Custom and beauty.  Among the things that can be said in favour of custom is this: when someone subjects himself to it completely, from the very heart and from his earliest years on, his organs of attack and defence  both bodily and spiritual  degenerate: that is to say, he grows increasingly beautiful! For it is the exercise of these organs and the disposition that goes with this exercise which keeps one ugly and makes one uglier. That is why the old baboon is uglier than the young one, and why the young female baboon most closely resembles man: is the most beautiful baboon, that is to say.  One could from this draw a conclusion as to the origin of the beauty of women!

Friedrich Nietzsche - Daybreak
Book I - Aphorism # 25

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