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94 Appearance Quotes

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.

Thomas Paine Quotes

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Handsome is that handsome does.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: Vicar of Wakefield (ch. I), also see Henry Fielding

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Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.

George Orwell Quotes

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Why not be oneself? That is the whole secret of a successful appearance. If one is a greyhound, why try to look like a Pekingese?

Dame Edith Sitwell Quotes

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Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.

Bible Quotes , Source: Matthew (ch. XXIII, v. 27)

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As large as life, and twice as natural.

Lewis Carroll (pseudonym of Rev. Charles L. Dodgson) Quotes , Source: Through the Looking Glass (ch. VII)

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All that glisters is not gold.

Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. XXXIII)

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Habit maketh no monke, ne wearing of guilt spurs maketh no knight.

Geoffrey Chaucer Quotes , Source: Testament of Love (bk. II), (Thomas Usk, Chaucer's contemporary, is generally accepted as author)

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Appearances to save, his only care; So things seem right, no matter what they are.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: The Rosciad (l. 299)

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The habit does not make the monk. [Lat., Cucullus (or Cuculla) non facit monachum.]

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Hind and the Panther

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Handsome is that handsome does.

Henry Fielding Quotes , Source: Tom Jones (bk. IV, ch. XII), also see George Granville

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By outward show let's not be cheated; An ass should like an ass be treated.

John Gay Quotes , Source: Fables--The Packhorse and Carrier (pt. II, l. 99)

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Not all that tempts your wandering eyes And heedless hearts is lawful prize, Not all that glisters gold.

Thomas Gray Quotes , Source: Old on a Favorite Cat

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Gloomy as night he stands.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Odyssey (bk. XI, l. 744), (Pope's translation)

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Do not hold everything as gold which shines like gold.

Alanus de Insulus (Alain de l'Isle) Quotes , Source: Parabolae

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Style is the dress of thoughts; and let them be ever so just, if your style is homely, coarse, and vulgar, they will appear to as much disadvantage, and be as ill received, as your person, though ever so well-proportioned, would if dressed in rags, dirt, and tatters.

Lord Chesterfield Quotes

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Great individuals are not only popular themselves, but they give popularity to whatever they touch.

Fournier Quotes

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Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.

Margaret Fuller Quotes

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Every man knows his follies and often they are the most interesting thing he has got.

G. K. Chesterton Quotes

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Judge not a man by his clothes, but by his wife's clothes.

Thomas Robert Dewar Quotes

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A blond in a red dress can do without introductions -- but not without a bodyguard.

Rona Jaffe Quotes

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The essence of worldliness is exclusion of God.

Henry Jacobsen Quotes

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Style is the image of character.

Edward Gibbon Quotes

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Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of the consequences.

Alexandre Dumas pere Quotes

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There is no course of life so weak and sottish as that which is managed by order, method, and discipline.

Paula Poundstone Quotes

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