The ollowing quote belongs to Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi (also known as Mevlana/Mawlana, and more popularly simply as Rumi (1207 – 1273).
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder””
What is beauty? Beauty is totally subjective, which means that anyone or anything can be deemed “beautiful,” based on a person’s individual tastes. This is a relief in that diversity can be appreciated, valued, and even encouraged. Beauty, in general, can be defined as “giving pleasure to the senses and, in turn, lifting the mind and spirit.” Therefore, beauty can cause “happiness” in the eye of the beholder. Confidence, self-knowledge, courage, and humor are some of the traits that enhance beauty, as beauty does come truly from within. You are beautiful!