Do, and appear to do. Things don’t pass for what they are, but for what they seem. To be of value and to know how to show this is to be doubly valuable. It’s as if what isn’t seen doesn’t exist. Reason itself isn’t venerated when it lacks any semblance of reason. The devices are far more numerous than the alert; deceit is rife and things are only judged by their exterior. There are things that are very different from how they appear. A good exterior is the best recommendation of a perfect interior.

Baltasar Gracián