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A list of the best appearance quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous appearance quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic appearance quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational appearance quotes from that same writer.

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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

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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

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Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth. Aesop

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Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance Henry Ward Beecher

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Nothing so much prevents our being natural as the desire to seem so. Fran├žois de La Rochefoucauld

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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

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We see things as we are, not as they are. Leo Rosten

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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

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Be not deceived with the first appearance of things, for show is not substance.

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Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance. Jean de La Fontaine

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How little do they see what is, who frame their hasty judgments upon that which seems. Robert Southey

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He that has a great nose, thinks everybody is speaking of it. Thomas Fuller

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Think not I am what I appear. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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When disposition wins us, the features please. Ovid

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We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. Kurt Vonnegut

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Bad weather always looks worse through a window.

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The best mirror is an old friend.

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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

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A little man often cast a long shadow.

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First appearance deceives many. Phaedrus

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To establish yourself in the world a person must do all they can to appear already established. Fran├žois de La Rochefoucauld

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The aim of art is not to represent the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. - Aristotle

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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

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Appearance rules the world. Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

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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

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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

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Barring that natural expression of villainy which we all have, the man looked honest enough. Mark Twain

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Trust not to much to appearances. Virgil

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The time will come when it will disgust you to look in the mirror. Ovid

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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

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Neglect of appearance becomes men. Ovid

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Appearances are deceptive. Aesop

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Things are seldom what they seem. Sir William Schwenck Gilbert

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Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion. George Eliot

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People that seem so glorious are all show; underneath they are like everyone else. Euripides

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The beggar is the only person in the universe not obliged to study appearance. Charles Lamb

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The Lord prefers common looking people. That is why he made so many of them. Abraham Lincoln

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Nowadays those are rewarded who make right appear wrong. Terence

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For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearance, as though they were realities and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are. - Niccolo Machiavelli

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If one wishes to become rich they must appear rich. Oliver Goldsmith

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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All things are becoming to good people.

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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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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

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There's one thing about baldness, it's neat. Don Herold

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I do not think I had ever seen a nastier-looking man. Under the black hat, when I had first seen them, the eyes had been those of an unsuccessful rapist. Ernest Hemingway