Quotations on Appearance

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Hair is also a problem. I remember once, when I was reporting from Beirut at the height of the civil war, someone wrote in to the BBC complaining about my appearance.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: War, Appearance, Complaining, Hair)

We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Appearance, Mind)

It is in the very nature of things human that every act that has once made its appearance and has been recorded in the history of mankind stays with mankind as a potentiality long after its actuality has become a thing of the past.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: History, Nature, Act, Appearance, Mankind, Past)

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: God, Religion, Gods, Appearance, Devotion, Treatment)

It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Ideas, Appearance, World)

Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Appearance, Clothes, Man, Manners)

Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.
- Saint Augustine
(Keywords: Soul, Virtue, Appearance, Humility)

Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.
- Jane Austen
(Keywords: Appearance, Humility, Nothing, Opinion)

I then realized my appearance was a bit odd. My right leg was no longer with me. It had caught somewhere in the top of the cockpit as I tried to leave my Spitfire.
- Douglas Bader
(Keywords: Appearance, Right)

We no longer dare to believe in beauty and we make of it a mere appearance in order the more easily to dispose of it.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Keywords: Beauty, Appearance, Order)

Prior to an individual's encounter with the love of God at a particular time in history, however, there has to be another, more fundamental and archetypal encounter, which belongs to the conditions of possibility of the appearance of divine love to man.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Keywords: Love, Time, History, God, Possibility, Appearance, Man)

We wanted to make sure that the film covered the main issues of his life. Musicianship, appearance.
- Martin Bashir
(Keywords: Life, Appearance, Film)

Polite strangers often tell soothing lies about our physical appearance that prevent many of us from facing, discussing and solving our real problems.
- Martha Beck
(Keywords: Appearance, Lies, Problems, Strangers)

Clothes and manners do not make the man; but, when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Appearance, Clothes, Man, Manners)

In a house where there are small children the bathroom soon takes on the appearance of the Old Curiosity Shop.
- Robert Benchley
(Keywords: Appearance, Children, Curiosity, Old)

The most memorable performance was my appearance in concert in Carnegie Hall. The first standup to do so.
- Shelley Berman
(Keywords: Performance, Appearance, First)

The actor is too prone to exaggerate his powers; he wants to play Hamlet when his appearance is more suitable to King Lear.
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Keywords: Actor, Appearance, Play)

When an opera star sings her head off, she usually improves her appearance.
- Victor Borge
(Keywords: Appearance, Opera)

When I was a little boy I did not, of course, trouble much about my appearance.
- Georg Brandes
(Keywords: Appearance, Trouble)

I do not overlook the fact that the appearance of these new, free nations in the European political community not only celebrates the return of the prodigal son but also creates new sources of friction here and there.
- Hjalmar Branting
(Keywords: Son, Appearance, Community, Fact, Nations)

As a consequence, the Court ruled that the limits on campaign spending violated the First Amendment, but it accepted the $1,000 limit on individual contributions on the ground that the need to avoid the appearance of corruption justified this limited constraint on speech.
- James L. Buckley
(Keywords: Appearance, Corruption, Court, First, Limits, Speech)

The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world; there is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.
- George Catlin
(Keywords: Character, Appearance, Rivers, Terror, World)

It is true that women tend to be more identified with their bodies because in this crazy world, both men and women measure women's value as human beings in relationship to their physical appearance.
- Andrew Cohen
(Keywords: Men, Women, Appearance, Measure, Value, World)

It seems to me that in the western world, culture has something to do with appearance. A person that's out creating good stuff has got to appreciate someone when they take the time to have an appearance that goes with what they're doing.
- Ornette Coleman
(Keywords: Time, Appearance, Culture, World)

What lies behind appearance is usually another appearance.
- Mason Cooley
(Keywords: Appearance, Lies)

The Crosby family is sort of legendary for all of its traumas and familial problems, even though it has this appearance of being this perfect world. It had quite a dark side to it.
- Denise Crosby
(Keywords: Family, Appearance, Being, Problems, World)

The appearance of the bones of quadrupeds, especially those of complete bodies in the strata, tells us either that the layer itself which carries them was in earlier times dry land or that dry land was at least formed in the immediate area.
- George Cuvier
(Keywords: Appearance, Land)

I think Pete did have a hard time as a kid with his appearance. But don't all kids have a hard time? God, I had a hard time, too. I was little with bow legs and rickets. I used to get picked on like everybody used to get picked on.
- Roger Daltrey
(Keywords: Time, God, Appearance, Kids)

The country has been of better character since leaving the Buttes than E. of them, but has now a very fertile appearance. This may be said to begin about the 3rd crossing of Milk R of the line.
- George Mercer Dawson
(Keywords: Character, Appearance, Country, May, Now)

There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Appearance, Discovery, Feeling, Intuition, Laws, Lying, Order)

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.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Keywords: Thought, Appearance, Fact, Morals)

Without feeling abashed by my ignorance, I confess that I am absolutely unable to say. In the absence of an appearance of learning, my answer has at least one merit, that of perfect sincerity.
- Jean Henri Fabre
(Keywords: Absence, Appearance, Feeling, Ignorance, Learning, Merit, Sincerity)

Fashion is the science of appearance, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.
- Henry Fielding
(Keywords: Science, Appearance, Desire, Fashion)

I have been trying to point out that in our lives chance may have an astonishing influence and, if I may offer advice to the young laboratory worker, it would be this - never to neglect an extraordinary appearance or happening.
- Alexander Fleming
(Keywords: Advice, Appearance, Chance, Influence, May, Neglect, Trying)

The tree was evidently aged, from the size of its stem. It was about six feet high, the branches came out from the stem in a regular and symmetrical manner, and it had all the appearance of a tree in miniature.
- Robert Fortune
(Keywords: Appearance, Feet)

Arles is certainly one of the most interesting towns I have ever seen, whether viewed as a place remarkable for the objects of antiquity it contains, or for the primitive manners of its inhabitants and its picturesque appearance.
- Marguerite Gardiner
(Keywords: Appearance, Manners, Remarkable)

Beethoven had a great look. It was very much about the drama of appearance.
- Boy George
(Keywords: Appearance, Drama)

The biggest problem with every art is by the use of appearance to create a loftier reality.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Keywords: Art, Appearance, Reality)

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.
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Keywords: Work, Appearance, Energy, Trying)

My art is an attempt to reach beyond the surface appearance. I want to see growth in wood, time in stone, nature in a city, and I do not mean its parks but a deeper understanding that a city is nature too-the ground upon which it is built, the stone with which it is made.
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Keywords: Art, Nature, Time, Growth, Appearance, Understanding, Want, Wood)

I grew up in a family where we weren't allowed to talk about beauty or to put any emphasis on physical appearance.
- Pam Grier
(Keywords: Beauty, Family, Appearance, Talk)

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.
- Alec Guinness
(Keywords: Actor, Appearance, Ego, Intellect, Judgment, Personality)

One thing I like about boxing is that I will not have to deal with the same kind of politics that I had to in skating. In boxing, it is not about your appearance, or how your costume looks, what color it is, or how much it costs.
- Tonya Harding
(Keywords: Politics, Appearance, Boxing, Will)

In appearance the labor system of all the colonies was the same.
- Albert Bushnell Hart
(Keywords: Appearance, Labor)

In avoiding the appearance of evil, I am not sure but I have sometimes unnecessarily deprived myself and others of innocent enjoyments.
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Keywords: Appearance, Evil)

The beggar is the only person in the universe not obliged to study appearance.
- Don Herold
(Keywords: Appearance, Study, Universe)

What was the appearance of God the Father? Like that of a man... God has the likeness of fingers and hands and a face.
- Benny Hinn
(Keywords: God, Father, Appearance, Man)

The vast majority of human beings dislike and even actually dread all notions with which they are not familiar... Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have generally been persecuted, and always derided as fools and madmen.
- Aldous Huxley
(Keywords: Appearance, First, Fools, Majority)

When the President was asked about global warming at a public appearance yesterday, he responded by talking about America's addiction to oil. You make the connection.
- Gwen Ifill
(Keywords: Addiction, America, Appearance, Connection, Global warming, Oil, President, Public, Talking, Yesterday)

But now in this day and age, people are more prone to go out to try new things to enhance their performance on the field - to enhance their physical appearance.
- Bo Jackson
(Keywords: Age, People, Performance, Appearance, Day, Now)



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