The soul has an interpreter – often an unconscious
but still a faithful interpreter – in the eye.
– Charlotte Bronte
Her eyes are homes of silent prayers.
– Lord Alfred Tennyson
The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God’s eye are one eye,
one seeing, one knowing, one love.
– Meister Eckhart, 1259 – 1327
These eyes tell the stories of
children around the world.
They speak of war, deprivation, and loss.
From women’s eyes this doctrine I derive: They sparkle still the right Promethean fire; They are the books, the arts, the academes, That show, contain and nourish all the world.
– William Shakespeare, Love’s Labour’s Lost
There is a road from the eye to heart
that does not go through the intellect.
– G. K. Chesterton
When the heart is full, the eyes overflow.
– Sholom Aleichem
The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
The eyes are the most powerful social signalers that we have and hence are sometimes called the windows of the soul.
– Glen Wilson
Eyes are more accurate witnesses than ears.
– Heraclitus of Ephesus, 535 – c. 475 BCE
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?
– Henry David Thoreau
Eyes have their own universal language, and
no interpreter is needed.
The countenance is the portrait of the soul,
and the eyes mark its intentions.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106 – 43 BCE
The face is the mirror of the mind,
and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.
– St. Jerome
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