Das Gesicht der Herzensgüte

An eye can threaten like a loaded and levelled gun, or it can insult like hissing or kicking;
or, in its altered mood, by beams of kindness, it can make the heart dance for joy.
One of the most wonderful things in nature is a glance of the eye;
it transcends speech; it is the bodily symbol of identity.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson