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Appearances Are Deceiving Quotes


"Appearances are deceiving." - Aesop

"Appearances often are deceiving." - Aesop

"Appearances are often deceiving." - Aesop

"Appearances may be deceiving." - Aesop

"Appearances are very often both convincing and deceiving." - Camillo Federici

"Diplomacy means the art of nearly deceiving all your friends, but not quite deceiving all your enemies." - Kofi Abrefa Busia

"Appearances are deceptive." - Aesop

"Appearances are deceptive." - Proverbs

"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

"Authority can be faked. That's why impersonating a police officer is a crime. Sometimes the outward appearances of authority can be deceiving." - John Ortberg

"Dreams can be deceiving, like faces are to hearts." - Fiona Apple

"Appearances are a glimpse of the unseen." - Anaxagoras

"We are never so easily deceived as when we imagine we are deceiving others." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"...hoarders of guilty secrets are inevitably consumed with appearances." - Lionel Shriver

"Appearances do not deceive if there are enough of them." - Laura Riding

"Appearances are but a glimpse of what is hidden." - Anaxagoras

"Men who cannot deceive others are very often successful at deceiving themselves." - Samuel Johnson

"Their record is a little bit deceiving. I still think they are a very good team." - Laura Halldorson

"We are so accustomed to masquerade ourselves before others that we end by deceiving ourselves." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Be sure that you are not deceiving yourself at any time about actual conditions." - John D Rockefeller

"Looks can be deceiving." - Meg Cabot

"There are lying looks, as well as lying words; dissembling smiles, deceiving signs, and even a lying silence." - Ellin Devis

"Looks are deceiving," Risa says. "After all, when I first saw you I thought you looked reasonably intelligent." - Neal Shusterman

"Don't lose who you are in the blur of the stars Seeing is deceiving, dreaming is believing" - Jessie J

"There are many who have grave scruples about deceiving but think it as nothing to deceive themselves." - Eric Hoffer

"The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs thro' the arched roof in words deceiving." - John Milton

"There is no excuse for deceiving children. And when, as must happen in conventional families, they find that their parents have lied, they lose confidence in them and feel justified in lying to them." - Bertrand Russell

"The appearances of the world are not the problem, it's clinging to them that causes suffering" - Tilopa

"Among the appliances to transform the people, sound and appearances are but trivial influences." - Confucius

"Appearances deceive And this one maxim is a standing rule: Men are not what they seem." - William Havard

"Appearances to save, his only care; So things seem right, no matter what they are." - Charles Churchill

"The truth about who we really are, beyond all appearances, is knowledge worth seeking." - Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

"Of all sciences there is none where first appearances are more deceitful than in politics." - David Hume

"Excuse our appearances. We are taking apart yesterday, to make way for tomorrow" - Megan Mccafferty

"In considering irregular appearances, there are certain very natural mistakes which must be avoided." - Bertrand Russell

"Among the appliances to transform the people, sound and appearances are but trivial influences." - Confucius

"When you are in your heart of hearts, you can see beyond appearances." - Carlos Santana

"Do not be misled by appearances for these are apt to be deceptive." - Ali Ibn Abi Talib

"I cannot be convinced that great artists are moralists. Art is first appearances, then meaning." - Camille Paglia

"Candidates' wives are supposed to sit cheerfully through their husbands' appearances." - Jodi Kantor

"Outreach appearances in the schools are usually part of my contracts, and I love doing them." - Danielle De Niese

"The personal appearances and red carpet events are very glitzy, but it's a bit false." - Enya

"Public appearances are a headache. I hold mine down to a minimum." - Jack Nicklaus

"All appearances are real and negatio; sophistical: All reality must be sensation." - Immanuel Kant

"The rule seems to be that those who find no difficulty in deceiving themselves are easily deceived by others. They are easily persuaded and led." - Eric Hoffer

"While we are indifferent to our good qualities, we keep on deceiving ourselves in regard to our faults, until we come to look on them as virtues." - Heinrich Heine

"Feelings come, and feelings go, and feelings are deceiving. My warrant is the Word of God, naught else is worth believing." - Martin Luther

"Though dreams can be deceiving; like faces are to hearts, they serve for sweet relieving, when fantasy and reality lie too far apart." - Fiona Apple

"Outward appearances mean everything." - Simone Elkeles

"Appearances are nothing.... And first of all they should not be feared, they are only dangerous to the weak." - Georges Bernanos

"All appearances have a determinate magnitude (the relation of which to another assignable). The infinite does not appear as such, likewise not the simple. For the appearances are included between two boundaries (points) and are thus themselves determinate magnitudes." - Immanuel Kant

"A man's got to keep up appearances. I'll be universally detested if everyone realizes how perfect you are." - Julia Quinn

"All objects whether pleasant, unpleasant or neutral, are mere appearances to the mind just like things experienced in a dream" - Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

"A man's got to keep up appearances. I"ll be universally detested if everyone realizes how perfect you are." - Julia Quinn

"Young children are being arrested and subjected to court appearances for behaviors that can only be termed as trivial." - Henry Giroux

"These stories of people with unusual powers and unusual appearances, who do unusual things, people are always fascinated by them." - Stan Lee

"Back in the day I was doing runway, editorial, advertising, spokesmodeling, and public appearances. Those are five different categories." - Janice Dickinson

"A prudent person, having to do with a designing one, will always distrust most when appearances are fairest." - Samuel Richardson

"Art, however innocent, looks like deceiving." - Aaron Hill

"Seeing is deceiving. It's eating that's believing." - James Thurber

"My religion is not deceiving myself." - Milarepa

"I am convinced that human life is filled with many pure, happy, serene examples of insincerity, truly splendid of their kind-of people deceiving one another without (strangely enough) any wounds being inflicted, of people who seem unaware even that they are deceiving one another." - Osamu Dazai

"Men who can succeed in deceiving no one else, will succeed at last in deceiving themselves." - Anthony Trollope

"Men who can succeed in deceiving no one else will succeed at last in deceiving themselves." - Anthony Trollope

"In love, one always begins in deceiving oneself, and one always ends in deceiving others." - Oscar Wilde

"There is no trusting appearances." - Richard Brinsley Sheridan

"Look! Don't be deceived by appearances - men and things are not what they seem. All who are not on the rock are in the sea!" - William Booth

"The pretended desires of many to behold the glory of Christ in heaven, who have no view of it by faith while they are here in this world, are nothing but self-deceiving imaginations." - John Owen

"Some Warriors look fierce, but are mild. Some seem timid, but are vicious. Look beyond appearances; position yourself for the advantage." - Ming-Dao Deng

"What I often forget about students, especially undergraduates, is that surface appearances are misleading. Most of them are at base as conventional as Presbyterian deacons." - Muriel Beadle

"Playing with appearances and mastering the arts of deception are among the aesthetic pleasures of life. They are also key components in the acquisition of power." - Robert Greene

"Appearances are deceitful, I know, but so long as they are, there's nothing like having them deceive for us instead of against us." - George Horace Lorimer

"We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances." - Isaac Newton

"Within the mind there are no lies-no possibility of deceiving oneself; and yet, somehow we all manage to bypass the safety of truth in pursuit of dangerous desires." - Wes Fesler

"We are all created to be miserable, and that we all know it, and all invent means of deceiving each other. And when one sees the truth, what is one to do?" - Leo Tolstoy

"If the angle you're going at is there's some kind of quid pro quo - there isn't. Business is business, and people are allowed to make money. Looks can be deceiving, because there's no quid pro quo here." - Mike Miller

"Religious externals may have meaning for the God-inhabited soul; for any others they are not only useless but may actually become snares, deceiving them into a false and perilous sense of security." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"It is sometimes useful to pretend we are deceived, because when we show a deceiving man that we see through his artifices, we only encourage him to increase his deceptions." - Madeleine de Souvre, marquise de ...

"Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune." - Carl Jung

"Men are not to be judged by their looks, habits, and appearances; but by the character of their lives and conversations, and by their works." - Roger L'Estrange

"Mathematics, the non-empirical science par excellence . . . the science of sciences, delivering the key to those laws of nature and the universe which are concealed by appearances." - Hannah Arendt

"Appearances are significant, and never more than in politics. You can always sway the crowd, provided you have a good story." - Cassandra Clare

"Appearances are not held to be a clue to the truth,' said his cousin. 'But we seem to have no other." - Ivy Compton-Burnett

"Just as the roots of trees take firmer hold when they are contending with the wind; so faith takes firmer hold when it struggles with adverse appearances." - Robert Murray M'Cheyne

"Even if a man should chance to speak the most complete truth, yet he himself does not know it; all things are wrapped in appearances" - Xenophanes

"We are far more than our bodies and personalities. The inner spirit is always beautiful and lovable, no matter how our outer appearances may change." - Louise Hay

"We are so engrossed with the objects, or appearances revealed by the light, that we pay no attention to the light." - Ramana Maharshi

"Appearances are not held to be a clue to the truth, said his cousin. But we seem to have no other." - Ivy Compton-Burnett

"It is astonishing that this remote solitude has been chosen for a novitiate and especially for an academy. All appearances are against it." - Theodore Guerin

"If appearances are deceitful, then they do not deserve any confidence when they assert what appears to them to be true." - Diogenes Laertius

"Appearances are not truth. But every politician knows that his or her image, as well as his or her actions, can make the difference between failure and success." - Mimi Kennedy

"Future art that is based on appearances won't look like the art that's gone before. Even revivals of a period are not the same." - David Hockney

"The appearances of natural objects are in themselves meaningless; the essential thing is feeling - in itself and completely independent of the context in which it has been evoked." - Kazimir Malevich

"The intention of never deceiving often exposes us to deception." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Funny, now I can see, how looks can be deceiving." - Elvis Costello

"Looks can be deceiving; it's eating that's believing." - James Thurber

"The art of governing mankind by deceiving them." - Benjamin Disraeli

"We often shed tears that deceive ourselves after deceiving others." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"The art of pleasing is the art of deceiving." - Luc De Clapiers

"Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance." - Oscar Wilde

"I feel very guilty doing magic because you're deceiving somebody." - Jesse Eisenberg

"Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"Diplomacy means the art of nearly deceiving all your friends, but not quite deceiving all your enemies." - Kofi Busia

"When one is in love one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others." - Oscar Wilde

"Always scorn appearances and you always may." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances." - Atisa

"Keep up appearances whatever you do." - Charles Dickens

"Do not judge from mere appearances..." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"Trust not too much to appearances" - Virgil

"We should not be frightened by appearances." - Alain De Botton

"Appearances matter - and remember to smile." - Nelson Mandela

"Trust not too much to appearances." - Virgil

"The two principles of truth, reason and senses, are not only both not genuine, but are engaged in mutual deception. The senses deceive reason through false appearances, and the senses are disturbed by passions, which produce false impressions." - Blaise Pascal

"Television has accustomed us to brief, intimate, telegraphic, visual, narrative messages. Candidates are learning to act, speak, and think in television's terms. In the process they are transforming speeches, debates, and their appearances in news into ads." - Kathleen Hall Jamieson

"We often think ourselves inconsistent creatures, when we are the furthest from it, and all the variety of shapes and contradictory appearances we put on, are in truth but so many different attempts to gratify the same governing appetite." - Laurence Sterne

"We are one of many appearances of the thing called Life; we are not its perfect image, for it has no perfect image except Life, and life is multitudinous and emergent in the stream of time." - Loren Eiseley

"The man whose whole activity is diverted to inner meditation becomes insensible to all his surroundings. His passions are mere appearances, being sterile. They are dissipated in futile imaginings, producing nothing external to themselves." - Emile Durkheim

"Human potential is the same for all. Your feeling, "I am of no value", is wrong. Absolutely wrong. You are deceiving yourself. We all have the power of thought- so what are you lacking? If you have willpower, then you can change anything. It is usually said that you are your own master." - Dalai Lama

", old photographs are very deceiving, they give us the illusion that we are alive in them, and it's not true, the person we are looking at no longer exists, and if that person could see us, he or she would not recognise him or herself in us, Who's that looking at me so sadly, he or she would say." - Jose Saramago

"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

"In our time there are many artists who do something because it is new; they see their value and their justification in this newness. They are deceiving themselves; novelty is seldom the essential. This has to do with one thing only; making a subject better from its intrinsic nature." - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

"For the strategies of deception are concerned with deceiving an opponent through the logistics of perception. But these strategies are not merely aimed at the Serbs or the Iraqis but also at all those who might support [Slobodan] Milosevic or Saddam Hussein." - Paul Virilio

"Deceiving world, that with alluring toysHast made my life the subject of thy scorn,And scornest now to lend thy fading joys,T'outlength my life, whom friends have left forlorn;How well are they that die ere they be born,And never see thy sleights, which few men shunTill unawares they helpless are undone!" - Robert Greene

"When God gives a promise, He always tries our faith. Just as the roots of trees take firmer hold when they are contending with the wind, so faith takes a firmer hold when it struggles with adverse appearances." - Robert E. Murray

"I do promotion when it is necessary... But I always want to get back to the music. The personal appearances and red carpet events are very glitzy, but it's a bit false." - Enya

"When you have understood that nothing is, that things do not even deserve the status of appearances, you no longer need to be saved, you are saved, and miserable forever." - Emil Cioran

"Appearances are there to be ignored, for the biggest hearts may reside in the smallest and unlikeliest of creatures. Those who fail to look beyond the surface will never encounter true virtue - not in others and certainly not in themselves." - Markus Heitz

"I find no quality so easy for a man to counterfeit as devotion, though his life and manner are not conformable to it; the essence of it is abstruse and occult, but the appearances easy and showy." - Michel De Montaigne

"When you have understood that nothing is, that things do not even deserve the status of appearances, you no longer need to be saved, you are saved, and miserable forever." - Emile M Cioran

"Prison officials have been more concerned about sparing the sensitivities of executioners and witnesses than protecting the condemned prisoner from pain. They are more concerned with appearances than with the reality." - Jamie Fellner

"Against specious appearances we must set clear convictions, bright and ready for use. When death appears as an evil, we ought immediately to remember that evils are things to be avoided, but death is inevitable." - Epictetus

"Don't be concerned with other people's impressions of you. They are dazzled and deluded by appearances. Stick with your purpose. This alone will strengthen your will and give your life coherence." - Epictetus

"You are free to smile in the midst of massive tests and challenges, knowing that you have chosen to play this game, and that you have dominion over all the appearances of earth." - Richard Bach

"All those who possess in its pure state the love of their neighbour and the acceptance of the order of the world, inclucing affliction-all those, even should they live and die to all appearances atheists, are surely saved." - Simone Weil

"No mom has it all together. We're all dealing with loose ends when it comes to motherhood and our children. Some of us are just better at keeping up appearances, that's all." - Julie Ann Barnhill

"For the man who has got in the nasty habit of unmasking appearances, event and misunderstanding are synonyms. To make for the essential is to throw up the game, to admit one is defeated." - Emil Cioran

"The moment of sudden loathing And the season of stifled sorrow The whisper, the transparent deception The keeping up of appearances The making the best of a bad job All twined and tangled together, all are recorded." - T S Eliot

"It is interesting that our biggest fans are the greatest names of the classical music scene, such as Julian Rachlin, Janine Jansen, Mischa Maisky and Gidon Kremer. They even make guest appearances in our concerts occasionally." - Aleksey Igudesman

"Many people are noting the difference between Hillary Clinton's friendly public appearances and her blunt and direct Twitter account. Yeah, she's nice in person, and mean on the Internet. You know, kinda like EVERYONE." - Jimmy Fallon

"The South has a way of worshipping appearances - the suburbs are all about presentation and amazing flowers and a beautiful yard and dinner parties that impress people and having the Christmas lights just right." - Paul Downs Colaizzo

"Sometimes interviews are fun and good conversations, but stuff like photo shoots and appearances at places where you have to meet a lot of people - I was never really made for this kind of stuff." - Fiona Apple

"Nobody can understand the pressures of doing an hour-long TV show unless you've done one. Even when you're not on call, you still are working, learning lines, doing appearances, just tense." - Michael Learned

"I'm totally Italian, but I'm not a diva. If you could see the way I'm dressed in daily life, that's not a diva. Appearances are so not important to me." - Patti Lupone

"Now it is quite clear to me that there are no solid spheres in the heavens, and those that have been devised by the authors to save the appearances, exist only in the imagination." - Tycho Brahe

"The awareness of mortals falls short. As long as they're attached to appearances, they're unaware that their minds are empty. And by mistakenly clinging to the appearance of things they lose the Way." - Bodhidharma

"As I'm sure you know by now, most people aren't really very happy. Beyond their surface appearances, the smiles they wear for the rest of the world, most people are soul-sick." - Frederick Lenz

"There is illusion, the way you see things now, thinking that there is a tomorrow, there is a today, there is time and that there is life and death. Those are just appearances" - Frederick Lenz

"We have a great chance to be an NCAA basketball tournament team if we take care of business night in and night out in our league. Records are deceiving. You can schedule your way into a 10-1 or 11-0 record. I have learned that you're not going to trick the NCAA tournament selection committee." - Mark Gottfried

"The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof in words deceiving. Apollo from his shrine Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving. No nightly trance or breathed spell Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell." - John Milton

"We are deceiving ourselves if we believe that a literary work written and published in a country where 70 per cent of the population is illiterate, can change the political and social life of the is up to political organization..and not to romantic literature.. to change the present situation." - Zakaria Tamer



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