It may be untraceable
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.