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'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.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Appearance
quotes Division : American poets   
     
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 façade of his appearance.
~ Iris Murdoch | ( British novelist and philosopher. ) | 1919-1999 | Appearance
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
All that glisters is not gold.
-: [ Don Quixote (1605-15), Part II, Chapter XXXIII ]
~ Miguel de Cervantes | ( Spanish novelist ) | 1547-1616 | Appearance
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
All that glisters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told;
Many a man his life hath sold
But my outside to behold.

-: [ The Merchant of Venice (late 1590s), Act II, scene 7, line 65. ]
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Appearance
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
All, as they say, that glitters is not gold.
-: [ Hind and the Panther. ]
~ John Dryden | (British poet, dramatist and critic. ) | 1631-1700 | Appearance
quotes Division : Critics   
     
Appearance rules the world.
~ Friedrich Schiller | ( German dramatist ) | 1759-1805 | Appearance
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
Appearances are deceptive.
~ Aesop | (Greek fabulist. ) | 620 BC-560 BC | Appearance
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
Barring that natural expression of villainy which we all have, the man looked honest enough.
~ Mark Twain | (American Humorist and Educator ) | 1835 - 1910 | Appearance
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
~ Jean de La Fontaine | ( French poet. ) | 1621-1695 | Appearance
quotes Division : French poets   
     
Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance
~ Henry Ward Beecher | ( American politician. ) | 1813-1887 | Appearance
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
Every person is responsible for his own looks after 40.
~ Abraham Lincoln | ( Politician. President of the United States. ) | 1809-1865 | Appearance
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
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.
~ William Hazlitt | ( British essayist. ) | 1778-1830 | Appearance
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
Garde-toi, tant que tu vivras,
De juger des gens sur la mine.
"Beware so long as you live, of judging people by appearances."

-: [ Fables, VI. 5. ]
~ Jean de La Fontaine | ( French poet. ) | 1621-1695 | Appearance
quotes Division : French poets   
     
Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.
~ George Eliot | ( British writer. ) | 1819-1880 | Appearance
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
He looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food.
~ Raymond Chandler | ( U.S. writer of detective fiction. ) | 1888-1959 | Appearance
quotes Division : Crime Writers   
     
He that has a great nose, thinks everybody is speaking of it.
~ Thomas Fuller | ( British clergyman and author. ) | 1608-1661 | Appearance
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
He was one of a lean body and visage, as if his eager soul, biting for anger at the clog of his body, desired to fret a passage through it.
-: [ Fables (1727), The Packhorse and Carrier, Part II, line 99. ]
~ Thomas Fuller | ( British clergyman and author. ) | 1608-1661 | Appearance
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
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.
~ Ernest Hemingway | ( American Writer. ) | 1898-1961 | Appearance
quotes Division : American writers   
     
If one wishes to become rich they must appear rich.
~ Oliver Goldsmith | ( Irish writer ) | 1728-1774 | Appearance
quotes Division : Irish writers   
     
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 | ( Irish poet and dramatist. ) | 1854-1900 | Appearance
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
Neglect of appearance becomes men.
~ Ovid | ( Roman poet. ) | BC 43-AD 18 | Appearance
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
No person who is well bred, kind and modest is ever offensively plain; all real deformity means want for manners or of heart.
~ John Ruskin | ( English art critic. ) | 1819-1900 | Appearance
quotes Division : Artists   
     
Nothing so much prevents our being natural as the desire to seem so.
~ FranA§ois de La Rochefoucauld | ( French writer. ) | 1613-1680 | Appearance
quotes Division : Russian writers   
     
Nowadays those are rewarded who make right appear wrong.
~ Terence | (Playwright of the Roman Republic. ) | 195/185 BC-159 BC | Appearance
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
Of the terrible doubt of appearances,
Of the uncertainty after all, that we may-be deluded,
That may-be reliance and hope are but speculations after all,
That may-be identity beyond the grave is a beautiful fable only.
May-be the things I perceive, the animals, plants, men, hills, shining and flowing waters,
The skies of day and night, colors, densities, forms, may-be these are (as doubtless they are) only apparitions, and the real something has yet to be known.

-: [ The Terrible Doubt of Appearances. ]
~ Walt Whitman | (American poet. ) | 1819-1892 | Appearance
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
~ Aesop | (Greek fabulist. ) | 620 BC-560 BC | Appearance
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
People that seem so glorious are all show; underneath they are like everyone else.
~ Euripides | ( Greek tragic poet. ) | BC 480-BC 406 | Appearance
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
The beggar is the only person in the universe not obliged to study appearance.
~ Charles Lamb | ( English essayist. ) | 1775-1834 | Appearance
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
The Lord prefers common looking people. That is why he made so many of them.
~ Abraham Lincoln | ( Politician. President of the United States. ) | 1809-1865 | Appearance
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
The time will come when it will disgust you to look in the mirror.
~ Ovid | ( Roman poet. ) | BC 43-AD 18 | Appearance
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
There are no greater wretches in the world than many of those whom people in general take to be happy.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca | ( Roman philosopher and playwright. ) | 4 BC-65 | Appearance
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
Think not I am what I appear.
~ Lord Byron | ( British poet. ) | 1788-1824 | Appearance
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
Think not I am what I appear.
-: [ Brute of Abydos, Canto I, scene 12. ]
~ Lord Byron | ( British poet. ) | 1788-1824 | Appearance
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
To establish yourself in the world a person must do all they can to appear already established.
~ FranA§ois de La Rochefoucauld | ( French writer. ) | 1613-1680 | Appearance
quotes Division : Russian writers   
     
When disposition wins us, the features please.
~ Ovid | ( Roman poet. ) | BC 43-AD 18 | Appearance
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     

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