handsome is as handsome does
How one acts is more important than how one looks. For example, He may be homely, but he's the kindest man I've ever met—handsome is as handsome does. This expression already appeared in John Ray's 1670 collection of proverbs.
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I think everybody would like to be handsome and good at karate.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Over the years, Crawford has been largely silent, speaking out only for an as-told-to obituary to Houston published in Esquire.Inside the Lifetime Whitney Houston Movie’s Lesbian Lover Storyline|Kevin Fallon|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The handsome Alexander Gilkes is one of the best-connected tastemakers on the art scene.William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty|Tim Teeman|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mark Reay is a handsome model-turned-photographer who is homeless, living in a secret ‘nest’ on top of an apartment building.
Creator Takeuchi has described the handsome, older (than Sailor Moon) boy as her favorite character in the series.‘Sailor Moon’ Is an Oasis for Superheroes Who Can Save the Universe in Heels|Rich Goldstein|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
In such conditions many kinds which do not flourish very freely in the open garden, grow into handsome specimens.
Of course, most specimens are probably taken up in the summer when the handsome foliage attracts the eye.
I heard her say to one of the servants once that my father had been lost on a yacht, and that he was oh, ever such a handsome man.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
This is certainly handsome, and I acknowledge the courtesy, though I shall not accept the invitation.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley