There is a dangerous something that sparks in women from a very early age: we so often compete with other women. It goes back to an archaic necessity to find a man for survival. We had to be the prettiest, the sexiest, and the most capable of raising children. It was a fight. Though we live in a new age where a woman can be independent and wait to choose a partner whenever she is ready, we haven’t quite lost the competitive edge. And so often it is about the way we look.
What if we threw that all aside? What if kindness was not only an important part of our daily lives, but actually the place where our beauty stemmed from? While lipstick, blush, and the perfect cut and color can be fabulous and fun, the real kind of beauty goes a whole lot deeper. It stems from kindness and a good heart. Here are ten quotes from knock-out ladies who know the truth about real beauty:
“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
“You may be pretty, and you may be talented, but nobody will remember that if you’re mean.” – Katie Holmes
“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” – Maya Angelou
“No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
“I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.” - Drew Barrymore
"My great hope for us as young women is to start being kinder to ourselves so that we can be kinder to each other. To stop shaming ourselves and other people for things we don't know the full story on — whether someone is too fat, too skinny, too short, too tall, too loud, too quiet, too anything. There's a sense that we're all 'too' something, and we're all not enough." – Emma Stone
“You know when I feel inwardly beautiful? When I am with my girlfriend and we are having a ‘goddess circle’.” – Jennifer Aniston
“Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside.” – Coco Chanel
“A smile is the best makeup a girl can wear.” – Marilyn Monroe
“No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.” - Taylor Swift
Kindness is part of our beauty philosophy.