Appearance Quotes, Sayings about Looks - Page 2

Style is the image of character.

– Edward Gibbon

The essence of worldliness is exclusion of God.

– Henry Jacobsen

A blond in a red dress can do without introductions — but not without a bodyguard.

– Rona Jaffe

Judge not a man by his clothes, but by his wife’s clothes.

– Thomas Robert Dewar

Every man knows his follies and often they are the most interesting thing he has got.

– G. K. Chesterton

Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.

– Margaret Fuller

Great individuals are not only popular themselves, but they give popularity to whatever they touch.

– Fournier

Style is the dress of thoughts; and let them be ever so just, if your style is homely, coarse, and vulgar, they will appear to as much disadvantage, and be as ill received, as your person, though ever so well-proportioned, would if dressed in rags, dirt, and tatters.

– Lord Chesterfield

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.

– Bible

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

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

– George Orwell

We understood Her by her sight; her pure and eloquent blood Spoke in her cheeks, and so distinctly wrought That one might almost say her body thought.

– Dr. John Donne

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.

– Hellen Keller

Style is not neutral; it gives moral directions.

– Martin Amis

A modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation.

– Oliver Goldsmith

A fine woman shows her charms to most advantage when she seems most to conceal them. The finest bosom in nature is not so fine as what imagination forms.

– Dr. Gregory

The difference between a man of sense and a fop is that the fop values himself upon his dress; and the man of sense laughs at it, at the same time he knows he must not neglect it.

– Lord Chesterfield

Know first who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.

– Euripides

The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another’s keeping .

– Claudius Claudianus

You’d be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap.

– Gilda Radner