Like strange mechanical grotesques, Making fantastic arabesques, The shadows raced across the blind.
If we listen to our self-love, we shall estimate our lot less by what it is than by what it is not; shall dwell upon its hindrances and be blind to its possibilities; and, comparing it only with imaginary lives, shall indulge in flattering dreams of what we should do if we had but power, and give if we had but wealth, and be if we had no temptations.
If this is not done, future ages will certainly look back upon us as a people so immersed in the pursuit of wealth as to be blind to higher considerations.
Alfred Russel Wallace
I'm a member and preacher to that church where the blind don't see and the lame don't walk and what's dead stays that way.
Troubles stole my paradise was our love just blind?
Look what you have done to me my love
You can still win back my heart, love can find a way
Got my love lying in your hands, oh
Still I can't explain why you went away
So, I ask again have you gonna stay
I feel just the same, love might come again
So blind is the curiosity by which mortals are possessed, that they often conduct their minds along unexplored routes, having no reason to hope for success, but merely being willing to risk the experiment of finding whether the truth they seek lies there.
To those who see the magical surface of things, you are invisible.' Good grief. Will you still be able to see me?' He met her eyes in a way that made her shiver pleasantly. 'I see you in a great many ways. It would be hard to blind me in all of them.
Blind zeal is soon put to a shameful retreat, while holy resolution, built on fast principles, lifts up its head like a rock in the midst of the waves.
What are prophecies? Don't we hear them every day of the week? And if one comes true there may be seven blind and come to nothing.
When I see the blind and wretched state of men, when I survey the whole universe in its deadness, and man left to himself with no light, as though lost in this corner of the universe without knowing who put him there, what he has to do, or what will become of him when he dies, incapable of knowing anything, I am moved to terror, like a man transported in his sleep to some terrifying desert island, who wakes up quite lost, with no means of escape. Then I marvel that so wretched a state does not drive people to despair.
The Bible's blind, the Torah's deaf, the Qur'an is mute; if you burned them all together you'd get close to the truth.
Mysteries are not to be solved. They eye goes blind when it only wants to see why.