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...therefore, of high importance to beauty. Nature has ordained that passions shall be but passing acts of the mind, which, serving as natural stimulants, quicken the circulation of the blood, and increase the vital energies; consequently, when tempered and subdued by reason, they are rather conducive than otherwise, both to beauty and to health.
It is the _habitual frame of mind, the hourly range of thought_ which render the countenance pleasing or repulsive; we should not forget that "The face is the index of the mind."
The exercise of the intellect and the development of noble sentiments is as essential for the perfection of the one, as of the other, fretful, envious, malicious, ill humoured feelings must never be indulged by those who value their personal appearance, for the existence of these chronic maladies of the mind, _cannot be concealed_.
"On peut tromper un autre, mais pas tous les autres."
In the same way candour, benevolence, pity, and good temper, exert the most happy influence... Proverb
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