Regardless of weather, the moon shines the same; it is the drifting clouds that make it seem different on different nights.
Barring that natural expression of villainy which we all have, the man looked honest enough.
Nowadays those are rewarded who make right appear wrong.
I have told you of the Spaniard who always put on his spectacles when about to eat cherries, that they might look bigger and more attempting. In like manner I made the most of my enjoyment s: and through I do not cast my cares away, I pack them in as little compass as I can, and carry them as conveniently as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
How little do they see what is, who frame their hasty judgments upon that which seems.
There are no greater wretches in the world than many of those whom people in general take to be happy.
No person who is well bred, kind and modest is ever offensively plain; all real deformity means want for manners or of heart.
Be not deceived with the first appearance of things, for show is not substance.
Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.
The time will come when it will disgust you to look in the mirror.
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