Superficial Sayings and Quotes

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

How we look - though it is superficial and immutable - has a huge impact on our lives. Cameron Russell
You will, in time, see and show others not just the superficial, but the details, the meanings, and the implications of all that you look at Jay Maisel
The exterior cannot do without the interior since it is from this, as from life, that it derives much of its inspiration and character. Stephen Gardiner
While you are experimenting, do not remain content with the surface of things. Ivan Pavlov
On the surface, humans appear to hate conflict, but in reality, they seek it. Nagaru Tanigawa
Superficial goals lead to superficial results. Attila the Hun
If you can understand the inner life, then you can wear the uniform, the tattoos, or whatnot and realize that the things that are different about us become superficial. Ethan Hawke
Time and space are finite in extent, but they don't have any boundary or edge. They would be like the surface of the earth, but with two more dimensions. Stephen Hawking
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. Dalai Lama
A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right. Thomas Paine
Superficial knowledge breeds arrogance; true knowledge induces humility. Yasir Qadhi
Superficial people find the extraordinary fascinating, and profound people find the ordinary riveting. Julian Barbour
Superficial observers have long criticized the United States for making a fetish of youth. This is unfair. Uniquely among modern organs of public and private administration, its national legislature rewards senility. John Kenneth Galbraith
Pain is superficial, and therefore fear is. The torments of martyrdoms are probably most keenly felt by the by-standers Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial. Edgar Allan Poe
It is only the superficial qualities that last. Man's deeper nature is soon found out. Oscar Wilde
The difference between people and ideas is... only superficial. Richard Rorty
Only superficial minds approach an idea with delicacy. Emile M Cioran
Superficial similarities exist between Christianity and some ancient pagan religions. But careful study reveals that there are far more dissimilarities. Carl E. Olson
Don't buy into a superficial reality. It has an expiration date. Truth Devour
Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial. Ross Perot
All great expression, which on a superficial survey seems so easy as well as so simple, furnishes after a while, to the faithful observer, its own standard by which to appreciate it. Margaret Fuller
Image is powerful, but image is also superficial. Cameron Russell
When people rely on surface appearances and false racial stereotypes, rather than in-depth knowledge of others at the level of the heart, mind and spirit, their ability to assess and understand people accurately is compromised. James A. Forbes
As we get past our superficial material wants and instant gratification we connect to a deeper part of ourselves, as well as to others, and the universe. Judith Wright
The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach. Henry Beston
External pressure seems to produce internal unity. Kenneth Waltz
Too many young folk have addiction to superficial things and not enough conviction for substantial things like justice, truth and love. Cornel West
Superficial religion consists of merely believing certain truths and doing certain things....such superficial religion is rampant in the world today. David Platt
External circumstances will not change until internal belief systems change. Myles Munroe