Half the work that is done in this world is to make things appear what they are not.
A man of the world must seem to be what he wishes to be thought.
Foolish men mistake transitory semblances for eternal fact, and go astray more and more.
Do not judge from mere appearances; for the light laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy.—The bosom can ache beneath diamond brooches; and many a blithe heart dances under coarse wool.
Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
There are no greater wretches in the world than many of those whom people in general take to be happy.
The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world, is to be in reality what we would appear to be.
How little do they see what is, who frame their hasty judgments upon that which seems.
The world is governed more by appearances than by realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.