I have always a sacred veneration for anyone I observe to be a little out of repair in his person, as supposing him either a poet or a philosopher.
The world is governed more by appearance than realities so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.
Polished brass will pass upon more people than rough gold.
Sometimes I wonder — if I were drop-dead handsome, and every woman I met actually dropped dead, would I ever get tired of it?
The care that we bestow on our person is a species of politeness towards others…
The weirder you’re going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person.
A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.
Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes, but few have the gift of penetration.
There is no actual law that says that a person of inner beauty cannot also maintain an appearance.
Many a man has fallen in love with a girl in a light so dim he would not have chosen a suit by it.