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[ Also see Beauty Blindness Countenance Expression Face Head Inquisitiveness Light Observation Perception Physiognomy Sight Vision ]

Crows pick out the eyes of the dead when they are no longer of any use. But flatterers destroy the souls of the living by blinding their eyes.
      - Epictetus,
        attributable to him according to Maximus

Among the blind, the squinter rules.
  [Lat., Inter caecos regnat strabus.]
      - Desiderius Gerhard Erasmus, Adagia
         (III, IV, 96)

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
  [Lat., In regione caecorum rex est luscus.]
      - Desiderius Gerhard Erasmus, Adagia
         (III, IV, 96)

It is well known that a one-eyed man can rule among the blind.
  [Lat., Scitum est inter caecos luscum requare posse.]
      - Desiderius Gerhard Erasmus,
        Adagia, Dignitas et Excellentia et Inequalitas, sub-division, Excel. et Ineq.,
        (about 1500)

To sun myself in Huncamunca's eyes.
      - Henry Fielding,
        The Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great
         (act I, sc. 3)

The eyes of other people are the eyes that ruin us.
      - Benjamin Franklin

Our eyes when gazing on sinful objects are out of their calling and God's keeping.
      - Thomas Fuller (1)

Eyes so transparent,
  That through them one sees the soul.
    [Lat., Ils sont si transparents qu'ils laissent voir votre ame.]
      - Pierre Jules Theophile Gautier,
        The Two Beautiful Eyes

Tell me, eyes, what 'tis ye're seeking;
  For ye're saying something sweet,
    Fit the ravish'd ear to greet.
      Eloquently, softly speaking.
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, April

On woman Nature did bestow two eyes,
  Like Hemian's bright lamps, in matchless beauty shining,
    Whose beams do soonest captivate the wise
      And wary heads, made rare by art's refining.
      - Robert Greene, Philomela, a sonnet

He travels with his eyes.
      - Walter Harte

Men of cold passions have quick eyes.
      - Nathaniel Hawthorne

When'er into thine eyes I see,
  All pain and sorrow fly from me.
    [Ger., Wenn ich in deine Augen sch'
      So schwindet all' mein Leid und Weh.]
      - Heinrich Heine, Lyrisches Intermezzo (IV)

Those blue violets, her eyes.
  [Ger., Die blauen Veilschen der Aeugelein.]
      - Heinrich Heine, Lyrisches Intermezzo

I everywhere am thinking
  Of thy blue eyes' sweet smile;
    A sea of blue thoughts is spreading
      Over my heart the while.
      - Heinrich Heine, New Spring
         (pt. XVIII, st. 2)

The eyes have one language every where.
  [The eyes have one language everywhere.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Men trust their ears less than their eyes.
      - Herodotus ("Father of History")

The ear is a less trustworthy witness than the eye.
      - Herodotus ("Father of History") 1, 8

We credit most our sight; one eye doth please
  Our trust farre more than ten eare-witnesses.
      - Robert Herrick,
        Hesperides--The Eyes Before the Ears

It is an active flame that flies
  First to the babies in the eyes.
      - Robert Herrick, The Kiss

Her eyes the glow-worme lend thee,
  The shooting starres attend thee;
    And the elves also,
      Whose little eyes glow
        Like the sparks of fire, befriend thee.
      - Robert Herrick, The Night Piece to Julia

She has an eye that could speak, though her tongue were silent.
      - Aaron Hill

Thine eye was on the censer,
  And not the hand that bore it.
      - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.,
        Lines by a Clerk

The eyes of a man are of no use without the observing power. Telescopes and microscopes are cunning contrivances, but they cannot see of themselves.
      - Edwin Paxton Hood

Those eyes that were so bright, love,
  Have now a dimmer shine;
    But what they've lost in light, love,
      Is what they gave to mine.
        And still those orbs reflect, love,
          The beams of former hours,
            That ripen'd all my joys, love,
              And tinted all my flowers.
      - Thomas Hood

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