The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.


A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.


Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue.


The true, prescriptive artist strives after artistic truth; the lawless artist, following blind instinct, after an appearance of naturalness. The one leads to the highest peaks of art, the other to its lowest depths.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Women should try to increase their size rather than decrease it, because I believe the bigger we are, the more space we'll take up, and the more we'll have to be reckoned with.

Roseanne Barr

A chaste woman ought not to dye her hair yellow.

Menander Of Athens

I just found out that I'm one inch taller than I thought.

Christie Brinkley

The appearance of a single great genius is more than equivalent to the birth of a hundred mediocrities.

Cesare Lombroso

Why not be oneself? That is the whole secret of a successful appearance. If one is a greyhound, why try to look like a Pekingese?

Dame Edith Sitwell

I can do anything. In GQ, I appeared as a man.

Boy George

My breasts are beautiful, and I gotta tell you, they've gotten a lot of attention for what is relatively short screen time.

Cindy Crawford

I don't think I'm too thin at all. I understand when people say, 'Well your face gets gaunt,' but to get your bottom half to be the right size, your face might have to be a little gaunt. You choose your battles.

Courteney Cox

Political language - and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists - is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.

George Orwell

Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.

George Orwell

The appearance of right oft leads us wrong.

Horace Mann

Just appearance doesn't change economy.

Rich Williams

There is fear at Sun that this will expose too much to Microsoft . It is an appearance issue.

Jeffrey Kingston

Their appearance, their attitude, their personality.

Tom Vaughn

There's always been an appearance that we always have our hand out every time we come to one of these meetings.

Danny Williams

There's an appearance that we have become what we said we would change.

John Shadegg

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.

Christopher Lasch

Was there anything about his appearance or demeanor that evening that struck you as unusual?

Gerald Schwartzbach

I don't anticipate any changes in the appearance of the river.

Tom Norton

This is a violent death in appearance.

Joe Scott

It's changed the appearance of the park quite a bit.

Tony Wolfe

He shouldn't be testifying, ... He's got the appearance of being somebody who was there on the scene. He wasn't there.

Christopher Seeger

Hopefully this will stimulate the appearance of new talents in Brazil.

Julius Erving

There was definitely frustration about Henri's non-appearance. We weren't happy about it.

Chris Hutchings

They are paying for her appearance and we're the apparatus. They're good for us and vice versa.

Al Nigrin

He should be making an appearance before too long to talk to everybody.

Al Embry

They have indicated that they are not finished with her testimony yet, and we will have at least one more appearance.

Lawrence Wechsler

Judge not according to the appearance.


I didn't know (about her TV appearance) until after it happened.

John Burris

I know I don't want to give any appearance of impropriety.

Kevin Geddings

Any appearance of impropriety.

Christopher Cox

There definitely is an appearance issue, ... Now whether or not there's a reality issue, I don't know.

Jorge Perez

We figured since there was a festival downtown, we'd make an appearance.

Richard Walter

This hire gives a very bad appearance to the public.

Sen Donald Defronzo

THINK. Think about your appearance, associations, actions, ambitions, accomplishment.

Thomas J. Watson