Appearance Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old appearance quotes, appearance sayings, and appearance proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Appearances are a glimpse of the unseen.     


Appearance blinds, whereas words reveal.     

Oscar Wilde

Appearances do not deceive if there are enough of them.     

Laura Riding

The fear of appearances is the first symptom of impotence.     

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Your appearance can be a weapon. As powerful as any knife or gun.     


Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way - everything is interdependent, not absolute.     

Dalai Lama

It is only in appearance that time is a river. It is rather a vast landscape and it is the eye of the beholder that moves.     

Thornton Wilder

Appearances can be deceiving, but the true colours of your soul remain.     

Angelica Hopes

If your appearance is all people see, they have no respect for your mind.     

Trudi Canavan

Outward appearance is nothing to Him if it is not an expression of the inner.     

Mahatma Gandhi

The appearance of the law must be upheld - especially when it's being broken.     

Boss Tweed

Keeping up the appearance of having all your marbles is hard work, but important.     

Sara Gruen

All appearances are real and negatio; sophistical: All reality must be sensation.     

Immanuel Kant

Your external appearance can be great, but your stunning beauty beams from within.     

Wayne Chirisa

You cannot judge by outward appearances; the soul is only transparent to its Maker.     

Hosea Ballou

An appearance of delicacy is inseparable from sweetness and gentleness of character.     

Lydia Sigourney

Appearance should never attain reality, And if nature conquers, then must art retire.     

Friedrich Schiller

It's not the appearance that binds you, it's the attachment to the appearance that binds you.     


If you judge after appearances, you will continue to be enslaved by the evidence of your senses.     

Neville Goddard

Our appearance belongs to others, we live in the darkness of the body-part of all darkness but felt.     

Antony Gormley

The appearance of a single great genius is more than equivalent to the birth of a hundred mediocrities     

Cesare Lombroso

It is not your outward appearance that you should beautify, but your soul, adorning it with good works.     

Clement of Alexandria

When appearance and reality coincide, philosophy and literary criticism find themselves with nothing to say.     

Mason Cooley

Appearances are nothing.... And first of all they should not be feared, they are only dangerous to the weak.     

Georges Bernanos

If appearances are deceitful, then they do not deserve any confidence when they assert what appears to them to be true.     

Diogenes Laertius

The appearances of goodness and merit often meet with a greater reward from the world than goodness and merit themselves.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

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

Appearances are deceiving.     


Appearance rules the world.     

Friedrich Schiller

Appearance is a type of power.     

Patrick Rothfuss