The two principles of truth, reason and senses, are not only both not genuine, but are engaged in mutual deception. The senses deceive reason through false appearances, and the senses are disturbed by passions, which produce false impressions.
Among the appliances to transform the people, sound and appearances are but trivial influences.
Look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under it.
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.
Appearances are a glimpse of the unseen.
So may the outward shows be least themselves; The world is still deceived with ornament.
Appearances are often deceiving.
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
We see things as we are, not as they are.
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.
Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.
Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes, but few have the gift of penetration.
It is only when the mind and character slumber that the dress can be seen.
For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are.
No person who is well bred, kind and modest is ever offensively plain; all real deformity means want for manners or of heart.
There are no greater wretches in the world than many of those whom people in general take to be happy.
Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
Neglect of appearance becomes men.
Things are seldom what they seem.
A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.
Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.
Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.
Appearance rules the world.
Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.
What was the appearance of God the Father? Like that of a man...God has the likeness of fingers and hands and a face.
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