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Beauty Quotes to Live By

With the constant barrage of unrealistic beauty standards, it’s easy to get hung up on not fitting the mold and lose sight of what truly attracts us to one another. I was surprised and saddened to learn from Dove’s recent Real Beauty campaign that “only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful” but I suppose starting a dialogue about how women feel about themselves and aging (whatever Dove’s motives are) is a step in the right direction. When the product recommendations and expert advice aren’t enough, positive affirmations and a “go-girl attitude” help. These 20 beauty quotes to live by really resonate with me and serve as a good reminder that true beauty cannot be measured with the eye. You can quote me on that.

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    20 Beauty Quotes to Live By
  • “Happy girls are the prettiest” 2 of 21
    Audrey Hepburn
  • “Don’t be too serious: It’s only Makeup!” 3 of 21
    NARS Beauty Quote
  • “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” 4 of 21
    Coco Chanel Beauty Quote
  • “The key to beauty is always to be looking at someone who loves you, really.” 5 of 21
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  • “There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportion.” 6 of 21
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  • “Natural beauty takes at least two hours in front of a mirror.” 7 of 21
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  • “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” 8 of 21
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  • “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” 9 of 21
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  • “…While bangs don’t look good on everyone, confidence does.” 10 of 21
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  • “Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” 11 of 21
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  • “I don’t like standard beauty – there is no beauty without strangeness.” 12 of 21
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  • “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” 13 of 21
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  • “Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” 14 of 21
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  • “The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.” 15 of 21
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  • “Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.” 16 of 21
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  • “I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.” 17 of 21
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  • “Don’t ever let a soul tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.” 18 of 21
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  • “You know when I feel inwardly beautiful? When I am with my girlfriends and we are having a goddess circle.” 19 of 21
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  • “Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.” 20 of 21
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  • “Beauty has a lot to do with character.” 21 of 21
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