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Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.Phaedrus More
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The most common error made in matters of appearance is the belief that one should disdain the superficial and let the true beauty of one's soul shine through. If there are places on your body where this is a possibility, you are not attractive -- you are leaking.Fran Lebowitz More
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First impressions are often the truest, as we find (not infrequently) to our cost, when we have been wheedled out of them by plausible professions or studied actions. A man's look is the work of years; it is stamped on his countenance by the events of his whole life, nay, more, by the hand of nature, and it is not to be got rid of easily.William Hazlitt More
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Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearanceHenry Ward Beecher More
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It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.Oscar Wilde More
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Chins without beards deserve no honor.
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A little man often cast a long shadow.
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A dimple on the chin, the devil within.
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Be not deceived with the first appearance of things, for show is not substance.
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The best mirror is an old friend.
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All things are becoming to good people.
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First appearance deceives many.Phaedrus More
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The time will come when it will disgust you to look in the mirror.
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We see things as we are, not as they are.Leo Rosten More
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No person who is well bred, kind and modest is ever offensively plain; all real deformity means want for manners or of heart.John Ruskin More
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Cleanliness is indeed next to godliness.John Wesley More
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The world is governed more by appearances than by realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.Daniel Webster More
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We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.Kurt Vonnegut More
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Trust not to much to appearances.Virgil More
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Regardless of weather, the moon shines the same; it is the drifting clouds that make it seem different on different nights.
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Bad weather always looks worse through a window.
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Barring that natural expression of villainy which we all have, the man looked honest enough.Mark Twain More
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I have told you of the Spaniard who always put on his spectacles when about to eat cherries, that they might look bigger and more attempting. In like manner I made the most of my enjoyment s: and through I do not cast my cares away, I pack them in as little compass as I can, and carry them as conveniently as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.Robert Southey More
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How little do they see what is, who frame their hasty judgments upon that which seems.Robert Southey More
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There are no greater wretches in the world than many of those whom people in general take to be happy.Seneca the Younger More
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When disposition wins us, the features please.
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Neglect of appearance becomes men.
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A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the fa?ade of his appearance.Iris Murdoch More
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He that has a great nose, thinks everybody is speaking of it.Thomas Fuller More
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People that seem so glorious are all show; underneath they are like everyone else.Euripides More
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'Tis very certain that each man carries in his eye the exact indication of his rank in the immense scale of men, and we are always learning to read it. A complete man should need no auxiliaries to his personal presence.Ralph Waldo Emerson More
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Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.George Eliot More
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The most winning woman I ever knew was hanged for poisoning three little children for their insurance-money, and the most repellent man of my acquaintance is a philanthropist who has spent nearly a quarter of a million upon the London poor.Arthur Conan Doyle More
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new! Do not judge from mere appearances; for the lift laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy. The bosom can ache beneath diamond brooches; and many a blithe heart dances under coarse wool.Edwin Hubbel Chapin More
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He looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food.Raymond Chandler More
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The non permanent appearance of happiness and distress, and their disappearance in due course, are like the appearance and disappearance of summer and winter seasons.
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Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.Aesop More
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Things are seldom what they seem.Sir William Schwenck Gilbert More
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If one wishes to become rich they must appear rich.Oliver Goldsmith More
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Woman cannot be content with health and agility: she must make exorbitant efforts to appear something that never could exist without a diligent perversion of nature. Is it too much to ask that women be spared the daily struggle for superhuman beauty in order to offer it to the caresses of a subhumanly ugly mate?Germaine Greer More
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Every person is responsible for his own looks after 40.Abraham Lincoln More
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The Lord prefers common looking people. That is why he made so many of them.Abraham Lincoln More
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The beggar is the only person in the universe not obliged to study appearance.Charles Lamb More
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To establish yourself in the world a person must do all they can to appear already established.François de La Rochefoucauld More
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Nothing so much prevents our being natural as the desire to seem so.François de La Rochefoucauld More
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Appearances are deceptive.Aesop More
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Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.Jean de La Fontaine More
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Getting talked about is one of the penalties for being pretty, while being above suspicion is about the only compensation for being homely.Kin Hubbard More
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