Searchlights on Health eBook

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6.  ROMAN NOSES.—­The Roman nose indicates a martial spirit, love of debate, resistance, and strong passions, while hollow, pug noses indicate a tame, easy, inert, sly character, and straight, finely-formed Grecian noses harmonious characters.  Seek their acquaintance.


1.  TALL PERSONS.—­Tall persons have high heads, and are aspiring, aim high, and seek conspicuousness, while short ones have flat heads, and seek the lower forms of worldly pleasures.  Tall persons are rarely mean, though often grasping; but very penurious persons are often broad-built.

2.  SMALL PERSONS.—­Small persons generally have exquisite mentalities, yet less power—­the more precious the article, the smaller the package in which it is done up,—­while great men are rarely dwarfs, though great size often co-exists with sluggishness.


1.  AWKWARD.—­Those whose motions are awkward yet easy, possess much efficiency and positiveness of character, yet lack polish; and just in proportion as they become refined in mind will their movements be correspondingly improved.  A short and quick step indicates a brisk and active but rather contracted mind, whereas those who take long steps generally have long heads; yet if the step is slow, they will make comparatively little progress, while those whose step is long and quick will accomplish proportionately much, and pass most of their competitors on the highway of life.

2.  A DRAGGING STEP.—­Those who sluff or drag their heels, drag and drawl in everything; while those who walk with a springing, bouncing step, abound in mental snap and spring.  Those whose walk is mincing, affected, and artificial, rarely, if ever, accomplish much; whereas those who walk carelessly, that is, naturally, are just what they appear to be, and put on nothing for outside show.

3.  THE DIFFERENT MODES OF WALKING.—­In short, every individual has his own peculiar mode of moving, which exactly accords with his mental character; so that, as far as you can see such modes, you can decipher such outlines of character.


1.  LAUGHTER EXPRESSIVE OF CHARACTER.—­Laughter is very expressive of character.  Those who laugh very heartily have much cordiality and whole-souledness of character, except that those who laugh heartily at trifles have much feeling, yet little sense.  Those whose giggles are rapid but light, have much intensity of feeling, yet lack power; whereas those who combine rapidity with force in laughing, combine them in character.

2.  VULGAR LAUGH.—­Vulgar persons always laugh vulgarly, and refined persons show refinement in their laugh.  Those who ha, ha right out, unreservedly, have no cunning, and are open-hearted in everything; while those who suppress laughter, and try to control their countenances in it, are more or less secretive.  Those who laugh with their mouths closed are non-committal; while those who throw it wide open are unguarded and unequivocal in character.

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