Beauty is only skin deep
Physical beauty is superficial and is not as important as a person's intellectual, emotional, and spiritual qualities.
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beauty is only skin deep
External attractiveness has no relation to goodness or essential quality. This maxim was first stated by Sir Thomas Overbury in his poem “A Wife” (1613): “All the carnall beauty of my wife is but skin-deep.“