You tell what you are by the friends you seek
By the very manner in which you speak
By the way you employ your leisure time
By the way you use your dollar and dime.
You tell what you are by the things you wear
By the spirit in which your burdens bear
By the kinds of things by which you laugh
By the records you play on your phonographs.
You tell what you are by the way you walk
By the things which delight you to talk
By the manner in which you bear defeat
By simple things as how you eat.
By the books you choose from the well-filled shelf
And these ways and more you tell on yourself
So really there is no particular sense in an effort at false pretense.
- Author Unknown