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  • Children are marvelously and intuitively correct physiognomists. The youngest of them exhibit this trait.
  • As the language of the face is universal, so 'tis very comprehensive; no laconism can reach it; 'tis the short-hand of the mind, and crowds a great deal in a little room.
  • Spite of Lavater, faces are oftentimes great lies. They are the paper money of society, for which, on demand, there frequently proves to be no gold in the human coffer.
  • People's opinions of themselves are legible in their countenances.