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94 Appearance Quotes

The difference between a man of sense and a fop is that the fop values himself upon his dress; and the man of sense laughs at it, at the same time he knows he must not neglect it.

Lord Chesterfield Quotes

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A fine woman shows her charms to most advantage when she seems most to conceal them. The finest bosom in nature is not so fine as what imagination forms.

Dr. Gregory Quotes

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A modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes

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You never see a man walking down the street with a woman who has a little pot belly and a bald spot.

Beau Brummel Quotes

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Style is not neutral; it gives moral directions.

Martin Amis Quotes

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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.

Hellen Keller Quotes

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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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We understood Her by her sight; her pure and eloquent blood Spoke in her cheeks, and so distinctly wrought That one might almost say her body thought. - Dr. John Donne,

Dr. John Donne Quotes , Source: Funeral Elegies--Of the Progress of the Soul--Death of Mistress Elizabeth Drury

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Things are seldom what they seem, Skim milk masquerades as cream.

William S. Gilbert Quotes , Source: H.M.S. Pinafore

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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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Even I don't wake up looking like Cindy Crawford.

Cindy Crawford Quotes

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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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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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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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