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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Appear, Appearance
 
A grave and magestic outside is as it were the palace of the soul.  Chinese.  1
A man is not always known by his looks, nor is the sea measured with a bushel.  Chinese.  2
Always appear what you are and a little below it.  Modern Greek.  3
Anxious about the shoe but disregarding the foot. (Careful about external appearance but regardless of the culture of the mind.)  4
Appearances are deceitful.  German.  5
Be what you appear to be.  Latin.  6
Be what you seem to be.  7
Do not always judge by appearances.  La Fontaine.  8
There is no trusting to appearances.  Latin.  9
What wretched shifts are they obliged to make use of who would support the appearance of a fortune they have not.  Fielding.  10
 
 
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