Quotes about Blindness

My soul is full of whispered song,--
My blindness is my sight;
The shadows that I feared so long
Are full of life and light.

Alice Cary

There's no dearth of kindness
In this world of ours;
Only in our blindness
We gather thorns for flowers.

(Thomas) Gerald Massey

Ye marshes, how candid and simple and nothing-withholding and free
Ye publish yourselves to the sky and offer yourselves to the sea!
Tolerant plains, that suffer the sea and the rains and the sun,
Ye spread and span like the catholic man who hath mightily won
God out of knowledge and good out of infinite pain
And sight out of blindness and purity out of a stain.

Sidney Lanier

Hate and mistrust are the children of blindness--

Sir William Watson

The Old Woman and the Physician An old woman having lost the use of her eyes, called in a Physician to heal them, and made this bargain with him in the presence of witnesses: that if he should cure her blindness, he should receive from her a sum of money; but if her infirmity remained, she should give him nothing. This agreement being made, the Physician, time after time, applied his salve to her eyes, and on every visit took something away, stealing all her property little by little. And when he had got all she had, he healed her and demanded the promised payment. The Old Woman, when she recovered her sight and saw none of her goods in her house, would give him nothing. The Physician insisted on his claim, and. as she still refused, summoned her before the Judge. The Old Woman, standing up in the Court, argued: This man here speaks the truth in what he says; for I did promise to give him a sum of money if I should recover my sight: but if I continued blind, I was to give him nothing. Now he declares that I am healed. I on the contrary affirm that I am still blind; for when I lost the use of my eyes, I saw in my house various chattels and valuable goods: but now, though he swears I am cured of my blindness, I am not able to see a single thing in it.


Old age doth in sharp pains abound; We are belabored by the gout, Our blindness is a dark profound, Our deafness each one laughs about. Then reason's light with falling ray Doth but a trembling flicker cast. Honor to age, ye children pay! Alas! my fifty years are past!

Pierre Jean de Beranger

Blindness Hatred is blind, as well as love.

Thomas Fuller

My darkness has been filled with the light of intelligence, and behold, the outer day-lit world was stumbling and groping in social blindness.

Helen Keller

Thou hast no faults, or I no faults can spy; Thou art all beauty, or all blindness I.

Christopher Codrington

The heathen in his blindness Bows down to wood and stone.

Bishop Reginald Heber

There's no dearth of kindness In the world of ours; Only in our blindness We gather thorns for flowers.

Gerald Massey

There is a condition worse than blindness, and that is, seeing something that isn't there.

L. Ron Hubbard

If you did wed my sister for her wealth, Then for her wealth's sake use her with more kindness: Or if you like elsewhere, do it by stealth; Muffle your false love with some show of blindness: Let not my sister read it in your eye; Be not thy tongue thy own shame's orator; Look sweet, spear fair, become disloyalty; Apparel vice like virtue's harbinger; Bear a fair presence, though your heart be tainted; Teach sin the carriage of a holy saint; Be secret-false: what need she be acquainted?

William Shakespeare

Now as of old the gods give men all good things, excepting only those that are baneful and injurious and useless. These, now as of old, are not gifts of the gods: men stumble into them themselves because of their own blindness and folly.

Meher Democritus

It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is. •Hermann Hesse Intimate relationships cannot substitute for a life plan. But to have any meaning or viability at all, a life plan must include intimate relationships. •Harriet Lerner Treasure your relationships, not your possessions. •Anthony J D'Angelo Money cannot buy peace of mind. It cannot heal ruptured relationships, or build meaning into a life that has none. •Richard M DeVos Without relationships, no matter how much wealth, fame, power, prestige and seeming success by the standards and opinions of the world one has, happiness will constantly eluded him. •Sidney Malwed Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate. •Albert Schweitzer The easiest kind of relationship is with ten thousand people, the hardest is with one. •Joan Baez For me, the highest level of sexual excitement is in a monogamous relationship. •Warren Beatty The key to any good relationship, on-screen and off, is communication, respect, and I guess you have to like the way the other person smells—and he smelled real nice. •Sandra Bullock My attachment has neither the blindness of the beginning, nor the microscopic accuracy of the close of such liaisons. •Lord Byron In the mythic schema of all relations between men and women, man proposes, and woman is disposed of. •Angela Carter I know for me the subject of how to be in a relationship is precious and complicated and challenging. It wouldn't be right to make it look too easy. •Helen Hunt If we are a metaphor of the universe, the human couple is the metaphor par excellence, the point of intersection of all forces and the seed of all forms. The couple is time recaptured, the return to the time before time. •Octavio Paz The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands. •Alexandria Penney It is the things in common that make relationships enjoyable, but it is the little differences that make them interesting. •Todd Ruthman When you're in a relationship, you're always surrounded by a ring of circumstances... joined together by a wedding ring, or in a boxing ring. •Bob Seger If you're in a relationship and you want to make it work, you have to be a little selfless at times. •Montel Williams Assumptions are the termites of relationships.

Hermann Hesse

An eye for an eye only leads to more blindness.

Adel Bestavros

What though the spicy breezes Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle; Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile; In vain with lavish kindness The gifts of God are strown; The heathen in his blindness Bows down to wood and stone.

Bishop Reginald Heber

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