Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
~ Leonardo da Vinci
Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes, but few have the gift of penetration.
It is only when the mind and character slumber that the dress can be seen.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mirrors should think longer before they reflect.
Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.
Pretty is the queen that rules our land, over hard-working peasants known by Substance.
Polished brass will pass upon more people than rough gold.
Things do not pass for what they are, but for what they seem. Most things are judged by their jackets.
A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.
The weirder you're going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person.
I have always a sacred veneration for anyone I observe to be a little out of repair in his person, as supposing him either a poet or a philosopher.
The world is governed more by appearance than realities so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.
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Appearances are not held to be a clue to the truth. But we seem to have no other.
Many a man has fallen in love with a girl in a light so dim he would not have chosen a suit by it.