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Appearances are often deceiving. ...
by Aesop

Appearances are often deceiving.
- Aesop

Beware, lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop

Poverty with security is better than plenty
in the midst of fear and uncertainty.
- Aesop

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

 

Outer show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
- Aesop

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
- Aesop

After all is said and done, more is said than done.
- Aesop

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Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
- Aesop

We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.
- Aesop

Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
- Aesop

The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
- Aesop

It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
- Aesop

We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
- Aesop

Plodding wins the race.
- Aesop

Don't let your special character and values,
the secret that you know and no one else does,
the truth - don't let that get swallowed up by the
great chewing complacency.
- Aesop

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
- Aesop

Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
- Aesop

He that always gives way to others will end in having
no principles of his own.
- Aesop

The gods help them that help themselves.
- Aesop

People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
- Aesop

Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
- Aesop

Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both,
before we commit ourselves to either.
- Aesop

Put your shoulder to the wheel.
- Aesop

Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop

Familiarity breeds contempt.
- Aesop

Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
- Aesop

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
- Aesop

Please all, and you will please none.
- Aesop

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
- Aesop

It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard,
if we do not strive as well as pray.
- Aesop

Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
- Aesop

Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
- Aesop

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
- Aesop

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
- Aesop

Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
- Aesop

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
- Aesop

A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
- Aesop

Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
- Aesop

United we stand, divided we fall.
- Aesop

It is with our passions as it is with fire and water,
they are good servants, but bad masters.
- Aesop

Example is the best precept.
- Aesop

The little reed, bending to the force of the wind,
soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
- Aesop

No act of kindness, no matter how small,
is ever wasted.
- Aesop

It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
- Aesop

Adventure is worthwhile.
- Aesop

The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness,
however small, is ever wasted.
- Aesop

Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
- Aesop

He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.
- Aesop

If you allow men to use you for your own purposes,
they will use you for theirs.
- Aesop

Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit;
and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
- Aesop

The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.
- Aesop

A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy.
Let a man be one thing or the other,
and we then know how to meet him.
- Aesop

Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
- Aesop

Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Trust not to much to appearances.
- Virgil

Keep up appearances; there lies the test.
The world will give thee credit for the rest.
- Charles Churchill

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

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

This brought on the news media, TV crews,
interviews, and numerous public appearances.
- Ryan White

Appearances are a glimpse of the unseen.
- Anaxagoras

After guest appearances, I got the offer to do the
show as the successor of Arthur Schwartz.
It's so much fun.
- Rocco DiSpirito

A painter paints the appearance of things,
not their objective correctness, in fact he creates
new appearances of things.
- Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances,
and demonstrations for impressions.
- John Ruskin

I did a lot of personal appearances because I was under contract to ABC.
- David Selby

I thought that I held the record of most appearances on the Bob Hope Show,
but I think - It's Brooke Shields.
- Tony Randall

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

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

Nevertheless, the basic forms, spaces,
and appearances must be logical.
- Kenzo Tange

Fashion is the science of appearances,
and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

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

She was making great money at personal appearances.
- David Gest


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