blindness

A Quote by Marsilio Ficino on blindness, fate, and losing

The fate of the poor shepherd, who, blinded and lost in the snow-storm, perishes in a drift within a few feet of his cottage door, is an emblem of the state of man.

Marsilio Ficino (1433 - 1499)

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A Quote by Malcolm X on blindness, patriotism, and reality

You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong no matter who does it or says it.

Malcolm X (1925 - 1965)

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on blindness, boldness, ignorance, people, timidity, and uncertainty

Even the best-natured people, if uninstructed, are always blind and uncertain. We must take pains to instruct ourselves so that ignorance makes us neither too timid nor too bold.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on blindness, darkness, facts, foolishness, ignorance, people, persuasion, and questions

There are petty-minded people who cannot endure to be reminded of their ignorance because, since they are usually quite blind to all things, quite foolish, and quite ignorant, they never question anything, and are persuaded that they see clearly what in fact they never see at all, save through the darkness of their own dispositions.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on belief, blindness, desires, order, people, persuasion, reason, and wishes

There are people so blind and self-absorbed in all matters that they always believe that, whatever they desire or think, they can impose their will on other people. Whatever bad reason they use to persuade others, these self-centered people are so caught up in the process that it seems to them all they have to do is to speak their wishes in a lofty and commanding tone of voice in order to convince everybody.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by M. Thompson on blindness

It is the person who is blind to what goes on around him that is most surprised when the same things happen to him.

M. Thompson

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A Quote by M. Russell Ballard on blindness, faith, god, men, promises, soul, trouble, and world

If we are faithful in keeping the commandments of God, His promises will be fulfilled to the very letter. . . . The trouble is, the adversary of men's souls blinds their minds. He throws dust, so to speak, in their eyes, and they are blinded with the things of this world.

M. Russell Ballard (1928 -)

Source: Improvement Era, 1942, pp. 44-45., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by Lyle Lovett on acting and blindness

Upon marying actress Julia Roberts: It's true that I did get the girl, but then my grandfather always said, "Even a blind chicken finds a few grains of corn now and then."

Lyle Lovett

Source: 1994

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A Quote by Loren Eiseley on blindness, doubt, intuition, and understanding

Man is dragged hither and thither, at one moment by the blind instincts of the forest, at the next by the strange intuitions of a higher self whose rationale he doubts and does not understand.

Loren Eiseley (1907 - 1977)

Source: Strangeness in the Proportion

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on blindness

Oh for one hour of blind old Dandolo, The octogenarian chief, Byzantium's conquering foe!

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto iv. Stanza 12.

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