Quotes Categories

Appearance Quotes

Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

'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.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

People that seem so glorious are all show; underneath they are like everyone else.

Author: Euripides

Profession: Greek Tragic Poet

I've played a lot of bad guys, 'cause that was the only work I could get. People saw my face and went ''Oooh.''

Author: Laurence Fishburne


He that has a great nose, thinks everybody is speaking of it.

Author: Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

Profession: British Clergyman, Author

Things are seldom what they seem.

Author: W. S. Gilbert (1836-1911)

Profession: British Librettist

If one wishes to become rich they must appear rich.

Author: Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Author, Poet, Playwright

Woman cannot be content with health and agility: she must make exorbitant efforts to appear something that never could exist without a diligent perversion of nature. Is it too much to ask that women be spared the daily struggle for superhuman beauty in order to offer it to the caresses of a subhumanly ugly mate?

Author: Germaine Greer (1939)

Profession: Australian Feminist Writer

First impressions are often the truest, as we find (not infrequently) to our cost, when we have been wheedled out of them by plausible professions or studied actions. A man's look is the work of years; it is stamped on his countenance by the events of his whole life, nay, more, by the hand of nature, and it is not to be got rid of easily.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

I do not think I had ever seen a nastier-looking man. Under the black hat, when I had first seen them, the eyes had been those of an unsuccessful rapist.

Author: Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961)

Profession: American Writer

A hair in the head is worth two in the brush.

Author: Oliver Herford (1863-1935)

Profession: American Author, Illustrator

There's one thing about baldness, it's neat.

Author: Don Herold


Getting talked about is one of the penalties for being pretty, while being above suspicion is about the only compensation for being homely.

Author: Kin Hubbard (1868-1930)

Profession: American Humorist, Journalist

God loveth the clean.

Author: The Koran

Profession: Islamic Religious Bible

Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.

Author: Jean De La Fontaine (1621-1695)

Profession: French Poet