Appearance Quotes

Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes, but few have the gift of penetration.

Niccolo Machiavelli

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

Benjamin Franklin

How things look on the outside of us depends on how things are on the inside of us.


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

Henry Ward Beecher

Appearances are not held to be a clue to the truth. But we seem to have no other.

Ivy Compton-Burnett

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

When an opera star sings her head off, she usually improves her appearanceî

Victor Borge

Keep looking below surface appearances. Don't shrink from doing so just because you might not like what you find.

Colin Powell

First appearance deceives many.


It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances

Oscar Wilde

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


Modern society is too quick to judge people on their appearances. There is not much you can do about it; it is the way they think; it is the way they are. But maybe this could teach them a lesson, or set an example.

Susan Boyle

Little did the artist know, who neglected his appearance in favor of his work, that the years would produce a breed that spent hours meticulously acquiring a neglected look to appear like an artist.

Vanna Bonta

The painter's portrait and the physicist's explanation are both rooted in reality, but they have been changed by the painter or the physicist into something more subtly imagined than the photographic appearance of things.

Jacob Bronowski

Our upriser is The Mahdi, who should be waited for in his absence, and obeyed in his appearance. He is the third of my sons.

Muhammad ibn Al_al Taqi
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