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A person's character is often judged by their appearance, but that doesn't mean you should always rely on outward appearance to determine if someone is good or bad. The person behind the appearance may be much more valuable than what meets the eye. 

Judging someone by their looks can be deceptive and misleading. Their outward appearance does not necessarily reflect all the positive qualities about them. But there are many who disagree and say that they can tell all there is about a person just from a first meeting. 

You might determine that a person who looks a certain way or behaves in a certain manner doesn't measure up, simply because it doesn't fit your pattern. Other times you may make assumptions based on someone's race or gender, even if they are doing nothing wrong. Is that wrong?

There are many reasons why we must never judge a book by its cover. This first one is that you know nothing about someone just by their outward appearance. It should never be the judge of someone's character. For instance, if you look at a good looking person, you can only see their skin colour, physical traits, and maybe fashion. But what about beyond that? You cannot solely make up your mind on their outward appearance. 

This phrase attributes to a 1944 edition of the African Journal American speech which said 'you can't judge a book by its binding. ' It went on to gain more popularity in the 1946 murder mystery 'Murder in the Glass Room' which stated 'you can never tell a book by its cover. 

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