An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is King.


Michael Apostolius (1422–1480, Greek scholar)


Blindness hatred is blind, as well as love.


Thomas Fuller (1608-1661, British clergyman, author)


But who would rush at a benighted man, and give him two black eyes for being blind?


Thomas Hood (1799-1845, British poet and humorist)


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


L. Ron Hubbard (1911-, American author, philosopher, founder of Scientology)


We may remark in passing that to be blind and beloved may, in this world where nothing is perfect, be among the most strangely exquisite forms of happiness. The supreme happiness in life is the assurance of being loved; of being loved for oneself, even in spite of oneself; and this assurance the blind man possesses. In his affliction, to be served is to be caressed. Does he lack anything? no. Possessing love he is not deprived of light. A love, moreover, that is wholly pure. There can be no blindness where there is this certainty.


Victor Hugo (1802-1885, French poet, dramatist, novelist)


What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self.


Helen Keller (1880-1968, American blind/deaf author, lecturer, amorist)


O loss of sight, of thee I most complain! Blind among enemies, O worse than chains, dungeon or beggary, or decrepit age! Light, the prime work of God, to me is extinct, and all her various objects of delight annulled, which might in part my grief have eased. Inferior to the vilest now become of man or worm; the vilest here excel me, they creep, yet see; I, dark in light, exposed to daily fraud, contempt, abuse and wrong, within doors, or without, still as a fool, in power of others, never in my own; scarce half I seem to live, dead more than half.


John Milton (1608-1674, British poet)


To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable.


John Milton (1608-1674, British poet)


A blind man will not thank you for a looking-glass.


English Proverb (Sayings of British origin)


There's none so blind as they that won't see.


Jonathan Swift (1667-1745, Anglo-Irish satirist)


It's sad that, in our blindness we gather thorns for flowers…


Author Unknown


Sometimes, I feel I am really blessed to be blind because I probably would not last a minute if I were able to see things.


Stevie Wonder (1950-, American musician, singer, songwriter, producer)


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