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