external beauty. After all, when there’s a thing of beauty we stop and notice.

We are all drawn to the outside beauty… at least for a moment. And so we spend crazy amounts of time to achieve beauty. Myself included. I stress over every flaw just as many of you probably do… We put tremendous emphasis on exterior beauty.

The irony is that irrespective of what proportion of effort we put into achieving beauty, it’ll always fade. However, “beautiful” is something that goes on forever. Real beauty doesn’t fade because it isn’t based on looks in the least. We have all met people who have tremendous beauty on the outside, yet who don’t fit the outline of “Beautiful” because ultimately beautiful has nothing to do with a person’s looks.

“That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful.” Ninon de L’Enclos

“Beautiful” is all about how you’re as a person and how you make others feel about themselves. It’s something that radiates outwards from the within. You don’t need to buy the expensive products, treatments or put yourself through excruciating regimes and diets. In fact, achieving beautiful doesn’t cost any money or require you to not eat for a week.

When you see a really beautiful person you recognize it, this glow of happiness. Their eyes sparkle. They smile. They’re generous and kind and loving. They’re giving of their time and skills to help others. They lift others up. They need integrity. They need character. They’re unaware of their looks. They light a space once they enter it. They’re optimistic and see the great around them. They’re grateful.  And despite their age, their size, or outfit, they’re unquestionably beautiful 100% of the time. Who wouldn’t want that??

Yet, do we put the maximum amount effort into being beautiful as we do in trying to become a thing of beauty?



18 Inspirational Quotes On Beauty


  1. “True beauty in an individual is reflected in their soul.” Audrey Hepburn
  2. “Take care of your inner spiritual beauty. That will reflect in your face.” Dolores del Rio
  3. “If only our eyes saw souls instead of bodies, how very different our ideals of beauty would be.” Anonymous
  4. “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
  5. “Real beauty is to be true to oneself.” Laetitia Casta
  6. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” Confucius
  7. “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 Kubler-Ross
  8. “There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.” Steve Maraboli
  9. “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” Coco Chanel
  10. “Beauty is the opposite of perfection – it’s about confidence, charisma, and character.” Anonymous
  11. “Be your own kind of beautiful.” Anonymous
  12. “The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.” Francis Bacon
  13. “That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful.” Ninon de L’Enclos
  14. “To me, beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are.” Ellen Degeneres
  15. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller
  16. “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” Kahlil Gibran
  17. “Beautiful has nothing to do with looks. It’s how you are as a person and how you make others feel about themselves.” Anonymous
  18. “Beauty is the radiance of your soul.” Asad Meah


What’s your favourite quote?