Quotes about Appearances

The world is governed more by appearances than realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it. Daniel Webster

Appearance rules the world. Friedrich von Schiller

For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are. Niccolo Machiavelli

Appearances are often deceiving. Aesop

Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes, but few have the gift of penetration. Niccolo Machiavelli

Beware so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance. Jean de La Fontaine

Keep up appearances; there lies the test;
The world will give thee credit for the rest.
Charles Churchill