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Eloquence of the Eye

Posted on March 4, 2013

Sanaa, Yemen

The soul has an interpreter – often an unconscious but still a faithful interpreter – in the eye.
- Charlotte Bronte


The eyes have one language everywhere.
- Proverb

Peshawar, Pakistan

The eye is the jewel of the body.
- Henry David Thoreau

Peshawar, Pakistan

Almost nothing need be said when you have eyes.
 - Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian Poet

Omo Valley, Ethiopia

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

Girl in Kandahar orphanage, Afghanistan

These eyes tell the stories of children around the world.
They speak of war, deprivation, and loss.

Rajasthan, India

Umbria, Italy

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

Rajasthan, India

The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rajasthan, India

There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.
- G. K. Chesterton

Lhasa, Tibet

Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

The eyes speak of things we dare not say.


Bagan, Burma



The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
-Henri Bergson


The eyes are the most powerful social signalers that we have and hence are
sometimes called the windows of the soul.
- Glen Wilson


The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106 – 43 BCE

Srinagar, Kashmir

Eyes are more accurate witnesses than ears.
- Heraclitus of Ephesus, 535 – c. 475 BCE

Yangon, Burma

United States

Lourdes, France

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.

Afghan refugee in Baluchistan, Pakistan


The eyes can do a thousand things that fingers can not.
- Persian Proverb


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