Posted by Russ Cable on September 01, 2005
In Reply to: Two phrases posted by Shaily on September 01, 2005
: What's the origin and meaning of "a handsome is what handsome does" and "charity begins at home"?
Oliver Goldsmith - 1766 - "They are as heaven made them - handsome enough if they be good enough, for handsome is that handsome does."
Actually, both of these have already been answered on this site if you'll go back one page and use the search facility at the top.