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Why do they say, " your eyes are the windows to your soul"?

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There seems to be a great deal of debate over the origins of the phrase and a lot of people have said it. It's been attributed to Shakespeare, Leonardo DaVinci and others. Those I could find are listed here:
The eye is the window of the soul, the mouth the door. The intellect, the will, are seen in the eye; the emotions, sensibilities, and affections, in the mouth. The animals look for man's intentions right into his eyes. Even a rat, when you hunt him and bring him to bay, looks you in the eye. Hiram Powers, American sculptor (1805 - 1873)
I need no dictionary of quotations to remind me that the eyes are the windows of the soul. Max Beerbohm
"Perhaps in all too many cases they are full of ancient traditional hokum from the culture about the eyes being the windows of the soul, and things being seen in them that might not otherwise be revealed -- which seems to be one of the most misguided ideas I've ever known." Sullivan, H. S. (1954). The Psychiatric Interview. New York: Norton. p. 5-6.
The eyes of our souls only then begin to see, when our bodily eyes are closing. Law.
Thou sun, of this great world both eye and soul. Milton.
They say that the eye is the window to the soul. But it is the soul that is the window. Andrew Hamilton
The eyes are the window of the soul. English Proverb
The eyes are the window of the soul. Traditional Proverb
The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul. Ralph Waldo Emerson
http://www.bored.com/findquotes/cate_728_Soul.html
http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=97312
http://www.giga-usa.com/quotes/authors/hiram_powers_a001.htm
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Where_can_you_find_in_the_Bible_the_statement_or_idea_that_your_eyes_are_the_window_to_your_soul
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/soul?jss=0
http://quote.robertgenn.com/getquotes.php?catid=329
http://www.inspirationfalls.com/eyes-quotes/

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PWHEW..... BRU... N I Thought I wrote novels! Lol! Kidding!! Nice response!! Have a good one!!:)
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Ha ha, nah I just found an article, copy and pasted it. How are ya? I hope things are going well for you up there! It's raining here in Tx. Have a good day now!
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Well aren't you kind!!!! I'm good thnx!! Hope your well too!! See ya round buds!!!! :)
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its just a compliment really its really just depending on who asked it

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mangagrl

I don't really know, but I think it means, "You show your feelings through emotion".

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bec.....you cant see your soul......hehehehe

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lol i totally aagree lol
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When you look In someone's eyes you could really see the type of person they are if there honest or not eyes really describe you

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My teacher said that your eyes help tell if your lying or not? But not very sure :)

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Kenny28451

A person's eyes can sometimes reveal more about their feelings and character in a mere instant than words or actions could ever hope to given all the time in the world.

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Hey! This is just a better well worded version of my response KENNY!! Lol! Hey! Have a good day :-}
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Kenny28451
I sometimes re-write mine. Your answer is good, too, especially since you hinted some folks' ability to see into the soul are better than others'.
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I messed mine up! Lil embarrassing ... Oh well!! Lol! ;)
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Kenny28451
There are more than a couple posts of my own I wish I could retract!
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Oh well eh! What do ya do!!!!
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Kenny28451
Kick yourself, I guess.
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Nah! But I'll kick you! :) ( well, would if I could)
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Kenny28451
The technology may be available someday, you never know. :)
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Ha
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I'll be over it by than though!!!
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The same reason that people say, " I feel like someone is burning a hole in me!" when another person is staring at them. You can say a lot of different things with just you're eyes.

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You can a lot about a persons when you look in their eyes!!!! You can see certain emotions! At least I can anyhow! Have a good day! OO

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No plagiarism from me. You're response was not yet posted when I typed my own. I like you, Orchid. I would'nt steal your replies.
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Lol! Lmao! I know KENNY.... It was joke!! I just read my response n what the.... I think I missed a few words! Lol! Wow eh! Anyway... See ya round :)
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becouse
your eyes show how you feel bnzx

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"The eyes are the windows to the soul," is talking about how much the eyes can tell things about a person. If you look into someone's eyes, you can see hints of the things a person is thinking about. It's saying how much a simple look in the eyes can almost tell a person everything. You can tell whether a person is happy through the eyes, whether a person is sad through the eyes, and whether a person is upset or angry through the eyes.

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"the eyes are the window to the soul" means that when you look into a person eyes you can see who they are and what there feeling.they say face expressions says it all but really the eyes do... your eyes tell you story

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