Friday, 15 July 2011

Appearance

Appearances are not reality; but they often can be a convincing alternative to it. You can control appearances most of the time, but facts are what they are. When the facts are too sharp, you can craft a cheerful version of the situation and cover the facts the way that you can covered a battered old four-slice toaster with a knitted cozy featuring images of kittens. - Dean Koontz

Appearance is a type of power. - Patrick Rothfuss 

Appearance matters a great deal because you can often tell a lot about people by looking at how they present themselves. - Lemony Snicket 

Appearance rules the world. - Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

Appearances often are deceiving. - Aesop

Appearances to the mind are of four kinds. Things either are what they appear to be; or they neither are, nor appear to be; or they are, and do not appear to be; or they are not, and yet appear to be. Rightly to aim in all these cases is the wise man’s task. - Epictetus

Do not judge by appearances; a rich heart may be under a poor coat. - Scottish Proverb

In all aspects of life, we take on a part and an appearance to seem to be what we wish to be – and thus the world is merely composed of actors. - Francois la Rochefoucauld

Judge nothing by the appearance. The more beautiful the serpent, the more fatal its sting. - William Scott Downey

Our reason is always disappointed by the inconstancy of appearances. - Blaise Pascal

The appearances of things are deceptive. There is no trusting appearances. - Richard B. Sheridan

The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances. - Agatha Christie

To apply the concept of illusion to all appearances, on the basis that some appearances are illusions, is an unjustified generalization. - Avi Sion

To judge the appearances we receive of things, we should need a judicatory instrument; to verify this instrument, we should need a demonstration; to rectify this demonstration, we should need an instrument: so here we are arguing in a circle. Seeing the senses cannot decide our dispute, being themselves full of uncertainty, we must have recourse to Reason; there is no reason but must be built upon another reason, so here we are retreating backwards to all eternity. - Michel de Montaigne

When we are able to look beyond appearances and to behold that which we truly are, we recognize that our essence is interwoven with the divine and that we exist as one of its expressions. - Alexandra Katehakis

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