Be not deceived with the first appearance of things, for show is not substance.
A dimple on the chin, the devil within.
A little man often cast a long shadow.
Chins without beards deserve no honor.
All things are becoming to good people.
The best mirror is an old friend.
Wide will wear, but tight will tear.
Appearances are deceptive.
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
Everybody has that thing where they need to look one way but they come out looking another way and that's what people observe. You see someone on the street and essentially what you notice about them is the flaw. It's just extraordinary that we should have been given these peculiarities. Something is ironic in the world and it has to do with the fact that what you intend never comes out like you intend it.
Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance
-Henry Ward Beecher
The non permanent appearance of happiness and distress, and their disappearance in due course, are like the appearance and disappearance of summer and winter seasons.
Think not I am what I appear.
-Lord (George Gordon) Byron
He looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food.
You and I do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.
It's nothing to be born ugly. Sensibly, the ugly woman comes to terms with her ugliness and exploits it as a grace of nature. To become ugly means the beginning of a calamity, self-willed most of the time.
-Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Even I don't wake up looking like Cindy Crawford.
My breasts are beautiful, and I gotta tell you, they've gotten a lot of attention for what is relatively short screen time.
-Jamie Lee Curtis
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 C. Cushing
I seated ugliness on my knee, and almost immediately grew tired of it.
The most winning woman I ever knew was hanged for poisoning three little children for their insurance-money, and the most repellent man of my acquaintance is a philanthropist who has spent nearly a quarter of a million upon the London poor.
-Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
You are only what you are when no one is looking.
-Robert C. Edwards
Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.
'Tis very certain that each man carries in his eye the exact indication of his rank in the immense scale of men, and we are always learning to read it. A complete man should need no auxiliaries to his personal presence.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
People that seem so glorious are all show; underneath they are like everyone else.
I've played a lot of bad guys, 'cause that was the only work I could get. People saw my face and went Oooh.
He that has a great nose, thinks everybody is speaking of it.
Ugliness is in a way superior to beauty because it lasts.
Things are seldom what they seem.
-W. S. Gilbert