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FACE
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[ Also see Beauty Countenance Dimples Expression Eyes Head Mouth Noses Physiognomy Smiles Women ]

Nature has laid out all her art in beautifying the face; she has touched it with vermilion, planted in it a double row of ivory, made it the seat of smiles and blushes, lighted it up and enlivened it with the brightness of the eyes, hung it on each side with curious organs of sense, given it airs and graces that cannot be described, and surrounded it with such a flowing shade of hair as sets all its beauties in the most agreeable light.
      - Joseph Addison

I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.
      - Lauren Bacall

Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed.
      - Natalie Clifford Barney

There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.
      - Bible, Psalms (ch. IV, v. 6)

The loveliest faces are to be seen by moonlight, when one sees half with the eye and half with the fancy.
      - Christian Nestell Bovee

It is the common wonder of all men, how among so many millions of faces there should be none alike.
      - Sir Thomas Browne, Religio Medici
         (pt. II, sec. II)

A face to lose youth for, to occupy age
  With the dream of, meet death with.
      - Robert Browning, A Likeness

Features, the great soul's apparent seat.
      - William Cullen Bryant

Showing that if a good face is a letter of recommendation, a good heart is a letter of credit.
      - Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton,
        What Will He Do With It?
         (bk. II, title of ch. XI)

As clear and as manifest as the nose in a man's face.
      - Robert Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy
         (pt. III, sec. III, memb. 4, subsec. I)

The mind, the music breathing from her face.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

And her face so fair
  Stirr'd with her dream, as rose-leaves with the air.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron),
        Don Juan (canto IV, st. 29)

Yet even her tyranny had such a grace,
  The women pardoned all, except her face.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron),
        Don Juan (canto V, st. 113)

And to his eye
  There was but one beloved face on earth,
    And that was shining on him.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron),
        The Dream (st. 2)

There is a garden in her face,
  Where roses and white lilies blow;
    A heavenly paradise is that place,
      Wherein all pleasant fruits do grow.
        There cherries grow that none may buy,
          Till cherry ripe themselves do cry.
      - Thomas Campion,
        claims these lines in note To Reader, in "Fourth Book of Airs"

The magic of a face.
      - Thomas Carew, Epitaph on the Lady S-----

He had a face like a benediction (blessing).
      - Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra),
        Don Quixote (bk. II, pt. I, ch. IV)

Look in the face of the person to whom you are speaking, if you wish to know his real sentiments; for he can command his words more easily than his countenance.
      - 4th Earl of Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope

That same face of yours looks like the title-page to a whole volume of roguery.
      - Colley Cibber

There is in every human countenance either a history or a prophecy which must sadden, or at least soften every reflecting observer.
      - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Contending Passions jostle and displace
  And tilt and tourney mostly in the Face:
 * * * * *
Unmatched by Art, upon this wondrous scroll
  Portrayed are all the secrets of the soul.
      - Abraham Coles

More than anything else, I'd like to be an old man with a good face, like Hitchcock or Picasso.
      - Sean Connery

Thy face the index of a feeling mind.
      - George Crabbe

The face the index of a feeling mind.
      - George Crabbe, Tales of the Hall

Alas! how few of nature's faces there are to gladden us with their beauty! The cares and sorrows and hungerings of the world change them as they change hearts; and it is only when those passions sleep, and have lost their hold forever, that the troubled clouds pass off, and leave heaven's surface clear.
      - Charles Dickens


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