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Quotations on Appearance

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The Devil hath power
To assume a pleasing shape.

~ William Shakespeare

There are no greater wretches in the world than many of those whom people in general take to be happy.

~ Seneca

Getting talked about is one of the penalties for being pretty, while being above suspicion is about the only compensation for being homely.

~ Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard

The bosom can ache beneath diamond brooches; and many a blithe heart dances under coarse wool.

~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin

The world is governed more by appearances than by realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.

~ Daniel Webster

You are only what you are when no one is looking.

~ Robert C. Edwards

How little do they see what is, who frame their hasty judgments upon that which seems.

~ Robert Southey

When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck.

~ Richard Cardinal Cushing

Half the work that is done in this world is to make things appear what they are not.

~ Elias Root Beadle

You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal - no one will see it. But when a button is missing--everyone sees that.

~ Erich M. Remarque

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