All that glisters is not gold; Often have you heard that told. (The Merchant of Venice)
Beware so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
How little do they see what is, who frame their hasty judgments upon that which seems.
We are never so ridiculous from the habits we have as from those we affect to have.
Don’t rely too much on labels, for too often they are fables.
Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.
I murmured to Picasso that I liked his portrait of Gertrude Stein. Yes, he said, everybody said she did not look like it but it does not make any difference, she will, he said.
Do not hold everything as gold that shines like gold.
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.
The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is the reason he makes so many of them.