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Quotations About Appearance

Lifeless in appearance, sluggish dazed spring approaches-
William Carlos Williams
Spring and All


The precursor of the mirror is the mother's face.
D.W. Winnicott
Playing and Reality, 1971


Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.
Samuel Butler
Erewhon


Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes, but few have the gift of penetration.
Niccolo Machiavelli


Pretty is the queen that rules our land.
Carrie Latet


Appearances are not held to be a clue to the truth. But we seem to have no other.
Ivy Compton-Burnett


Polished brass will pass upon more people than rough gold.
Lord Chesterfield


I have always a sacred veneration for anyone I observe to be a little out of repair in his person, as supposing him either a poet or a philosopher.
Jonathan Swift


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.
Daniel Webster


It is only when the mind and character slumber that the dress can be seen.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


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