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Posted by R. Berg on August 10, 2002

In Reply to: The eye is the window to the soul...origin posted by julia on August 09, 2002

: I'm getting conflicting results on looking up the origin of this phrase.
: It's not from the bible, though.

: Could anyone point me to a good source, and the Oxford dictionary of proverbs does not count.

: Please help...Any scholars out there?

On entering "eye window soul" into Google, I find this saying called an adage and a cliché, and I don't find any classic literary work cited as the source. It's likely a traditional saying whose exact origin is lost.