Appearance Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old appearance quotes, appearance sayings, and appearance proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Appearances are a glimpse of the unseen. Anaxagoras
Appearance blinds, whereas words reveal. Oscar Wilde
Appearances do not deceive if there are enough of them. Laura Riding
The fear of appearances is the first symptom of impotence. Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Your appearance can be a weapon. As powerful as any knife or gun. Barbara
Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way - everything is interdependent, not absolute. Dalai Lama
It is only in appearance that time is a river. It is rather a vast landscape and it is the eye of the beholder that moves. Thornton Wilder
Appearances can be deceiving, but the true colours of your soul remain. Angelica Hopes
If your appearance is all people see, they have no respect for your mind. Trudi Canavan
Outward appearance is nothing to Him if it is not an expression of the inner. Mahatma Gandhi
The appearance of the law must be upheld - especially when it's being broken. Boss Tweed
Keeping up the appearance of having all your marbles is hard work, but important. Sara Gruen
All appearances are real and negatio; sophistical: All reality must be sensation. Immanuel Kant
Your external appearance can be great, but your stunning beauty beams from within. Wayne Chirisa
You cannot judge by outward appearances; the soul is only transparent to its Maker. Hosea Ballou
An appearance of delicacy is inseparable from sweetness and gentleness of character. Lydia Sigourney
Appearance should never attain reality, And if nature conquers, then must art retire. Friedrich Schiller
It's not the appearance that binds you, it's the attachment to the appearance that binds you. Tilopa
If you judge after appearances, you will continue to be enslaved by the evidence of your senses. Neville Goddard
Our appearance belongs to others, we live in the darkness of the body-part of all darkness but felt. Antony Gormley
The appearance of a single great genius is more than equivalent to the birth of a hundred mediocrities Cesare Lombroso
It is not your outward appearance that you should beautify, but your soul, adorning it with good works. Clement of Alexandria
When appearance and reality coincide, philosophy and literary criticism find themselves with nothing to say. Mason Cooley
Appearances are nothing.... And first of all they should not be feared, they are only dangerous to the weak. Georges Bernanos
If appearances are deceitful, then they do not deserve any confidence when they assert what appears to them to be true. Diogenes Laertius
The appearances of goodness and merit often meet with a greater reward from the world than goodness and merit themselves. Francois de la Rochefoucauld
In avoiding the appearance of evil, I am not sure but I have sometimes unnecessarily deprived myself and others of innocent enjoyments. Rutherford B. Hayes
Appearances are deceiving. Aesop
Appearance rules the world. Friedrich Schiller
Appearance is a type of power. Patrick Rothfuss
First appearance deceives many. Ovid
Appearance is valued too much in our society. Claude Lelouch
Appearances have very little to do with happiness. George Eliot
The appearance doesn't matter as much as the content. Katherine Harris
The sudden appearance of mushrooms after a summer rain is one of the more impressive spectacles of the plant world. John Tyler Bonner
Neglect of appearance becomes men. Ovid
Risking the appearance of weakness takes strength. And the market knows it. Seth Godin
The appearance of things to the mind is the standard of every action to man. Epictetus
An appearance of delicacy, and even fragility, is almost essential to beauty. Edmund Burke
The appearance of religion only on Sunday proves that it is only an appearance. John Adams
A respectable appearance is sufficient to make people more interested in your soul. Karl Lagerfeld
We try to create this interesting appearance to make ourselves feel better about ourselves. Sarah McLachlan
The appearance of the other in the world corresponds therefore to a congealed sliding of the whole universe. Jean-Paul Sartre
The appearance is the allusion of abstraction when in fact I am in control of every aspect of that symmetry. Kerry James Marshall
Appearance matters a great deal because you can often tell a lot about people by looking at how they present themselves. Daniel Handler
Appearances are significant, and never more than in politics. You can always sway the crowd, provided you have a good story. Cassandra Clare
Most of the appearance of mirth in the world is not mirth, it is art. The wounded spirit is not seen, but walks under a disguise. Robert South
Our outward appearance is a reflection of what we are on the inside. Our lives reflect that for which we seek. And if with all our hearts we truly seek to know the Savior and to be more like Him, we shall be, for He is our divine, eternal Brother. Margaret D. Nadauld
What lies behind appearance is usually another appearance. Mason Cooley
Augmenting your appearance so drastically that it elicits a reaction from literally every acquaintance you greet is a sea change. Emily Weiss