Beauty means different things to each of us. But are there common threads in our patterns for assessing beauty? How do we distinguish the beautiful things in life from the ugly? Does “ugliness” even exist?

What some have said about beauty:


Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. – Confucius


The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries or the way she combs her hair. – Audrey Hepburn


Makeup is not a mask that covers up your beauty; it’s a weapon that helps you express who you are from the inside. – Michelle Phan


Although beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, the feeling of being beautiful exists solely in the mind of the beheld. – Martha Beck


Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. – Khalil Gibran


There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion. – Francis Bacon


Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm. Philosophies fall away like sand, creeds follow one another, but what is beautiful is a joy for all seasons, a possession for all eternity. – Oscar Wilde


Some things I find beautiful: 

  • Quietness
  • An open mind
  • Standards
  • The songs birds sing to each other
  • Minor keys
  • Intellectual honesty
  • Math
  • Music played in D-flat or G-flat
  • Joy and peace that cannot be stolen
  • Self-sacrifice
  • Fashion sense (in which I am sorely lacking)
  • Thunderstorms
  • Rain
  • Natural makeup
  • No makeup (except on myself, ha)
  • Bold makeup (…depending on how it’s done)
  • A kind heart
  • A soft, furry bunny rabbit
  • DNA
  • The color green
  • The number seventeen
  • Transparency
  • Simplicity
  • Complexity
  • A person who’s not afraid of being unpopular
  • Empathy
  • Stars, constellations, galaxies
  • The song of the ocean in a seashell




Now you’ve gotten a peek into my peculiar mind. 🙂


Your turn.


In a person, what internal or external qualities do you consider to be beautiful?


What else do you find beautiful?


I look forward to reading your comments!! ❤



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  4. A Chicken

    I’m more of an E-flat guy 😀

    I perceive beauty dynamically, focused on moments and events. Since your prompt specifies beautiful qualities of people specifically, my conception of a person is also time-specific.

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