Quotations on Blind

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In the past I have defended the right of the IRA to engage in armed struggle. I did so because there was no alternative for those who would not bend the knee, or turn a blind eye to oppression, or for those who wanted a national republic.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Blind, Eye, Oppression, Past, Right, Struggle)

The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. If I were an atheist, and believed blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Men, Blind, Fate, Nation, Nations)

All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Blind, Satire)

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

Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind.
- Marston Bates
(Keywords: Blind, Research)

Interest makes some people blind, and others quick-sighted.
- Francis Beaumont
(Keywords: People, Blind, Interest, Quick)

Whoever said love is blind is dead wrong. Love is the only thing that lets us see each other with the remotest accuracy.
- Martha Beck
(Keywords: Love, Accuracy, Blind, Wrong)

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
(Keywords: Blind, Emotions, Eyes, Fans, Horror, Light, Worship)

Again and again, I've seen Bush turn a blind eye as his henchmen have leveled zealous attacks against his political enemies - assaults which the president himself has sometimes directly encouraged.
- Paul Begala
(Keywords: Blind, Enemies, Eye, President)

War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity, brutish callousness, wanton destruction, and irresponsible murder.
- Alexander Berkman
(Keywords: War, Blind, Destruction, Murder, Obedience, Stupidity)

Violence and racism are bad. Whenever they occur they are to be condemned and we should not turn a blind eye to them.
- Cate Blanchett
(Keywords: Blind, Eye, Racism, Violence)

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
(Keywords: Life, Sacrifice, Blind, Cause, Man, Now, World)

It is amazing to think after all that has happened in this country in the last few years, the last few decades, that so many people have this blind faith that government is our friend and therefore, so we don't need protections against it.
- James Bovard
(Keywords: Faith, Government, People, Friend, Blind, Country, Years)

When I hear of an 'equity' in a case like this, I am reminded of a blind man in a dark room - looking for a black hat - which isn't there.
- Charles Bowen
(Keywords: Blind, Man)

At times one feels that what is being said in the West is that the fact that you are a Muslim predisposes you to this blind, stupid terrorism.
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Keywords: Muslim, Being, Blind, Fact, Terrorism)

I will not go on a blind date.
- Jordana Brewster
(Keywords: Blind, Will)

He who never sacrificed a present to a future good or a personal to a general one can speak of happiness only as the blind do of colors.
- Olympia Brown
(Keywords: Happiness, Blind, Colors, Future, Present)

Republican leadership in Congress let the energy companies write the energy bill that sent prices soaring, and has turned a blind eye to the struggles of working families trying to make ends meet.
- Sherrod Brown
(Keywords: Leadership, Blind, Congress, Energy, Eye, Republican, Trying)

It is we that are blind, not fortune.
- Thomas Browne
(Keywords: Blind, Fortune)

The biggest kick I get is to communicate with those who are exiled from the game - in hospitals, homes, prisons - those who have seldom seen a game, who can't travel to a game, those who are blind.
- Jack Buck
(Keywords: Travel, Blind, Hospitals)

Then there's going to be another project I am involved with, in fact, I'm going back to film it next week. It's a game for the Internet called Advance Warriors, and my character is Max, who is blind, but he has special powers. It will be a new game played on the Internet.
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Keywords: Character, Blind, Fact, Film, Internet, Project, Will)

You don't work on something for six years and be blind to the myriad of other approaches.
- Ken Burns
(Keywords: Work, Blind, Years)

Let Justice, blind and halt and maimed, chastise the rebel spirit surging in my veins, let the Law deal me penalties and pains And make me hideous in my neighbours' eyes.
- Ada Cambridge
(Keywords: Blind, Eyes, Justice, Law, Spirit)

Is puppy love the reason so many Americans are blind to the incompetence and waste of Republicans - who at a minimum are supposed to be good money managers - running Iraq reconstruction?
- Margaret Carlson
(Keywords: Love, Money, Americans, Blind, Incompetence, Iraq, Managers, Reason, Republicans, Running, Waste)

Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.
- Chanakya
(Keywords: Blind, Books)

I did it to myself. It wasn't society... it wasn't a pusher, it wasn't being blind or being black or being poor. It was all my doing.
- Ray Charles
(Keywords: Society, Being, Blind, Poor)

We can see, so we are always blind to things deeper than skin.
- Joe Chung
(Keywords: Blind, Skin)

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
(Keywords: People, Blind, Fact)

You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.
- Paulo Coelho
(Keywords: Attention, Blind, Day)

The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Keywords: Marriage, Blind, Man, Woman)

A blind bloke walks into a shop with a guide dog. He picks the Dog up and starts swinging it around his head. Alarmed, a shop assistant calls out: 'Can I help, sir?' 'No thanks,' says the blind bloke. 'Just looking.'
- Tommy Cooper
(Keywords: Blind, Help)

I had plenty of pimples as a kid. One day I fell asleep in the library. When I woke up, a blind man was reading my face.
- Rodney Dangerfield
(Keywords: Blind, Day, Man, Reading)

I worked night and day for twelve years to prevent the war, but I could not. The North was mad and blind, would not let us govern ourselves, and so the war came.
- Jefferson Davis
(Keywords: War, Blind, Day, Night, Years)

Bogart could have been color blind. He got to know a man before he decided if he liked him or not.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Keywords: Blind, Man)

The meme for blind faith secures its own perpetuation by the simple unconscious expedient of discouraging rational inquiry.
- Richard Dawkins
(Keywords: Faith, Blind, Unconscious)

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.
- Richard Dawkins
(Keywords: Design, Purpose, Blind, Evil, Indifference, Nothing, Universe)

Absolute faith can blind you to the consequences of the actions you allow. It can tell you it's okay to drop bombs on another country, or that it's okay to hate a group of people such as homosexuals.
- Andrew Denton
(Keywords: Faith, People, Actions, Blind, Bombs, Consequences, Country, Hate)

It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.
- Lawrence Durrell
(Keywords: Love, Blind, Jealousy)

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
(Keywords: Blind, Light, Obvious, Passion)

What we call "morals" is simply blind obedience to words of command.
- Henry Ellis
(Keywords: Blind, Obedience, Words)

If the word has the potency to revive and make us free, it has also the power to blind, imprison, and destroy.
- Ralph Ellison
(Keywords: Power, Blind, Word)

In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Keywords: Blind, Man)

In the country of the blind the one eyed man is king.
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Keywords: Blind, Country, Man)

Well when I made my first record I thought it would be a good joke to have me on one side, have the lable say John Fahey on one side, and this guy Blind Joe Death on the other side.
- John Fahey
(Keywords: Death, Thought, Blind, First)

When the blind lead the blind, no wonder they both fall into - matrimony.
- George Farquhar
(Keywords: Blind, Matrimony, Wonder)

I feel like a wet seed wild in the hot blind earth.
- William Faulkner
(Keywords: Blind, Earth)

Both the historian and the novelist view history as the struggle of a tiny minority, able and determined to make judgments, which is up against a vast and densely packed majority of the blind, who are led by their instincts and unable to think for themselves.
- Lion Feuchtwanger
(Keywords: History, Blind, Majority, Minority, Struggle)

When someone demands blind obedience, you'd be a fool not to peek.
- Jim Fiebig
(Keywords: Blind, Fool, Obedience)

No such thing as a man willing to be honest - that would be like a blind man willing to see.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Keywords: Blind, Man)

No more turning a blind eye to Chinese spies in our nuclear labs. No more keeping silent about Chinese slave labor camps.
- Steve Forbes
(Keywords: Blind, Eye, Labor)

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