The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Symposium by Xenophon:|
Crit. Well, let that pass. To come to our two noses, which is the more
handsome, yours or mine?
Soc. Mine, I imagine, if, that is, the gods presented us with noses
for the sake of smelling. Your nostrils point to earth; but mine are
spread out wide and flat, as if to welcome scents from every quarter.
Crit. But consider, a snubness of the nose, how is that more beautiful
 Or, "your straight nose." Cf. Plat. "Theaet." 209 C: Soc. "Or, if
I had further known you not only as having nose and eyes, but as
having a snub nose and prominent eyes, should I have any more
notion of you than myself and others who resemble me?" Cf. also