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    To understand the stars would spoil their appearance.

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    True conviction of sin--how difficult it is, when its appearances and modes of life are so fair, when it twines itself so cunningly about, or creeps so insidiously into, our amiable qualities, and sets off its internal disorders by so many outward charms and attractions.

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    Truth - An ingenious compound of desirability and appearance.

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    Trust not too much to appearances

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    Underneath the shifting appearances of the world as perceived by our unreliable senses, is there, or is there not, a bedrock of objective reality?

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    VERISIMILITUDE (the appearance or semblance of truth)

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    We actually grew closer as friends years later when we started doing personal appearances together. I stayed in touch with Andy [Griffith] and Don [Knotts] until they passed away.

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    We allowed ourselves to become particularly interested in research into the appearance of intermediate products of sugar decomposition during cell-free fermentation.

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    We are confronted by the appearance of social institutions unintentionally created, vital for the welfare of society, which are not the result of reasoned planning

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    We are deceived by the appearance of right.

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    To superficial observers his chin had too vanishing an aspect, looking as if it were being gradually reabsorbed. And it did indeed cause him some difficulty about the fit of his satin stocks, for which chins were at that time useful.

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    We love good looks rather than what is practical, Though good looks may prove destructive.

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    To keep up appearances, I stomp my room and slam the door.

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    We are one of many appearances of the thing called Life; we are not its perfect image, for it has no perfect image except Life, and life is multitudinous and emergent in the stream of time.

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    We are so engrossed with the objects, or appearances revealed by the light, that we pay no attention to the light.

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    We ought to be guarded against every appearance of envy, as a passion that always implies inferiority wherever it resides.

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

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    We prove God by showing active faith, which puts to flight all adverse appearances

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    We no longer dare to believe in beauty and we make of it a mere appearance in order the more easily to dispose of it.

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    We too, through lack of knowledge and of sufficiently mature reflection, mistook the visible outward appearance of the phenomenon for the phenomenon itself.

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    Whatever We Hold in Thought Comes True in Our Experience; Like Attracts Like; we experiment with the Law of Changing Appearances, to make our outer world reflect our inner.

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    What flaw could you possibly find in his appearance?" "His posture," Hannah muttered. "What about it?" "He slouches." "He's an American. They all slouch. The weight of their wallets drags them over.

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    What is not seen is as if it was not. Even the Right does not receive proper consideration if it does not seem right.

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    What is surprising is not that oppression should make its appearance only after higher forms of economy have been reached, but that it should always accompany them.

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    When disposition wins us, the features please.

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    We should not be frightened by appearances.

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    When a false argument puts on the appearance of a true one, then it is properly called a sophism or fallacy.

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    Whenever the intensity of looking reaches a certain degree, one becomes aware of an equally intense energy coming towards one through the appearance of whatever it is one is scrutinizing.

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    When I am tanned and in shape I feel confident about my appearance.

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    What I often forget about students, especially undergraduates, is that surface appearances are misleading. Most of them are at base as conventional as Presbyterian deacons.

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    When I'm doing an appearance somewhere and taking questions from the audience, I can always count on: 'Tell about the guy who died on your show!'

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    When [Nelson Mandela] was in prison I admired him for his moral strength... Of his period in power I can see few results. Apartheid no longer exists, at least to all appearances, but no one understands what the new government in South Africa is doing.

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    When one is truly ready for a thing, it puts in its appearance.

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    When someone admits one and rejects another which is equally in accordance with the appearances, it is clear that he has quitted all physical explanation and descended into myth.

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    When doing everything according to indications, although things may not turn out agreeably to indication, we should not change to another while the original appearances remain.

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    When was it that men agreed to respect the appearance and not the reality?

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    When we get hung up on the non-essentials, the essentials have no opportunity to make a significant appearance.

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    When you are in your heart of hearts, you can see beyond appearances.

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    When you have understood that nothing is, that things do not even deserve the status of appearances, you no longer need to be saved, you are saved, and miserable forever.

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    When you wear a mask, it changes your outward appearance, but also has an influence on you, inside.

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    Why did I laugh at his sorry, bedraggled appearance? Because ridiculousness made a repellant situation more bearable.

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    When we look at thing, we must examine its essence and treat its appearance merely as an usher at the threshold, we must, once we cross the threshold, grasp the essence of the thing.

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    Wisdom is essential in a president, the appearance of wisdom will do in a candidate.

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    With genuine love and compassion, another person's appearance or behavior has no affect on your attitude.

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    Women can resist a man's love, a man's fame, a man's personal appearance, and a man's money, but they cannot resist a man's tongue when he knows how to talk to them.

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    You are to draw not reality, but the appearance of reality!

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    You cannot separate the onset of a disturbing moment in life from the appearance of some simultaneous new possibility to know a deeper and more unshakable sense of peace.

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    You can see when that happens with bands when they do TV appearances; they just shut down. They get really irritated.

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    You can't fool the mirror-what you see is what you are.

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    You must do everything you can to make your appearance pleasing, but the minute you walk out the door, forget yourself and start concentrating on others.