I have yet to find an English word, or in any language, which translates to someone who appreciates the beauty in all things.

  • Not as an exact answer, however worth mentioning: "...One of the central experiences of love is the lover's tendency to see all things beautiful and desirable as reminders of the beloved,..." from "The Song of Songs: A Continental Commentary" by Othmar Keel. – Eilia Dec 25 '15 at 7:43
  • @Sophia Aitcadi A "Joe Merrick"? en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Merrick – Elian Dec 25 '15 at 9:41
  • But surely all things are not beautiful, are they? Consider, for example, the pogroms in Eastern Europe. An aesthete would not find beauty in these tragedies. Rather, an aesthete has a heightened sense of beauty. They might be more aware of the beauty around them. – ktm5124 Dec 11 '16 at 7:44

Consider, aesthete.



a person who has or professes to have refined sensitivity toward the beauties of art or nature.

Also, connoisseur


an expert judge in matters of taste.

He was a connoisseur of life, appreciating the trivial, minute and even mundane things that others would normally overlook.


an aesthetic personality will appreciate beauty wherever it can be found.

aesthetic (adj) - "characterized by a heightened sensitivity to beauty" e.g. the poet and his aesthetic friends.

But if you are looking for a word describing someone who finds everything beautiful, someone who sees beauty and finds good in everything, you could say they are a Pollyanna, after the character in the novel by Eleanor H. Porter (1868-1920)

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    The corresponding noun is "(a)esthete", a person who has or professes to have refined sensitivity toward the beauties of art or nature; a person who affects great love of art, music, poetry, etc., and indifference to practical matters. – Graffito Dec 24 '15 at 23:31

Optimist & Idealist are the closest that I can think of. Although, they aren't exclusive to just beauty.

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