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  • Aesop
    Aesop
    Greek fabulist and story teller 620-564 BCE
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    Appearances are deceptive.
  • Daniel Webster
    Daniel Webster
    American lawyer and statesman 1782-1852
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    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.
  • Bill Mumy
    Bill Mumy
    American actor and musician 1954-
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    Anyway, in the mid 80's I was spending a fortune buying old Golden Age books from the late 30's and 40's and I was making personal appearances at a lot of sci fi and comic book conventions all around the country here so that I could find books for my collection.
  • Anaxagoras
    Anaxagoras
    Greek philosopher 500-428 BC
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    Appearances are a glimpse of the unseen.
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    Danish philosopher 1813-1855
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    Because of its tremendous solemnity death is the light in which great passions, both good and bad, become transparent, no longer limited by outward appearances.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    But that is a rare, rare man, I venture, who is as steadily intelligent, as constantly sound in judgment, as little put off by appearances, as the average women of forty-eight.
    Source: In Defense of Women (1918)
  • Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    American author and clergyman 1814-1880
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    Do not judge from mere appearances; for the lift laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy. The bosom can ache beneath diamond brooches; and many a blithe heart dances under coarse wool.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    How much greater confidence has an advocate, retained with a large fee, in the justice of his cause! How much better does his bold manner make his case appear to the judges, deceived as they are by appearances! How ludicrous is reason, blown with a breath in every direction!
    Source: Pensees (1669)
  • Alan Dershowitz
    Alan Dershowitz
    American lawyer and author 1938-
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    I have been defending Israel's right to exist, and to defend itself against terrorism, for many years-on college campuses, in television appearances and in debate.
  • Anne Tyler
    Anne Tyler
    American novelist and short story writer 1941-
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    I'm too shy for personal appearances, and I've found out that anytime I talk about my writing, I can't do any writing for many weeks afterward.
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
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    In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes the world to believe that he is. Thus we may say that the whole world is made up of appearances.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
  • Machiavelli
    Machiavelli
    Florentijns staatsphilosopher 1469-1527
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    Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes, but few have the gift of penetration.
  • Stephen Bayley
    Stephen Bayley
    British art criticus 1951-
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    Taste is more to do with manners than appearances. Taste is both myth and reality; it is not a style.
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
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    The common practice of keeping up appearances with society is a mere selfish struggle of the vain with the vain.
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