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In a blind town, the one-eyed man is king. ...
by Ken Harrelson

In a blind town, the one-eyed man is king.
- Ken Harrelson

In baseball you hit your home run over the right-field fence,
the left-field fence, the center-field fence.
Nobody cares.
In golf everything has got to be right over second base.
- Ken Harrelson

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
- Helen Keller

 

Hatred is blind, as well as love.
- Oscar Wilde

Haste is blind and improvident.
- Titus Livius (Livy)

The moment we want to believe something,
we suddenly see all the arguments for it,
and become blind to the arguments against it.
- George Bernard Shaw

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To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Love is blind.
- William Shakespeare

Look your best - who said love is blind?
- Mae West

An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear,
and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
- Anonymous

If you are the master, be sometimes blind,
if you are the servant, be sometimes deaf.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

In faith there is enough light for those who want to
believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't.
- Blaise Pascal

Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who
carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

The universe we observe has precisely
the properties we should expect
if there is, at bottom, no design,
no purpose, no evil, no good,
nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.
- Charles Darwin

Faith... must be enforced by reason...
when faith becomes blind it dies.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
- Michel de Montaigne

Love is said to be blind, but I know some fellows in
love who can see twice as much in their sweethearts as I do.
- Josh Billings

An Englishman teaching an American about food is like
the blind leading the one-eyed.
- A. J. Liebling

Question with boldness even the existence of a God;
because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason,
than that of blind-folded fear.
- Thomas Jefferson

I have a very pessimistic view of life.
You should know this about me if we're gonna go out.
You know, I - I feel that life is -
is divided up into the horrible and the miserable.
Those are the two categories, you know.
The - the horrible would be like, um,
I don't know, terminal cases, you know,
and blind people, crippled. I don't know how they get through life.
It's amazing to me. You know, and the miserable is everyone else.
That's - that's - so - so - when you go through life -
you should be thankful that you're miserable
because you're very lucky to be miserable.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall

The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy,
but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.
- George McGovern

Science without religion is lame,
religion without science is blind.
- Albert Einstein

Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind.
- Marston Bates

I have only one eye, I have a right to be blind sometimes...
I really do not see the signal!
- Horatio Nelson

It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.
- Lawrence Durrell

There is danger in reckless change, but greater danger in blind conservatism.
- Henry George

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

When the blind lead the blind, no wonder they both fall into -
matrimony.
- George Farquhar

What we call "morals" is simply blind obedience to words of command.
- Henry Ellis

If thou art a master, be sometimes blind;
if a servant,
sometimes deaf.
- Thomas Fuller

I was deaf and dumb and blind to all but me,
myself and I. - Loretta Young

Our constitution is color-blind, and neither knows
nor tolerates classes among citizens.
- John Marshall Harlan

No such thing as a man willing to be honest -
that would be like a blind man willing to see.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

There I was, an 18-year-old mimic rooming with a blind whistler.
- Art Carney

In effect, I feel like a blind, deaf,
and illiterate person working through the sensibilities and multiple,
real talents of other people.
Everything I do is collaborative.
- Godfrey Reggio

Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively,
he shall see Fortune; for though she be blind,
yet she is not invisible.
- Francis Bacon

If you can do a half-assed job of anything,
you're a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.
- Kurt Vonnegut

The world is now aware that the most unavoidable and
most dangerous weapon that exists is the blind decisiveness
of a man ready to sacrifice his life for an obscure cause.
- Omar Bongo

The eyes of some of the fans at Davis Cup matches scare me.
There's no light in them.
Fixed emotions.
Blind worship.
Horror.
It makes me think of what happened to us long ago.
- Boris Becker

But blind to former as to future fate,
what mortal knows his pre-existent state?
- Alexander Pope

The blind must not only be fed and housed and cared for;
they must learn to make thir lives useful to the community.
- Julia Ward Howe

That first writing session, what Dan Hill calls a creative blind date,
is always a real challenge, and you bring that back
to your partner when you return to writing with them.
- Cynthia Weil

Let hope inspire you, but let not idealism blind you.
Don't look back, you can never look back.
- Don Henley

The blind date that has stood you up:
your life.
- Randall Jarrell

Interest makes some people blind, and others quick-sighted.
- Francis Beaumont

The issue in Web accessibility is the fact that blind
and visually-impaired people need the single biggest
boost to achieve equivalence,
since the real-world Web is a visual medium.
- Joe Clark

Justice is lame as well as blind, amongst us.
- Thomas Otway

Every man can see things far off but is blind to what is near.
- Sophocles

If you're powerful, you are much more likely to be
blind and deaf to signals from outside.
- Adam Michnik

Once the command of the air is obtained by one of the contending armies,
the war becomes a conflict between a seeing host and one that is blind.
- H. G. Wells

All things will be clear and distinct to the man who does not hurry;
haste is blind and improvident.
- Titus Livius

Be to their virtue very kind; be to their faults a little blind.
- Matthew Prior

Subjective artists are one-eyed, but objective artists are blind.
- Georges Rouault

I try to live my life every day in the present,
and try not to turn a blind eye to injustice and need.
- Susan Sarandon

It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion
to a person who has never experienced it than we can
explain light to the blind.
- T. S. Eliot

No man's brain is so dull, and no man's eye so blind,
that they cannot catch food for dreams.
- Donald G. Mitchell

There's nothing better than a good, blind referee.
- Bobby Heenan

The Blind Boys are truly the deepest well of American
musical heritage you can discover.
- Ben Harper

War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity,
brutish callousness, wanton destruction,
and irresponsible murder.
- Alexander Berkman

We can see, so we are always blind to things deeper than skin.
- Joe Chung

In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Love is not blind - it sees more, not less.
But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.
- Julius Gordon

Blind submission in women is considered a virtue,
while submission to wrong is itself wrong,
and resistance to wrong is virtue alike in women as in man.
- Ernestine Rose

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

You can tell it's good if you light it and a blue flame comes up;
that means it's good moonshine and it won't make you go blind.
- Johnny Knoxville

I am convinced that our movement will be more demoralized
and weakened by blind and uncritical admiration than
by frank admission of past mistakes.
- Marie Louise

Blind commitment to a theory is not an intellectual virtue:
it is an intellectual crime.
- Imre Lakatos


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