Editor's note: From time to time we inadvertently set a clue that has two credibly correct answers. This is one of these times. While we had in mind handsome is as handsome does, for the purposes of drawing the winner we also accepted "happy is as happy does. The earliest known use of the proverb handsome is as handsome does is in Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Wife of Bath" c.
Magical Realism in “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World”
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Thursday, May 19, Handsome is that Handsome Does. Physical beauty is not the true test of handsomeness. Sometimes bright eyes, a sharp nose, red cheeks and curly hair are considered to be signs of beauty. But this conception of beauty is not without certain defects.
Real handsome is he who does good deeds in life. The yardstick of the real beauty of a person is with reference to his actions. A person looking beautiful outwardly may be the ugliest one if he indulges in immoral activities. He may have no regard for the canons of morality.