Appearance Quotes

Appearances are deceptive.
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Aesop
620-560 BC Greek Fabulist

Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
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Aesop
620-560 BC Greek Fabulist

Everybody has that thing where they need to look one way but they come out looking another way and that’s what people observe. You see someone on the street and essentially what you notice about them is the flaw. It’s just extraordinary that we should have been given these peculiarities. Something is ironic in the world and it has to do with the fact that what you intend never comes out like you intend it.
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Arbus, Diane
1923-1971 American Photographer

Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.
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Ashe, Arthur
1943-1993 African-American Tennis Player

Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance
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Beecher, Henry Ward
1813-1887 American Preacher Orator Writer

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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Bhagavad Gita
c BC 400 Sanskrit Poem Incorporated Into the Mahabharata

Think not I am what I appear.
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Byron, Lord
1788-1824 British Poet

He looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food.
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Chandler, Raymond
1888-1959 American Author

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.
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Chapin, Edwin Hubbel
1814-1880 American Author Clergyman

You and I do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.
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Cohen, Herb

Even I don’t wake up looking like Cindy Crawford.
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Crawford, Cindy
1966 American Model Actress

My breasts are beautiful, and I gotta tell you, they’ve gotten a lot of attention for what is relatively short screen time.
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Curtis, Jamie Lee
1958 American Actress

When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck.
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Cushing, Richard C.
1895-1970 American Roman Catholic Cardinal

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.
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Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
1859-1930 British Author Sherlock Holmes

You are only what you are when no one is looking.
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Edwards, Robert C.

Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.
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Eliot, George
1819-1880 British Novelist

‘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.
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Emerson, Ralph Waldo
1803-1882 American Poet Essayist

People that seem so glorious are all show; underneath they are like everyone else.
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Euripides
BC 480-406 Greek Tragic Poet

I’ve played a lot of bad guys, ’cause that was the only work I could get. People saw my face and went Oooh.
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Fishburne, Laurence

He that has a great nose, thinks everybody is speaking of it.
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Fuller, Thomas
1608-1661 British Clergyman Author

Things are seldom what they seem.
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Gilbert, W. S.
1836-1911 British Librettist

If one wishes to become rich they must appear rich.
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Goldsmith, Oliver
1728-1774 Anglo-Irish Author Poet Playwright

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?
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Greer, Germaine
1939 Australian Feminist Writer

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.
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Hazlitt, William
1778-1830 British Essayist

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.
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Hemingway, Ernest
1898-1961 American Writer

A hair in the head is worth two in the brush.
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Herford, Oliver
1863-1935 American Author Illustrator

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

Getting talked about is one of the penalties for being pretty, while being above suspicion is about the only compensation for being homely.
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Hubbard, Kin
1868-1930 American Humorist Journalist

God loveth the clean.
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Koran, The
c 500 AD Islamic Religious Bible

Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
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La Fontaine, Jean De
1621-1695 French Poet

Nothing so much prevents our being natural as the desire to seem so.
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La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
1613-1680 French Classical Writer

To establish yourself in the world a person must do all they can to appear already established.
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La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
1613-1680 French Classical Writer

The beggar is the only person in the universe not obliged to study appearance.
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Lamb, Charles
1775-1834 British Essayist Critic

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.
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Lebowitz, Fran
1951 American Journalist

You’re only has good as your last haircut.
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Lee, Susan

The Lord prefers common looking people. That is why he made so many of them.
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Lincoln, Abraham
1809-1865 Sixteenth President of the USA

Every person is responsible for his own looks after 40.
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Lincoln, Abraham
1809-1865 Sixteenth President of the USA

You can lease the peace of mind You bought a mask, I put it on. You never thought to ask me If I wear it when you’re gone
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Mercy, Sisters Of

What I have to say is far more important than how long my eyelashes are.
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Morissette, Alanis
Canadian Singer

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.
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Murdoch, Iris
1919 British Novelist Philosopher

I see myself as Rhoda, not Mary Tyler Moore.
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O’Donnell, Rosie
1962 American Talk Show Host TV Personality Comedian Actress

Neglect of appearance becomes men.
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Ovid
BC 43-18 AD Roman Poet

When disposition wins us, the features please.
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Ovid
BC 43-18 AD Roman Poet

The time will come when it will disgust you to look in the mirror.
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Ovid
BC 43-18 AD Roman Poet

First appearance deceives many.
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Phaedrus
c1 Macedonian Inventor and Writer

Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.
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Phaedrus
c1 Macedonian Inventor and Writer

All things are becoming to good people.
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Proverb

The best mirror is an old friend.
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Proverb

Wide will wear, but tight will tear.
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Proverb

Be not deceived with the first appearance of things, for show is not substance.
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Proverb, English
Sayings of British Origin

A dimple on the chin, the devil within.
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Proverb, Gaelic
Sayings of Gaelic Origin

A little man often cast a long shadow.
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Proverb, Italian
Sayings of Italian Origin

Chins without beards deserve no honor.
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Proverb, Spanish
Sayings of Spanish Origin

People have been so busy relating to how I look, it’s a miracle I didn’t become a self-conscious blob of protoplasm.
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Redford, Robert
1937 American Actor Director Producer

We see things as we are, not as they are.
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Rosten, Leo
1908-1997 Polish Born American Political Scientist

No person who is well bred, kind and modest is ever offensively plain; all real deformity means want for manners or of heart.
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Ruskin, John
1819-1900 British Critic Social Theorist

Appearance rules the world.
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Schiller, Johann Friedrich Von
1759-1805 German Dramatist Poet Historian

There are no greater wretches in the world than many of those whom people in general take to be happy.
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Seneca
4 BC � 65 AD Spanish-born Roman Statesman philosopher

I don’t consider myself bald, I’m just taller than my hair.
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Sharp, Tom

How little do they see what is, who frame their hasty judgments upon that which seems.
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Southey, Robert
1774-1843 British Author

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.
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Southey, Robert
1774-1843 British Author

Nowadays those are rewarded who make right appear wrong.
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Terence
BC 185-18159 Roman Writer of Comedies

Barring that natural expression of villainy which we all have, the man looked honest enough.
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Twain, Mark
1835-1910 American Humorist Writer

Bad weather always looks worse through a window.
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Unknown, Source

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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Unknown, Source

Trust not to much to appearances.
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Virgil
c 70 – 19 BC Roman Poet

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
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Vonnegut Jr., Kurt
1922 American Novelist

I tend to play mostly villains and twisted people. Unsavory guys. I think it’s my face, the way I look.
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Walken, Christopher
1943 American Actor

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.
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Webster, Daniel
1782-1852 American Lawyer Statesman

Cleanliness is indeed next to godliness.
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Wesley, John
1703-1791 British Preacher Founder of Methodism

It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
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Wilde, Oscar
1856-1900 British Author Wit

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    There is, luckily, a sort of second sight in morals: we discern the lurking indications of temper and habit a long while before their palpable effects appear. – William Hazlitt

    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

    Thefts never enrich; alms never impoverish; murder will speak out of stone walls. The least admixture of a lie–for example, the taint of vanity, the least attempt to make a good impression, a favorable appearance–will instantly vitiate the effect. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Beware, as long as you live, of judging people by appearances. – Jean de la Fontaine

    It appears to me therefore that our first thoughts, that is, the effect which any thing produces on our minds, on its first appearance, is never to be forgotten… – Sir Joshua Reynolds

    Why not be oneself. That is the whole secret of a successful appearance. If one is a greyhound, why try to look like a Pekingese? – Edith Sitwell

    To me beauty is the wonder of wonders. 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

    Things are seldom what they seem,
    Skim milk masquerades as cream. – W.S. Gilbert

    Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast. – Jane Austen

    Capricorn
    Do not judge men by mere appearances; for the light 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. – E. H. Chapin

    Aquarius
    Think not I am what I appear. – Lord Byron

    Pisces
    Within the oftentimes bombastic and truculent appearance that I present to the world, trembles a heart shy as a wren in the hedgerow or a mouse along the wainscoting. – George Moore

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