Where does the Real Beauty Lie?

Once a very noble, gentleman hired two men, both friends, to work for him. One of them was very handsome while the other was ugly.

The gentleman asked the handsome guy to go and take a bath. While he was away the gentleman turned to the other guy and said “Your friend has given a very bad account of you, he said that you are a thief and of bad character. Is this correct?” 

The man replied that his companion was a handsome person, and his exterior beauty must be reflected by inward beauty as well. He could not believe that such a beautiful man could tell a lie.

He therefore said “If my companion has a bad opinion about me, there must certainly be something wrong with me. I am afraid he must be correct.”

The gentleman observed that beauty was only a God given gift, and it did not follow that a person who had a handsome face had a pure heart as well.

The gentleman was greatly impressed with the character and intelligence of this man. In the meantime, the first man had returned from his bath.

The gentleman sent the second man (i.e. the ugly man to have a bath) and in his absence told the handsome man that his fellow man had given a bad account of him. On hearing this, the man burst into invectives against his companion and said that he was a rascal and a liar.

The gentleman thus came to the conclusion that the man with a beautiful face had no inner worth while the man with an ugly face had much inner worth.

The moral of the story is that beauty is only skin deep. All that glitters is not gold.

“Every man is hidden under his own tongue” The tongue reveals the inner intelligence as well as inner vileness .

“The safety of a man lies in holding his tongue”

Dear Reader, have you ever judged somebody on his appearance? How was your experience, please share with us. We would love to hear from you.

11 Responses to Where does the Real Beauty Lie?

  1. Ramakrishnan Ranganathn January 2, 2014 at 2:46 PM #

    The Stanford University in USA was started because of the Harward University’s outward perception of the promoters who indeed were inclined to greate an endowment in the name of their only son who had earlier died in an accident. But, the couple’s outward appearance didn’t impress the concerned gentlemen at Harward and the result, the promised amount was utilized in starting a new University in the western coast.

  2. Omar October 21, 2013 at 4:04 PM #

    That’s right!! Some venomous snakes are pretty on the outside, but the poison in them make them more dangerous than the ugly green snakes that do not bite with poisons. It’s amazing how the T.V. commercials dwell on the outside appearance rather than the contents of people’s characters. Huh?? !!!

  3. Yusra October 6, 2013 at 3:00 PM #

    It us soo true the beauty inside is much nicer than the beauty outside !

  4. skybeen September 30, 2012 at 11:02 PM #

    we may not generalize it…..

  5. Sonah August 24, 2012 at 6:03 PM #

    Years back Socrates, the greek Philosopher said,” I pray God that I be beautiful within.”

  6. Zikra August 19, 2012 at 12:05 AM #

    very true! inner beauty is much important like the story of the mother with one eye. very inspiring…

  7. Reem August 18, 2012 at 3:58 PM #

    The beautiful people for me guilty of bad personality until they talk and may change the bad idea that I thought that they have or they will make me say for my self ( that what I thought ).

  8. Mubarek AL-Amin August 18, 2012 at 12:38 PM #

    Some time i wish i can a frog in Jar?

  9. sharif123 August 17, 2012 at 6:53 PM #

    Very much true. True beauty lies inside.

  10. elosery August 17, 2012 at 5:40 PM #

    God look to our hearts and not to our appearnces