71 quotes about Appearance
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Appearances are deceptive.
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Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
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Everybody has that thing where they need to look one way but they come out looking another way and that's what people observe. You see someone on the street and essentially what you notice about them is the flaw. It's just extraordinary that we should have been given these peculiarities. Something is ironic in the world and it has to do with the fact that what you intend never comes out like you intend it.
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Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.
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Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance
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The non permanent appearance of happiness and distress, and their disappearance in due course, are like the appearance and disappearance of summer and winter seasons.
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Think not I am what I appear.
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He looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food.
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Do not judge from mere appearances; for the lift laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy. The bosom can ache beneath diamond brooches; and many a blithe heart dances under coarse wool.
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You and I do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.
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Even I don't wake up looking like Cindy Crawford.
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My breasts are beautiful, and I gotta tell you, they've gotten a lot of attention for what is relatively short screen time.
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When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck.
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The most winning woman I ever knew was hanged for poisoning three little children for their insurance-money, and the most repellent man of my acquaintance is a philanthropist who has spent nearly a quarter of a million upon the London poor.
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You are only what you are when no one is looking.
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Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.
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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.
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People that seem so glorious are all show; underneath they are like everyone else.
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I've played a lot of bad guys, 'cause that was the only work I could get. People saw my face and went Oooh.
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He that has a great nose, thinks everybody is speaking of it.
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Things are seldom what they seem.
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If one wishes to become rich they must appear rich.
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Woman cannot be content with health and agility: she must make exorbitant efforts to appear something that never could exist without a diligent perversion of nature. Is it too much to ask that women be spared the daily struggle for superhuman beauty in order to offer it to the caresses of a subhumanly ugly mate?
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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.
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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.
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A hair in the head is worth two in the brush.
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There's one thing about baldness, it's neat.
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Getting talked about is one of the penalties for being pretty, while being above suspicion is about the only compensation for being homely.
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God loveth the clean.
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Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
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Nothing so much prevents our being natural as the desire to seem so.
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To establish yourself in the world a person must do all they can to appear already established.
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The beggar is the only person in the universe not obliged to study appearance.
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The most common error made in matters of appearance is the belief that one should disdain the superficial and let the true beauty of one's soul shine through. If there are places on your body where this is a possibility, you are not attractive -- you are leaking.
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You're only has good as your last haircut.
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The Lord prefers common looking people. That is why he made so many of them.
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Every person is responsible for his own looks after 40.
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You can lease the peace of mind You bought a mask, I put it on. You never thought to ask me If I wear it when you're gone
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What I have to say is far more important than how long my eyelashes are.
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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.
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I see myself as Rhoda, not Mary Tyler Moore.
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Neglect of appearance becomes men.
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When disposition wins us, the features please.
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The time will come when it will disgust you to look in the mirror.
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First appearance deceives many.
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Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.
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All things are becoming to good people.
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The best mirror is an old friend.
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Wide will wear, but tight will tear.
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Be not deceived with the first appearance of things, for show is not substance.
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A dimple on the chin, the devil within.
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A little man often cast a long shadow.
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Chins without beards deserve no honor.
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People have been so busy relating to how I look, it's a miracle I didn't become a self-conscious blob of protoplasm.
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We see things as we are, not as they are.
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No person who is well bred, kind and modest is ever offensively plain; all real deformity means want for manners or of heart.
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Appearance rules the world.
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There are no greater wretches in the world than many of those whom people in general take to be happy.
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I don't consider myself bald, I'm just taller than my hair.
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How little do they see what is, who frame their hasty judgments upon that which seems.
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I have told you of the Spaniard who always put on his spectacles when about to eat cherries, that they might look bigger and more attempting. In like manner I made the most of my enjoyment s: and through I do not cast my cares away, I pack them in as little compass as I can, and carry them as conveniently as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
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Nowadays those are rewarded who make right appear wrong.
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Barring that natural expression of villainy which we all have, the man looked honest enough.
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Bad weather always looks worse through a window.
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Regardless of weather, the moon shines the same; it is the drifting clouds that make it seem different on different nights.
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Trust not to much to appearances.
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We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
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I tend to play mostly villains and twisted people. Unsavory guys. I think it's my face, the way I look.
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The world is governed more by appearances than by realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.
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Cleanliness is indeed next to godliness.
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It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
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