Appearance Quotes

I present a selection of phrases, appearance quotes and aphorisms on appearance and appearance.

Appearance Quotes and Sayings

WARNING: the reflection in this mirror can be distorted by socially constructed ideas of “beauty”.

The world is governed more by appearance than by reality and it is better to show that you know something than to know it.
(Daniel Webster)

It is easier to act and perform than to be coherent,
easier to excite and distract than to think,
easier to impress than to convince.
(Enzo Bianchi)

We live in a world where virtuality dominates, a world of masks, appearance and fiction.
The great purpose of life is to find reality again.
(Fabrizio Caramagna)

The first hero to appear was the imbecile who went to stand behind the interviewees and waved his hand. This allowed him to be recognized the next evening at the bar (“Do you know that I saw you on TV?”), But certainly these apparitions lasted the space of a morning. So gradually the idea was accepted that to appear in a constant and evident way it was necessary to do things that would one day yield a bad reputation. Not that you don’t also aspire to a good reputation, but it is difficult to conquer it, you should have done a heroic act, you have won if not the Nobel at least the Witch, you have spent your life curing lepers, and they are not things within every half’s reach sock. Easier to become a subject of interest, better if morbid, if you went to bed for money with a famous person,
(Umberto Eco)

We experience strangers only as appearances, so that what we see exhausts what they are.
(Zygmunt Bauman)

There are individuals made up solely of facades, such as unfinished houses for lack of money. They have the entrance worthy of a great palace, but the internal rooms comparable to squalid huts.
(Baltasar Gracián)

Yes, form is everything. It is the secret of life.
(Oscar Wilde)

If you are all in a race for appearance, then ready, semblance, and go.
(GMartelloni, Twitter)

Nothing is as it seems even if the looks are sometimes beautiful
(Spettinata88, Twitter)

After all, how do we know that two plus two equals four? Or that gravity really exists? Or that the past is unchangeable? What if the past and the outside world exist only in your mind and your mind is under control?
(George Orwell)

Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.
(Will Rogers)

Can you tell me what day Santa Falsità is celebrated?
Because I have to send greetings to a few people.

We pay more attention to making others believe that we are happy than to really try to be happy.
(appearance quotes by François de La Rochefoucauld)

When we are too happy, we are actually unhappy.
When we talk too much, we are actually uncomfortable.
When we scream, we are actually afraid.
In reality, reality is almost never what it appears to be.
In the silences, in the balances, in the “continences” there is the true reality and the true strength.
(Virginia Woolf)

There are four ways, and only four ways, with which we are in contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four elements: what we do, how we appear, what we say and how we say it.
(Dale Carnegie)

Appearance Quotes

You are beautiful with the app that makes you look like works of art but then to recognize yourself live you need the explanation of the audio guide.
(Zziagenio78, Twitter)

The opposites of life:
Black and white
Water and fire
Hot and cold
Hate and love
Dark and light
Reality and Instagram
(dbric511, Twitter)

In each situation, each one takes on an attitude and an external attitude to seem how he wants it to be believed. Therefore it can be said that the world is composed only of masks.
(François de La Rochefoucauld)

Everyone sees what you equal, few feel what you are.
(Niccolo Machiavelli)

Everyone judges by appearance, nobody judges by substance.
(Friedrich Schiller)

You stop at the appearance: I go down later to the substance.
(oppyum, Twitter)

One morning I could announce that the world will blow up in three hours, and people would still phone to comment on my hair.
(Katie Kouric, TV presenter and news anchor)

Life is more than a pair of cheekbones.
(Kate Winslet)

And only those who live by appearances can be deceived by appearances.
(frankvirzi, Twitter)

We don’t see things the way they are. We see them the way we are

Concern for one’s own image is man’s fatal immaturity. It is so difficult to be indifferent to your image. Such indifference is above human strength. Man comes only after death.
(Milan Kundera)

All those people had faces framed by the sense of their importance. They played the game of appearing and flaunting and overwhelming with the utmost seriousness. Who knows at what point in their lives they had forgotten about their children’s games.
(Fabrizio Caramagna)

Mirrors should think longer before reflecting.
(Jean Cocteau)

I am fascinated by those who stop at appearances, of those who live practically eating skins.
(unbearable, Twitter)

The outward appearance is a wonderful pervert of reason.
(Marco Aurelio)

Appearance enchants.

Appearance wraps.
Then when you discard, you find disappointment.
(oppyum, Twitter)

They wake up at 4
At 5 they go to the hairdresser
At 6 they wear makeup
At 7 they put on their pajamas to post the selfie “Just wake up”

The fact that your selfie does not contain more than 10% of who you really are does not mean that you have to take 10 per day.
(AlbertZuckerman, Twitter)

To flaunt and be seen … What cannot be seen does not exist …
(Baltasar Graciàn)

The useless society triumphs at the end of a mad process that has pushed the industry to produce superfluous goods, as if the purpose of man was not to be and live in a just society, but to appear; and it is precisely on this need that the great dogma of contemporaneity is founded: one succeeds if one appears.
(Vittorino Andreoli)

77% of girls think they are ugly. 52% of being fat. 100% of people should stop judging by appearance.

A beautiful appearance lasts a few decades, but a beautiful personality lasts for a lifetime.

I don’t stop at stops, let alone appearances.
(rattodisabina, Twitter)

We continue to drink bad wine, worried that the glasses are crystal.
(appearance quotes by Mirco Stefanon)

In this world it is important not to have the air of what you are.
(André Gide)

Trying to seem what we are not, we cease to be what we are.
(Ernst Junger)

We would earn more by showing ourselves what we are than by trying to appear what we are not.
(appearance quotes by François de La Rochefoucauld)

We are what we fear to appear.
(Aaron Haspel)

I need to stop being who everyone thinks I am.
(Sarah Addison Allen)

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Why not be yourself? It is all there the secret of looking your best. If you are a greyhound, why try to look like a Pekingese?
(Edith Sitwell)

The gyms where you go are crowded with guys who try to look like men, as if being a man was equivalent to having the look that a sculptor or advertiser has in mind.
(Chuck Palahniuk)

It is foolish to desire beauty. Common sense people never desire it for themselves or care about it in others. If the mind is well cultivated, and the heart well disposed, no one will ever care about the outward appearance.
(Anne Brontë)

Nothing is more fleeting than the external form, which withers and changes like wildflowers when autumn appears.
(Severino Boezio)

Psychologist: – How are you?
The moon: – Men no longer look at my face as they once did. They are absorbed by a strange bright display. And when I orbit around the earth I see less and less beauty and more and more fake faces, only worried about appearing.
(Fabrizio Caramagna)

Man continually pretends to be what he is not; it’s a way to hide himself. Those who are ugly try to look beautiful, those who are prey to anguish try to look happy, those who know nothing try to prove they know everything. And things go on like this. If you don’t become aware of the three idiots that are in you, you will never become a wise man. It is by overcoming the three idiots that one becomes truly wise.
(appearance quotes by Osho)

There are three periods in life: youth, middle age and appearance.
(Nelson Rockefeller)

Opinion is not being: but being is also an opinion. Nothing contributes so much to making the monk as the habit.
(Ugo Bernasconi)

It may be true that beauty is only epidermal, but the fact remains that most of the time the world judges you by appearance. It will be of little help in your climb to success to appear as a loser. If you’re trying to be a winner, you’d better start with looking like one.
(Michael Korda)

There are many people in the world, but nevertheless there are multiple faces, because everyone has different faces.
(Rainer Maria Rilke)

No one can, for a period that is not very short, wear one face to show himself and another to show to all the others, without ultimately finding himself in a position of no longer understanding what the true one may be.
(Nathaniel Hawthorne)

We are all imposters in this world, we all pretend to be something we are not.
(appearance quotes by Richard Bach)

A donkey always remains a donkey, even if you cover it with gold.

The desire to look smart often prevents us from being smart.
(François de La Rochefoucauld)

Cauliflower is nothing but a cabbage that he studied at Harvard.
(Mark Twain)

There are so many fake diamonds in this life that pass for real, and vice versa.
(William Makepeace Thackeray)

As every morning he got up and looked in the mirror and saw himself very ugly: it took him an hour to get ugly.
(Ennio Flaiano)

Things are not always as they seem, their first aspect deceives many: rarely the mind discovers what is hidden inside them.

Appearances deceive those who want to be deceived.
(Roberto Gervaso)

There are more things that scare us than those that actually hurt, and we are troubled more by appearances than by real facts.
(appearance quotes by Lucio Anneo Seneca)

Real things in the dark don’t seem more real than dreams.
(Murasaki Shikibu)

Believe only half of what you see and nothing of what you hear.
(Dinah Craik)

There are some who pay great attention to what matters very little, and little to what is worth much.
(Baltasar Graciàn)

By hiding it, you force others to guess, and it is very difficult for your guilt to be greater than their imagination.
(Amedeo Ansaldi)

Everything appears as it would be if it were what it is.
(Aaron Haspel)

Fashion. The goddess of appearance.
(Stéphane Mallarmé)

Women spend more money than their husband earns for people to believe that he earns more than they spend.
(appearance quotes by Danny Kaye)

The only sure-fire method of knowing your neighbor is to judge him by appearances.
(Antonio Amurri)

Be what you seem.
(Lewis Carroll)

The world judges men not by tests, because they do not have the time to search for them, but by appearances, so little is enough to go through a pearl and very little to go for a rascal.
(Aristide Gabelli)

All that glitters is not gold; but it should be added equally that not all that is gold glitters.
(Friedrich Hebbel)

People judge you by appearances, by the clothes you wear, by the music you listen to. Mosquitoes love you as you are

He looks like an idiot, speaks like an idiot, moves like an idiot, but don’t be fooled by appearances: he is a real idiot.
(Groucho Marx)

The truth is that appearances lead me to suspect that appearances would be misleading in your case
(appearance quotes by James Guida)

People are not ridiculous except when they want opinion or be what they are not.
(Giacomo Leopardi)

Sometimes it is easier to confide in a stranger. I wonder why? Maybe because a stranger sees us as we really are, and not as we want to make us believe we are.
(Carlos Ruiz Zafón)

Whoever sees a giant first examines the position of the sun and is careful that it is not the shadow of a pygmy.

Those who expect the devils to go around in the world with horns and buffoons with rattles will always be their prey and laughing stock.
(Arthur Schopenhauer)

Only superficial people do not judge by appearances.
(Oscar Wilde)

The window shows appearances. Reality is behind the wall.
(cryscryx, Twitter)

You are not as they would like you.
And it’s your biggest fortune.
(MissSchianto, Twitter)

Today is the world day of those who would like you to be what you are not, and seeing that you can’t, is willing to blame you
(Comeprincipe, Twitter)

Appearances are never considered a key to truth. But I’m afraid we don’t have another.
(appearance quotes by Ivy Compton-Burnett)