Appearance Quotes

Hypocrisy itself does great honor, or rather justice, to religion, and tacitly acknowledges it to be an ornament to human nature. The hypocrite would not be at so much pains to put on the appearance of virtue, if he did not know it was the most proper and effectual means to gain the love and esteem of mankind.

Joseph Addison

It is not your outward appearance that you should beautify, but your soul, adorning it with good works.

Clement of Alexandria

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

Aristotle

Van Gogh was right in saying that the method he had chosen could be compared to that of caricature. Caricature had always been "expressionist," for the caricaturist plays with the likeness of his victim, and distorts it to express just what he feels about his fellow man. As long as these distortions of nature sailed under the flag of humour nobody seemed to find them difficult to understand. Humourous art was a field in which everything was permitted, because people did not approach it with the prejudices they reserved for Art with a capital A. But the idea of a serious caricature, of an art which deliberately changed the appearance of things not to express a sense of superiority, but maybe love, or admiration, or fear, proved indeed a stumbling block as Van Gogh had predicted.

E.H. Gombrich

We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We are that reality. When you understand this, you see that you are nothing, and being nothing, you are everything. That is all.

Kalu Rinpoche

There are people who think that honesty is always the best policy. This is a superstition; there are times when the appearance of it is worth six of it.

Mark Twain

Don't judge men's wealth or godliness by their Sunday appearance.

Benjamin Franklin

Where ambition can cover its enterprises, even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle, it is the most incurable and inflexible of passions.

David Hume

It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world.

Aristotle

The opinions which we hold of one another, our relations with friends and kinfolk are in no sense permanent, save in appearance, but are as eternally fluid as the sea itself

Marcel Proust

First appearance deceives many.

Ovid

The world is governed more by appearance than realities so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.

Daniel Webster

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

Henry Ward Beecher

Hypocrisy is folly. It is much easier, safer, and pleasanter to be the thing which a man aims to appear, than to keep up the appearance of being what he is not.

Lord David Cecil

What a poor appearance the tales of poets make when stripped of the colors which music puts upon them, and recited in simple prose

Plato

The cat is the mirror of his human's mind...the dog mirrors his human's physical appearance.

Winifred Carriere

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

The world more often rewards the appearance of merit than merit itself.

Fran┴ois de la Rochefoucauld

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

Thomas Paine

The world is governed more by appearance than realities so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.

Daniel Webster

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.

Christopher Lasch

Beware so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance

Jean de La Fontaine

Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.

Samuel Butler, Erewhon

My advice to actresses is don't worry about your looks. The very thing that makes you unhappy in your appearance may be the one thing to make you a star.

Estelle Winwood
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