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

John Milton (1608-1674) English poet.

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

English proverb

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

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Irish-born English satirist.

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

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Blindness hatred is blind, as well as love.

Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) British clergyman and author.

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) English poet.