Quotation Explorer - 'Appearances'

Don't Judge People By Their Outer Appearances, Even The Bright Beautiful Moon Has Its Dark Side Which It Keeps Hidden All The Time.... - Muhammad Imran Hasan
Men in general are as much affected by what a thing appears to be as by what it is, indeed they are frequently influenced more by appearances than by reality. - Niccolò Machiavelli
Do not judge men by mere appearances; for the light 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. - Edward Chapin
It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. - Oscar Wilde
What a rebellious act it is to love yourself naturally in a world of fake appearances. - Nikki Rowe
Trying to keep up appearances is a signal of decay on the inside. Beware shallow living—in yourself and in others. It is only in the depths that life can thrive. - Vironika Tugaleva
Beauty is the wonder of wonders. It is only the shallow people who do not judge by appearances. - Oscar Wilde
Appearances, beauty, value and life have their unique mysteries and essence. I prefer that essence to be breathing with humility, honesty, compassion, respect and a timeless love. - Angelica Hopes
Appearances often are deceiving. - Aesop
If some musicians put half as much effort in to the business side as they do their outer look and appearances, they could be twice as far. - Loren Weisman
To all appearances, the artist acts like a mediumistic being who, from the labyrinth beyond time and space, seeks his way out to a clearing. - Marcel Duchamp
Beware so long as you live, of judging people by appearances. - La Fontaine
The world is governed more by appearances than realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it. - Daniel Webster
That there should be a reality hidden behind appearances is, after all, quite possible; that language might render such a thing would be an absurd hope. - Emil Cioran
...But first appearances are often deceptive. Not everything monstrous looking is evil, and not everything fair is good...and in every fairytale, there is a grain of truth. - Andrzej Sapkowski
While people pray in temples, God sends prophets with unacceptable appearances and by doing so easily selects the elect - Daniel Marques
Beneath beautiful appearances I search out ugly depths, and beneath ignoble surfaces I probe for the hidden mines of devotion and virtue. It's a relatively benign mania, which enables you to see something new in a place where you would not have expected to find it. - Gustave Flaubert
The greatest freedom in this world is a sense of self detached from appearances so that we may sacrifice today’s comforts for tomorrow’s opportunities. - Vironika Tugaleva
Appearances are not the full cloth of a woman, but they are the most readily seen. - Laura Moncur
When we stay locked up in the spectrum of unsolved life stories and keep hiding in an arcane prism, life remains a mystery behind perpetual tensions and a journey in a world beyond appearances. (Une femme peut en cacher une autre") - Erik Pevernagie
Outside, among your fellows, among strangers, you must perceive appearances, a hundred things you cannot do; but inside, the terrible freedom! - Ralph Waldo Emerson
A painter paints the appearance of things, not their objective correctness. In fact, he creates new appearances of things. - Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Appearances can be deceiving, but the true colours of your soul remain. - Angelica Hopes
Do not hover always on the surface of things, nor take up suddenly, with mere appearances; but penetrate into the depth of matters, as far as your time and circumstances allow, especially in those things which relate to your profession.
By listening to his language of his locality the poet begins to learn his craft. It is his function to lift, by use of imagination and the language he hears, the material conditions and appearances of his environment to the sphere of the intelligence where they will have new currency. - William Carlos Williams
Fashion is the science of appearances, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be. - Michel de Montaigne
Have a good looking is not worthy if you don't act just like your appearances. - Shim Steward
In a dispassionate view the ardour for reform, improvement for virtue, for knowledge, and even beauty is only a vein sticking up for appearances as though one were anxious about the cut of ones clothes in a community of blind men. - Joseph Conrad
Searching for what's beyond appearances opens our divine eyes to see the concealed facts in experience. - Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana
A photograph of a woman crying tells me nothing about grief. Or a photograph of a woman ecstatic tells me nothing about ecstasy. What is the nature of these emotions? The problem with photography is that it only deals with appearances. - Duane Michals
For at the heart of the uniform, reasoning is shaky and elusive: a mind in search of ideas should first stock up on appearances. - Francis Ponge
The world loves to be amused by hollow professions, to be deceived by flattering appearances, to live in a state of hallucination; and can forgive everything but the plain, downright, simple, honest truth. - William Hazlitt
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