Fallaces sunt rerum species.
(Seneca, De Beneficiis 4.34)

The outward appearances of things are deceiving.

pron = fahl-LAH-kays soont RAY-room speh-KEE-ays.

Comment: It's not so much the outward appearance of anything that is
the problem. It's the inner reaction we bring to the outward
appearance of things that can create conflict.

Bob Patrick
(Used with permission)
Latin Proverb of the Day Archive