A Quote by Anna Letitia (Aikin) Barbauld on appearance, genius, and strength

While Genius was thus wasting his strength in eccentric flights, I saw a person of a very different appearance, named Application.

Aikin Barbauld (1743 - 1825)

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A Quote by Aesop on appearance and mind

We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.

Aesop (620 - 560 BC)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on appearance, beginning, dreams, people, presidency, and reason

The President tonight has a dream: - He was in a party of plain people, and, as it became known who he was, they began to comment on his appearance. One of them said: - "He is a very common-looking man." The President replied: - "The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is the reason he makes so many of them."

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Attributed Dec 23, 1863. Letters of John Hay and Extracts from Diary, 1908

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