Appearance Quotes

You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear. - Confucius

How things look on the outside of us depends on how things are on the inside of us. - Henry Ward Beecher

It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances - Oscar Wilde

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right. - Thomas Paine

People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools. - Alice Walker

Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. - George Orwell

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? - Dame Edith Sitwell

To be rather than to seem. [Lat., Esse quam videri.] - Aeschylus

Appearances are a glimpse of the unseen. - Aeschylus

Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. - Bible

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. - Bible

Thy neck is a tower of ivory; thine eyes like the fishpools in Heshbon, by the gate of Bathrabbim: thy nose is as the tower Lebanon which looketh toward Damascus. -Bible

O wad some power the giftie gie us To see oursel's as ithers see us! It wad frae monie a blunder free us. And foolish notion; What airs in dress and gait wad lea'e us, And ev'n devotion! - Robert Burns

Think not I am what I appear. -Lord Byron

As large as life, and twice as natural. -Lewis Carroll

All that glisters is not gold. - Cervantes

But every thyng which schyneth as the gold, Nis nat gold, as that I have herd it told. - Geoffrey Chaucer

Hyt is not al golde that glareth. - Geoffrey Chaucer

Habit maketh no monke, ne wearing of guilt spurs maketh no knight. - Geoffrey Chaucer

Appearances to save, his only care; So things seem right, no matter what they are. - Charles Churchill

Everything is not gold that one sees shining. [Fr., Que tout n'est pas or c'on voit luire.] - Freire Denise Cordelier

We understood Her by her sight; her pure and eloquent blood Spoke in her cheeks, and so distinctly wrought That one might almost say her body thought. - Dr. John Donne

All, as they say, that glitters is not gold. - John Dryden

The habit does not make the monk. [Lat., Cucullus (or Cuculla) non facit monachum.] - John Dryden

Handsome is that handsome does. - Henry Fielding