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Faces

The eyes those silent tongues of love.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Spanish novelist, dramatist and poet.

He had a face like a blessing.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Spanish novelist, dramatist and poet.

A man finds room in the few square inches of the face for the traits of all his ancestors; for the expression of all his history, and his wants.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

A good face they say, is a letter of recommendation. O Nature, Nature, why art thou so dishonest, as ever to send men with these false recommendations into the World!

Henry Fielding (1707-1754) English novelist and dramatist.

I am the family face; flesh perishes, I live on, projecting trait and trace through time to times anon, and leaping from place to place over oblivion.

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) British novelist, short story writer, and poet.

The serial number of a human specimen is the face, that accidental and unrepeatable combination of features. It reflects neither character nor soul, nor what we call the self. The face is only the serial number of a specimen.

Milan Kundera (1929-?) Czech writer.

We can see nothing whatever of the soul unless it is visible in the expression of the countenance; one might call the faces at a large assembly of people a history of the human soul written in a kind of Chinese ideograms.

Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799) German scientist, satirist and anglophile.

Every man over forty is responsible for his face.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.

What is a face, really? Its own photo? Its make-up? Or is it a face as painted by such or such painter? That which is in front? Inside? Behind? And the rest? Doesn't everyone look at himself in his own particular way? Deformations simply do not exist.

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Spanish painter.

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