Think not I am what I appear. [ Byron ]
If you love me pray make it appear. [ Proverb ]
Speak of the devil and he'll appear. [ Proverb ]
'Tis hard to say, if greater want of skill
Appear in writing or in judging ill. [ Pope ]
Bright as does the morning star appear,
Out of the east with flaming locks bedight,
To tell the dawning day is drawing near. [ Spenser ]
Good unexpected, evil unforeseen,
Appear by turns, as fortune shifts the scene;
Some rais'd aloft, come tumbling down amain
And fall so hard, they bound and rise again. [ Lord Lansdowne ]
These eyes tho' clear
To outward view of blemish or of spot.
Bereft of light, their seeing have forgot.
Nor to their idle orbs doth sight appear
Of sun, or moon, or star, throughout the year.
Or man, or woman. Yet I argue not
Against Heaven's hand or will, nor have a jot
Of heart or hope; but still bear up and steer
Right onward. [ Milton ]
Thy spirit within thee hath been so at war.
And thus hath so bestirr'd thee in thy sleep
That beads of sweat have stood upon thy brow
Like bubbles in a late-disturbed stream:
And in thy face strange motions have appear'd,
Such as we see when men restrain their breath
On some great sudden haste. [ William Shakespeare ]
To appear well-bred, a man must actually be so. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
True friends appear less moved than counterfeit. [ Roscommon ]
Think naught a trifle, though it small appear:
Small sands the mountain, moments make the year,
And trifles life. [ Edward Young ]
Read Homer once, and you can read no more,
For all books else appear so mean, so poor.
Verse will seem prose, but still persist to read,
And Homer will be all the books you need. [ John Sheffield ]
We take less pains to be happy than to appear so. [ La Rochefoucauld ]
The flowers are gone when the fruits appear to ripen. [ Pope ]
How enormous appear the crimes we have not committed! [ Mme. Necker ]
The Alphabet Of Success
Attend carefully to details.
Be prompt in all things.
Consider well, then decide positively.
Dare to do right, fear to do wrong.
Endure trials patiently.
Fight life's battles bravely.
Go not into the society of the vicious.
Hold your integrity sacred.
Injure not another's reputation.
Join hands only with the virtuous.
Keep your mind free from evil thoughts.
Lie not for any consideration.
Make few special acquaintances.
Never try to appear what you are not.
Observe good manners.
Pay your debts promptly.
Question not the verity of a friend.
Respect the desires of your parents.
Sacrifice money rather than principle.
Touch not, taste not, handle not intoxicating drinks.
Use your leisure for improvement.
Venture not upon the threshold of wrong.
Watch carefully over your passions.
Xtend to everyone a kindly greeting.
Yield not to discouragement.
Zealously labor for the right, and success is certain. [ Ladies Home Journal ]
How immense to us appear the sins we have not committed. [ Madame Necker ]
How short our happy days appear! How long the sorrowful! [ Jean Ingelow ]
If a man wishes to become rich he must appear to be rich. [ Goldsmith ]
A general should make weakness appear strength to his enemy. [ Fabius ]
No man doth safely appear abroad but he who can abide at home. [ Thomas à Kempis ]
The plainer the dress, with greater luster does beauty appear. [ Lord Halifax ]
What prevents us from being natural is the desire to appear so. [ La Rochefoucauld ]
They appear to me of a noble family; they look proud and contented. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Frosch in the witches' cellar in "Faust." ]
Few persons have courage enough to appear as good as they really are. [ J. C. and A. W. Hare ]
Flatter not the rich; neither do thou appear willingly before the great. [ Thomas à Kempis ]
It will appear how impertinent that grief was which served no end of life. [ Jeremy Taylor ]
Nothing so much prevents one from being natural as the desire to appear so. [ La Roche ]
Many men of genius must arise before a particular man of genius can appear. [ Isaac Disraeli ]
All affectation is the vain and ridiculous attempt of poverty to appear rich. [ Lavater ]
The beings who appear cold, but are only timid, adore where they dare to love. [ Madame Swetchine ]
Those who appear cold, but are only timid, as soon as they dare to love, adore. [ Mme. Swetchine ]
There is a demand in these days for men who can make wrong conduct appear right. [ Terence ]
Through tattered clothes small vices do appear; robes and furred gowns hide all. [ William Shakespeare ]
A woman would be in despair if nature had formed her as fashion makes her appear. [ Mlle. de Lespinasse ]
The way to gain a good reputation, is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. [ Socrates ]
If you keep painting the devil on the walls, he will by and by appear to you in person. [ French Proverb ]
There is in hypocrisy as much folly as vice: it is as easy to be honest as to appear so. [ Mme. de Stael ]
He who goes round about in his requests wants commonly more than he chooses to appear to want. [ Lavater ]
Pedants are men who would appear to be learned, without the necessary ingredient of knowledge. [ Bancroft ]
An orator of past times declared that his calling was to make small things appear to be grand. [ Montaigne ]
There are not unfrequently substantial reasons underneath for customs that appear to us absurd. [ Charlotte Bronte ]
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not bold, than of the office which one fills. [ La Rochefoucauld ]
Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge, and dares to forgive an injury. [ E. H. Chapin ]
The darkness of death is like the evening twilight; it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying. [ Richter ]
They begin with making falsehood appear like truth, and end with making truth itself appear like falsehood. [ Shenstone ]
The coming spring would first appear, and all this place with roses strew, if busy feet would let them grow. [ Waller ]
Those authors who appear sometimes to forget they are writers, and remember they are men, will be our favorites. [ Disraeli ]
His tongue dropped manna, and could make the worse appear the better reason, to perplex and dash maturest counsels. [ Milton ]
All cares appear twice as large as they really are, owing to their emptiness and darkness; and so is it with the grave. [ Richter ]
The heart is the medium which changes the natural hues of objects, and makes them appear other than they are in reality. [ Nicole ]
Man ought always to have something which he prefers to life; otherwise life itself will appear to him tiresome and void. [ Seume ]
There never appear more than five or six men of genius in an age, but if they were united the world could not stand before them. [ Swift ]
Never did poesy appear so full of heaven to me as when I saw how it pierced through pride and fear to the lives of coarsest men. [ Lowell ]
The peacock in all his pride does not display half the colors that appear in the garments of a British lady when she is dressed. [ Addison ]
Without poetry our science will appear incomplete, and most of what now passes with us for religion and philosophy will be replaced by poetry. [ Matthew Arnold ]
The most difficult thing in all works of art is to make that which has been most highly elaborated appear as if it had not been elaborated at all. [ Winkelmann ]
Whatever difference there may appear to be in men's fortunes, there is still a certain compensation of good and ill in all, that makes them equal. [ Charron ]
We always make our friend appear awkward and ridiculous by giving him a laced suit of tawdry qualifications, which nature never intended him to wear. [ Junius ]
It is the first rule in oratory that a man must appear such as he would persuade others to be: and that can be accomplished only by the force of his life. [ Swift ]
It is a characteristic of old age to find the progress of time accelerated. The less one accomplishes in a given time, the shorter does the retrospect appear. [ Wilhelm von Humboldt ]
If a man would register all his opinions upon love, politics, religion, and learning, what a bundle of inconsistencies and contradictions would appear at last! [ Swift ]
Sincerity is to speak as we think, to do as we pretend and profess, to perform and make good what we promise, and really to be what we would seem and appear to be. [ Tillotson ]
Style is indeed the valet of genius, and an able one too; but as the true gentleman will appear, even in rags, so true genius will shine, even through the coarsest style. [ Colton ]
The effusions of genius are entitled to admiration rather than applause, as they are chiefly the effect of natural endowment, and sometimes appear to be almost involuntary. [ W. B. Clulow ]
If cities were built by the sound of music, then some edifices would appear to be constructed by grave, solemn tones, - others to have danced forth to light fantastic airs. [ Hawthorne ]
Women speak easily of platonic love; but, while they appear to esteem it highly, there is not a single ribbon of their toilette that does not drive platonism from our hearts. [ A. Ricard ]
A man may with more impunity be guilty of an actual breach, either of real good breeding or good morals, than appear ignorant of the most minute points of fashionable etiquette. [ Sir Walter Scott ]
Superstition is passing away without return. Religion cannot pass away. The burning of a little straw may hide the stars in the sky; but the stars are there, and will re-appear. [ Carlyle ]
A true friend will appear such in leaving us to act according to our intimate conviction, will cherish this nobleness of sentiment, will never wish to substitute his power for our own. [ William Ellery Channing ]
The business of the dramatist is to keep himself out of sight, and to let nothing appear but his characters. As soon as he attracts notice to his personal feelings, the illusion is broken. [ Macaulay ]
Neutrality is no favorite with Providence, for we are so formed that it is scarcely possible for us to stand neuter in our hearts, although we may deem it prudent to appear so in our actions. [ Colton ]
Let death and exile, and all other things which appear terrible, be daily before your eyes, but death chiefly; and you will never entertain any abject thought, nor too eagerly covet anything. [ Epictetus ]
It is much easier to meet with error than to find truth; error is on the surface, and can be more easily met with; truth is hid in great depths, the way to seek does not appear to all the world. [ Goethe ]
Through tattered clothes small vices do appear: robes and furred gowns hide all. Plate sin with gold, and the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks; arm it in rags, a pygmy's straw doth pierce it. [ William Shakespeare ]
We should never so entirely avoid danger as to appear irresolute and cowardly; but, at the same time, we should avoid unnecessarily exposing ourselves to danger, than which nothing can be more foolish. [ Cicero ]
O, if the deeds of human creatures could be traced to their source, how beautiful would even death appear; for how much charity, mercy, and purified affection would be seen to have their growth in dusty graves! [ Dickens ]
Glow-worms are the image of women: when they are in the dark, one is struck with their brilliancy; as soon as they appear in the broad light of the world, one sees them in their true colors, with all their defects. [ Mme. Necker ]
By necessaries I understand not only the commodities which are indispensably necessary for the support of life, but whatever the custom of the country renders it indecent for creditable people, even of the lowest order, to appear without. [ Adam Smith ]
The gods and their tranquil abodes appear, which no winds disturb, nor clouds bedew with showers, nor does the white snow, hardened by frost, annoy them; the heaven, always pure, is without clouds, and smiles with pleasant light diffused. [ Lucretius ]
In Nature there is no dirt, everything is in the right condition; the swamp and the worm, as well as the grass and the bird, - all is there for itself. Only because we think that all things have a relation to us, do they appear justifiable or otherwise. [ Auerbach ]
When all moves equally (says Pascal), nothing seems to move, as in a vessel under sail; and when all run by common consent into vice, none appear to do so. He that stops first, views as from a fixed point the horrible extravagance that transports the rest. [ Colton ]
It doth not yet appear what we shall be. We lie here in our nest, unfledged and weak, guessing dimly at our future, and scarce believing what even now appears. But the power is in us, and that power is finally to be revealed. And what a revelation will that be! [ Horace Bushnell ]
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. [ Chesterfield ]
The common cause of waves is the friction of the wind upon the surface of the water; little ridges or elevations first appear, which by continuance of the force gradually increase until they become the rolling mountains seen where the wind sweeps over a great extent of water. [ F. Marryatt ]
Men of quality never appear more amiable than when their dress is plain. Their birth, rank, title and its appendages are at best invidious; and as they do not need the assistance of dress, so, by their disclaiming the advantage of it, they make their superiority sit more easy. [ Shenstone ]
Extemporaneous and oral harangues will always have this advantage over those that are read from a manuscript: every burst of eloquence or spark of genius they may contain, however studied they may have been beforehand, will appear to the audience to be the effect of the sudden inspiration of talent. [ Colton ]
Method, we are aware, is an essential ingredient in every discourse designed for the instruction of mankind; but it ought never to force itself on the attention as an object - never appear to be an end instead of an instrument; or beget a suspicion of the sentiments being introduced for the sake of the method, not the method for the sentiments. [ Robert Hall ]
If there were no readers there certainly would be no writers. Clearly, therefore, the existence of writers depends upon the existence of readers; and, of course, as the cause must be antecedent to the effect, readers existed before writers. Yet, on the other hand, if there were no writers there could be no readers, so it should appear that writers must be antecedent to readers. [ Paul Chatfield, M.D ]
It is particularly worth observation that the more we magnify, by the assistance of glasses, the works of nature, the more regular and beautiful they appear, while it is quite different in respect to those of art, for when they are examined through a microscope we are astonished to find them so rough, so coarse and uneven, although they have been done with all imaginable care, by the best workmen. [ Sterne ]
If the eye were so acute as to rival the finest microscope, and to discern the smallest hair upon the leg of a gnat, it would be a curse, and not a blessing to us; it would make all things appear rugged and deformed; the most finely polished crystal would be uneven and rough; the sight of our own selves would affright us; the smoothest skin would be beset all over with rugged scales and bristly hair. [ Bentley ]
O God, whom the world misjudges, and whom everything declares! listen to the last words that my lips pronounce! If I have wandered, it was in seeking Thy law. My heart may go astray, but it is full of Thee! I see, without alarm, eternity appear; and I can not think that a God who has given me life, that a God who has poured so many blessings on my days, will, now that my days are done, torment me for ever! [ The last prayer of Voltaire ]
Man little knows what calamities are beyond his patience to bear till he tries them; as in ascending the heights of ambition, which look bright from below, every step we rise shows us some new and gloomy prospect of hidden disappointment; so in our descent from the summits of pleasure, though the vale of misery below may appear, at first, dark and gloomy, yet the busy mind, still attentive to its own amusement, finds, as we descend, something to flatter and to please. Still as we approach, the darkest objects appear to brighten, and the mortal eye becomes adapted to its gloomy situation. [ Goldsmith ]