Handsome is That Handsome Does. Almost everybody loves beauty in one form or the other. Most of us get captivated when we see beauty in physical form. Thus we love to see a beautiful girl , child, animal plant or even scenery. We love the sight of a handsome young man.
BEST ENGLISH TUTOR: Handsome is that Handsome Does
This is a moral maxim, one that very beautifully expresses the superiority of ethical over material merit. It will do immense good to mankind if the noble and lofty teachings embodied in this and other such maxims were fully unfolded and their implications clearly explained. Life is a development in which the endeavor of man should be to travel daily towards greater and greater perfection. A life which has no direction to move in and in which one only lives in the physical sense is called vegetation, which means living like a thing without mind, growing merely physically. Such a life is a descending from the higher human level to a lower unconscious and unthinking level. The superiority of man over the rest of the creature consists in nothing but in this possession of mind and an urge to excel in things of the mind and the spirit rather than in things of the body.
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 collection of proverbs. I think everybody would like to be handsome and good at karate. Over the years, Crawford has been largely silent, speaking out only for an as-told-to obituary to Houston published in Esquire.
Real handsome is he who does good deeds in life. The yardstick of the real beauty of a person is with reference to his actions. A person looking beautiful outwardly may be the ugliest one if he indulges in immoral activities. He may have no regard for the canons of morality.