„You should look into a mirror: if you look fine, do fine things; if you look ugly, correct by nobility the defect of your nature.“

as reported by Demetrius of Phalerum in Apophthegms of the Seven Sages, Loeb Classical Library, volume 525 Early Greek Philosophy, p. 137

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