Quotes: appearance

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  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine
    English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809
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    A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right
  • Charles Swindoll
    Charles Swindoll
    American Pastor, writer
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    Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.
  • Ben Johnston
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    Commerce is one of the daughters of Fortune, inconsistent and deceitful as her mother. she chooses her residence where she is least expected, and shifts her home when in appearance she seems firmly settled.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Every fact is related on one side to sensation, and, on the other, to morals. The game of thought is, on the appearance of one of these two sides, to find the other; given the upper, to find the under side.
  • Henry Fielding
    Henry Fielding
    English writer 1707-1754
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    Fashion is the science of appearance, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.
  • Thornton Wilder
    Thornton Wilder
    American writer and playwright 1897-1975
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    It is only in appearance that time is a river. It is a vast landscape and it is the eye of the beholder that moves.
  • Iris Murdoch
    Iris Murdoch
    Anglo-Irish novelist and philosopher 1919-1999
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    A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the fa├žade of his appearance.
  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine
    English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809
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    A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason.
  • Alec Guinness
    Alec Guinness
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    An actor is totally vulnerable. His total personality is exposed to critical judgment - his intellect, his bearing, his diction, his whole appearance. In short, his ego.
  • Friedrich von Schiller
    Friedrich von Schiller
    German poet 1759-1805
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    Appearance rules the world.
  • As with all my work, whether it's a leaf on a rock or ice on a rock, I'm trying to get beneath the surface appearance of things. Working the surface of a stone is an attempt to understand the internal energy of the stone.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    At their first appearance innovators have always been derided as fools and mad men.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    Beauty is a primeval phenomenon, which itself never makes its appearance, but the reflection of which is visible in a thousand different utterances of the creative mind, and is as various as nature herself.
  • Jean de la Fontaine
    Jean de la Fontaine
    French writer 1621-1695
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    Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
  • Andrew Vachss
    Andrew Vachss
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    Building a mechanical device for its appearance is like putting lace on a bowling ball.
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